Question: For the past thirty years I have been a two pack a day smoker. Because of this I have very deep wrinkles all over my face that make me look ten years older. Would you recommend a facial filler to help correct this problem?
Answer: A long time smokers often have a poor skin texture, tone, and deep rhytids (wrinkles/lines). Fillers would definitely help with certain facial lines by adding volume. Sometimes a laser procedure or chemical peel (moderate to deep) will also significantly improve your face.
What type of chemical peels do you use? Does it depend on the individual? I have uneven pigmentation on my face and the texture is rough, perhaps from the sun.
Choe Center performs all types of chemical peels. Chemical peels can be divided into 3 categories: superficial, medium, and deep. The type and strength of the peel depend on the patient's skin type. Our center's estheticians perform more superficial type while Dr. Choe performs the deeper type with sedation. Both chemical peel and our 2790nm YSGG laser are good options to even out the skin tone.