Medical Grade Chemical Peels in West Des Moines, IA


For the highest quality results from chemical peel treatments, Iowa Face + Body Med Spa provides you with different choices. Your individualized chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic,  glycolic,  trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will reveal more radiant skin. At our West Des Moines, IA office, our talented team offers chemical peel treatments that decrease skin irregularities, such as wrinkles, fine lines, scars, dry patches,  hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels clear away damaged, dead skin cells using an individualized treatment on the skin that causes the surface layer to slough off. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will see a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial is a nonsurgical technique to make your complexion luminous and is used for the face and body.



Seeking the advice of a skin specialist is the first part of the journey to smooth, healthy skin. A team member at Iowa Face + Body Med Spa will evaluate your skin during an examination in our West Des Moines, IA office before selecting a chemical peel for optimal results. Chemical peel patients, both men, and women, typically have visible issues with their skin, such as scars, rough patches,  hyperpigmentation, flaky skin, sun spots, fine lines, wrinkles, and more. We can recommend different levels of peels to meet your goals.


On the day of your appointment at Iowa Face + Body Med Spa, we will have you lie down in a comfortable position to administer your treatment. A team member will ensure your skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to the face and/or body. We will brush the solution onto the skin and allow it to work for an appropriate length of time, which will be determined in your chemical peel consultation. Then, we will clean the peel off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. Patients may want to bring sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the treatment to avoid sun exposure.


Based on the type of chemical peel you have, you should expect your skin to peel and itch from several days to two or more weeks. A member of our team will talk about how to treat your face during your appointment. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the healing process, it's not a good idea to pull the skin off. You could cause facial scarring!


Should I get a chemical peel or dermaplaning treatment?

Chemical peels and dermaplaning are both facial treatments that correct surface irregularities to give your skin a smoother appearance. The difference is that dermaplaning uses surgical tools (a shaving instrument) to remove the top layer of skin through a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. During your initial consultation, our team will go over the advantages of each and help you decide whether dermaplaning or a chemical peel is best for your skin goals.

Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?

Based on the peel selected, you might feel mild discomfort during the application process. If you choose a light peel, you will notice a little discomfort; however, this can be alleviated with the use of a small fan. Deep or medium peels are better for deeper skin blemishes and longer-lasting results; however, they may cause greater discomfort. Numbing cream, skin medications, and soothing ointments may be used to help you feel more comfortable during your chemical peel. Our team will discuss 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 Iowa Face + Body Med Spa. In your initial consultation, be open with our nurse when describing your aesthetic goals so she can develop a comprehensive treatment plan that delivers your best results. Your plan might include adding an injectable treatment for wrinkles (such as Juvéderm or BOTOX®), plus a chemical peel to refresh your entire face.


If you are new to professional facial treatments, Iowa Face + Body can help you find the perfect pampering for your skin. Your freshly rejuvenated skin will respond by looking radiant and touchably soft. Contact our Med Spa in West Des Moines, IA to schedule your visit today.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.

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