People use chemical peels to remove scars, wrinkles, acne, and other skin imperfections. This non-invasive skin treatment can make your skin look younger and healthier. Dr. Katzen believes in procedural customization. You should receive a treatment uniquely tailored to meet your individual needs. Below are some facts about chemical peels to help you make an informed decision.
Three General Strengths Chemical peels sound great, but some patients worry their skin may be too sensitive. In general chemical peels come in three different strengths. Dr. Katzen will customize your treatment. Light chemical peels are subtle peels that offer improvements for patients with dry skin, acne, fine lines, or uneven pigmentation. Medium chemical peels treat the skin at a deeper level so they can take care of wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and deeper acne scars. Deep chemical peels penetrate better to treat long standing wrinkles and pre-cancerous growths.
Anti-Aging Chemical peels are commonly used to counteract the visual effects of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. The chemical solutions (such as, phenol, trichloroacetic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids) will be gently applied to your skin. A chemical peel will remove or “peel” damaged skin over time (hence the name), the result is healthier, glowing skin that looks and feels younger. If a deep chemical peel is right for you, the results are not only dramatic, but can last for a long time. These medical grade peels are not the type of peels you can buy at a drugstore.
Other Treatment Areas Probably the most common area to receive a chemical peel is the face. However, chemical peels are also useful on the neck and hands. Since the skin in the neck and hands is thin, age takes its toll and sun damage is more apparent. Our hands especially suffer from age spots, sun damage, scaly patches, and fine lines. Why stop at your face when you can receive the benefits on your neck and hands as well? Chemical peeling is a gold standard cosmetic treatment that restores the youth and healthy appearance of skin. As simple as this treatment may sound, chemical peels should still be performed by a skillful, board-certified plastic surgeon. Dr. Katzen and his team of professionals take pride in providing the best care to their patients based on their individual needs. Contact Dr. Katzen's office today to schedule your consultation! Dr. Katzen has offices located conveniently in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV.