What is a chemical peel?
To provide the highest quality results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Optima Medical Spa provides you with numerous options. Your customized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic acid) will reveal healthier, more radiant skin. At our Los Angeles, CA office, Dr. Abraham (Avi) Ishaaya offers chemical peels that help to resolve skin irregularities. Chemical peels can be a great anti-aging treatment for wrinkles, scars, fine lines, rough patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. A medical-grade peel eliminates dead or damaged skin cells. When your skin recovers and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, you may see a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive way to make your complexion radiant and is used for the face and neck. Call for an appointment today.
Our Chemical Peel Options
In our Los Angeles, CA office, we offer chemical peels in different strengths to meet our patients' skin needs and goals. We are proud to offer the following effective chemical peels:
Glycolic Peel – Made with glycolic acid, this peel exfoliates and rejuvenates the skin to improve tone, texture, and appearance.
VI Peel – This medical-grade peel improves skin texture and tone and is safe for most skin types.
VI Peel with Precision – The go-to option for skin that is maturing and in need of boosted collagen production.
VI Peel with Precision Plus – This provides all the benefits of the VI Peel while improving skin discoloration.
VI Peel with Purify – The ideal VI Peel option for Optima Medical Spa patients with active acne or oily skin.
VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus – This peel offers the benefits of VI Peel with Purify, plus the power to heal acne scars.
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Can I have a chemical peel?
We will assess your skin during a consultation in our Los Angeles, CA office before selecting a chemical peel. Chemical peel patients, both men and women, typically have visible problems with their skin, such as scars, rough patches, flaky skin, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We may recommend multiple strengths of chemical peels to fit your needs and goals.
How do you apply a peel?
On the day of your appointment at Optima Medical Spa, we will have you lying in a relaxed position to administer your chemical peel treatment. We will make sure your facial skin is free of makeup, oils, or lotions by cleaning it before applying the chemical peel. The personalized solution will target the skin on your face, neck, or both. We will apply the solution to your face and let it sit for a specific amount of time that will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Then, we will clear off the peel from your face and apply a neutralizing agent. Patients should bring a light sunscreen and/or a hat to wear outside after the procedure to protect against UV exposure. Your skin will be sensitive to light.
What to Expect
Depending on the intensity of the chemical peel performed on your face, you can expect your skin to be red, peel, and itchy for 1 – 2 weeks. Dr. Ishaaya or a member of his team will give instructions on methods to care for your skin during your consultation. Call our office for assistance if you are unsure what to do or if you are worried about how your skin is reacting to the peel. Please keep in mind that no matter how badly your skin itches during the recovery, it is never helpful to pull the skin off. You could create scarring to your delicate facial skin!
Chemical Peel FAQs
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
In your initial consultation with Dr. Ishaaya, he will help you choose which type of peel is right for your skin. For first-time chemical peel patients, it's better to start with a lighter peel. It is better to be safe than sorry when it comes to your facial skin. Then, you can decide how well you tolerate the chemical peel and if you like the results. After trial, you and Dr. Ishaaya may alter the depth of your next peel.
Should I get a chemical peel or a manual exfoliation treatment?
Chemical peels and exfoliation are both facial treatments that address surface imperfections to make your skin look great. The main difference is that manual exfoliation requires tools to remove the surface skin layer through a careful exfoliating process. A chemical peel applies a caustic solution to your skin to dissolve damaged skin cells. In your consultation, Dr. Ishaaya will explain the pros and cons of both options.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Based on the formula used, you might have some discomfort during the whole process. If you get a lighter peel, you may notice some sensitivity or stinging in your skin. Deep or medium peels are better for deeper damage and longer-lasting results, but they can be more uncomfortable. Topical anesthetics, medications, and soothing serums may be applied to help you feel more comfortable after your chemical peel. Dr. Ishaaya or a member of his team will talk to you about post-treatment care to help your skin heal.
Check out our chemical peels
Even if you are new to treatments to rejuvenate the skin, Optima Medical Spa will help you choose the ideal chemical peel for your healthy skin goals. Your newly rejuvenated skin will look amazing and feel so soft once it has healed. Contact our office in Los Angeles, CA to schedule your skin consultation today for a medical-grade chemical peel.