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What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels have become a popular and safe way to rejuvenate your skin. A chemical peel is a professional technique where a chemically exfoliating solution is applied to the skin to remove the outer layers which have been damaged by the elements. For those that have been frustrated by their skin tone, La Fontaine Aesthetics offers some of the best chemical peels Denver has available, which can visibly improve appearance and texture.


What types of skin care issues do chemical peels solve?

A chemical peel is an excellent option for anyone who has struggled with damaged or flawed skin. Chemical peels can vary in strength and effectiveness for each person, but you can expect to improve or eliminate the appearance of:

  • Acne/blemishes
  • Pre-mature age signs
  • Clogged pores (blackheads/whiteheads)
  • Dull skin
  • Smoker’s skin
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Irregular skin pigmentation such as melasma
  • Scaly or rough skin
  • Sun-damaged skin

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Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?

There are many reasons to select our chemical peels in Denver. Without invasive plastic surgery, it can leave you with smoother, less wrinkled skin by the end of your treatment cycle. However, if you are looking to treat more severe wrinkles and skin that has lost its elasticity and is sagging, other treatments would be more beneficial. Dr. Ken Oleszek puts the safety and comfort of his patients first. If a chemical peel is not right for you, he will provide an honest assessment and offer other possible solutions for the treatment of your skin.

What can I expect during a chemical peel?

Your skin is unique, and each patient will have his or her own needs when it comes to what they are expecting from a chemical peel. Your aesthetician can recommend several different levels of chemical peels based on the level of your skin damage. During the peel procedure, you may experience a slight burning sensation following by brief numbness and stinging. Peels are not painful but can be uncomfortable when the solution is on the skin for a few minutes. All chemical peels will require some downtime.

What chemicals are used in a chemical peel?

There are many different types of chemical peels, so it is important to ask questions. Typically, the most common chemicals used in peels are alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid, and phenol. The warm and approachable team at La Fontaine Aesthetics can discuss the specific solutions in more detail with you during your consultation. They will take the time to address any concerns you may have. Together you will decide which peel is best for your skin care needs.

Chemical Peels Denver

Peels vary in strength and can go from light to deep, depending on the solutions used.

  • With a light peel, you can expect your skin feel flakey, experience mild redness and dryness. You can go about your regular routine the following day.
  • With a medium peel, you may experience slight swelling that will diminish within the week. Your skin will heal, and normal activities can resume in approximately one week to ten days.
  • A deeper peel is for patients with the most skin damage. Mild pain medication may be used to minimize any discomfort. Downtime will be one to two weeks.

Does a Board Certified Physician oversee your cosmetic treatments?

When you select La Fontaine Aesthetics, you will be taken care of by a team of qualified skin care professionals. Your chemical peel will be managed in the privacy of our luxury clinic located in Denver, Colorado. Licensed Estheticians will work to get to know you and understand your skin care needs and then create a personalized treatment plan specific to your goals and budget. At La Fontaine, we focus on minimally invasive treatments for facial rejuvenation; we want to keep you looking your best with the least amount of downtime possible.

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