Chemical Peels

Plastic Surgeon & Skin Care Spa Serving Kansas City, Overland Park, Olathe, Lee's Summit & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

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A chemical peel involves the application of chemical solutions to the face and neck in a controlled manner, thus producing chemical exfoliation. Chemical peels are a great treatment used to reduce fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, freckles, sun-damaged skin, irregular skin pigmentation, acne or acne scars.

There are a variety of peels used to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin using different solutions that cause the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel off. The type of chemical peel used depends on the nature of the skin problems to be treated. Call 913-685-1108 to speak with a qualified member of our med spa team about your skin rejuvenation options.

The chemical peels we offer at our office are as follows:

VI Peel

Enjoy radiant, younger-looking skin in about a week with the VI peel. The peel provides superior results for all skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6). Allow yourself 2-4 days of downtime for peeling.

Jessner Peel

chemical peel at Renue Aesthetic Surgery

The Jessner peel is not as aggressive as a VI peel. It is an effective option for lightening hyperpigmentation areas and treating skin that has been damaged by sun exposure. The Jessner peel is effective for all skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6). Allow yourself 1-2 days of downtime for mild peeling.

Glycolic Peel

A glycolic peel results in a more refreshed appearance. Its advanced formulation improves overall skin clarity and smoothness of the skin.

Keep in mind that your skin will be flush due to blood stimulation and heating of the skin. This peel is great for all skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6). Redness the day of but no downtime necessary for this peel.

Salicylic Peel

The main type of Beta-hydroxy acid peel, the salicylic peel is great for oily, blemish-prone skin, including whiteheads, blackheads, papules, and pustules. It is an effective alternative to the glycolic acid peel (see above).

This peel is also great for all skins (Fitzpatrick 1-6). Redness the day of but no down time necessary for this peel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Ideal candidates for chemical peels are patients who struggle with the appearance of their skin because of blemishes such as acne scars, sun damage, age spots, and hyperpigmentation. Candidates should be in overall good health to undergo a chemical peel. If you are prone to cold sores, have an active infection, or have used acne medications within the past six months, this treatment may not be right for you. If you are pregnant, we recommend waiting until after childbirth to begin your chemical peel treatment.

Are There Any Risks with Chemical Peels?

Like any other skin rejuvenating treatment, chemical peels can come with a few risks. These risks can include:

  • Redness
  • Scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation (most common in patients with darker skin tone)
  • Infection

How Do I Know Which Chemical Peel Is Right for Me?

During your initial consultation with Dr. Victor Perez, your skin will be evaluated, as well as your aesthetic goals. This will help Dr. Perez determine which type of chemical peel is best for you and your skin.

Overall, light chemical peels are used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, dryness, and uneven skin tone. Medium chemical peels are used to treat slightly deeper wrinkles and acne scars. Deep chemical peels may be recommended if a patient is looking to eliminate the appearance of deeper wrinkles, scars, and pigmentation that are deeper than the skin’s outermost layer.

What Is the Recovery Time for a Chemical Peel?

Patients can fully recover from a chemical peel after about seven days after treatment. After treatment, patients may feel a tingling, burning, or itching sensation as the peeling. Most patients experience peeling on their third day after treatment. Itchiness and redness are common side effects of the treatment and can disappear once the peel has been completed.

How Often Will I Need a Chemical Peel?

Because the skin is constantly replacing itself, we recommend patients undergo chemical peel treatment every month, depending on the level of your peel. Most patients undergo a chemical peel every four to six weeks to maintain radiant skin and achieve optimal results.

Schedule a Chemical Peel Consultation in Overland Park, KS

Ready to achieve clear, radiant skin? Schedule your first consultation with Dr. Perez at Renue Aesthetic Surgery by clicking here or calling 913-685-1108. Our team in Overland Park, KS, is ready and prepared to help you achieve your skin goals!