Des Moines Plastic Surgery offers a wide variety of skin-renewing chemical peels. These treatments are great for removing dead, dull surface cells from damaged skin.
With just a short procedure, you can achieve a long-lasting skin rejuvenation on your face, neck or chest. Our light peels have little or no downtime, while the moderate formulations cause skin peeling that lasts up to five days.
Is a chemical peel right for me?
Our aesthetician can choose a peel that will help meet your cosmetic goals. We have peels from several different manufacturers in formulations to meet each patient's needs, from mild to moderate.
Our chemical peels can treat:
If you're relatively young, you might choose a peel that helps reduce the signs and symptoms of acne. If you're a little older, a chemical peel can help you treat age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.
How chemical peels work
The process for applying a chemical peel is actually quite simple and often takes as little as 15 minutes. First, your skin will be carefully cleansed. Next, the chemical peel solution will be applied to your face. For some patients, treatment may also be done on the neck and chest.
The chemical solution will penetrate the skin and work for a short time before it is removed. If necessary, our aesthetician may recommend more than one chemical peel to provide satisfactory results.
What are the different chemical peels offered at Des Moines Plastic Surgery?
We offer a variety of different peels, including a 30 percent lactic acid peel, modified Jessner peel, Ultra Jessner peel, and a glycolic acid rejuvenating mask.
One of the newer peels we offer is the Obagi Radiance, which is a light-to-medium depth peel that primarily contains salicylic acid. Radiance is a self-neutralizing peel that is gentler than the Obagi blue peel. There's no downtime and it gets results comparable to most moderate depth peels.
What will my skin feel like after a chemical peel?
The skin will begin to flake and peel after your treatment. In a few days, the dead, dull skin cells on the surface will be gone and fresh skin is then revealed. After a light chemical peel, downtime and skin flaking is minimal.
Still, it's important to follow the aesthetician's post-treatment instructions. Remember to apply sun protection every day.
To Learn More About Chemical Peels in Des Moines
When you're ready to learn more about chemical peels in Des Moines, please call (515) 221-9999 to inquire about an appointment with our aesthetician. For quick and friendly service, please call the office. If you have a question about chemical peels, please send us an email using the online contact form.