Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

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

Posted: September 8, 2021
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Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

Chemical peels offer an effective and non-surgical way to address several common cosmetic concerns. Depending on your specific needs, chemical peels may be very effective at addressing issues such as:

  • Sun and age spots
  • Fine lines and deep wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Surgical and trauma scars
  • Pre-cancerous growths
  • Pigmentation irregularities

There are three depths of chemical peel, each one formulated to address different issues. Light peels are very effective at correcting minor surface imperfections such as general skin dullness, while medium peels may be more effective for deep wrinkles and scars. Deep peels, the most advanced type of chemical peel, are ideal for pre-cancerous growths and similarly progressive issues. The best way to learn which of these options would be right for your specific concerns is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced and trusted cosmetic professional.

Chemical Peels at Advanced Cosmetic Surgery

At our Leawood office, we offer both SkinMedica® and Vitality Institute (VI) peels. These include both minimally invasive mild peels and more advanced medium-depth peels. The type of peel that will best meet your needs is dependent on several factors such as your cosmetic concerns and your ultimate goals. It is important to remember that it may take more than one treatment for peels to produce optimal results and that there could be a short recovery period depending on the depth of peel you choose.

While mild chemical peels are safe for most people with light or fair skin, good candidates for medium peels may need to be in generally good health and able to take a bit of time to recover. It shouldn’t be necessary to take time off from work following a chemical peel, but redness, tenderness, and skin peeling are possible following medium peels and may require additional skin care for several weeks. During your initial consultation, we will assess your areas of concern and provide honest information about all of your non-surgical cosmetic options to help you choose the best treatment for your skin type and goals.

Please call Advanced Cosmetic Surgery at 913-341-2188 to schedule a consultation and learn more about chemical peels and other non-surgical skin rejuvenation techniques. We serve Kansas City, Overland Park, and all surrounding areas of Kansas and Missouri.

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