No matter how committed you are to an over-the-counter skincare regimen, drugstore and department store products can’t deliver the same quality of replenishment and nourishment as med spa treatments. Incorporating chemical peels into your existing skincare routine can even out your skin tone, improve your skin’s texture and help your complexion look younger and more radiant.
Dr. Stephen Kay is known as one of the best plastic surgeons serving the Bethesda-Chevy Chase metro area. In addition to helping thousands of women and men throughout Washington D.C. and beyond with nonsurgical medical spa treatments like chemical peels, Dr. Kay also offers a full range of cosmetic plastic surgery procedures for both face and body.
Please contact us online or call our Chevy Chase plastic surgery practice at 301-951-5120 for more information on chemical peels.
The best candidates for chemical peels have complexion issues that they’d like improved, such as uneven skin tone (age spots or melasma, for example), too-visible pores, rough skin texture or fine lines and wrinkles. Chemical peels can also help clear up existing blemishes as part of a comprehensive acne treatment plan, help minimize minor facial scarring and imperfections and restore balance to your complexion.
Chemical peels can:
Please visit our before and after photo gallery to see real patient results that are possible with nonsurgical medical spa treatments like chemical peels.
The costs associated with your chemical can vary depending on which type of peel Dr. Kay recommends as well as whether additional treatments are performed in the same appointment. Your total costs will include Dr. Kay’s fee and the cost of the peel itself. Since chemical peels are performed as outpatient procedures that don’t require anesthesia or a surgical facility, your total costs are very low compared to facial cosmetic surgery.
Dr. Kay and his staff will go over all the available options for cosmetic surgery financing that can help make your med spa treatments even more affordable.
Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths and different formulations, and can be customized to your specific complexion concerns on the face, neck, hands or décolletage. Many women and men schedule regular chemical peels to enjoy the benefits that ongoing medical-grade skincare can offer their appearance.
At your consultation, Dr. Kay will discuss your hopes for treatment with you so he can design a plan that will help you meet your cosmetic goals. Chemical peels are often combined with other medical spa treatments like BOTOX® or other injectables, but can also enhance the results of cosmetic surgery such as a facelift or eyelid surgery.
During your appointment, Dr. Kay will first clean your skin before applying the chemical solution, which is typically acid-based. The chemical reaction creates a controlled, mild wound to the skin’s surface that removes damaged skin cells and promotes restoration and renewal. Most people feel a hot or burning sensation that lasts a few minutes, while very deep peels may feel more intense.
After the peel is removed, your skin may feel sensitive at first, often with a reaction that looks similar to sunburn. The treated skin flakes away over the next few days to reveal fresh, healthy skin below. Very mild peels can be repeated as frequently as once a week or once per month, while deep peels may only require a single treatment annually.