About Chemical Peels
For the highest quality results from chemical peel facial treatments, Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas provides you with several choices. Your medical-grade chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will reveal more radiant skin. At our Las Vegas, NV office, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Edward M. Zimmerman offers chemical peel treatments that remove skin abnormalities, like fine lines, wrinkles, scars, rough patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels eliminate dead, damaged skin cells by using a specific peel on the skin that causes the oldest layer to slough off. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you may see a smoother, clearer complexion. It may also be appropriate for the neck.
Variations of Chemical Peels
In our Las Vegas, NV office, we perform chemical peels in a few levels of strength (light, medium, and deep) to meet our patients' skin concerns and goals.
Light peels: You can receive a light peel during your lunchtime and return back to your routine. This level of peel will remove the outer skin layer (the epidermis), giving your face a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually recommend that you receive a light chemical peel about once a month for the ideal results.
Medium-depth peels: This level of peel reaches further into the skin, and patients generally decide to have this strength of facial treatment during an extended weekend. You may also need to ready yourself for increased discomfort during and up to one hour following the peel. Medium-depth peels are designed for patients who have moderate damage to their skin, including deeper lines and darker pigmentation problems.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep chemical peel, and it does require the lengthiest recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that can leave your face peeling, itchy, and swollen for 2 – 3 weeks. Patients who get a deep chemical peel will have age or dark spots, sun damage, prominent acne scars, and deep scars. Since this level of chemical peel is usually uncomfortable for patients, your aesthetician can provide you with local anesthesia before your peel.
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Getting the recommendations of a cosmetic specialist is the first part in the journey to healthier, smoother skin. A team member at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas will evaluate your skin during an exam in our Las Vegas, NV office before selecting a chemical peel for best results. Chemical peel patients, both women and men, should have visible concerns on their skin, including scaly patches, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and more. We may recommend varying strengths of peels to match your needs and concerns.
During your appointment at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas, we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. A team member will ensure the skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to the face, neck, or both. We will spread the solution onto the skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time that will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Next, we will clean the peel off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients should bring sunscreen and/or a hat to wear outside following the peel to protect against UV exposure.
What to Expect
Based on the strength of the chemical peel you receive, you should expect the treated area to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Z or a member of his team will give instructions on ways to treat your face during your procedure. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the recovery, it's not good to peel the skin off. You may create scarring to your skin!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Dr. Z can go over your costs during your consultation as soon as he has come up with your custom treatment plan. Costs for a chemical peel will vary, depending on the formula you select. Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas takes several payments methods, and there are often specials on treatments, like chemical peels. Buying a package with several chemical peel treatments can also help you save money.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
Which level of chemical peel is best for you will vary based on your specific skin issues and aesthetic goals. In your initial consultation with Dr. Z, he can help you choose which formula is best for your skin. A few things you might consider are your general health, the type of skin you have, the depth of your skin concerns, the time you can commit to recovery, and what you want the peel to accomplish. Initially, it's better to select a light chemical peel and decide what you think of the results. After this, you and Dr. Z may alter your plan to decide the best type of peel for your skin.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermaplaning treatment?
Chemical peels and dermaplaning are both facial treatments that help address the surface of your skin for a smoother appearance. The main difference is that dermaplaning requires special tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush) to clear away the top layer of skin with a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. In your initial consultation, Dr. Z will explain the pros and cons of both options and help you choose if dermaplaning or a chemical peel best fits your skin goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the chemicals selected, you might feel mild discomfort while it is actively treating your skin. If you choose a light peel, you may notice a little discomfort; however, this can be alleviated with a small fan. Deep or medium peels are better for deeper blemishes and give you longer-lasting results; however, they usually cause greater discomfort. Numbing cream, medications, and ointments may be used to help you feel more comfortable during your chemical peel. Dr. Z or a member of his team will give you tips on post-treatment skin care to help your skin heal.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
You may consider combining a chemical peel with another skin treatment at Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas. In your initial consultation, be open with Dr. Z when describing your skin wants so he can develop a unique treatment plan to achieve your goals. Your plan might include an injectable treatment for wrinkles (such as Juvéderm or BOTOX), plus a chemical peel to refresh your entire face.
Great Skin Starts here
If you have never had treatments to rejuvenate the skin, Aesthetic Revolution Las Vegas can help you determine the best option for your needs. Your freshly revived skin will respond by looking bright and touchably smooth. Contact our office in Las Vegas, NV to make an appointment for your skin consultation today for a professional chemical peel.