Chemical Peel


Mesna Plastic Surgery offers chemical peel and laser resurfacing treatments for women who want a rejuvenated look that is non-invasive with great results. Laser skin resurfacing removes the top layers of the skin, removing dead cells and built-up bacteria. Chemical peels use mild chemicals to remove superficial layers of the skin, reducing fine lines and the look of pores.

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Two of our most popular techniques to rejuvenate the skin would be laser resurfacing and chemical peels. Lasers are used to remove the top layers of damaged skin, which will rejuvenate and soften the texture, reduce pore size, and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Lasers can be used to also remove brown spots and any vascular lesions you may have on your face. Heat from the lasers will collapse down the small vessels in your face, as well as remove layers of skin to remove any pigmented lesions or brown spots. We use lasers more and more because people do not like to have the downtime from surgery, so it's an alternative to surgery. Chemical peels would be a step down from a laser treatment. What they are is it's a chemical that will remove the superficial layer of skin to rejuvenate and help with fine lines, wrinkles, and pore size. With a chemical peel, the chemical is applied, and the skin will start to peel on Day 2 or 3 for 3 to 5 days. Chemical peels would be for someone that has a skin condition called melasma, where they are not a good candidate for laser treatments because the lasers would stimulate the melasma to become worse, so chemical peels is an alternative to help control this skin condition. We have anything from lactic acid, which has no downtime, will just help soften the skin, to VI Peels, which are using TCA, retinol, vitamin C to help exfoliate the skin and help lighten the skin as well, but reduces pore size and softens fine lines and wrinkles. This process is not painful, but it does take about 3 to 5 days for complete healing with minimal side effects. Our customers have been extremely happy with the results and outcomes of the laser and chemical peels. To determine if you're a good candidate for a chemical peel or a laser treatment, we recommend you come in and do a complimentary skin analysis, and we can determine what skin care program is right for you.

Dr. Gregory T. Mesna

Mesna Plastic Surgery & Aesthetic Center

Gregory T. Mesna MD, FACS, is a board-certified plastic surgeon with over 20 years of top-level experience. He performs a wide range of surgical and non-surgical procedures to enhance and rejuvenate the face, body, and breasts. He is proud to be affiliated with:

  • The American College of Surgeons (Fellow)
  • The American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • The Minnesota Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • The American Society of Plastic Surgeons

You can request a free consultation at our office in Minneapolis, MN, by contacting us online or calling (952) 927-4556.

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