People have sought smoother, more evenly toned, and beautiful skin through chemical peels from as far back as Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. While the concept may be ancient, today’s chemical peels are anything but. One of the modern era’s most popular procedures, chemical peels offer a variety of depths for the results you’re looking for, and Rodeo Surgical Art can help.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
While chemical peels may sound harsh, the treatment doesn’t have to be. Using acids such as alpha hydroxy acid (AHA, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or phenol, chemical peels remove the damaged outer layer of the skin, where wrinkles, acne, age spots, pigmentation problems, sun damage, and other skin concerns reside. Deeper peels can even remove pre-cancerous cells. Once the acid is neutralized, a short recovery period is followed by a radiant, smooth, beautiful skin with improved tone, texture, and color.
The face isn’t the only place chemical peels can rejuvenate. Stretch marks can also be reduced from the torso and sun damage from shoulders and arms can be reversed with the right chemical peel. There are also levels of depth. Light peels use milder acids to remove dead skin cells and smooth out uneven textures. Medium depth peels using TCA or glycolic acid are capable of minimizing some acne scarring, reducing most fine lines and wrinkles, and reversing sun damage. Deep peels using phenol acid involve possible sedation and longer recovery periods to reverse serious sun damage and treat pre-cancerous growths for the most dramatic results.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Ideal candidates are in good physical health with realistic expectations. If your goal is to reduce acne, minimize wrinkles, improve skin smoothness and tone, diminish age spots and reverse the effects of sun damage, a chemical peel may help you. Chemical peels can bleach the skin, so those with darker skin may require additional information about the specific kinds of peel best suited for them.
What is Recovery Like?
Recovery time hinges largely on the depth of peel you’ve had. Milder peels may require a few days of social downtime, while medium peels may take a week to see reduced redness and for any flaking to complete. Deep peels may require 7-10 days with extensive bruising and swelling.
What Does a Chemical Peel Cost?
The cost of treatment is about more than money. It’s an investment in your health and confidence. Price also indicates the quality of the treatment. Bargain basement prices may predict the quality of the technique and peel solution and result in an undesirable experience. Higher prices may mean the provider isn’t well established and must charge more for a smaller roster of patients. Dr. David Mashhadian is a highly sought-after cosmetic rejuvenation specialist, and his volume of business allows him to price treatments extremely competitively.
According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, chemical peels average around $673. Light peels may be as low as $150, while deep peels can rise to $3,000 or above.
Your chemical peel experience with the Rodeo Surgical Art Team and Dr. Mashhadian cannot be replicated in the greater Beverly Hills area. His practice is built on a foundation of compassion, love for his patients and their satisfaction, and the highest standards of medicine and cosmetic aesthetics. Through technology and innovation, expertise and passion, Rodeo Surgical Art can help you change your life.