About Chemical Peels
Using the highest quality in chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Platinum Plastic Surgery provides patients with choices for a personalized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, and trichloroacetic, as well as the VI chemical peel) that give you more radiant skin on your face. At our Las Vegas, NV area office, plastic surgeon Dr. Chris Costa offers facial peel treatments that solve skin flaws including scars, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels remove dead or damaged skin cells by applying a personalized solution to the skin that causes the upper layer to break off. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you should see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial is a nonsurgical method to make your complexion bright and can be used for the face, neck, and décollatage.
Variations of Chemical Peels
In our Las Vegas, NV office, we provide chemical peels in multiple levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin concerns.
Light peels: You can receive a light peel on your lunch break and get back to your routine. This strength of peel will remove the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually recommend that you get a light treatment around once a month for the ideal glowing results. This also includes the VI (Vitality Institute) chemical peel, which is a painless treatment that is designed to be gentle yet effective, yielding results in around seven days.
Medium-depth peels: This strength of peel penetrates further into the skin, and patients generally decide to have this level of facial treatment during an extended weekend. You may also prefer to ready yourself for increased discomfort during and around one hour following the chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have deeper damage to their skin such as deeper lines and darker pigmentation problems.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep peel treatment, and it does require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face itchy, peeling, and swollen for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep chemical peel generally have age or dark spots, sun damage, significant acne scars, or deep scars. Since this strength of chemical peel is typically uncomfortable for patients, we will provide you with mild anesthesia prior to your procedure.
"Happy, is too small a word. Breast reduction surgery was the scariest thing I had ever done. Dr. Costa listened. Really listened. Along with his kind and lovely staff. The whole process was made easy for me, and the results are all that I had hoped for.So make your appointment with confidence, knowing that you are choosing the right doctor. Dr. Costa, truly is an asset to his profession."- S.L. / Google / Jan 26, 2019
"I can’t express enough gratitude to Dr. Costa and his team. From my first consultation I was treated with utter kindness, compassion and patience. Being an extremely shy and modest woman I thought it would be a completely uncomfortable experience as I had to show my body. Dr Costa and his nurses put me at extreme ease. His knowledge and professionalism was wonderful. There was no rush or pressure to schedule the surgery. It is because of his tremendous past surgeries and his calm knowledgeable demeanor I was finally able to make my dream come true. For years I’ve wanted a tummy tuck. It’s been 5 weeks post op and my results are mind blowing. I can honestly say he did a perfect job! Dr Costa and his team have changed my life! I have gained confidence that I never had before. I have such utter respect and gratitude to Dr Costa. I refer him to everyone!!"- S.T. / Google / Sep 09, 2020
"Dr. Costa and his staff are AMAZING. When you walk in Andrea is very welcoming. Amber always makes me feel at ease and she is friendly and professional. Diane is such a sweetheart and I always feel comfortable whenever I talk to her. Dr. Costa is such an amazing plastic surgeon and know what he’s doing. Super educated and very professional. They also provide a skin care line which I am loving so far. I always look forward for my next visit! And I will definitely recommend this place to everyone."- K.E. / Google / Aug 11, 2020
"I had weight loss surgery back in 2017 and lost 200+ pounds over the last 3.5 years. I’ve done everything to keep the skin tight as possible but it got to the point I needed skin removal surgery. I visited a few local surgeons that handled this belt lapectomy. I felt most comfortable with Dr Costa. He listened to me story. Asked me about my goals and what I hoped the outcome would be. He put together a game plan and worked with me to consider a few options. I am now 3 weeks removed from the belt lapectomy. Everything has gone as he explained it would. Their office has been super responsive and i test their patience (with numerous questions). Dr Costa is phenomenal. His office and staff follow his lead. I would strongly recommend Platinim Plastic Surgery if you are considering that type of work to be done."- J.S. / Google / Aug 09, 2020
"Great Experience- Highly Recommend. I am now 3 weeks removed from the belt lapectomy. - I had weight loss surgery back in 2017 and lost 200+ pounds over the last 3.5 years. I’ve done everything to keep the skin tight as possible but it got to the point I needed skin removal surgery. I visited a few local surgeons that handled this belt lapectomy. I felt most comfortable with Dr Costa. He listened to me story. Asked me about my goals and what I hoped the outcome would be. He put together a game plan and worked with me to consider a few options. I am now 3 weeks removed from the belt lapectomy. Everything has gone as he explained it would. Their office has been super responsive and i test their patience (with numerous questions). Dr Costa is phenomenal. His office and staff follow his lead. I would strongly recommend Platinim Plastic Surgery if you are considering that type of work to be done."- A. / RealSelf / Aug 09, 2020
Consulting with a skin care specialist is the first part of the journey to healthier skin. Dr. Costa or one of his team members at Platinum Plastic Surgery will evaluate your skin during a consultation in our Las Vegas, NV office before selecting a chemical peel for ideal results. Chemical peel patients, of both genders, typically have visible problems in their skin like rough patches, acne scars, discoloration, flaky skin, fine lines, sun spots, and more. We will recommend multiple types of peels to fit your concerns and suit your cosmetic goals for a healthier, brighter complexion. It is important to note that this procedure does require some healing time, so being patient and waiting for the results is part of the process as your skin heals.
At your appointment at Platinum Plastic Surgery, we will have you lying in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. A team member will ensure the skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to the treatment areas. We will massage the solution onto the skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time that will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Finally, we will clean the peel off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients are encouraged to bring sunscreen or a hat to wear outside following the procedure to protect from environmental exposure.
What to Expect
Based on the level of the chemical peel you choose, you should expect the face to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks, with some redness and other side effects visible as well. Most patients take a week off from work to recover from a deep chemical peel. Dr. Costa or a member of his team will go over methods to treat your face during your consultation in order to ensure the fastest healing time possible. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the post-treatment process, it's not helpful to pick the skin off. You may create scarring to your delicate skin. After your skin has healed, you can enjoy brighter, smoother skin that has fewer afflictions and blemishes. Depending on the depth of the treatment, you may need schedule follow-up appointments regularly to maintain your outcome. Deeper level peels will yield longer-lasting results that can show improvement for years in some cases.
Plan Your Procedure
- Recovery Time
- 1 – 2 Weeks
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 Hour
Great Skin Starts here
If you know nothing about facial treatments, our team at Platinum Plastic Surgery can help you choose the ideal procedure for your goals and educate you on which treatments will help you attain your best complexion. Your freshly renewed skin will respond by looking healthy and visibly silky with fewer noticeable blemishes. Contact our office in the Las Vegas, NV area to get your skin examination today for a chemical peel treatment and learn more about the facial peel process. We would love to help you achieve the glowing, radiant skin that you desire.