About Chemical Peels
A chemical peel is an advanced skin care treatment that can improve the tone and texture of your skin, as well as reduce surface irregularities. To ensure that you get the best results possible from your treatment, J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. in Beverly Hills, CA provides you with several options. Your medical-grade facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) will produce healthier, more radiant skin. At our premier office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Timothy Katzen offers chemical peel treatments to help improve the look of various skin flaws, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation, and more. Chemical peels eliminate dead or damaged skin cells with a customized solution that will cause the topmost layer of skin to peel and flake off. As your skin heals and repairs itself, you should see a clearer, smoother complexion emerge. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive procedure that makes your skin bright. This treatment can be effective for the face, neck, and décollatage.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Beverly Hills, CA office, we provide chemical peels at varying intensities (light, medium, and deep) to suit our patients' unique skin care concerns and goals.
- Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on your lunch break and get back to your day. This strength of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We usually advise our patients to receive a light treatment once a month to maintain their glowing results.
- Medium-depth peels: This strength of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin. Most prefer to have this level of treatment done over a long weekend. You should prepare to experience more discomfort during and after this type of chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin, like deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.
- Deep peels: The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel treatment, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face peeling, itchy, and swollen for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel will have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep-seated scars. As this strength of peel is typically uncomfortable for most patients, we will likely provide you with mild anesthesia prior to your procedure.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"Facelift, Neck Lift, Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, and Chemical Peel. - When people talk to you, naturally, they look at your face and eyes. My face was starting to show signs of aging. I spent a fortune on anti- aging products that does not work. I did not want to resort to plastic surgery but that was the only permanent fix. I had a facelift, neck lift, upper and lower blepharoplasty (eyelids) and chemical peel with Dr. Katzen. Dr. Katzen did not over-tightened my face and did a beautiful job restoring it’s youth."- F. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Loving my Enhanced Look. - Many of my friends have had some kind of cosmetic work done and they keep looking better and better. I’m new to this and felt extremely nervous about having anything done. I took baby steps and had botox, I loved it. Then I got more brave and scheduled a breast augmentation. I didn’t go too crazy with the size and wanted to look more natural. I told Dr. Katzen while I was under anesthesia if he could do a chemical peel as well. I am loving my new look. I don’t look “plastic”, just enough enhancements to notice a big improvement in my look. I dress differently now and noticed I have a little extra confidence with myself. Overall, I am pleased with Dr. Katzen’s work, who knows, he may see me again soon."- T. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
"Facial Laser Resurfacing and Chemical Peel - Beverly Hills, CA - I was searching for a local office to get a facial laser resurfacing and a chemical peel. A friend of mine suggested Dr. Katzen’s office and I’m glad she did. I followed the instructions post op to the tee. My recovery was fast and quite easy. I’d recommend his office for any type of work. They are very professional."- E.F. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2017
"Upper and Lower Eyelid, Chin Implant, Chemical Peel - Beverly Hills, CA - I had bariatric surgery and lost over 100 lbs. Not only did I experience sagging in my body, but I also experienced some changes in my face. I looked much older than I did before I lost all the weight. I decided to have upper and lower brow lift, chin implant and a chemical peel. I had heard about Dr. Katzen through some other patients in my bariatric support group meeting. They also raved at how wonderful he was so I had to check him for myself. I am so glad I did. He made me look and feel so much younger."- S.G. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2017
"A Little Touch Up Before my Son's Wedding in April - I was frustrated with people asking me if I was was tired all the time. No, I'm not, I'm getting old. I have wrinkles and my eyelids are drooping. My only son is getting married in April 2019, and I wanted to spruce my look before his wedding day. Dr. Katzen did an upper blepharoplasty, and a chemical peel on my face. People look at me now and they say I look good but I don't reveal what I had done. I look younger and feel refreshed. Dr. Katzen did such a great job."- P. / RealSelf / Apr 18, 2019
Chemical Peel Ideal Candidates
Seeking the advice of an aesthetic professional should be the first step in your journey to healthier skin. A team member at our Beverly Hills, CA office will assess your skin before choosing a chemical peel treatment to provide your ideal results. Candidates for this treatment should have noticeable problems with their skin, like scaly patches, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, or more. During your consultation, your aesthetician will go over your many options and help you determine the chemical peel that will best meet your goals.
Chemical Peel Procedure Technique
During your treatment session at J. Timothy Katzen, M.D. in Beverly Hills, CA, we will ask you to lie down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is properly cleaned before applying the customized solution to the intended areas. We will massage the solution onto your face and let it sit for a certain amount of time, depending on your treatment plan. Finally, we will remove the solution from your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You are encouraged to bring a light sunscreen or a hat to wear outside after your procedure to protect the treated skin from environmental exposure.
What to Expect with Chemical Peel
Depending on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect your face to itch and peel for a period of time that could last from a few days to a couple of weeks. Dr. Katzen or a member of his team will provide you with instructions so you can properly care for your skin following your chemical peel. Please keep this in mind: no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it is never helpful to pick the skin off. You could cause scarring to your delicate skin and undo the results you will reap from your medical-grade chemical peel.
Great Skin care Starts here
Chemical peels are a wonderful way to achieve a younger and healthier glow. Even if you know nothing about proper skin care and skin rejuvenation, our Beverly Hills, CA team will help you make all the right choices so you can receive a personalized treatment that elevates your complexion. Contact our plastic surgery facility, led by Dr. Timothy Katzen, to schedule your one-on-one consultation and get better skin.
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