Our team of providers specializes in healing, restorative and remedial treatments for optimal skin care. At Koch & Carlisle Plastic Surgery & Spa, they offer chemical peels for women and men from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Ames, and surrounding areas who want to renew the surface of their skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines, discoloration, and other irregularities.

Most peels work safely on both the face and body, allowing you to reveal fresh and healthy skin from head to toe. With treatments overseen by board-certified plastic surgeons, you’ll make your best skin a reality as effectively and efficiently as possible.


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What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel involves the application of a chemical to the skin to remove the surface layers. Depending on the strength and depth of the peel, this treatment can be used to correct concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots and sun damage
  • Other irregularities, including mild scarring

Peeling techniques have been refined in recent years, allowing more precise control and improved results.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?

The cost of a chemical peel at our West Des Moines practice starts at $125 and varies depending on the type of peel administered and the number of sessions needed to achieve your ideal results. We will provide a personalized pricing estimate as part of the consultation process so you know what to expect in terms of pricing.

Which Chemical Peel Is Right for Me?

The choice of chemical peel depends on the degree of correction you need and the improvements you desire. Under the medical guidance of your doctor, our highly trained aesthetic staff will take the time to discuss your expectations and needs prior to your procedure. Together, you will decide which peel is the best choice for you.

A series of peels, combined with HydraFacial MD® treatments, is extremely beneficial in undoing the undesirable effects of time and the environment and improving your overall skin texture. In most cases, you will realize the greatest benefit through a series of 3 treatments. Your aesthetician will analyze your skin physiology and recommend a procedure that is right for you.

Illuminize Peel® (Mild)

This treatment features alpha‐hydroxy acids with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents. Many people notice tighter skin, a healthy glow, and a more youthful appearance after a single session.

Vitalize Peel® (Moderate)

This alpha‐hydroxy acid peel minimizes sun damage and fine lines while improving skin texture and stimulating collagen production.

Rejuvenize Peel™ (Advanced)

This peel penetrates deep into the skin to treat acne, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, skin tone, and texture.

Double Peel

The double peel consists of a microdermabrasion treatment to remove dead skin cells followed by a Vitalize Peel for more advanced results.

What Is Chemical Peel Recovery Like?

Recovery will depend on the type of peel that is selected. Deeper peels can cause the skin to become red, raw, and very flaky as the skin sloughs away. Some women and men schedule this procedure around important events while this takes place. Others produce more of a “sunburn” effect, which is more tolerable. Some peels performed at our medical spa are very mild, and you can return immediately to work and most regular activities afterward.

Your Consultation

Your nominal consultation fee covers an extensive, personal consultation with Dr. Brent Koch, Dr. Cody Koch, or Dr. Michael Carlisle. Your doctor will listen intently to your goals and desires, and together the two of you will develop the best approach to your treatment. If you proceed with the treatment at the time of consultation, your consultation fee will apply toward your treatment.

To get started, please request a consultation online or call (515) 277-5555. Our West Des Moines med spa welcomes people interested in chemical peels from Ankeny, Urbandale, Davenport, and throughout Iowa.

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