Chemical Peels

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One of the simplest ways to transform the appearance of your skin is with one of our medical-grade chemical peels. This procedure can enhance your overall complexion as well as improve the appearance of many common skin conditions such as acne, acne scarring, dark spots, age spots, wrinkles, and freckles. Our board-certified dermatologists in Omaha, NE match every patient with the appropriate chemical peel treatment in order to accommodate each person’s skin type and availability for downtime.

What are Chemical Peels?

Gentle acids are used to exfoliate the skin, stripping away dead or damaged skin cells on the outer layer of your skin and allowing new, fresh smoother skin with a more even tone and texture to surface. The chemical solutions are applied to help rejuvenate and hydrate your skin, balance oil production, and give it back its natural glow.

What is the typical treatment like and how many will I need?

A variety of acids and even a combination of acids may be used for a skin care peel. Depending on your goals, we offer superficial peels which have essentially no downtime, and medium-depth chemical peels, after which you may peel for two to seven days. A series of two to four superficial peels may give the same results as one medium-depth peel.

What They Treat

Chemical peels remove the outer layer of damaged skin cells and allow healthy new skin cells to form in their place. They leave the skin looking smoother and more uniform in color. Chemical peels can be used over the entire body to improve damage from sun exposure (sun damage), mild scarring, fine lines, irregular pigmentation, and enhanced skin texture, and uneven skin tone.

However, chemical peel treatments are not the answer to every skin imperfection. They will not improve loose or sagging skin, nor will they change deep furrows or scars significantly.

Types of Chemical Peels We Offer

Illuminize Peel

Purpose: The Illuminize Peel is a superficial peel designed to brighten the skin and provide a radiant glow. It’s often chosen for mild skin imperfections and to enhance overall skin tone.

Active Ingredients: salicylic acid, mandelic acid, resorcinol, phytic acid, and malic acid (each peeling agent < 6%).

Downtime: This peel has minimal downtime and little to no visible peeling, making it suitable for those looking for a quick refresh.

Learn more: Illuminize Peel®Pre-Treatment

Vitalize Peel

Purpose: The Vitalize Peel is a medium-depth peel intended to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and skin texture. It’s suitable for addressing mild to moderate skin imperfections.

Active Ingredients: salicylic acid, lactic acid, resorcinol, panthenol, isoceteth-20, and vitalize retinol solution (each peeling agent < 10%).

Downtime: There may be some peeling or flaking lasting 2 to 5 days after the treatment, and downtime is generally moderate. It’s important to follow post-peel care instructions for optimal results.

Learn more: Vitalize Peel®Pre-Treatment 

Rejuvenize Peel

Purpose: The Rejuvenize Peel is a deep chemical peel designed to address moderate to severe skin imperfections. It targets fine lines, wrinkles, and more advanced signs of aging. In many cases, Rejuvenize Peel is usually only performed after a patient has established tolerability to the Vitalize Peel due to its increased strength and depth of action.

Active Ingredients: salicylic acid, lactic acid, resorcinol, panthenol, isoceteth-20, and rejuvenize retinol solution (each peeling agent < 15%).

Downtime: There is a noticeable peeling process with the Rejuvenize Peel, and downtime is more significant compared to the Vitalize Peel. Patients may experience redness and peeling for 2 to 5 days after treatment.

Learn more: Rejuvenize PeelPre-Treatment

Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles with SkinMedica chemical peels. See noticeable improvement after just one peel and compelling results after three to six peels. Chemical peels are appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections as determined by your physician.

Advanced Dermatology of the Midlands – Schedule a Consultation with a Dermatologist in Omaha, NE

To find out which type of chemical peel treatment is right for you, request a consultation online. When you schedule a consultation for cosmetic procedures, you will also receive a customized “Total Skin Rejuvenation” plan to help you achieve your ideal look.