It’s not a smile or eyes most people first notice. It’s clear skin. If your skin isn’t in its best condition thanks to the ravages of the sun and environment, acne, or signs of aging, perhaps a chemical peel is an optimal solution. At Longwood Plastic Surgery, we’ve done the research for the best peels out there, and have a variety of chemical peels for you to choose from.
*Individual Results May Vary
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
The beauty of a chemical peel at LPS is the reboot it provides your skin. We offer 3 PCA SKIN peels, which are carefully formulated to provide amazing benefits.
The Sensi Peel® blends 12% lactic acid, 6% trichloroacetic acid (TCA), azelaic and kojic acids, and a combination of skin soothing ingredients specifically for sensitive and ethnic skin types. Producing only mild tingling, it brightens skin, reverses sun damage, and evens out rosacea.
The Ultra Peel® contains 12% lactic acid, 6% TCA, and a formula targeted for dehydrated or mature skin. If you’ve got skin damage from smoking or the sun, acne, or pigmentation issues and need elevated hydration, this is the peel for you.
The PCA Peel with HQ® is an enhanced Jessner formula made of 14% lactic and 14% salicylic acids to inhibit pigmentation. Other ingredients help restore skin from acne and prevent new breakouts, control oil, and give skin a bright, fresh glow.
LPS also offers two depths of TCA peels, 20% and 35% for a deeper treatment. These are designed for patients suffering with significant acne scars, deep wrinkles, or more serious skin issues. The 35% peel is performed in our accredited outpatient suite under general anesthesia for closer monitoring.
How Much is a Chemical Peel?
The American Society of Plastic Surgeons puts the US average cost of a chemical peel at $673, but the nature of chemical peels means the range for them varies widely. A light peel may be as little as $150 while a deep peel that requires anesthesia or a hospital stay could be $3,000 or more.
What is the Procedure Like?
We strive to keep our patients as comfortable as possible, so your chemical peel begins with the appropriate level of numbing for the depth of your peel. Once you’re ready, the peel solution is applied to your skin and neutralized after the prescribed amount of time has passed. Then your skin is nourished with a soothing serum. If you’ve had one of our deepest peels, we’ll monitor your recovery for a bit to ensure it’s safe for you to return home.
What is Recovery Like?
Because aftercare is so important for the best possible results, the PCA SKIN® Post-Procedure Solution Kit is part of your treatment plan. It’s designed to reduce redness, tenderness, swelling, and sensitivity. Your skin will feel dry and tight, and you may notice pigmentation darkening a bit before it begins to flake and peel away. It’s crucial to avoid sunlight and to religiously apply sunscreen any time you step outside. Depending on the depth of your peel, your skin will begin to feel better after 10 days or so.
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What Results Can I Expect?
After 2-3 weeks, you should see dramatic improvement in your skin’s condition, and as skin cells regenerate, this improvement should accumulate for another 3-6 months. Your complexion will be so clear and bright, people will notice the renewed confidence and positive outlook you have because you’ve never felt so good about how your skin looks.
Take the Next Step
Interested in learning about chemical peel? Schedule your consultation with Longwood Plastic Surgery today by calling our Brookline office at (617) 383-6250. We serve the Brookline and Greater Boston area with distinction.