Chemical Peels and Resurfacing

Chemical Peels and Resurfacing Treatments use pharmaceutical-grade solutions to exfoliate the superficial layers of the skin. They reawaken the skin’s biological healing process, replacing damaged skin cells with new, healthy, and rejuvenated ones.

You can achieve a bright, radiant look while smoothing and evening your complexion in just one session. Skin Resurfacing Treatments are commonly associated with aggressive lasers. Cosmetic Injectables Center intentionally avoids the use of damaging lasers due to the increased chance of adverse risks and complications.

Numerous factors keep the skin from looking clear and spot-free, from acne to acne scars, blackheads, large pores, and not to mention the one thing we all dread— age. Chemical Peels will rejuvenate your skin and assist in managing these tedious imperfections.

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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical Peels exfoliate and resurface the skin one layer at a time. This satisfying procedure activates the body’s natural self-healing process and encourages quicker cellular turnover.

Resurfacing also stimulates long-term collagen production, improving your overall skin health. Treatments are customized to suit a variety of concerns ranging from hyperpigmentation to lines and wrinkles. You can choose from three different types of Chemical Peels, which vary in strength:

  • Light Peel: Light peels are the most gentle. They generally use mild acids like alpha hydroxyl (AHA) and beta hydroxyl acids (BHA), including salicylic and lactic acids that exfoliate the skin’s outermost layer—used mainly for fine lines, shallow scars, discoloration, and rough skin on the face and hands.
  • Medium Peel: Medium peels are more robust and use glycolic and trichloroacetic acid (TCA). Medium peels penetrate deeper into the skin and offer more significant results with slight burning and ample recovery time. They are utilized for wrinkles, sun damage, age spots, and freckles and require 5 to 7 days of downtime. At Cosmetic Injectables, we only offer Chemical Peels that go to medium levels (these are more aggressive than what an aesthetician would use), and they are very effective.
  • Deep Peel: Deep Peels are painful and may leave a burning sensation for some time. Peeling of the skin will occur. However, they cause dramatic improvement in your skin’s color, texture, and overall quality. These peels can be very aggressive, deep, and dangerous.

Chemical Peel Benefits

Chemical Peels are excellent for treating a wide range of concerns with just one application. They work to eliminate the dull, dry surface layer of the skin to reveal your glowing complexion underneath. After one session, patients immediately notice clearer, healthier-looking skin that requires minimal downtime. Other benefits include:

  • Helping fade Old Acne Scars and stubborn hyperpigmentation: They reduce the appearance of acne scarring and help prevent further blemishes.
  • Increased Hydration: The peels support naturally occurring substances that keep skin cells lubricated, plump, and healthy.
  • Minimizing Pores: Solutions in Chemical Peels aid in erasing the appearance of large pores and gritty texture on the skin.
  • Reduces Fine Lines and Wrinkles: The peels soften signs of aging, promoting smoother, more youthful-looking skin.
  • Treats Acne and Oily Skin: They assist in clearing existing breakouts and excess oil clogging the pores.
  • Improved Skin Tone and Texture: Exfoliation improves the tone and clarity of the skin.
  • Sun Spots and Freckles: correct blemishes and damage caused by sun exposure.

How Long Will Results Last?

Depending on the strength of the peel and proper sun protection, results can last months to years. Proper aftercare and sun protection will extend the results. Deeper peels generally offer a longer-lasting effect.

Chemical Peel Cost & Pricing Structure

Pricing of Chemical Peels varies depending on the strength of the peel, the number of sessions you require, and your provider’s expertise. Please schedule a consultation with one of our master staff to receive a more detailed pricing structure.

  • US National Average: $200 – $2,000
  • Our Price: Our price for the VI Peel is $300 per treatment, and our Glycolic or Mandelic Acid Peel is $100 per treatment.
  • Additional Costs: There are no additional costs.
  • Insurance: Most insurance companies do not cover cosmetic procedures. We offer a variety of payment options for your convenience.
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How The Procedure Works

Schedule a consultation with one of our cosmetic professionals to determine if this procedure is practical for you. Please review the following sections to understand the treatment process.

Before & Preparation

  • Your provider may advise you to stop using retinoids a couple of days before your procedure or take retinoids to help increase the acid penetration to your skin.
  • Avoid waxing, exfoliating, or bleaching your facial hair for one week before treatment. 
  • If you are prone to cold sores: our experienced practitioners may recommend a course of antiviral treatment the week before the procedure.
  • Eliminate the use of facial scrubs for one week. 
  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure for one week before treatment.
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During the Procedure

  • To begin, your practitioner will cleanse your face, cover your eyes with protective goggles, and apply protection to your hair.
  • Suppose you are receiving a deep Chemical Peel. In that case, the experienced practitioner will likely numb your skin with a local anesthetic, give a sedative, or use regional anesthesia to numb the face.
  • You may feel a slight tingling (light to medium peels) or a burning sensation (deep peels) during peel application.
  • Light peel: the practitioner will apply a neutralizing solution and wash your face.
  • Medium peel: the practitioner will apply a cool compress to your face.
  • Deep peel: the peel will be completed in 15-minute intervals to avoid exposure to an excessive amount of the solution.

