About Chemical Peels
Chemical Peels are offered at Bensimon Center in our Portland, OR clinic by world authority and peeling expert Dr. Richard Bensimon. We provide you with numerous options to improve the look and health of your skin. Our BensiBright, BensiPearl and our well known BensiPeel chemical peels create real change in the appearance of your skin by improving pigmentation, reversing sun damage and improving fine and deep lines and wrinkles depending on the type of peel performed. Milder peels for improvement of pigmentation may contain natural acid ingredients such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and retinoic acids to give you healthier, smoother skin. At our Portland, OR office, plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Bensimon and his aesthetic team offers chemical peel treatments that help to minimize skin irregularities, such as wrinkles, scars, fine lines, dry patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels dissolve damaged, dead skin cells with a special treatment on your skin, which causes the visible layer to peel or slough off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you will notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive option to make your skin younger, healthier and luminous.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Portland, OR office, we offer chemical peels in several strengths (light, medium, and deep) to accommodate our patients' skin care needs and goals.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on a lunch hour and go right back to your day. This type of peel will remove the top layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you schedule a light peel at least once a month for the best glowing results. BensiBright is an example of an effective milder peel.
Medium-depth peels: This type of chemical peel goes deeper into your skin, and you'll usually prefer to do this type of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and about an hour after treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have significant damage to their skin, like deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues. BensiPearl can offer a significant improvement in pigmentation and can be used on all skin types.
Deep peels: The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel, and it will require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face reddened for a 6+ weeks that is easily covered with make-up. Patients who have a deep peel (BensiPeel) may have dark age spots, leathery, sun-damaged skin and deep etched wrinkles. As this type of peel is generally stimulating during a full face peel, IV sedation is given to keep you comfortable. Segmental BensiPeels ( around the eyes or smaller areas of the face) can be performed comfortably while awake.
BensiPeel™: Created by Dr. Bensimon, the BensiPeel is a revolutionary, deep chemical peel that significantly improves moderate to severe wrinkles and sun damage. The results create a smooth, youthful appearance for a radiant and glowing profile. Healthier skin has never been more attainable than with the BensiPeel.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"Very happy to live where I have easy access to this talented doctor and his excellent team. Nurse Andrea is an extremely skilled injector, the office staff and medical/esthetic practitioners are awesome and the BensiSkin line of products works well. Best of all, I had a BensiPeel (Croton Oil Deep Peel) in December 2015 and am thrilled with the result. I'd been quite nervous making the decision to have this peel done as the information I found when trolling around the internet about deep peels made it sound like it would be a really painful procedure with a protracted, uncomfortable and messy recovery. Dr. Bensimon assured me that, while he couldn't speak to what experience people had with other doctors, that was not going to be how my deep peel with him would go. I had oral sedation for the procedure and felt nothing, It is a medical procedure and not a cosmetic peel and although I was not in pain during or after the peel, there was a healing process that was somewhat uncomfortable because of the sensation of tightness and heat that was easily managed with a couple of days of prescription pain meds and Tylenol. It took the expected and planned for two weeks for my new skin to be ready to accept makeup/sunscreen and for me to be able to venture back out into the world. The peel result is stellar and actually beyond what I expected. I feel so lucky that my women's health practitioner shared a lobby with the Bensimon Center when it was in its former location. I was able to see firsthand how lovely the women who were going in and out the door of Dr. Bensimon's practice looked (as well as the practice staff) and it drew me to check it out."- L.T. / Yelp / Feb 11, 2016
"My skin was in a terrible state, uneven skin tone, acne scars, acne itself, and texture issues. After using Bensiskin for the past six months, I've gotten more compliments on my skin than I ever had in my 20's. I quit using foundation, my skin glows, my eye area seems to be less puffy, leas dark, and I would say my skin tone is almost perfect. I can't imagine using anything else. Their lactic acid peels are truly incredible, aggressive enough to assist in cell turnover but, I've never once had the burns I've had with glycolic peels. My skin is highly sensitive and yet this works for me because I usually have to sacrifice what will work in order to not further damage my skin. Love the staff here and that they're always available to answer my questions and give me new tips."- E.B. / Yelp / Apr 27, 2018
