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Discover Medical Grade Chemical Peels in Los Gatos & San Jose
Chemical peels and medical facials are a fast and easy way to exfoliate the skin and improve texture. During the treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes an increase in cellular turnover or “flaking” of the skin. You may notice visible exfoliation over the course of a week while some patients don’t see any peeling. This cellular turnover reveals regenerated skin that is smoother and brighter. Chemical Peels are highly effective for treating acne, wrinkles, light pigment, and scars.
Chemical peels and medical facials are specially formulated to exfoliate and slough unwanted skin debris and imperfections and range in penetration into the skin from light to deep. We carry a variety of professional peels which include Salicyclic Peel, Glycolic Peel, Lactic Peel, and TCA Peel. Our cosmetic doctor Omeed Sani, MD can formulate a plan to target your anti-aging goals and skin imperfections.
Please call our office for more information about your specific condition treatment! If you have been longing for an improvement in skin texture and tone, you should definitely start with a series of chemical peels!
What Chemical Peels Are Available?
Various levels of medical-grade peels are available to target skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation, melasma, aging and photo-damaged skin. Powerful combinations of vitamins and acids are formulated for each patient based on skin type and degree of the skin’s condition. Results vary depending on the aggressiveness and amount of downtime experienced.
What Are The Benefits?
Chemical peels can improve the overall texture of the skin as well as treat:
- Sun damage
- Environmental assaults / anti-free radicals
- Pigmentation / Melasma
- Actinic keratosis
- Light acne scarring
What Is The Process?
Formulations of acids are created to provide a uniformed and controlled shedding of layers of the epidermal skin. The acids are applied to freshly cleansed skin that has been free from retinols and other acids for one week. A slight stinging sensation may be experienced when the acids are applied that is only temporary. Lastly, a light moisturizer and a high SPF are applied to protect the vulnerable treated skin. Within 48 hours, you may experience a light to moderate flaking which in turn promotes the growth of new, healthy skin. It is vital to apply a sunscreen during and after the peeling process. A series of peels is suggested to receive the maximum results.
Are There Any Side Effects?
Side effects are rare and usually temporary. They may include stinging, burning, redness, crusting, skin discoloration, infections and on rare occasion, scarring if the skin is not cared for properly. Sun protection is crucial to minimize the risk of side effects. Because there is relatively little pain during the procedure, they are performed without anesthesia. Pre and post care are recommended for optimal results.
How Many Sessions Do I Need?
This may vary based on your skin’s reaction to the treatment itself. When spaced appropriately, you can undergo glycolic acid peels as often as you like. Dr. Sani states that several sequential treatments are needed to experience results such as reduction in fine lines or acne.
Can Chemical Peels Be Combined With Other Treatments?
Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration and scars — typically on the face. A chemical peel can be done alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sani will advise you about the best combinations to achieve your goals.
What Can I Treat With Your Chemical Peels?
The formulation for our peels can be custom created to effectively treat acne, unwanted pigmentation and skin aging. We offer a wide range of chemical peels serve different purposes and can be customized and even layered to target specific needs for each patient. We will evaluate your skin and find the right blend for your needs. We work closely with our suppliers to ensure our clients can enjoy the latest in skin care developments. The results are smooth skin with a clear and youthful glow. Mineral makeup can safely be applied immediately after chemical peels and most patients do not experience peeling. Treatments can be repeated every two to four weeks for continued improvement.
Chemical Peel Options
Lactic or fruit acids are the mildest, and are generally used to treat fine wrinkles, dry areas, uneven pigmentation, acne, rough skin and sun-damaged. A superficial peel will leave skin feeling refreshed and fine lines may be lessened. The downtime is generally minimal and some minor flaking can occur.
Medium Depth Peel
Retinoic acid in combination with other acids provide a deeper level of peeling to smooth fine lines, heal superficial blemishes and lighten pigmentation. The skin will experience flaking within a couple of days that can last for about 3-5 days. These peels can be used any skin type.
This treatment provides the most dramatic results for treatment of hyperpigmentation and /or melasma. The acids used are customized with the most effective prescriptive pharmaceutical agents. Pre and post care are required for optimal results.
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Please call (408)-740-5878 us if you would like to receive a free consultation or need to have a more specific advice. We welcome you to visit us to discuss your cosmetic goals in our beautiful Los Gatos office.