Chemical peels are an excellent, non-surgical treatment to restore a more vibrant, youthful appearance to the skin. At the practice of Dr. Kaado, we perform our signature Virginia Beach chemical peel using cutting-edge techniques to achieve dramatic improvement in blotchy, sun damaged, or aging skin.
What Are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel is a procedure involving an acid solution used to remove dead and damaged upper layers of skin. This technique is used to smooth and refine texture and improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck, and hands. The chemical solution applied to the skin causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off, leaving new, regenerated skin that is smoother, less wrinkled, and more refined.
What Are the Different Types of Chemical Peels and What Benefits Do They Provide?
Chemical peels provide a non-surgical treatment option to restore a more youthful look to aging or sun damaged skin. There a several different types of chemical peels, each with its own unique benefits for the skin.
Also known as a “lunchtime peel” or light chemical peel in Virginia beach, this treatment uses alpha-hydroxy acid, or another mild acid, to penetrate only the outer layer of skin. This non-invasive treatment gently exfoliates the skin’s outer layer to remove dead and damaged skin and encourage cell regeneration. A superficial chemical peel can improve acne scars, skin texture, and mild discoloration to refresh the face, neck, chest, or hands.
In a medium peel, glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to the skin to penetrate the outer and middle layers and remove damaged cells. This treatment can improve fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, freckles, acne scars, and moderate skin discoloration. A medium peel produces more dramatic results than a light peel with no extended recovery time.
A deep peel uses trichloroacetic acid or phenol to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove age spots, shallow scars, freckles, and moderate lines. This treatment is only performed once and requires some recovery time. It produces the most dramatic improvement of any type of chemical peel.
A MicroPeel is an innovative treatment that combines procedures to enhance your results:
- First, dead skin cells are removed in a technique known as dermaplaning. An alpha-hydroxy acid solution is brushed on and allowed to remain on the skin for approximately 10 minutes to exfoliate the skin and prepare it for a chemical peel.
- Next, a chemical solution, carefully and individually tailored for you, is applied to the skin to remove the damaged outer layer and stimulate collagen production. The chemical solution is removed to reveal a fresh new layer of more youthful-looking skin.
- Finally, cryotherapy is performed. This finishing freezing treatment promotes cell turnover, fights bacteria and inflammation, and leaves the skin looking and feeling refreshed.
A Micro-Peel benefits the skin in several different ways. This cutting-edge combined treatment:
- Smooths the skin
- Improves the appearance of photo damage, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles
- Leaves the skin feeling softer and looking more radiant
- Stimulates collagen production for firmer skin over time
- Promotes faster natural exfoliation for a fresher appearance of the skin
The Cosmelan Peel is one of the most effective depigmentation chemical peels used to reduce or eliminate pigmented spots, brown spots, and other dark spots on your skin. While it’s primarily meant to reduce these dark spots, it also strengthens your skin and gives it a healthy glow. The Cosmelan Peel includes active ingredients that correct hyperpigmentation in all of its forms. Besides reducing the appearance of existing dark spots, the Cosmelan Peel also inhibits new dark spots from occurring.
Mesopeels facilitate rapid skin cell regeneration through exfoliants that specially target various layers of the skin. This peel removes the uppermost layer of the skin to activate your skin’s natural healing and collagen production response, paving the way for smooth, supple, and youthful skin. It closes all your open pores, improves skin texture, increases skin thickness, lightens pigmented lesions, and reduces the appearance of acne scars.
Skinmedica peels address all the skin imperfections and textural imbalances caused by years of aging and sun damage. It reverses years of accumulated skin damage, including sunspots, age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin textures and hyperpigmentation. SkinMedica provides a wide range of chemical peels, such as the Illuminize Peel, Rejuvenize Peel, and Vitalize Peel—from which we will specially select the ideal peel for your specific skin care needs.
Environ peels are specifically designed to balance the unique physiology of your skin cells. Environ peels resist stripping away excessive skin layers because that strips away your skin’s natural barriers, leaving you vulnerable to environmental pollutants and impurities. Instead, Environ peels gently remove the uppermost horny layer of the skin while preserving the skin’s natural waterproofing barrier. As such, they encourage skin cell regeneration and exfoliation while keeping you hydrated. Environ peels are particularly useful against scars, irregular textures, sunspots, and rosacea.
Vaginal skin usually has a different color and texture from the skin of other parts of the body. Furthermore, different women have differently-colored and textured vaginal skin. However, a vaginal peel is a good solution for women who are self-conscious or uncomfortable with hyperpigmentation in the vaginal region. Vaginal peel uses gentle and non-toxic substances that encourage the uppermost layers of your skin to peel away, revealing brighter underlying skin.
Anal bleaching lightens the skin around the anus, which tends to be darker than the skin in other parts of your body. It’s perfectly natural to have a darker anus, but anal bleaching is a safe option for those who want it beautifully brightened. Chemical peels for anal bleaching usually safely break down the melanin in the anal skin to make it lighter.
Why Choose Us for a Chemical Peel?