Aftercare & Recovery

  • Immediately after treatment, your skin may feel flushed or warm; this sensation will subside within a few hours.
  • Avoid aerobic exercise, hot showers, saunas, or pools with chemicals for a minimum of 72 hours.
  • Typically by day two, your skin will feel relatively dry/tight: this is a sign you will start the peeling process.
  • The peeling process can be mild or harsher depending on the level of the peel and lasts approximately 2 to 5 days.
  • You should apply sunscreen regularly and avoid excessive exfoliation during the healing process.
  • By day seven, your skin should be fully healed, and you can reap the benefits of beautiful skin!
  • Dr. Soleiman recommends a light chemical peel every 4 to 6 weeks for consistent results.
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Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

If you suffer from sun damage, uneven or scarred skin, or the aging process has taken a toll on your skin; Chemical Peels and resurfacing may be the perfect treatment for you. Chemical Peels are also excellent for your skin during the winter months.

During the consultation, your provider will assess any pigmentation issues, cosmetic goals, and allergies to any chemicals to determine if this treatment is proper for you.

Woman Thinking To Do Chemical Peel Procedure

Similar & Related Procedures

  • Microdermabrasion. Uses a minimally abrasive tool to gently “sand” skin to renew overall tone and texture.
  • Dermaplaning. The act of shaving your face with a single blade to help remove dull, dead skin cells and peach fuzz.

Chemical Peels VS. Microdermabrasion

Chemical Peels
Customizable:
Yes
Non-invasive:
Yes
Recovery time:
4-7 days
Can Treat Active Acne:
Yes
Requires Pre-Procedure Plan:
Yes
Induces Pain:
Minimal to moderate
Results Last:
2-6 months
Stimulates Collagen Production:
Yes
Microdermabrasion
Customizable:
No
Non-invasive:
Yes
Recovery time:
Little to none
Can Treat Active Acne:
No
Requires Pre-Procedure Plan:
No
Induces Pain:
Little to none
Results Last:
one month
Stimulates Collagen Production:
No

Side Effects & Risks

Woman Experiencing Redness Of Skin After Chemical Peel Procedure

Although the percentage of people encountering side effects from Chemical Peels is low, side effects and risks may include:

  • Redness: Normal healing from a Chemical Peel involves skin redness with little to no pain. Redness might last for several days after a medium or deep Chemical Peel.
  • Scarring: Chemical Peels rarely cause scarring. You can use antibiotics and steroid medications to soften the appearance of these blemishes if they occur.
  • Infection and Scarring: Infection can occur with any chemical procedure because the protective outer layer of skin is removed, making the skin more vulnerable to infection.

Chemical Peel Reviews

“I highly recommend Melody to do your filler injections, chemical peels, and laser treatments(these are the services that I’ve had done)! Melody is not only professional, friendly, and fun to talk to, but she is also so knowledgeable and informative about the services and procedures she provides. I trust her with my face and would encourage you to do the same!!”

Kacie M.
Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

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Chemical Peel FAQs

Can you see results after one peel?

Most patients notice an improvement after their first Chemical Peel. However, three to five peels are typically required to meet individual skin goals and maintain optimal results.

Which type of Chemical Peel is right for me?

The type of peel chosen for you depends on your personal skin needs and your cosmetic goals. Mild skin issues may receive a lighter peel, while those with severe skin issues may opt for deep peels.

Are Chemical Peels safe?

A Chemical Peel is a safe, non-invasive technique that yields minimal side effects and risks when performed by a qualified and experienced skin care specialist.

How often can I receive Chemical Peel treatments?

The more substantial the peel, the longer the stretch between treatments should be. How often you receive treatment depends on your skin type, level of discomfort during the peeling process, how extensively your skin peels after your initial treatment, and your individual goals.

How long do Chemical Peels last?

Your results can last for months or even years, depending on the strength of the peel and proper use of sun protection. Protecting your skin from the sun will extend the results, and deeper peels generally offer a longer-lasting effect.

Who should NOT get a Chemical Peel?

Chemical Peels are not for everyone. Your doctor might advise against certain types of Chemical Peels if

  • you have taken the acne medication, isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis, others) in the past six months
  • have a personal history of ridged areas caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue (keloids)
  • have abnormal skin pigmentation

Can I wear makeup after a chemical peel?

You should not apply makeup for the first four hours after a chemical peel. Other things to be avoided for the first four hours include touching or washing your face.

What are the side effects of chemical peeling?

The main side effect of a chemical peel is peeling. Other possible side effects include hyperpigmentation (especially after direct sun exposure), redness, itching, and skin sensitivity. If the chemical peel is too deep, or if you pull on the skin as it peels, scarring may occur. For this reason, avoid pulling at the peeling skin.

How often should you get a chemical peel?

You may get a light peel monthly. However, if you are getting a medium peel, it is recommended to space the peels out every three to four months. For Deep peels, practitioners recommend waiting two to three years between treatments.

Is chemical peel good for skin?

Yes. Chemical peels help to reduce acne scars, clear pores, reveal new and fresh skin, and shed dead skin.

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