You want to look younger, but you do not want to go under the knife. You are not alone. Many patients dread the idea of having surgery. If you are looking to rejuvenate your skin in a non-invasive way, Beverly Hills celebrity plastic surgeon has the perfect solution for you—a chemical peel.
Chemexfoliation, also known as a chemical peel, is a non-invasive rejuvenation treatment that uses chemicals solutions to remove the outer layers of damaged skin yielding smoother, healthier looking skin.
Chemical peel treatments may be used to treat problematic skin resulting from sun exposure, acne, or from natural aging. In addition to the face, the chemical peel treatment may also treat other areas of the body like your neck and hands.
Here’s what you should know about the chemical peel treatment:
There are a variety of chemical peels. The most common chemical peels include phenol, trichloroacetic acid and alphahydroxy acids. After evaluating your skin, Dr. Katzen will customize and strengthen the chemicals to fulfill your specific aesthetic goals.
Here are the different types of chemical strengths:
The chemical peel treatment is an in-office procedure and typically lasts about 30 minutes. Depending on the depth of the peel, there will be skin peeling and swelling that may last three or more days. Recovery may take a week or more. Depending on your healing, you may be able to return to work one week after your chemical peel treatment. Below you can see a quick infogram with the most frequently asked questions about a chemical peel procedure.
After you chemical peel, you should see reduced lines and wrinkles around your mouth and under your eyes. You may also notice faded age spots and a more even skin color tone throughout your face. Typically, your face will appear “cleaner” and look healthier after a chemical peel.
Dr. Katzen has two offices conveniently located in Beverly Hills, California and Las Vegas, Nevada. If you have any other questions regarding chemical peels, skin treatments, or plastic surgery, please contact Dr. Katzen’s office at (310) 859-7770.