Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel?

As we age, the dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing our skin to appear dull. A chemical peel is a deep exfoliation of the skin using a chemical solution that helps to improve the overall tone and texture of the skin.

How is a chemical peel performed?

Chemical peels are performed by a skilled SoCal Eye doctor in our Los Alamitos and Long Beach office locations. A chemical solution such as alpha-hydroxy acid, glycolic acid, or trichloroacetic acid is applied to the face or to specific areas in order to deeply exfoliate the skin. During the procedure, most patients experience a slight tingling or stinging sensation that lasts for about 5-10 minutes. The length of time that the chemical solution is left to work on the skin depends on the patient’s condition. The chemical solution is then removed, and a moisturizer or ointment is applied to the skin. After approximately 3-7 days, the exfoliated layer of skin will “peel” off, revealing the new layer of skin underneath that is brighter, smoother, and less wrinkled.

Chemical peels are used to help minimize:

fine lines
aging skin
sun damage
acne scars
skin discoloration

With little to no down time, you can easily restore a youthful look and healthy, luminous and radiant appearance. To schedule a consultation, call us at 800-611-2020.

These photos are courtesy of the Vitality Institute. Depending on your skin concerns it may take more than one chemical peel to achieve the results shown in the photos.