Medical Grade Chemical Peels

Provided by SkinMedica, an Allergan Inc. Company

How do chemical peels improve the skin?

Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.

Who can benefit from SkinMedica® peels?

SkinMedica® peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone uneveness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes. SkinMedica® offers a range of different strength chemical peels that we can select to provide the optimum treatment for your skin type.

How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?

During the initial consultation, we will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.

Who is an ideal candidate for a chemical peel treatment?

Chemical peels are appropriate for patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Chemical treatments also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes.

Can chemical peels be performed on patients with dark skin?

SkinMedica peels are appropriate for all skin types.

How do I prepare for a chemical peel treatment?

Any procedure or products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your chemical peel treatment. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.

What should I expect during the procedure?

The complete treatment is expected to take 30 minutes, which includes ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 15 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.

How will my skin look right after the chemical peel?

SkinMedica peels can leave yellowish tinge on the skin which is expected to last no longer than 2-3 hours. Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after the treatment and completely resolves after the peeling is complete.

Will I peel after receiving a SkinMedica treatment?

We will provide you with in depth post-procedure instructions. Your post-peel regimen will include moisturizer appropriate for your skin type and sunscreen broad spectrum SPF 30+.

How can I protect my skin post peel?

Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher.

After the treatment, when can I resume my regular skin care regimen?

You can resume the use of your regular treatment products after you have completely finished peeling.

What results can I expect after the peel?

After the SkinMedica peel, patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture, more even skin color, and improved skin clarity.

How often can I have the treatment performed?

SkinMedica treatments can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.

How many treatments are required?

Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peel is cumulative.

Can pregnant or lactating women receive a chemical peel?

SkinMedica® peels should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women.