About Chemical Peels
For the highest quality results from chemical peel treatments, The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity provides you with different choices. Your personalized chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic and lactic acids) will reveal more radiant skin. Board-certified physician Dr. Ian Levenson offers chemical peel treatments that solve skin irregularities such as scars, fine lines, wrinkles, dry patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels remove damaged, dead skin cells by applying a personalized treatment to the skin that causes the upper layer to slough off. 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 method to make your complexion luminous and can be used for the face and neck. To schedule a chemical peel treatment, contact our office in Greenwood Village, CO.
Variations of Chemical Peels
We offer chemical peels in multiple strengths (light, medium, and deep) to accommodate your skin concerns.
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 a 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.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep peel and it does require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face itchy, peeling, and swollen for a few weeks. Patients who have a deep chemical peel generally have age or dark spots, sun damage, entrenched acne scars, and/or deep scars. Since this type of chemical peel is generally uncomfortable for patients, you may be given an anesthetic as a part of your treatment.
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Seeking the advice of a skin specialist is the first part in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. A team member at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity will evaluate your skin during an examination in our Greenwood Village office before selecting a chemical peel for optimal results. Chemical peel patients, both men and women, will have visible issues with their skin such as rough patches, acne scars, discoloration, flaky skin, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We can recommend different levels of peels to meet your concerns.
On the day of your appointment at The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity, we ask you to lie in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. A team member will ensure your skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to your face and/or neck. We will brush the solution onto your skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time that will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Then, we will put on a neutralizing agent and clean the peel off your skin. You 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 the chemical peel you have, you should expect your skin to peel and itch for several days to two-plus weeks. Dr. Levenson or a member of his team will go over how to treat your face during your appointment. 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 cause scarring!
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Dr. Levenson can discuss your costs during your consultation once he has developed your personalized treatment plan. Costs for a chemical peel will vary depending on the intensity you choose. The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity 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?
Which level of chemical peel is best for you will vary based on your specific skin concerns and aesthetic goals. In your initial consultation with Dr. Levenson, he 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 and Dr. Levenson can adjust your treatment plan to find the best type of peel for you.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the peel selected, you might feel mild discomfort throughout the treatment and shortly after. If you get a light peel, you will notice a little discomfort; however, this can be alleviated with the use of a small fan. Deep or medium peels are better for deeper skin blemishes and longer-lasting results; however, they can cause greater discomfort. Numbing cream, skin medications, and soothing ointments may be used to help you feel more comfortable during your chemical peel. Dr. Levenson or a member of his team will explain 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 The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity. In your initial consultation, be open with Dr. Levenson when describing your skin goals so he 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 facial treatments, The Colorado Center for Health and Longevity can help you find the perfect chemical peel to improve your complexion. Your freshly rejuvenated skin will respond by looking radiant and feeling touchably soft. Contact our office in Greenwood Village, CO to schedule your skin assessment today so we can create your custom chemical peel.