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The aptly named chemical peel removes the top layer(s) of the skin via a chemical reaction in order to reveal younger-looking, clearer skin below the surface while encouraging collagen production. A wide variety of chemical peels are available at Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care to ensure that the right peel is recommended just for you. Options include VI peels, Glytone peels, and SkinMedica peels. Each type differs by what it targets, the intensity of the treatment/peeling it delivers and how much or little downtime it produces.

SkinMedica Peel System

The SkinMedica Peel System is a holistic family of peels comprised of three types: Illuminize, Vitalize, and Rejuvenize. Each of these peels offers different strengths in order to treat varying degrees of skin issues and to achieve specific exfoliation depths.

Glytone peels

Glytone peels include two different chemical peels, one using glycolic acid and the other salicylic acid. These rejuvenating peels both reverse the signs of aging by diminishing lines, wrinkles, and sun damage while improving tone and texture. Salicylic peels can also be used as an adjunct acne treatment.

VI Peels

VI Peels include the VI Original, VI Peel Precision Plus, VI Peel Purify Precision Plus, and VI Peel Advanced. These peels are great choices for melasma, acne, acne-related pigmentation changes as well as skin rejuvenation.

By offering a variety of different types and levels of peels, you can rest easy knowing that any skin type may be suitable for a chemical peel. At Palo Alto Laser and Skin Care, we offer a wide variety of different chemical peels from the leading brands so that you can get matched with the ideal peel for your skin and goals.

Chemical Peel Benefits

No matter which chemical peel you undergo, they share many of the same benefits:

  • Reduction in redness
  • Reduction in pore size
  • Minimization of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimization of brown spots and dark circles
  • Improvement in skin tone, texture, and clarity
  • Scar reduction
  • Correction of “photo aging” and hyperpigmentation
  • Treatment of active acne and prevention of future breakouts
  • Reduction of acne scarring

Where Peels Can Help

Chemical peels can be applied to the face, neck, chest, forearms and even the tops of the hands to treat the most common areas where signs of aging and sun related damage appear first. The first step in determining the best chemical peel for you is during a complimentary consultation. There is an ideal chemical peel for everyone, but this requires working with an expert that have the training, skills, and products to customize every treatment to deliver the best results for you.

Peels Before and After Photos*

Individual results may vary, please schedule a complimentary consultation to discuss your aesthetic goals and we’ll put together a custom treatment plan that’s right for your skin.

Real Patient Before / After Photos*

FAQs About Chemical Peels

Can chemical peels be combined with other treatments?2020-11-04T10:56:20-07:00

Definitely. Chemical peels can be matched with a number of other treatments, such as a HydraFacial. During your consultation, you can discuss your concerns and goals so that a personalized action plan is developed just for you.

Do I need to do anything special after a peel to maximize results?2020-11-04T10:51:16-07:00

Yes, it is imperative to be hyper-vigilant about sun protection and avoid sun exposure for at least two weeks after a peel. During this period, that new skin is especially vulnerable to UV rays. Post-peels are also great times to work with an expert to customize a new, improved at-home skin regimen.

How long is the recovery period from a chemical peel?2020-11-04T10:50:21-07:00

Chemical peels, regardless of the maker or brand, can usually be divided into light, medium, or deep peels. Unsurprisingly, a light peel requires much less downtime than a deep peel. Light peels might require no downtime at all. For example, the Illuminize peel by SkinMedica is many times referred to as the “Red Carpet Peel” as it delivers healthy glow without any peeling. And therefore, is very popular choice before any events or photoshoots where beautiful glowing skin is desired. With medium peels the average recovery period ranges between 5-7 days.