Everything To Know About Chemical Peels

Kansas City Plastic Surgeon serving Overland Park, Leawood & Nearby Areas of Kansas & Missouri

Posted: September 15, 2023
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Chemical peelsThere is no shortage of ways to treat skin problems. However, chemical peels may be the most effective way to get a refreshed, youthful look for your skin with minimal downtime. 

While addressing various skin issues, from wrinkles to acne scars, chemical peels can also be relatively safe when applied professionally. Learn more about chemical peels now if you’d like to see drastic improvements to your skin complexion. 

How Do Chemical Peels Work? 

Chemical peels utilize chemical solutions to penetrate the skin and encourage skin cell growth. There are three levels of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep. The type of chemical peel correlates to its depth of penetration. The deeper the penetration, the greater the results, although recovery time may be longer.

The strength of the peel also determines the length of the results. Though there are other factors, superficial peels have results that can last a few months, while results from a deep peel may last years. 

The increase in skin cell production leads to the growth of vital proteins and skin components, such as collagen, which aid in evening out pigmentation, reducing fine lines, wrinkles, and scars, and addressing photoaging and sun damage. 

Can You Keep Getting Chemical Peels? 

Depending on the strength of your peel, you may be able to repeat chemical peel sessions. While regularly repeating deep chemical peels may not be recommended, superficial peels can be repeated every few weeks. 

Studies have shown repeated superficial peels can lead to longer-lasting and greater results. 

Which Chemical Peel Is Right for You? 

Chemical peels, at all levels, have a proven efficacy. However, the right one for you depends on various factors, from your needs to the time you have to recover. 

Though chemical peels may require less recovery time than other cosmetic procedures or plastic surgeries that rejuvenate the skin, there is still time you must dedicate to recovery. It may take a few days to fully recover, especially at greater chemical peel strengths. 

To understand and choose the right chemical peel, speak to a provider. 

Rejuvenate Your Skin at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery in Leawood, Kansas

Chemical peels can be an excellent way to restore a youthful look to your skin. However, even superficial peels require a capable hand. Improper administration can lead to scarring, injury, or, in the case of deep peels, heart, liver, and kidney damage

At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery, board-certified Dr. Levi Young knows the risks and benefits of chemical peels. He and his team are willing to talk you through your options and guide you toward clearer, more vibrant skin. 

Please schedule a consultation by calling 913-341-2188 for the Leawood, KS, office to learn more about chemical peels.