Microdermabrasion / Chemical Peels
Chemical peeling involves the application of a chemical exfoliant to remove layers of damaged skin. Chemical peels are graded (very superficial to deep) depending on the depth of penetration and the layer of skin that is removed with a peel. Depending on the amount and depth of photodamage, real improvement in sun spots, wrinkles, and hyper-pigmentation may require different depths of chemical peels.
Need more information?
If you would like to learn more about having a chemical peel that will suit you best, we invite you to meet with Dr. Nabil Fakih for a private consultation at our office.
Please contact us to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Nabil Fakih to make an appointment. You may also fill out our contact form to make an appointment.
What is Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion?
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels, remove the stratum corneum, or outer layer of dead skin cells, which will allow for maximum penetration of the antioxidants, nutrients, and other rejuvenative ingredients in your skincare regimen. Dr. Nabil Fakih only uses ZO Skin Health Peels.
• Varies / All Skin Types
• Varies per treatment enhancing a better face.
• Chemical Peel
• Lymphatic Drainage Massage
• Length : 30 min
• Back to Work: varies per treatment, usually immediate
• Return to Exercise: varies per treatment, usually immediate
What should I expect from my consultation?
During your consultation, you will learn about Skin Care and discuss your needs and concerns. Dr. Nabil Fakih will carefully examine your entire face and he will determine what type of treatment you need. For most facial treatments, Dr. Nabil Fakih recommends that your skin is optimally prepared prior to your treatment; preparation before the peles is integral to the safest, most effective treatment.
After your consultation we will take photographs for your medical record and we will discuss the surgery fees and scheduling dates. You should come to the consultation prepared to discuss your medical history. Also provide information about any medical conditions, drug allergies, medical treatments you have received, previous surgeries and medications that you currently take. It is important for you to provide complete information.
Chemical Peels / Facial Peels
Alpha Hydroxy (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy (BHA) peels are superficial chemical peels that brighten and refresh the skin with little to no down-time. Chemical peels may be used to treat most skin types, and areas with irregular pigmentation, dry spots, acne, or fine wrinkles. Chemical peels can be combined with or without a facial treatment. Trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA) are medium-depth chemical peels to treat superficial wrinkles, discolorations and other pigment irregularities of the skin.
Microdermabrasion will improve your skin’s texture by gently removing the dead, outermost layers of skin with fine crystals, revealing the smooth, healthy skin beneath. An effective treatment to help lighten sunspots, reduce fine lines and improve acne scars. Microdermabrasion can be combined with a facial to refresh and rejuvenate your skin with no down-time or on its own as a lunchtime or maintenance procedure.
Recovery – Medium to Deep
The skin may appear red and swollen immediately following the procedure. The swelling is more pronounced with a deep chemical peel. The skin will turn brown over 48 hours and slough over the next 7-10 days. Make-up and sunscreen/moisturizer can then be used. The underlying skin will appear pinker and healthier. This pink appearance completely fades in 2-3 weeks and easily covered with make-up. Continued improvement from these peels can be seen even up to a year following the procedure. A medium depth peel can be repeated every 6 months to 1 year. A deep chemical peel can only be done once.