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Years of sun exposure and the natural processes of skin aging can potentially affect facial skin in a variety of ways. Many patients will notice the development of fine lines, which can deepen into wrinkles. Sun damage might also manifest itself in the form of dark spots and areas of uneven areas of pigmentation.

These factors can leave you looking older than your truly are, which can also have a profoundly negative impact on your self-image. Here at the Institute for Plastic Surgery located in Bloomington, Illinois, Dr. Otis Allen has years of training and experience in helping people restore the youthful appearance of their skin, while also minimizing the appearance of dermal defects.

After a basic examination he can help you understand your treatment options. One popular method for dealing with minor dermal defects comes in the form of skin resurfacing treatments. Also known as a chemical peel the procedure uses a phenol or TCA peel solution to help minimize the appearance of wrinkles, uneven skin pigmentation and age spots. It can also help minimize acne scars.

After performing the chemical peel our doctor might also recommend other treatments to address specific key areas, which might include dermabrasion or laser resurfacing treatments.

If you live in the area around Bloomington, Illinois, and you need help minimizing dermal defects on your face you should call 309.827.3881 to set up a consultation appointment at the Institute for Plastic Surgery.