Chemical Peels

CHEMICAL PEELS BATON ROUGE, LA

Chemical peels are a great non-surgical treatment option to address skin imperfections such as wrinkles, acne scarring, pore size, hyperpigmentation, texture, and melasma. Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery uses a variety of dermatological peels that will leave your skin looking healthier and more beautiful than ever. If you have been looking to enhance the smoothness and complexion of your skin without the downside of surgery, our chemical peels in Baton Rouge will give you the desired results. Dr. Taylor Theunissen knows that skin abnormalities and imperfections such as rough patches, fine lines, discolorations, and hyperpigmentation can be distressing. He carefully listens to each patients’ needs and formulates a treatment approach
that yields the best possible outcome.  

How do chemical peels work

Here at Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery we will apply an appropriate peel (based on your skin abnormality) to the target treatment area. The chemical in the peel will cause the skin to exfoliate. This upper layer then sloughs off, removing dead, damaged skin cells. This in return allows your skin to rejuvenate itself, leading to a clearer, smoother, fresher, and less wrinkled skin appearance. Using the right chemical peel is paramount in order to attain the desired cosmetic goal. Dr. Theunissen and his team at Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery have immense skills utilizing neck and face chemical peel.

 

Who is the right candidate for a chemical peel

You may be a good candidate for skin care treatment with chemical peels if you suffer from skin imperfections such as discoloration, rough patches, flaky skin, acne scars, sun spots, fine lines, and similar conditions. During your initial consultation at Dr. Theunissen’s office, your skin will be examined closely in order to establish the most appropriate chemical peel treatment for you.

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Types of chemical peels

We carry a variety of skin peels including Vitamin C treatment, Glycolic acid treatment, Salicylic acid treatment, Lactic acid treatment, TCA, and more to meet our patients’ needs. These are typically organized into three main categories based on their strength.

  • Light peels – these peels remove the outer skin layer in order to achieve a glowing skin appearance. Light peel procedure can be performed over the lunch hour and work great to smooth and enhance the complexion of your skin. You need to repeat this treatment about once per month in order to maintain the benefits for your skin.
  • Medium peels – these will reach deeper into your skin and require more time (usually an entire weekend) for maximum benefit. It is not uncommon for patients to experience significant discomfort about an hour after the peel has been removed. Dr. Theunissen recommends this type of peel for individuals who have darker pigmentation and deeper lines on the skin.
  • Deep peels – this is the strongest level of chemical peel experience available. Deep peels are also the most effective chemical peels and carry the longest recovery time. Because this is a somewhat aggressive treatment, it comes with side effects such as itchiness and swelling that can last up to 3 weeks. This kind of treatment is typically recommended for individuals who have prominent acne scars, dark spots, deep scars, or other profound skin imperfections.

Chemical Peel Baton Rouge Procedure

This is an outpatient procedure that is administered in less than an hour (typically) at Dr. Theunissen’s Baton Rouge office. The surgeon’s team will have you lying comfortably while your skin is cleaned in readiness for the chemical peel treatment. Depending on your needs, the peel may be applied to your neck, face, or both. An appropriate peel solution (from our variety) will be applied to your skin and left in place for a specific amount of time. Once ready, it will be peeled off to remove dead skin cells, and a neutralizing agent applied. It is important that you protect your treatment area from UV exposure with sunscreen or a hat.

Recovery After a Chemical Face Peel in Baton Rouge LA

It is not uncommon for patients to experience itchiness in the treatment areas over the first few days. Dr. Theunissen will provide after-care tips that you should adhere to for a smooth recovery. The recovery duration can vary from a few hours to a week depending on the strength of the type of peel that was used, as well as your specific condition. Make sure to keep in touch with Dr. Theunissen’s team so you can get all your questions answered during the recovery process.

Plan Your Procedure

A chemical peel is an outpatient procedure, typically performed in typically less than a hour and cost varies by patient. Insurance does not cover chemical peels. Average recovery can be from a few hours to a week, depending on the level of the peel.

Average Cost

VARIES PER PATIENT

Average Recovery Time

A FEW HOURS TO A WEEK

Average Procedure Time

TYPICALLY LESS THAN A HOUR

RECOVERY LOCATION

MAY RETURN TO WORK IMMEDIATELY

PROCEDURE LOCATION

OUR PRIVATE OFFICE

INSURANCE

NOT COVERED

BATON ROUGE LA CHEMICAL PEELS FAQS

WHAT ARE CHEMICAL PEELS?
Also referred to as skin peels, chemical peels are innovative exfoliating-type solutions that work by producing controlled injury to your skin. They work by removing dead cells and sloughing off the top-most layer of the skin, in turn promoting the growth of new skin that results in an improved appearance. This treatment method is effective and very popular with patients who are looking to address scarring, wrinkles, discoloration, photo-aging, and similar cosmetic concerns.
WHAT TYPE OF PEEL SOLUTIONS DO YOU USE?
At Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, we use a variety of chemical peel solutions such as but not limited to Mandelic, Lactic, Salicylic acid, glycolic acid, Jessner, and TCA. For patients who suffer from breakouts and oily skin, we may opt to use Salicylic acid solutions.
WHAT IS THE COST OF A CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT?
The cost of this skincare treatment will vary depending on the formula used and skin issues being addressed. During your initial consultation with Dr. Theunissen, the surgeon’s team will examine your face (and/or neck), listen to your concerns, and create a customized treatment plan that should work for you. You will also receive an initial cost breakdown so you can get ready for the treatment. Usually, purchasing a package that incorporates several treatments helps you save money.
WHAT IS THE RIGHT CHEMICAL PEEL STRENGTH FOR ME?
The right chemical peel strength for you will be influenced by a number of factors including your skin type, the severity of skin problem, desired cosmetic outcome, and time available for recovery. Dr. Theunissen’s team will examine your skin chart as a way forward. In some cases – it may be a good idea to start with a light peel then progress to a deeper one with time. Rest assured that your skin is in safe hands at Theunissen Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Baton Rouge.
HOW IS RECOVERY LIKE?
Mild discomfort is typical following treatment with peels . The severity of discomfort will increase if you are using a stronger peel solution. Dr. Theunissen’s office may prescribe medication, numbing cream, or various ointments to increase your comfort level post-treatment.

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Baton Rouge, LA 70808

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 225-218-6108

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