Cutting Edge Skincare: Learn More About Chemical Peels

Everyone will eventually develop some wrinkles and lines as they age. Several factors can cause damage to your skin over time, but you don’t have to live with these changes! Chemical peels are an easy, quick, and safe option for turning back the hands of time on your skin. Much easier than surgery, peels are typically performed as outpatient procedures, allowing you to recover in the comfort of your own home. 

In Beverly Hills, The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery is a specialized clinic dedicated to making you look and feel your best. Dr. Nicholas Nikolov is a highly-skilled plastic surgeon who offers the latest treatments to allow his clients to achieve their aesthetic goals. From breast surgery to hair restoration and chemical peels, Dr. Nikolov provides it all in a safe and pleasant medical environment. 

What causes skin damage?

Over the years, your skin will likely develop spots, uneven pigmentation, lines, wrinkles, and rough patches. This damage can be caused by:

Whatever the cause of your skin problems and damage, chemical peels are an excellent option for revealing fresh new skin, making you look younger and more attractive.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a quick and safe way to rejuvenate your skin in a simple outpatient procedure in the comfort of our office. Much simpler and more reliable than surgery, chemical peels are done in about an hour, and you will see results within a few days.  

There are many different formulations available. These include alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol. Each formulation is optimized for different types of skin conditions and carries different risks.

Dr. Nikolov records your medical history, talks with you about your aesthetic goals, and examines your skin before determining which chemical peel formulation will work best for you. Dr. Nikolov ensures you have your questions answered and are comfortable before beginning the treatment.

What’s it like to get the treatment?

Before completing the chemical peel procedure, Dr. Nikolov may have pre-treatment instructions for you to follow to prepare your skin. Generally, anesthesia isn’t necessary because the chemical solution provides needing numbing during your procedure. However, sedation is an option that you can discuss with Dr. Nikolov before beginning.  

Your skin will be carefully cleaned before Dr. Nikolov applies the appropriate chemical solution to your skin. You may feel a tingling sensation at first, but this typically goes away after a few minutes. The solution is left on your skin for a prescribed period, after which it is gently removed. 

With most chemical peels, you will start to see results within about a week after your procedure. You may experience some redness, swelling, and flaking as the older layers of skin die and disappear. These symptoms will subside after a short time, and underneath the lost layers of skin, you will see fresh new skin appear.

If you’ve grown tired of trying to cover up your wrinkled, damaged skin, you may wonder if chemical peels are a good option for you. There are many different peel options, and Dr. Nikolov finds the one that’s best for you and your skin.  

To set up an appointment at The Nikolov Center for Plastic Surgery, call our office or use our online booking tool

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