What are Chemical Peels for?

Melt away uneven pigmentation, scars, sun damage, wrinkles, blemishes, or other dermal imperfections with a chemical peel in Boulder, CO with Dr. Cox! This treatment utilizes a topical chemical solution to remove the damaged outer layer of skin and reveal a gorgeous, youthful complexion with an even skin tone and smooth texture that you will love.

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What Are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

Discover how a chemical peel can rejuvenate your appearance and boost your confidence, one layer at a time. Chemical peels, known for their versatility, can be tailored to suit various skin types and concerns, making them a valuable addition to skincare regimens. Whether you're seeking to diminish fine lines, reduce acne scars, or refresh your complexion, chemical peel sessions in Boulder by Dr. Kyle Cox offer a personalized path to skin renewal, helping you to achieve some or all of the following:

  • A radiant, youthful complexion
  • Smoother texture and even skin tone
  • Erases fine lines and wrinkles
  • Customizable to your skincare desires
  • Non-surgical, non-toxic, and safe
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Diminishes signs of aging
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Yes, chemical peels and laser peels can be combined with RF (Radiofrequency) microneedling in some instances to achieve more comprehensive skin rejuvenation. This combination approach is often chosen to address various skin concerns, including texture irregularities, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin tightening, resulting in a more holistic skin improvement. However, the specific combination and treatment plan should be discussed with a Dr. Cox to ensure it suits your skin type and goals.

Can Chemical Peels Be Combined with Other Skin Treatments?

Yes! Some individuals can explore additional treatments or procedures that can amplify the benefits of their chemical peel, such as the following:

Upper Blepharoplasty

Upper blepharoplasty aims to rejuvenate the upper eyelids for a brighter appearance, addressing concerns such as drooping or puffiness that affect facial expressiveness. Factors like aging and stress contribute to these changes, impacting overall facial aesthetics.

Lower Blepharoplasty

Lower blepharoplasty addresses under-eye conditions caused by stress, aging, or genetics by tightening skin, removing excess fat, and adjusting tissues through hidden incisions, resulting in a smoother, more youthful appearance.

RF Microneedling

RF microneedling synergistically merges two potent treatments, utilizing tiny needles to puncture the skin and deliver radiofrequency energy into the dermis. This process stimulates collagen and elastin production, resulting in smoother, firmer skin with long-lasting benefits, initiated from within.

Dermal Fillers

A dermal filler is a cosmetic injectable substance used to add volume, smooth lines, and enhance facial contours by filling in wrinkles, folds, or hollow areas of the skin. It typically consists of hyaluronic acid or other biocompatible materials that are injected beneath the skin's surface to achieve a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

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Before and After Chemical Peel combined with Upper and Lower Blepharoplasty, Radiofrequency Micro Needling, and Hyaluronic Acid Filler

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How Do I Know If I Am a Good Candidate?

Chemical peels are an excellent solution for anyone wishing to take years off the appearance of their skin without undergoing a surgical procedure. There are distinct chemical peel formulas available for darker or lighter skin tones, and Dr. Cox will assess your skin type for the best option to refresh your skin and restore its youthful glow.

To prevent any complications, you will want to discuss with Dr. Cox if any of the following apply to you:

  • You are an active smoker
  • You have been treated with Accutane within the last year for acne
  • You currently use birth control

While Boulder chemical peels with Dr. Cox are safe, we may adjust your treatment slightly to optimize your outcome. Schedule a consultation today to begin your journey toward a rejuvenated glow that radiates from your skin and from within!

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What Can I Expect from the Procedure?

Choosing the best chemical peel for your type of skin and desired results will be the first step on your journey toward a vibrant, renewed complexion with Dr. Cox in Boulder. Your medical-grade peel will produce a precise superficial chemical exfoliation in a completely controlled manner to remove the damaged outermost cells. While most chemical peel treatments are applied to the face, some patients also opt to treat aging skin on the neck, chest, and hands as well. Dr. Cox will ensure you have a comfortable treatment experience and beautiful results.

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What Is the Recovery Process?

Recovery from a chemical peel treatment is fairly rapid. Some medical-grade peels can cause mild discomfort that can easily be relieved by using soothing cold compresses or the cool air from a fan. Any persisting irritation, redness, swelling, tightness, or peeling of the skin surface will clear within 3-10 days, depending on the strength of the peel utilized. 

Dr. Cox will prescribe a soothing ointment to aid in the healing process, and she will discuss with you any additional options to integrate into your day-to-day skincare routine to support your healing. It is advised to minimize sun exposure after a chemical peel and to always use sunscreen with a high SPF. The fresh skin takes approximately 5-7 days to develop and 7-14 days to be completely healed.

When can I Exfoliate After a Chemical Peel?

Please do not exfoliate using a cleansing brush, any facial scrub or acid based products for 2 weeks (avoid products that contain AHA, BHA, Glycolic, Retin-A, or any acne medication until your skin has finished peeling).

Learn more Post-Care Instructions for Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels FAQs:

What are some of the risks?

Are chemical peels covered by insurance?

Are chemical peels painful?

What are some of the risks?

  • Scabbing
  • Inflammation
  • Redness
  • Scarring
  • Fluctuations in skin pigmentation
  • Infection

Are chemical peels covered by insurance?

Insurance companies typically do not cover cosmetic treatments. They only cover treatments that are considered medically necessary when impacting functionality. Because chemical peel treatments are considered cosmetic, most medical insurance providers will not cover the cost.

Are chemical peels painful?

During a chemical peel procedure, you may experience a burning or stinging sensation on the face. This feeling is often mild and will go away promptly.

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