Am I a Good Candidate?
The type of chemical peel that’s best for you is often determined by your skin’s Fitzpatrick level. Those who have darker skin tones are not considered candidates for a deep chemical peel, as the acid lightens pigmentation of the skin. A consultation with Dr. Stein will help you determine which chemical peel is right for you.
What is Recovery Like?
The lighter the peel, the faster your recovery. A light peel may leave your skin slightly reddened and tender for a few days with little to no skin flaking. A medium peel may cause some flaking and your face, neck, or hands may feel similarly to a sunburn for up to a week. With a deep peel, the top layers of skin will peel away and you may experience some crusting as you heal. Most deep peel patients recuperate for 1 week before returning to work.
How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?
Because of the range of depths of chemical peels, their price can widely vary. Overall cost also depends on the expertise of your provider, geographical location, and options chosen with the type of peel you’re having done. Light peels range between $100-$200, whereas medium peels go a little deeper, at $200-$600. Deep peels may go as high as $3,000-$5,000 (especially those involving anesthesia and recovery monitoring). The American Society of Plastic Surgeons averages the cost of chemical peels at around $673.
A chemical peel is a great way to improve your overall skin tone, texture, and pigmentation and stimulate collagen and elastin for firmer, more youthful skin. Let your skin’s radiance shine through with a chemical peel at Stein Plastic Surgery.