Chemical Peels in San Diego, CA

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About Chemical Peels

To produce the highest quality results from chemical peel treatments, San Diego Cosmetic Clinic provides patients with a vast selection of choices. Your medical-grade chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as salicylic, glycolic, trichloroacetic, and lactic acids) will produce smoother, healthier skin. At our San Diego, CA office, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Steve Laverson offers these nonsurgical skin care treatments to address skin irregularities, such as fine lines, wrinkles, scars, dry patches, hyperpigmentation problems, and more. Chemical peels eliminate damaged, dead skin cells with a unique solution to cause the topmost layer to flake off. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you will notice a smoother, clearer complexion. A chemical peel facial can make your complexion luminous for several years.

Variations of Chemical Peels

At our San Diego, CA office, we offer chemical peels varying in strength (light, medium, and deep) to accommodate each of our patients' unique skin concerns and goals:

  • Light peels: You can receive a light peel during your lunch hour and go right back to your day. This type of peel will remove the outer layer of your skin (the epidermis) to give your facial features a more radiant appearance and smoother texture. We usually recommend that you schedule a light peel at least once a month to maintain your glowing results.
  • Medium-depth peels: This type of peel delves further into the skin so patients generally decide to heal from this treatment over a long weekend. You may also want to ready yourself for increased discomfort during and about one hour following your treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have deeper damage to their skin, like severe lines and darker pigmentation issues.
  • Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep peel. Due to its strength, it requires the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face peeling, itchy, and swollen for up to a few weeks. Patients who receive a deep chemical peel will have age or dark spots, sun damage, entrenched acne scars, and/or deep scars. Since this type of chemical peel is generally uncomfortable for patients, your aesthetician may provide you with anesthetic as a part of your treatment.

Ideal Candidates

Seeking the advice of a cosmetic specialist should be the first step in your journey to attain smooth, healthy skin. A team member at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic will evaluate your skin during an examination at our San Diego, CA office before selecting a chemical peel for optimal results. Chemical peel patients, both men and women, will have visible issues with their skin, such as scaly patches, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, or more. We may recommend different levels of peels to meet your needs and concerns.

Procedure Technique

On the day of your appointment at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic, we will ask you to lay in a comfortable position as we administer your treatment. A team member will ensure the skin is cleaned prior to applying the personalized solution to the face and/or neck. We will brush the solution onto the skin and let it set for an appropriate window of time. Then, we will clean the peel off of your skin and apply a neutralizing agent. Patients may want to bring sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the treatment to avoid sun exposure.

What to Expect

Depending on the type of chemical peel you receive, you should expect your skin to peel and itch for a period ranging from several days to two or more weeks. Dr. Laverson or a member of his team will provide you with instructions about how to care for your complexion after your appointment. Please remember that no matter how badly your skin itches throughout the healing process, it's not a good idea to peel or pick at the skin. Doing this could cause scarring and undo the improvements of your treatment.

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Recovery Time  
3 – 10 days
Average Procedure Time  
30 – 60 minutes
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Great Skin Starts here

If you are new to advanced skin care, our team at San Diego Cosmetic Clinic can help you find the perfect treatment to enhance the health and beauty of your complexion. After a chemical peel, your freshly rejuvenated skin will appear radiant, soft, and be smooth to the touch. Contact our office in San Diego, CA to schedule your skin assessment today for a chemical peel.

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