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
"First time lip filler: I’m loving how my lips looks - Dr Costa made the whole experience very comfortable, and asked a lot of questions to fulfill your needs before the procedure. Especially for anyone that is a first time lip filler you won’t need to feel nervous here. The staff is amazing as well and super cool! I’m loving how my lips looks and he didn’t make my little lips look like “ duck lips” and I am very happy with the results.. I will definitely go back again and excited for the next experience! I recommend my friends going to him and anyone needing service to enhance their beauty!"- M. / RealSelf / Jun 06, 2020
"I’m only 2 weeks post surgery and my nose looks great - If you’re looking to get a rhinoplasty, look no further than Dr. Costa. He is very professional and explained the surgery very well. I’m only 2 weeks post surgery and my nose looks great. Can’t wait to see it in a month or so. His staff is very nice and professional. The entire experience went very smoothly."- A. / RealSelf / Jun 03, 2020
"DrCosta is a MIRACLE DOCTOR!!! Honestly, I had lost hope after 2 previous breast surgeries years prior. I had interviewed many doctors from Vegas to Utah and DrCosta was optimistic from the go. I had a complex breast lift (see pics) and I was hopeful for just fair results. I was SHOCKED by how amazing the results were!!! It was exactly what we had discussed. My photo below is only one week post op. I had a breast lift, implants, bbl, and lipo. Do yourself a favor and stop interviewing other doctors! If you need ANY procedure, see DrCosta. Not to mention after surgery, he was available by text 24/7 and responded within a minute each time we had any questions. I couldn’t be happier!!!"- C. / RealSelf / Mar 24, 2020
"I love this place. Dianne is very accommodating with one’s schedule, and tries very hard to accomplish the patient’s desired schedule. Dr Costa assuages all your fear and doubts by answering all your questions with precise, intricate answers. He is very personable and makes you feel comfortable and understands what you need."- M.A. / Google / Mar 18, 2020
Facial Peels Ideal Candidates
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.
Facial Peels Procedure Technique
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 with Facial Peels
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.