Chemical Peels Specialist

Advanced Dermatology Surgery Center

Dermatologist & Medical Aesthetics located in Fresno, CA

Chemical peels are one of the most commonly requested aesthetic procedures, and for good reason -- they peel away signs of aging and refresh your appearance. Whether you have a dull complexion, fine lines, or age spots, a chemical peel performed by Dr. Jane Kardashian at Rejuvenique Medical Spa can eliminate the problem. Contact her office in Fresno, California, for a complimentary consultation, or schedule an appointment online to rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel.

Chemical Peels Q & A

Advanced Dermatology Surgery Center

How does a chemical peel work?

Chemical peels improve your appearance by removing damaged and blemished skin. The chemicals remove one or more layers of skin, depending on the strength of the chemical. You can choose a light, medium, or deep chemical peel.

What skin conditions are treated with chemical peels?

The results achieved depend on the type of chemical peel:

Light peel: Improves skin discolorations, removes dry skin, and diminishes acne and fine wrinkles. Chemicals used include salicylic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, and maleic acid. You can get repeated treatments at regular intervals with these gentle chemicals.

Medium peel: Improves acne scars, uneven skin color, age spots, and moderate wrinkles. Medium-depth peels use chemicals such as trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, and Jessner’s solution.

Deep peel: Improves sun damage, scars, deeper facial wrinkles, and blotchy skin. It can be used to treat precancerous skin growths called actinic keratosis. Achieves dramatic improvement in skin appearance with new skin growth. Chemicals such as phenol or a stronger form of trichloroacetic acid are used.

What should you expect during and after treatment?

For light and medium peels, your skin is thoroughly cleansed, and the peel is brushed onto your skin. The peel stays on your skin a few minutes before it’s washed off. You may have some redness, stinging, and skin flaking, but you won’t need recovery time. While the impact is immediate with a light peel, a medium treatment may continue to cause skin peeling for up to a week.

Deep peels require more treatment and recovery time. In fact, you may need to pretreat your skin in the weeks prior to the actual treatment, which prepares your skin for the peel and speeds healing. Deep peels require a local anesthetic and a sedative to ensure your comfort during the chemical treatment.

The procedure for a deep peel is the same as other peels: Dr. Kardashian cleanses your face, applies the peel, and removes it after the required amount of time. Then she applies an ointment or medicated gauze to prevent dryness and reduce swelling. Recovery from a deep peel may take 14-21 days, but you can apply makeup after 14 days.