Chemical peels are a simple yet effective treatment when it comes to rejuvenating the skin. You can get this non-invasive cosmetic as often as once a month and up to once every few years. At Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, we use chemical solutions to exfoliate the damaged outer layers of your skin, erase imperfections, and improve your overall skin tone and texture.
How Often Should You Get Chemical Peels?
The frequency of your chemical peel treatments is determined by the severity of your skin condition and the type of chemical peel used. Light, medium, and deep chemical peels may be performed once a month to once every few years. If you have scarring and typical skin flaws, you can expect them to diminish gradually with each treatment.
We recommend the following treatment schedules for each chemical peel type:
Light Chemical Peels
Light peels commonly use fruit or salicylic acid, which means you can have one treatment session every month. If you have minor skin issues that you want to improve, a light chemical peel is a good option.
A light peel is excellent for addressing skin issues such as:
- Faint wrinkles and fine lines
- Moderate hyperpigmentation
- Minor acne scarring
- Minimal skin tone and texture issues
Medium Chemical Peels
Every four to six months, you can have a medium-strength peel at our clinic. These peels usually involve glycolic acid or diluted trichloroacetic acid, making them ideal if you require a deeper, moderately intense exfoliation and want to see results sooner.
A medium peel is designed to exfoliate the topmost layer of the skin, which is where the most damage and imperfection occurs. Glycolic acid is commonly found in medium-strength peels, and it’s an excellent choice for treating the following skin issues:
- Acne scars
- Skin trauma
- Dry or damaged skin
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep peels should only be performed every two to three years. A deep peel requires minimal downtime. We’ll recommend that you rest for one to two weeks after the treatment. To ensure thorough exfoliation, we use a higher-strength chemical when performing deep peels.
Because it’s the most intensive peeling treatment, the deep peel can significantly improve your skin condition. It is capable of erasing moderate wrinkles, age spots, and acne scars. Full-strength peels are used to address several skin problems such as:
- Acne scarring
- Wrinkles and fine lines
- Severe hyperpigmentation
- Skin laxity
How Peels Can Improve Your Skin
A chemical peel can improve many skin problems, ranging from pigment issues to acne and wrinkles. You can expect visible improvements when you incorporate regular peels into your skincare routine. Getting a peel at our clinic can help you get visible skin improvements that at-home skincare products can’t achieve.
Reduces the Appearance of Wrinkles
Peels can effectively target and minimize the appearance of wrinkles. When you incorporate peels into your skincare routine, you may notice the early signs of skin aging beginning to fade. A peel can also help you prevent the formation of new lines in the future.
Evens Out Your Skin Tone
Peels contain concentrated ingredients that work to lighten stubborn dark spots. As a result, you can enjoy a more even skin tone over time.
Peels exfoliate the top layer of skin to reveal a healthier, rejuvenated layer underneath. This new layer of skin is free from dead skin and minor imperfections. Exfoliation also helps to enhance the appearance of your acne scars.
Improves Acne-Prone Skin
Acne is usually caused by excess oil. To improve acne-prone skin, peels contain certain acids that fight acne and help the skin heal by temporarily reducing oiliness. If you have acne problems, getting regular light or medium peels is a great way to keep them under control. As a result, you can enjoy clearer, beautiful skin that makes you feel confident.
Enhances Your Glow
Peels can improve your overall appearance. You’ll enjoy an enhanced “glow” that not only shows when you are wearing makeup. You’ll have bright-looking, beautiful skin that makes you look more confident and vibrant.
Reverses Sun Damage
UV rays from sun exposure are one of the leading causes of premature aging. Fortunately, peels can help heal and reverse UV damage on your face, neck, and hands. To maintain the outcomes of your treatment, we recommend that you also use sunscreen daily.
What Can You Expect During Your Treatment?
Peels are frequently done together with facials, but they can also be performed as standalone treatments. During your session, the peeling solutions are applied to your skin for a specific amount of time and then removed.
The entire topmost layer of dead skin cells is exfoliated during the application and removal of the peel. As a result, you’ll see a new, fresh layer of skin with fewer imperfections.
How Long Do Treatment Sessions Take?
A peel lasts about as long as a typical facial, but it can vary based on your individual needs. We’ll go over your aesthetic goals and help you figure out which peel is best for you during your consultation. You’ll get a better idea of how long your appointments will take based on your needs.
When Can You See the Results?
After just one treatment, you can notice an immediate difference in the appearance of your skin. These visible results can last for several weeks. The improvements will continue to get better as you receive follow-up treatments and follow a skincare routine. We can design a treatment plan that will give you the best long-term results.
Who Is a Good Candidate for Peels?
Chemical peel treatments are an excellent solution for anyone looking for a non-surgical, safe way to rejuvenate their skin. During your consultation, we’ll set your expectations about the treatment and the results you can achieve. You must have realistic expectations so we can give you a positive experience.
If you have very specific skin issues, we can customize your treatment. Our clinic can use various chemical peel treatments, which can be tailored to your needs. The first step towards achieving healthy, revitalized skin is to select the correct chemical peel type first.
We’ll ask about your aesthetic goals during your initial consultation before recommending the most appropriate type of chemical peel. Also, we’ll take a look at your overall skin condition. Finally, we’d like to know if you have any allergies to certain chemicals and check to see if you have an untreated skin infection near the treatment area.
After evaluating your skin condition, we can customize a treatment plan or suggest a combination of treatments that are best suited to your needs and desires. We’ll consider your skin condition and personal cosmetic goals when designing a treatment plan.
Candidates for Light and Medium Peels
You may be an ideal candidate for a light or medium chemical peel if your skin issues are light to moderate. If you want to improve your overall facial skin appearance (or prevent skin imperfections from developing) without having to endure a more invasive treatment, a light or medium peel can be suitable for you.
Light and medium peels can improve the surface of your skin and unclog any congested pores. If you have chronic dry skin, fine lines, and mild acne, you can expect an overall improvement in your skin condition after a light or medium chemical peel. In addition, we can personalize the chemical mixture to address your unique skin problem and give you the best results.
Candidates for Deep Peels
You may be a good candidate for a deep chemical peel if you wish to reduce the appearance of visible facial wrinkles, minimize the appearance of sunspots, or even eliminate precancerous facial skin growth. However, deep peels are more intensive and require minimal downtime, so you’ll need to prepare for the treatment.
Following a deep chemical, it will be necessary for you to apply sunscreen and protect the treated regions from direct sunlight. You may not be an ideal candidate for deep peels if you have an uncommon or extensive keloid scar formation.
Get Beautiful Skin and Feel More Confident
Are you wondering if chemical peels are the ideal treatment for your skin issues? Contact Kadz Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, CA, and learn more about our skincare treatments. We’re here to assist you in achieving beautiful skin so that you can feel secure and confident about yourself. By scheduling an appointment with us, you’ll be one step closer to achieving a more youthful, beautiful appearance.