What are Chemical Peels?
If you are bothered by skin flaws, including scars, wrinkles, fine lines, uneven patches, or hyperpigmentation issues, you may want to consider a chemical peel. This professional facial treatment uses chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) to reveal healthier, smoother skin. At Nuance Medspa in Ridgefield, WA, board-certified physician Dr. Son Do offers noninvasive chemical peel treatments that repair the skin on the neck and face so your complexion appears more radiant. Chemical peels eliminate dead or damaged skin cells using a personalized solution on the skin that causes the surface layer to peel off.
Variations of Chemical Peels
In our Ridgefield, WA office, we perform chemical peels in multiple strengths (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' skin needs and goals.
Light peels: You can have a light peel on your lunch break and go right back to your routine. This level of peel will remove the outer layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually suggest that you receive a light chemical peel at least once a month for the ideal glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of peel reaches further into the skin, and patients usually prefer to have this level of facial treatment over an extended weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for increased discomfort during and up to one hour after your chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are designed for patients who have deeper damage to their skin, including deeper lines and darker pigmentation issues.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel treatment, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive procedure that may leave your face itchy, peeling, and swollen for 2 – 3 weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel may have age or dark spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep scars.
"I have loved every experience at Nuance Med Spa ranging from eyebrow serum to amazing facials and had me leaving more confident than ever. Mai has taken care of all my needs and more! I couldn’t ask for better expertise. Thank you so much! Nothing but positive things to say. Recommend to anyone! Also thanks to her I can finally say I have visible eyebrows lol. 5 stars all the way!(:"- T.H. / Google / Apr 23, 2022
"The professionals at Nuance Med Spa have made my experience there the best! From the very beginning, they presented me with an overall plan to address my goals and helped me understand the process. Mai is extremely knowledgeable and communicates well what is the best course of treatment. Dr. Do is meticulous and willing to take as much time with a client as they need. Although they may make recommendations, there is never any pressure to go beyond what you, as the client, feel comfortable with. I'm grateful to have found Nuance Med Spa!"- L.W. / Google / Apr 08, 2022
"I am very impressed with Dr Do and his wife Mia . They are so knowledgeable and personable. They listen to my needs and guide me in the direction I need to go. I love how they explain everything to me before and after the procedure and make me feel comfortable during the procedure. They are very precise in what they do and want to do their best. It took me so long to try anything, Nuance has made it so easy I can’t wait to go back! Angie B."- A.B. / Google / Mar 24, 2022
"My experience at Nuance has been wonderful from start to finish. Dr. Do was personable and professional. Mai has truly taken patient care to the next level - incredibly attentive and genuinely concerned with my comfort and well-being through the procedure and during the healing process as well. The pair set me up for success both before and after surgery with a detailed shopping list and goody bag. Mai has performed two ultrasound massages on me post procedure which have helped a TON with swelling reduction. Thank you for helping me gain a new found confidence in my figure! I highly recommended Dr. Do, Mai and the team at Nuance Med Spa."- J.J. / Google / Feb 17, 2022
"(Translated by Google) My experience with Nuance has been transformative. After going in for a consultation, Mai listened to my needs and knew exactly what I needed to see results before my wedding. I couldn't believe how quickly my skin improved after the peel treatment, recommended skin regimen and microneedling sessions. Instantly, I felt so much more confident in myself. I barely wore makeup on my wedding day and rarely wear it now. I used to never even leave the house without applying makeup. The fact that my skin feels and looks so much better makes me realize how important skin care is, and I am eternally grateful to Nuance for giving me such incredible results! (Original) Mi experiencia con Nuance ha sido transformadora. Después de ir a una consulta, Mai escuchó mis necesidades y sabía exactamente lo que necesitaba para ver resultados antes de mi boda. No podía creer lo rápido que mejoró mi piel despues del tratamiento de exfoliación, el recomendado régimen de piel y las sesiones de microagujas. Al instante, me sentí mucho más segura de mí misma. Apenas usé maquillaje el día de mi boda y rara vez lo uso ahora. Antes ni siquiera salía de casa sin aplicarme con maquillaje. El hecho de que mi piel se sienta y se vea mucho mejor me hace dar cuenta de lo importante que es el cuidado de la piel, y estoy eternamente agradecida a Nuance por brindarme resultados tan increíbles!"- S.P. / Google / Jan 19, 2022
Can I Have a Chemical Peel?
Seeking the advice of a skin professional is the first step in the journey to healthy, smooth skin. A team member at Nuance Medspa will assess your skin in an examination in our Ridgefield, WA office before selecting a chemical peel treatment for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, should have noticeable issues with their skin, including rough patches, acne scars, flaky skin, discoloration, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We will suggest different strengths of peels to meet your concerns.
What to Expect after Your Peel
Depending on the strength of the chemical peel you choose, you can expect your face to itch and peel, from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Do or a member of his team will give instructions on how to care for your skin during your appointment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches during the healing process, it's not helpful to pull the skin off. You could create scarring to your delicate skin.
Great Skin Starts here
If you are new to professional facial treatments, Nuance Medspa can help you find the best procedure for your goals. With a chemical peel, your skin begins to repair itself, revealing a smoother, clearer complexion. Contact our office in Ridgefield, WA to make an appointment, and hear more about the benefits of chemical peels, as well as cost information.