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 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 consultation. During the evaluation, your provider reviews your medical history, aesthetic concerns, and medical history, and then they evaluate your skin.
Those with fair, thin skin with a tendency for fine wrinkling or facial scarring may 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?
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 sometimes followed by an ointment depending on the type of peel performed. The entire procedure takes 15-60 minutes.
How long is recovery after a chemical peel?
Recovery after a chemical peel depends on the type of chemical solution. This varies from no recovery time to up to 10 days. 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.