Chemical Peel in Lexington, KY

Chemical peels, such as our Obagi® Blue Peel, are great for patients of many ages and skin types and can be formulated to meet the needs of each individual patient. Residents of greater Lexington and Georgetown as well as the surrounding communities of Kentucky, Commonwealth Plastic Surgery, led by Dr. Jared Nimtz, can help you achieve your skin renewal and rejuvenation goals. Contact us today to set up your chemical peel consultation.

What is a Chemical Peel?

Peel away the signs of aging with a potent skin rejuvenating chemical peel. Chemical peels by Dr. Nimtz are tailored to the unique needs of each patient, including skin type and type of flaws to be corrected, so you can experience absolutely amazing results. This topical treatment is applied in our office and works over a short period of time to remove dead, dull surface skin and diminish common skin issues like signs of aging and pigmentation inconsistencies. For example, the Blue Peel by Obagi® delivers improvements in the appearance of skin complexion and texture, revealing younger, healthier-looking skin one layer at a time.

  • Obagi® Blue Peel is a chemical facial peel and skin care system meant to rejuvenate your facial skin. Blue Peels are often used to treat blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne. The Blue Peel uses a very slow acting TCA chemical that enables Dr. Nimtz to control the peel process and depth.

What are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

Removing dead skin cells becomes more difficult with each passing year, which is why you may require a chemical peel to eliminate them. The effects of a chemical peel can be long lasting, as long as you take care to protect your skin and care for it following your peel. After your skin has regenerated from your chemical peel, it should appear younger, smoother and more even. Over a short period of time, it will work on the outer layers of your skin, sloughing away the dead and dull surface skin cells. Any redness or flaking of the skin should dissipate within a day or so. With a light chemical peel, you will need to limit your sun exposure and apply a daily SPF. For a deep chemical peel, the flaking will be more pronounced and longer lasting.

Who is a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are an effective way to revitalize and resurface skin. A chemical agent removes the damaged outer layers of your skin, leaving you with a younger, clearer, and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels are classified by how deeply they penetrate your skin. The chemical peel process utilizes a variety of chemical solutions to remove damaged outer layers of the skin, resulting in healthier and smoother facial skin. A deep peel can result in the most drastic improvement, though it is also associated with a longer recovery period. Chemical peels are helpful for patients who have facial blemishes, wrinkles, or uneven skin pigmentation, and for the reduction of fine lines, including those found underneath the eyes or around the lips.

What is the Procedure for a Chemical Peel?

There are different types of chemical peels, and Dr. Nimtz will review the procedure for the peel that is right for you. Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as lactic, glycolic, and fruit acids, are among the gentlest formulas and provide a light peel. These chemical peels offer a brighter, smoother complexion for patients who can’t set aside the time needed to recover from harsher peels. Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) is available in several concentrations, but it’s most often used for medium-depth chemical peels, such as our Obagi® Blue Peel. Fine lines, pigmentation issues, and surface blemishes are usually treated using TCA. Phenol peels are the strongest form of chemical peel and are used for deep treatments. These are used mainly for patients who struggle with significant wrinkles, sun-damaged skin, blotchiness, and precancerous skin growths. With AHA peels, patients may experience irritation, stinging sensations, crusting, and redness. In some cases, Retin-A, a substance derived from vitamin A, may be used to pre-treat your skin. It helps make the topmost layer of skin thinner, which allows the TCA to penetrate your skin more deeply and evenly. If your skin does not respond well to this treatment, you may be given an AHA cream instead. A bleaching agent called hydroquinone may be used alongside Retin-A or AHA pre-treatments, particularly if you have pigmentation issues on your skin. You may require one month or longer of this pre-treatment before you can receive your chemical peel.

How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost?

The price of your chemical peel procedure will vary depending on your unique treatment needs as well as other related factors. After you meet with Dr. Nimtz, we will identify exactly what your chemical peel procedure will cost, at which time we will give you an all-inclusive quote. We do offer CareCredit® as a financing option, and our office also accepts Visa, Master Card, American Express, and Discover as well as cash or personal checks.

Dead skin can give the face a dull appearance and make you appear older than your actual age. Want to look absolutely amazing? Residents of greater Lexington and Georgetown as well as the surrounding communities of Kentucky, select Commonwealth Plastic Surgery for the rejuvenation of an expert chemical peel. Dr. Nimtz utilizes a variety of chemical peels, including Obagi® Blue Peel. Contact us today to set up your chemical peel consultation!

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