"I have been a loyal patron of the Bensimon Center since 2013 and have always been delivered exceptional results. The office space is beautiful and relaxing, and the staff always greets me by name, which I absolutely love. I feel so comfortable whenever I go in for a treatment. I've done a series of chemical peels with Andrea, and botox/fillers with Amanda over the years, as well as rhinoplasty with Dr. Bensimon in 2013. Andrea is always so sweet and welcoming, and Amanda is an absolute magician!! She is very honest and knowledgeable about the products used, and so far I have loved everything that she has recommended. After each appointment I walk away with my results feeling natural, but artistically enhanced, which is exactly what I've been looking for. I work in the beauty industry and always highly recommend the Bensimon Center to my clients and friends. I won't go anywhere else!"- R.S. / Yelp / Aug 22, 2018
"Chemical Peel - If you wake up every morning hating your skin,Self councious,Dreading going out in public, we’ll that was me!I have a real solution. I am beyond amazed!!I am beyond thrilled!!I am so so so beyond happy I did this. It is the best thing I ever did. The results are remarkable. A real solution to getting rid of wrinkles and loving you’re face again. Thank you dr Bensimon, I really can..."- V. / RealSelf / Nov 02, 2018
"I started coming to the Bensimon Center in 2012, in an attempt to have clear skin on my wedding day. My results were amazing and my pictures were beautiful! If my husband hadn't been such and idiot and we were still married I'd post a picture. Haha . . . anyway, I continued to go to the Bensimon Center even now to keep my extremely tough skin looking good. I get chemical peels once a month and it makes my skin feel so healthy! Thank you to the Bensimon Center for helping me!"- A.M. / Facebook / Nov 09, 2017
Chemical Peel Candidates
Seeking the advice of a skin professional is the first step in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. Dr. Bensimon and an aesthetic team member at Bensimon Center canprovide you with options based on your skin concerns and examination in our Portland, OR office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, will have noticeable issues with their skin, such as scars, flaky skin, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We can suggest different levels of chemical peels to meet your needs and goals.
On the day of your milder- moderate chemical peel procedure at Bensimon Center, we will have you lying down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your face and/or neck. We will apply the solution onto your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. You may want to bring a hat to wear outside after the treatment to avoid sun exposure.
Chemical Peel What to Expect
Depending on the type of the peel you have, you can expect your skin to peel from a few days to a couple weeks. Dr. Bensimon or a member of his team will discuss how to care for your skin during your appointment. Please keep in mind that no matter how tempting during the healing process, it is never a good idea to pull the skin off. You could cause scarring to your facial skin! BensiPeel deep chemical peel requires a special mask to be worn on the face in the early recovery period and will be discussed in detail at the time of your consult with Dr. Bensimon
Chemical Peels FAQ's
How much does a chemical peel cost?
Dr. Bensimon will discuss your costs in your consultation once he has made your personalized treatment plan. The cost of a chemical peel can vary based on the intensity you choose. Bensimon Center accepts many payment methods and we periodically run specials on skin treatments, like milder - moderate chemical peels. You may also consider buying a package of several chemical peel treatments for the best value.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will depend on your unique skin concerns and cosmetic goals. During your consultation with Dr. Bensimon, he will help you decide which peel is right for your skin. Some factors you may want to consider are your skin type and the condition of your skin aging and sun damage, how deep your wrinkles are, how long you can spend in recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For milder skin conditions and early aging, a lighter peel may be better to try and see how you like the results. All peels are enhanced by the use of the BensiSkin Clinical Skin Care System, a clinical skincare regimen designed by Dr. Bensimon to promote healthy, glowing skin in the prevention skin aging and sun damage. From there, you and Dr. Bensimon can adjust your treatment plan to find the best chemical peel level for you.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the peel used, you may have some mild discomfort when it is on your skin. If you get a lighter peel, you will feel some tingling but it goes away quickly . Medium and deep peels such as the BensiPeel are good for deeper skin damage and longer-lasting results, but they can be more invasive. Your comfort is very important to us and we take every measure to insure you not only have a great result but a great experience. Dr. Bensimon or a member of his team will go over how to care for your skin after a peel to maintain your results.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
A chemical peel may be combined with another nonsurgical skin treatment at Bensimon Center. A popular combination for the BensiPeel ( a deeper chemical peel) is the addition of fat injection at the time of the peel to restore volume and help the peel heal. During your consultation, be honest with Dr. Bensimon about your skin and cosmetic concerns so he can create a comprehensive treatment plan that delivers your best results. This may include adding injectable wrinkle treatments like BOTOX, DYSPORT Restylane, Juvederm or Sculptra along with your chemical peel to rejuvenate your whole appearance.
Great Skin Starts here
Even if you are new to rejuvenating treatments, Bensimon Center will help you find the ideal treatment for your skin. Your newly rejuvenated skin will thank you by looking radiant and smooth. Call our office in Portland, OR to schedule your skin assessment today for a chemical peel.