Chemical Peels Overview
Our skin doesn’t always look the way we wish it did. Inland Empire board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Ben Childers offers a number of chemical peels in varying strengths to transform the skin. We customize our chemical peels to help correct skin problems like aging, pigmentation, acne, scars, rough/uneven texture, and more.
The Obagi Blue Peel helps you achieve younger, healthier skin from a trusted brand. Our VI Peel is designed to improve discolorations such as age spots, hyper pigmentation, and freckles. This peel also improves overall tone, texture, and clarity of the skin. In addition, the VI Peel stimulates the production of collagen for firmer skin and a more youthful appearance. Our MicroPeel is great at sloughing off dead skin cells through chemical and mechanical exfoliation to eliminate dead cells and initiate cell regeneration. This peel is great for patients with dry, dull, or rough skin.
Chemical Peels Reviews
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Types of Chemical Peels
Medium Depth Peels
A medium depth peel consists of Trichloroacetic acid (known as a TCA peel). It penetrates the skin more deeply than the superficial peel, with stronger effects. The trade-off, however, is a less comfortable procedure with a longer recovery time. This procedure also costs more than a superficial peel. Recovery can take a full week or longer.
A deep peel is the harshest of all chemical peels. It is also the most expensive and has the longest recovery. However, this peel, containing Phenol, does have a much stronger effect and can combat more persistent problems, like skin lesions and deep wrinkles. Deep chemical peels tend to bleach the top layer of the skin. Therefore, it is not recommended for darker skin tones. These are reserved for individuals with skin wrinkling around the lips, deep wrinkles from sun exposure and deeper scars.
Chemical Peels During/After Surgery
The process for applying a chemical peel is generally the same for each type, but will vary slightly depending on the level of solution being applied. Anesthesia is not used during this procedure. However, it may be considered for Phenol peels. First, the face is thoroughly cleaned. Then, the chemical agent is then brushed on to the skin. Patients will experience some mild stinging at this time. The face is then washed and a cool saline compress is applied to act as a neutralizer. Patients will need to wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure as much as possible.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Procedure Time
- 1 hour
- Procedure Recovery Location
Chemical Peel FAQs
Does a Chemical Peel Hurt?
A chemical peel does not hurt. However, it may cause some discomfort. Most patients will feel tingling and a slight burning sensation, which will subside shortly after the procedure has been completed. Phenol peels result in a greater degree of discomfort, but the practitioner should plan for this before the procedure begins.
It is very common to combine a chemical peel with another procedure. Microdermabrasion is one such procedure that provide effective results when combined with a peel. This will be considered a combination program that can be repeated every six weeks.
How to Choose?
There are many alternatives to consider. Individuals looking to reduce fine lines, blotchiness and other mild skin conditions may benefit from a chemical peel, which removes dead skin cells and accelerates the generation of new skin. If deep wrinkles are the issue, a Phenol peel may help, but patients may also want to consider another treatment such as BOTOX or Dysport.