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.
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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.
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
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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