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Medical Peels
Chicago, IL

Minimized Wrinkles. Supple Skin.

When your skin looks its best, you exude confidence – you feel empowered to take on anything life throws your way. Conversely, when your skin is less than glowing, with an uneven skin tone, blemishes and acne scars, it might be hard to feel self-assured. Medical peels can help bring your skin back to life, improving its appearance and correcting uneven pigmentation.

These treatments involve the use of a chemical solution, which is gently applied to the specific area of skin that needs improvement. This procedure can reduce or eliminate fine lines around the mouth and under the eyes, treat acne, and even minimize stretch marks.

Eliminate Signs of Aging

If you look in the mirror and notice signs of aging caused by sun damage, acne scars, or wrinkles, you might be the perfect candidate for a medical peel with one of the best facial plastic surgeons in Lakeview. The best way to find out is to schedule a consultation where we can evaluate your skin and help you determine which of our medical peels would provide you with the best results. These treatments are designed to remove fine lines, dead skin cells, small scars, dark spots, freckles, and other minor imperfections.

The Benefits of Medical Peels

As the best plastic facial surgeon in Lakeview, Dr. Adam J. Cohen understands the benefits of medical peels. These treatments improve both the tone and texture of your skin, relieve rosacea, reduce pore size, minor wrinkles and fine lines, and leave you with softer, brighter, more youthful looking skin.

Additionally, a medical facial peel softens and plumps fine lines, minimizes dark spots and other skin discoloration, and diminishes the appearance of acne scars. We often recommend medical peels as part of a series of skin-rejuvenating treatments, such as the Micropen treatment, to achieve optimal results.

What to Expect During a Medical Peel

Prior to the treatment being applied, your skin will be cleaned and degreased. The solution will then be placed on your skin, and you’ll experience a warm, slightly stinging sensation during the 2 to 3 minutes that it remains on your skin. As soon as the peel has reached its intended depth, a neutralizing solution will be applied.

You may experience some redness, skin irritation, and minor swelling during the first couple of days after the treatment. Then you will notice your skin tightening and getting darker, and finally it will begin to peel, externally or internally, for the next 4 to 7 days. At this point, a smoother, tighter, more youthful looking layer of skin will emerge.

Keep in mind that not all medical peels will produce visible peeling, but that doesn’t mean you won’t see results. The amount of peeling depends on several factors, including what products and procedures the patient has previously experienced.

Call to book a consultation where we can help you determine which treatments will be most beneficial for you. Remember, when you have any procedure performed by Adam J. Cohen, MD, the best facial plastic surgeon in Lakeview, you are certain to love the results!

Smooth Your Skin. Reduce Wrinkles.

When your skin looks it’s best, you feel empowered. You feel confident. You can take on the world.

But when your skin tone is uneven, or has several blemishes, you can suddenly feel less powerful. You want to withdraw, and stay in your shell until your face is feeling your best.

Medical peels can help break you out of your shell.

These procedures use a chemical solution gently applied to any part of your skin in order to improve the skin’s appearance by:

  • Reducing or eliminating fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
  • Correcting uneven skin pigmentation
  • Treating acne
  • Softening the appearance of scars caused by acne
  • Minimizing stretch marks
  • Reducing wrinkles caused by sun damage

If you want to take advantage of a medical peel, arrange for a consultation today. We will let you know the best options available to you.

Our Medical Peels

  • PCA Peel (with Hydroquinone) A 45-minute peel that will lighten and strengthen your skin with minimal surface stimulation.
  • PCA Peel (without Hydroquinone) A 45-minute peel that will lighten and strengthen your skin. Since this peel is hydroquinone free, it is better for those with sensitive skin and allergies.
  • PCA Peel with Hydroquinone and Resourcinol A 45-minute peel that combines the lightening and brightening power of hydroquinone, kojic and lactic acid to leave the skin smooth and clear.
  • Pigment Balancing Peel A 45-minute peel that improves sundamaged skin, reduces melasma, and acne-related discoloration.
  • Sensi Peel A 45-minute peel that strengthens, hydrates and smooths skin while minimizing hyperpigmentation.
  • Ultrapeel I A blend of TCA and lactic acid with the addition of phytohormones for plumping and hydration.

Can Chemical Peels Help With Acne?

Chemical peels can be great treatments for acne scarring. For example, a pigment balancing peel can help clear acne discolorations and TCA may help to lighten any hyperpigmentation due to scarring. Multiple peels may be needed and not all peels are suitable for all skin types. A consultation with our aesthetician is the only way to know which peel is best for your exact skin, and your exact goals.  

What Is the Recovery Time From a Medical Peel?

The recovery time will depend on your exact situation, and the peel that you ultimately use. Some peels go deeper than others.  A light peel will normally not have much recovery time – a day or less.  A light peel will not be as effective as a deeper peel, though.  Deeper peels can have a recovery time of 2-3 days, or several weeks, depending on a variety of factors. In most cases, you will know the amount of recovery time that you need before going through the peel, so that you can plan accordingly.  The exact amount of time you will need for recovery will be covered in detail on your consultation.

Are There Any Side Effects To Medical Peels?

There are some potential side effects to peels.  The type and intensity of your side effects is related to the depth of the peel itself.  These side effects may include:

  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Flakiness
  • Irritation
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Itchiness
  • Swelling (especially with deeper peels)
  • Infection

Not everyone is prone to these side effects, and the side effects that may affect you will be addressed on your free consultation.