About Chemical Peels
For the highest-quality results from chemical peel treatments, MD Boutiques at Pine Creek provides you with a few medical-grade options. At our Colorado Springs, CO office, your individualized chemical peel can address skin irregularities such as acne, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dry patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels clear away damaged, dead skin cells using a individualized treatment on the skin that causes the surface layer to slough off, revealing healthier skin underneath. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial is a nonsurgical technique to make your complexion luminous and is used for the face and neck.
Variations of Chemical Peels
In our Colorado Springs, CO office, we offer several types of chemical peels in various strengths (light and medium) to accommodate our patients' skin goals:
1. ZO 3-Step-Peel - A multi-functional peel used for the treatment of sun-damaged, hyperpigmented, wrinkled or acne-prone skin
2. ZO Red Carpet Stimulation Peel - A quick treatment that can be performed before special events for a soft and elegant glow
3. VI Peel - Used for overall skin health, anti-aging, restorative therapy, and prevention of fine lines and texture
4. VI Peel Precision - Often used as a face or body treatments on mature skin for pigmentation, age spots, texture, melasma, and UV damage
5. VI Precision Plus - Used for scarring, age spots, and skin lightening
6. VI Purify - Used for active acne, acne scarring, and skin lightening for oily skin
7. VI Purify with Precision Plus - Used as a powerful combination to treat severe acne
Light peels: You can receive a light peel on a lunch hour and go right back to your routine. This type of peel will remove the outer layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually recommend that you schedule a light peel at least once a month for the ideal glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of peel goes further into the skin, and patients generally decide to have this type of facial treatment during an extended weekend. You may also want to ready yourself for increased discomfort during and about one hour following the treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have deeper damage to their skin like deeper lines and darker pigmentation problems.
Seeking the advice of a specialist is the first part of the journey to smooth, healthy skin. A team member at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek will evaluate your skin during an examination in our Colorado Springs, CO office before selecting a chemical peel for your best results. People who could be good candidates for a chemical peel are men and women with visible issues with their skin, such as scars, rough patches, hyperpigmentation, flakes, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and more. We can recommend different levels of peels to meet your goals.
Most chemical peels take from 45 minutes – 1 hour to complete. On the day of your treatment at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek, we will have you lie in a comfortable position to administer your chemical peel. Dr. Marsala or our licensed aesthetician will ensure your skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to your face and/or neck. The solution will be applied to your skin and allowed to work for an appropriate length of time that will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Then, we will clean the peel off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients may want to bring sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the treatment to avoid sun exposure.
What to Expect
Based on the type of chemical peel you have, you should expect your skin to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Marsala or your aesthetician will talk to you about how to treat your face during your appointment; plus, every patient of MD Boutiques at Pine Creek always receives close and personal follow-up care. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the healing process, it's not a good idea to pull the skin off. You may create scarring to your facial skin!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Your aesthetician can discuss your costs during your consultation once your personalized treatment plan has been determined. Costs for a chemical peel will vary depending on the intensity you choose. MD Boutiques at Pine Creek takes several payments methods, and we often run specials on skin 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?
The level of chemical peel best for you will vary based on your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals. In your initial consultation, we can help you decide which formula is best for your skin. A few things you might want to 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. For your first peel, it is better to try a light chemical peel and decide what you think of the results. After this, you can adjust your treatment plan to find the best type of peel for you.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Both dermabrasion and chemical peels are facial treatments that treat surface irregularities to make your skin a softer appearance. The difference is that dermabrasion requires special tools (a shaving instrument or rotating brush) to clear away the surface skin layer with a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve dead skin cells. In your initial consultation, we will discuss the pros and cons and help you choose if dermabrasion or a chemical peel is best for your skin goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the peel selected, you might feel mild discomfort during the application process. If you get a light peel, you will notice a little discomfort; however, this can be alleviated with the use of a small fan. Medium peels are better for deeper skin blemishes and longer-lasting results; however, they can cause greater discomfort. Skin medications and soothing ointments may be used to help you feel more comfortable during your chemical peel. A member of our team will discuss how to care for your skin after a peel to maintain your results.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
A chemical peel may be combined with another nonsurgical skin treatment at MD Boutiques at Pine Creek. In your initial consultation, be open with your aesthetician and physician when describing your skin concerns and wishes so she can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that delivers your best results. Your plan might include adding 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 are new to professional facial treatments, MD Boutiques at Pine Creek can help you find the perfect pampering for your skin. Your freshly rejuvenated skin will look radiant and touchably soft. Contact our office in Colorado Springs, CO to schedule your skin assessment today to see if you could get great benefits from a chemical peel.