Chemical Peels

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Chemical peels are medical-grade formulations that exfoliate the uppermost layers of your skin to reveal smooth, soft, even-textured skin underneath. Chemical peels are the most effective means of ensuring your skin remains healthy and youthful. We provide highly personalized chemical peels to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, address mild scarring issues, and improve your skin tone and texture. Chemical peels also stimulate cellular regeneration.

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels use unique chemical formulations, such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid, lactic acid, and carbolic acid, to remove the outermost layers of your skin. The uppermost layers of your skin hold most signs of sun damage, scarring, injuries, and pigmentation problems. Since chemical peels remove the uppermost layers of the skin, they pave the way for smoother, softer, healthier skin to rise to the surface.

What do chemical peels treat?

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Skin laxity
  • Sun damage
  • Age spots
  • Sunspots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Textural irregularities
  • Enlarged pores
  • Congested pores
  • Freckles
  • Acne breakouts
  • Other skin concerns

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

  • Non-invasive skin rejuvenation
  • Only causes mild tingling sensations
  • Reverses the signs of aging
  • Improves overall skin tone and texture
  • Stimulates collagen production
  • No harsh side effects or complications
  • Personalized according to your skin type

What are my chemical peel options?

Your chemical peel journey starts with a personalized consultation with our medical providers. Our medical experts will carefully examine your skin, discuss your goals and concerns, analyze your skin type and conditions, and curate a personalized treatment plan. They will select the ideal chemical peel based on your skin type and concerns. We offer three chemical peels — Perfect Peel, TCA Peel, and Cosmelan Mask.

Perfect Peel

The Perfect Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel made using glutathione, a potent peptide that reduces inflammation and brightens your skin. It also includes trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, kojic acid, phenol, and vitamin C. This chemical peel improves the tone and texture of the skin without causing dryness.

TCA Peel

The TCA Peel contains the primary ingredient trichloroacetic acid, a powerful chemical that removes the uppermost layers of your skin. This is a medium-depth chemical peel that minimizes skin blemishes, reduces wrinkles, improves skin color, and prevents acne.

Cosmelan Mask

The Cosmelan Mask is a depigmentation treatment for patients with hyperpigmentation and other forms of pigmented lesions. This chemical peel involves applying a special mask made of azelaic acid, kojic acid, ascorbic acid, and other ingredients for 6 to 10 hours. It can treat hyperpigmentation and prevent new spots from appearing.

Is there any downtime after chemical peels?

Each chemical peel leads to different levels of exfoliation, so they also require different recovery periods. Some chemical peels are extremely mild and require zero downtime, and some chemical peels may necessitate a few days of downtime. Our medical providers will discuss the activity restrictions linked to each type of peel, giving you all the information you need to select the ideal chemical peel for your lifestyle.

How many chemical peels do I need?

The number of chemical peels you need depends entirely on your needs and concerns. If you want to revitalize your complexion and remove mild pigmentation problems, you may only need a few sessions. But if you want to address deeper concerns, such as acne scarring, you may need a series of 6 chemical peels spaced a few weeks apart. Our medical experts will curate the ideal treatment frequency for you.

Why choose Premier Aesthetic Dermatology?

Premier Aesthetic Dermatology is a boutique dermatology practice specializing in cutting-edge cosmetic treatments. We offer the most effective treatments to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage and help you achieve smooth, even-textured skin. Our medical providers will evaluate your concerns and guide you in the right direction, helping you maintain an effortlessly youthful appearance. Please schedule an appointment to explore your chemical peel options in San Carlos.