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Renewing Your Complexion by Peeling Away the Damage

Chemical peels can help stimulate the production of new skin cells to give your face a brighter, younger look. Palo Alto offers several types of peels to give you the results you want.

What do chemical peels do?

A chemical peel removes damaged layers of skin that show certain imperfections, such as acne scars and sun damage, and stimulates production of new skin cells. As these healthy cells are brought to the surface, your face will have a healthier, younger look. During the peel, a skin care expert applies a specially formulated solution to your face, which removes layers of skin. The formula is based on your individual needs and the depth of the peel. While most chemical peels are performed on the face, some can be done on the neck or hands.

What kind of chemical peels does Palo Alto offer?

Palo Alto offers several types of chemical peels, and our experts can help you choose one based on your individual complexion needs.

The SkinMedica® Peel System includes three unique peels of different strengths and degrees of exfoliation:

  • Illuminize targets the most superficial skin layers to revive your complexion with the least amount of downtime. This may be ideal for your first chemical peel.
  • Vitalize goes deeper to provide noticeable results after one peel, and even more dramatic results after three to six treatments. This can help improve your skin tone and texture.
  • Rejuvenize can help reduce the appearance of minor wrinkles and fine lines. This option has the most dramatic results, and is recommended after you’ve seen success with Vitalize.

Glycolic acid peels can rejuvenate the skin and give you a younger, healthier glow. These types of peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines, smooth uneven skin texture and target sun damage. Glycolic acid peels are some of the gentlest and most popular peel options.

Salicylic peels are a common option for acne-prone skin, helping to remove oil and cleanse the pores.

How can I prepare for a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a common, safe procedure when it is conducted by a qualified professional. Before scheduling a peel, however, you should talk to your health care provider about possible risks from conditions such as hormone treatments or allergies. Common side effects include soreness or redness in the treated area, which can last days or weeks, depending on the peel you receive. If you get a chemical peel for a special event, be sure to schedule it so that you have plenty of time to recover. Both before and after the peel, use a sunscreen or moisturizer with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect the skin.

If you are ready take the step toward a brighter, younger-looking complexion, contact Palo Alto Laser to schedule you a consultation or appointment! Our team of skin care experts would love to talk to you about our chemical peel options!

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