About Chemical Peels
To provide the best results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, A Woman Plastic Surgeon provides you with multiple options. Your professional facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) will give you healthier, smoother skin. At our Metairie, LA office, plastic surgeon Dr. Cynthia Mizgala offers chemical peel treatments that help to minimize skin flaws, including wrinkles, scars, fine lines, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels dissolve dead or damaged skin cells with a special solution on your skin, which causes the visible layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive option to make your skin bright and may be used for the face and neck.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Metairie, LA office, we provide chemical peels in several levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin care needs and goals.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on your lunch break and get back to your day. This strength of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you get a light treatment around once a month for the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This strength of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin, and you'll usually prefer to do this level of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin, such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.
ViPeel Precision Plus: This is a new generation of facial peels that offers amazing results. Most patients notice more radiant-looking skin in about one week. Treatments usually take about 20 minutes and can be used to improve poor skin texture and tone. In addition, it is an effective method for reducing the appearance of age spots, hyperpigmentation, freckles, and unsightly wrinkles.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"45 Year Old Sun Lover - Metairie, LA - I went to Dr Mizgala office to get information on a chemical peel. Her aesthetician Robin was so pleasant and very knowledgable on skin care. I felt very comfortable with her recommendation of doing a Vi medical grade on my face and neck. I have been dealing with sun damage for years and she felt this peel would get my skin condition in the right direction, well she was right because my skin..."- N. / RealSelf / Jul 16, 2015
Receiving the suggestions of an aesthetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthier skin. Robin Brock at A Woman Plastic Surgeon can assess your skin in a consultation in our Metairie, LA office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel candidates of both genders typically have noticeable problems in their skin, like scars, flaky skin, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We will suggest multiple types of chemical peels to fit your needs and goals. A customized treatment plan will be recommended, as well as advice for our simple yet very effective home skin care.
At your procedure at A Woman Plastic Surgeon, we will have you lying down in our relaxed red spa to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your treatment areas. We will apply the solution onto your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session.
What to Expect
Depending on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect the face to itch and sometimes peel for a few days. Our aesthetician, Robin Brock, will discuss methods to care for your skin during the healing phase of your peel.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Robin Brock will discuss your costs in your consultation after she has made your chemical peel treatment plan. The cost of a chemical peel can vary based on your treatment plan. A Woman Plastic Surgeon accepts many payment methods and you can ask about current specials on facial treatments, like chemical peels. You may also consider buying a package of several chemical peel treatments or packages, which include other facial rejuvenation options.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will depend on your unique skin needs and cosmetic goals. During your consultation with Robin Brock, she will help you select which peel is right for your skin. Some factors you may consider are your skin type, how deep you want the peel to work, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For first time patients, it may be better to start with a lighter peel and see how you like the results. From there, you and Robin Brock might tweak your plan to discover the best chemical peel level for your needs.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the formula used, you may have some discomfort when it is on your skin. If you have a lighter peel, you will probably feel some stinging, but it goes away quickly with a handheld fan. Medium and deep peels are recommended to correct deeper damage and offer results that last a long time, but they are typically more uncomfortable. Our licensed aesthetician, Robin Brock, will go over skin care after your chemical peel to extend your results.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
For even greater improvements to your skin, you may combine a chemical peel with another skin treatment at A Woman Plastic Surgeon. During your consultation, be honest with Dr. Mizgala and Robin Brock about your skin and cosmetic concerns so they can create a personalized treatment plan to best address your goals. This may include injectable wrinkle treatments (like BOTOX or Juvéderm) along with your chemical peel to rejuvenate your whole appearance.
- Average Cost
- $75 - $300
- Recovery Time
- 0 Days - 1 Week
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 min - 1 Hour
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 Week
- Procedure Recovery Location
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you know nothing about rejuvenating treatments, A Woman Plastic Surgeon will help you plan a customized facial rejuvenation experience to meet your needs. Your newly renewed skin will thank you by looking healthy and caressingly silky. Call our office in Metairie, LA to schedule a complimentary consultation with our experienced medical aesthetician, Robin Brock, and start on your path to younger, glowing skin.