Our entire medical team is focused on providing the highest quality care in cutting-edge, non-invasive procedures. Using advanced techniques and products, we offer superior outcomes, along with a high-end treatment experience in an office that resembles a five-star hotel, personally decorated by Dr. Kaado with furnishings from all over the world. Dr. Kaado is a younger physician who travels the world to learn the most advanced techniques in state-of-the-art non-surgical cosmetic treatments. Some of our custom treatments include chemical peels for hands and feet, and vaginal and anal bleaching.
Monthly Facial Peels: Maintaining a Youthful Glow
You can take advantage of our monthly membership for a monthly chemical peel to keep your skin looking fresh and youthful. Adding a chemical peel to your standard beauty regimen will enhance and help maintain the results from other aesthetic procedures. Our customized peels are superior, and have been chosen from across the globe, including from Europe, South Africa, and beyond. Our patients deserve the best of what the world has to offer.
Microneedling with Chemical Peel
A custom chemical peel exclusively offers in conjunction with microneedling can produce a dramatic improvement in skin issues such as leathery skin, wrinkles, creases, lines, and uneven skin tone and texture. The microneedling creates microchannels in the skin that trigger natural collagen and elastin production. The combination of skin rejuvenation treatments is one of the most effective anti-aging treatments for facial skin available. Following a combined treatment of microneedling and a chemical peel in Virginia Beach, our patients love the deep glow of exfoliation and the restorative effects of this dual-procedure. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation.
- Length of treatment: 30 – 60 minutes
- Anesthesia: none
- Side effects: redness, peeling
- Risks: pigment irregularity, burn
- Recovery: 2 to 3 days for skin to peel
- Frequency: Recommended peels once a month
- Final Appearance: 5 to 7 days
- Duration of Results: Varies depending on post-peel skin care regimen
Chemical Peel – Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are a great way to rejuvenate your skin. Brighter, healthier looking skin that improves your overall look are just a couple of the reasons it is worth having a chemical peel. Other benefits include:
- Reduce skin imperfections
- Minimize any superficial scars
- Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
- Reduce skin damage caused by sun exposure
- Improves skin clarity, which helps reduce acne
- Enables skin care products to be absorbed more deeply into the skin
Who is the Perfect Candidate for a Chemical Peel in Virginia Beach?
Over time, your facial skin can start to look dull. If you are unhappy with the tone or texture of your skin, a chemical peel can improve the appearance and leave you feeling more refreshed fewer visible lines and wrinkles. If you have struggled with skin problems such as hyperpigmentation, a chemical peel promotes the growth of new and healthy top skin layer that looks supple, firm, evenly-toned, and glowing.
Should I Avoid Applying Products or Undergoing Procedures Before Treatment?
You should not have any waxing, laser hair removal treatments or use any hair removal creams one week prior to a chemical peel. Stop using any products that contain retinol, hydroxyl acids, or benzoyl peroxide at least three to four days before the peel. If you have had any recent procedures that have caused your skin to be more sensitive, it is important that you wait until you have completely healed before you have a chemical peel.
Are There Any Preparations That Should be Make Before a Chemical Peel?
Most peels in Virginia do not require any preparation. If you tan regularly, it is important to stay away from the tanning beds or sun exposure for at least three weeks prior to your treatment. Prepare your skin by applying any prescribed lotions Dr. Kaado recommends.
How Do I Care for my Skin After a Chemical Peel?
Recovery time can vary significantly by patient and what type of chemical peel was performed. Some peels are stronger and meant to significantly penetrate the deeper layers of the skin. These can require a longer recovery time. The actual peeling of your skin will last approximately three to seven days depending on the peel’s strength. Let the skin peel off naturally; do not pick or peel off the dead skin. The use of a good UV sunscreen is important as the top layer of your skin has been removed to make way for the new, healthy layer.
If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for arguably one of the best treatments of chemical peels Virginia Beach has to offer.
We offer peel protocols for Anti Aging, Fine lines and wrinkles, Hyperpigmentation ( Dyschromia + lentigos) , Acne ( mild , moderate, severe), Imperfections and darkness in the periocular area( around the eyes), Hand aging, Post-acne scars, stretch marks.
Areas to be treated
The areas to be treated with our chemical peels are:
- Face and neck
- Chest and back
- Hands and elbows
- Feet and knees
- Vaginal and anal region
- Acne spots and stretch marks
Add On Services
Services to add on to peels during the treatment :
- Dermaplaning (gets rid of the dead top layer of the skin and fuzz hair to allow for better penetration of the peels and skincare products)
- Extractions (for decongestant of the pores)
- Sheet masks (to soothe, regenerate and repair : post-peel crystal fibre mask, anti-stress face masks etc…)
- Skin boosters
- Lip mask (lip hydration + plumping)
- Eye mask (hydration smoothing)
- Hand mask (hydration)
- Feet mask (hydration)
- Foot peel (gets rid of dead skin)
- Microdermabrasion (gets rid of dead skin for better product and peel penetration)
- Diamond glow
- Home maintenance products: pre-peel to use 15 days before the peel to optimize the therapeutic response, and preparing the skin - post-peel treatments to regenerate and repair the skin
* $75 consultation fees for butt augmentation, bodytite, vaser liposuction and high definition liposuction.
If patient decides to go ahead with the treatment, that $75 will be credited towards the procedure. The $75 consultation fee is non-refundable