A chemical peel is a skin renewal treatment that can be tailored to each individual’s needs based on skin condition, skin type, and cosmetic goals. There are many different products and peels including beta-hydroxy acid, alpha-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and more.

At Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah, we offer a variety of peels for different patients, from deep chemical peels to light peels that require no downtime.

When to Consider a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel in Issaquah can treat a wide variety of unwanted skin conditions. Common indications include:

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  • Fine wrinkles and lines
  • Blotchy, sun damaged skin or freckles
  • Dull Complexion
  • Pre-cancerous growths
  • Acne and blemishes
  • Coarse lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Pigmentation problems

 

Glycolic Peel

Glycolic acid peels gently exfoliate the skin to expose healthier skin beneath. This peel is ideal for skin that is acne prone and may also help with hyperpigmentation while improving the overall texture of the skin.

Vitalize Peel

The SkinMedica Vitalize peel assists in reducing the effects of time and sun damage. This peel is ideal for mature skin. Using a unique formulation of mild acids, this peel provides a complete, consistent and safe peel with little or no downtime. After just one treatment you will notice an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone, resulting in a youthful glow. For dramatic results, a series of 4 – 6 treatments is generally recommended.

Illuminize Peel

This gentle peel uses a newer generation of alpha hydroxy acids to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin with no peeling or irritation. Results are cumulative and benefits are seen with a series of 6 treatments performed bi-monthly.

Perfect 10 Peel by Replenix®

Our newest available chemical peel, the Perfect 10 Peel, is specially created to rejuvenate your skin from the inside-out through the stimulation of cells and production of collagen. Dr. Michalak performs the Perfect 10 Peel for patients who are looking to correct problems such as fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin tone, uneven skin texture, large pores, or flawed pigmentation. You will notice significant improvements in the look and feel of your skin after just one treatment.

The Treatment: What to Expect During a Chemical Peel

Most light chemical peel in Issaquah scan be completed in 20 minutes. First, your face is thoroughly cleansed. The peel formula is then applied to the skin on your face, neck or chest. You may feel a stinging sensation upon application. The peel is allowed to penetrate for a specified period of time before treatment is finished. For best results, the doctor may recommend a series of chemical peels.

After Your Chemical Peel

As the fresh skin emerges, you may notice some flaking or dryness on the treated areas. Follow all post skin care instructions for best results. You should avoid sun exposure and use sun protection when outside at all times.

To learn more about the chemical peels in Issaquah offered at Cosmetic Surgery and Dermatology of Issaquah, contact us by email or call 425-391-2500, extension 7 for Carolyn, our cosmetic patient coordinator.

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