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A chemical peel is an excellent skin rejuvenation treatment that can be used to treat a wide variety of skin concerns and issues. There are a variety of chemical peels available that each offers unique benefits. MetropolitanMD is proud to offer chemical peel treatments in Chicago.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is an anti-aging treatment that improves uneven skin tones and gives skin a more rejuvenated, youthful appearance. Although the basic idea behind chemical peels is to exfoliate the skin, different types of peels can be used to achieve vastly different outcomes. Therefore, it’s important to discuss your skincare goals so that we can help you select the best treatment for your situation.
What to Expect from Your Chemical Peel
The first step of the process is the consultation with board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Rachel. During your chemical peel consultation in Chicago, Dr. Rachel will examine your skin and ask about the specific issues you want to address in order to determine which chemical peel is right for you
Chemical Peel Treatments Offered at MetropolitanMD
Glycolic Acid Peel – A Superficial Peel
This light peel is composed of alpha-hydroxy acids and was a staple in Cleopatra’s skin armamentarium. While it is partially neutralized and weaker in salons it is safely used at 70% at MetropolitanMD for a safe, quick healing, and comfortable peel. Whether used for acne, brown spots, or just to refresh the skin, this peel is the gold standard for all light peels. Most patients may return to work immediately with slight or no redness.
BETA Peel – A Superficial Peel
The beta-hydroxy peel utilizes salicylic acid, known for its ability to safely increase the turnover of the skin. In addition, it rarely affects skin color so it is safe for Caucasian, Asian, and African-American skin. It is often used in patients with skin of color who have acne, dark spots, post inflammatory pigmentation, and rough surface areas. Most patients return to work immediately with slight or no redness.
Blue Peel Radiance from Obagi – A Superficial Peel
The Blue Peel Radiance is a salicylic acid-based solution combined with trace amounts of other hydroxyl acids and skin protectors to produce an immediate tightening of skin with the same benefits of improved texture and skin tones available from other salicylic acid peels. This peel works very well with home care systems for acne, skin repair, and skin maintenance.
TCA Peels – Superficial to Medium Depth Peel
Trichloroacetic acid peels have been used for the past century to produce peels varying from superficial to medium depth. The advantages of these peels are that the concentration of the acid as well and the preparation of the skin can be varied to produce different depths of peels. With more flexibility, these peels are ideal for patients with mild to moderately sun damaged skin, discolored skin, wrinkled skin, as well as impaired skin tones and texture. Patients experience redness for up to 5 days and may peel for 2-5 days depending on the depth of the peel. Patients may choose to avoid social contact for several days.
Blue Peel from OBAGI – Superficial to Medium Depth Peel
This is another form of a TCA peel in which the peel solution is embedded in a paste-like mixture, In some patients this may create a more even distribution of the peel and as it can be applied in layers the depth of the peel can be controlled as well as patient discomfort.
I am extremely picky about doctors, and he seemed top notch! I noticed right away that he is all about his patients and not his ego, and very present/not hurried in the room. He seemed gentle, caring, and competent! He helped my daughter’s skin problems go away. No wait to get in, either!
The Cost of a Chemical Peel
During your consultation at MetropolitanMD, our team can let you know what the expected cost of your chemical peel in Chicago will be. Price will be based on the type of chemical peel used.
Schedule a Consultation
If you are looking for a way to improve the health and beauty of your skin, contact MetropolitanMD today to schedule your chemical peel consultation in Chicago with Dr. John D. Rachel, Quadruple Board-certified cosmetic surgeon.