Improving Skin with a Chemical Peel

Did you know that chemical peels are one of the most commonly performed facial cosmetic procedures used to give patients a healthy and youthful appearance? A chemical peel is a minimally invasive, non-surgical treatment that is used on the face to remove the outer layers of skin that are damaged. At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, world-renowned facial plastic surgeon Dr. Babak Azizzadeh and registered nurse Jodi Slavica work with each patient to develop achemical peel treatment plan to best suit their needs.

What Is A Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution in order to treat skin problems such as wrinkles, discoloration, acne, and dryness. When a chemical peel is performed, the old layer of skin is removed so that a newer, healthier layer of skin can grow in its place.Chemical peels improve the look and feel of your skin by minimizing the appearance of skin damage that has accumulated over the years.

What Types of Chemical Peels Are Available?

There are several types of chemical peels in Beverly Hills that can be applied to the face depending on the skin of the patient. Facial plastic surgery specialist Dr. Azizzadeh and skin care expert Nurse Jodi can determine the exact formula and strength ofchemical peel needed in order to treat each patient’s skin problems.

  • Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) are mild formulas that provide a light peel. AHAs are ideal for those who want to treat acne, fine wrinkles, dryness, and irregular pigmentation with a shorter recovery time.
  • Trichloroaetic acids (TCAs) are most commonly used to give a medium peel to treat fine wrinkles, blemishes, and irregular pigment. TCAs are also used to treat acne scars.
  • Phenols contain the strongest formula and have the deepest peel. Patients with deep wrinkles and severely damaged skin due to sun exposure or pre-cancerous growth would benefit the most from a phenol acid chemical peel.

What Results Can I Expect From a Chemical Peel?

At the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery in Beverly Hills, chemical peels are used to stimulate new cell growth in order produce healthy and radiant skin. Chemical peels are safe procedures when performed by an expert facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Azizzadeh and a highly trained skincare expert such as Nurse Jodi. Patient safety and satisfaction are Dr. Azizzadeh’s and Nurse Jodi’s top priorities and all patients will be advised prior to the procedure of what they should expect from their chemical peel and recovery time. Although chemical peels can deliver amazing results in enhancing the appearance and texture of the skin, the results are not as dramatic or long lasting as a surgical facelift. Patients who undergo a facelift can also get a chemical peel in order to enhance their results even further.

Alternatives to Chemical Peels

Dr. Azizzadeh and Nurse Jodi work closely with patients to determine if a chemical peel is the ideal treatment for their skin. If not, there are safe and effective alternatives that can produce amazing, youthful results. Fractional skin resurfacing is a method that uses targeted lasers to promote skin repair and healthy skin growth. The fractional laser causes damaged skin to give way to new fresh skin that will enhance the youthful appearance of the face. Fractional laser skin resurfacing is a non-invasive procedure that has little pain and little downtime.

The DEKA Dot Laser system is another laser procedure that works to fight deep wrinkles, volume loss, fine lines, acne, or scars. Using infrared and pulsed light, the DEKA Dot system is an innovative fractional C02 laser technique that allows Dr. Azizzadeh and Nurse Jodi to have complete control over the wavelengths being targeted at the different areas of the skin. The DEKA Dot treatment can even be performed in conjunction with a surgical face, neck, or brow lift for more stunning results! During the initial consultation, Dr. Azizzadeh and Nurse Jodi ensure that a customized treatment plan is developed to meet each patient’s individual needs.

Schedule a Chemical Peel Consultation in Beverly Hills Today!

If you are continuously dissatisfied with the appearance of your skin, don’t hesitate to contact the CENTER for Advanced Facial Plastic Surgery to learn more about how a chemical peel can make you look and feel your best. Call 310-657-2203 to schedule achemical peel consultation with board-certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Azizzadeh and skincare specialist Nurse Jodi today!