Chemical Peels With Dr. Rahimi

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics

Double Board Certified Dermatologists and Cosmetic Surgeons located in Westlake Village, CA

Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that enhances your skin’s appearance by removing dull, dead skin cells to reveal fresh, healthy cells underneath. Afshin David Rahimi, MD, FAAD, and the team at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics, serving both Los Angeles and Ventura Counties in the neighborhood of Westlake Village, California, offer chemical peels to rejuvenate your look. To learn more about chemical peels and how they may help you reach your aesthetic goals, contact the office by phone or online today.

Chemical Peels Q&A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment that addresses many common beauty concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun spots
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • A dull complexion

During your chemical peel, your dermatology expert applies a chemical solution to your skin that peels away the top layer. During the healing process, your top layer of skin is replaced with new, fresh skin that enhances your look.

Am I a good candidate for chemical peels?

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics determines if you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel during your initial 30-minute consultation. During the evaluation, your provider reviews your medical history, aesthetic concerns, and medical history, and then they evaluate your skin. 

They consider those with fair, thin skin with a tendency for fine wrinkling or facial scarring to be the best candidates for chemical peels. You may not be considered a good candidate if you have dark or oily skin. 

In addition to your skin and health history, your provider also wants to make sure you have realistic expectations about chemical peels before recommending the cosmetic treatment. Though your chemical peel may reduce fine lines and surface imperfections, it won’t stop the aging process. 

What happens during a chemical peel?

In most cases, chemical peels at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics are an outpatient procedure. However, for a deep chemical peel, your provider may suggest an overnight stay at the hospital. No matter what type of chemical peel you choose, your provider includes a sedative to keep you relaxed and feel comfortable during the procedure.

Your provider at Westlake Laser and Aesthetics begins your chemical peel by first cleansing your skin to remove oil, dirt, and traces of soap. Once your skin is clean, they apply your chemical solution using a special applicator, followed by an ointment or bandage mask. The entire procedure takes 15-60 minutes, depending on the type of chemical peel. 

Westlake Laser and Aesthetics recommends you have someone drive you home after your chemical peel. Following a deep peel, your provider also suggests you have someone help you at home for a day or two. 

How long is recovery after a chemical peel?

Recovery after a chemical peel depends on the type of chemical solution. In general, most patients require 7-10 days of recovery time. Westlake Laser and Aesthetics provides specific guidelines for at-home care, activity modification, and when you can resume wearing makeup based on your recovery needs.

The results of your chemical peel may last months to years.

To schedule a consultation to discuss the benefits of chemical peels for helping you achieve your beauty goals, contact Westlake Laser and Aesthetics by phone or online today.