What Concerns Can a Chemical Peel Treat?

Chemical peels have varying degrees of strength and unique formulations designed to successfully treat a broad range of skin concerns. The mildest option is known as a superficial peel, or lunchtime peel, which can be used to exfoliate the surface layer of the skin. Medium to deep peels work to penetrate deeper layers of skin to promote higher cellular turnover and more dramatic results but require more extended periods of downtime. At Umansky Plastic Surgery, our chemical peel treatments can adequately address the following skin concerns:

  • Facial lines and wrinkles
  • Discoloration or blotchiness
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Age spots or brown spots (hyperpigmentation)
  • Scars or rough skin texture
  • Rough or scaly patches of skin
  • Some forms of acne

How is a Chemical Peel Performed?

Your chemical peel will be performed in-office at our La Jolla medical center, and typically takes between 30 and 90 minutes to complete, depending on the type of peel selected as well as the strength of the solution. Most light and superficial peels are designed to neutralize themselves after a certain period of time, and can easily be washed from the face once the treatment is complete. Medium-strength peels may require a neutralizing agent to stop the effects of the chemicals once the desired results are achieved.

What to Expect from Your Recovery and Results

Most mild or superficial chemical peels require little to no downtime following their application. While some patients may experience some residual redness for an hour or two following their peel treatment, or some dryness and skin flaking over the course of a few days, you should be able to return to your normal daily activities immediately. More aggressive, medium-depth peels will require a bit more time for the skin to heal, typically about five to seven days, before side effects like redness, dryness and swelling completely subside. It is vital that you follow your provided aftercare instructions to ensure your skin heals properly.

Immediately after your chemical peel, whether light or medium, your skin will temporarily be more sensitive and susceptible to UV rays, so it’s essential for you to apply sunscreen to your treated areas daily and avoid exposing your face to direct sunlight for prolonged periods. Limiting sun exposure will also help you maintain the results of your treatment and help prevent further skin concerns from developing. While your skin will not be immune to the natural aging process and will still be affected by lifestyle and environmental factors, the results of your facial peel will bring healthier and smoother-looking skin to the surface for a more youthful and flawless complexion.

What Type of Peel Treatments Do We Offer?

Ultra Peel I & II

Both Ultra Peel I and II are appropriate for all skin types, conditions and sensitivities – including rosacea. Ultra Peel treatments can be used to effectively treat different types of acne and pigment disorders, reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles or restoring sun-damaged skin. Ultra Peel I is specially formulated to combat signs of maturing skin, while Ultra Peel II works to deliver moisture to the skin and promote a brighter, clearer complexion. While there is no downtime for recovery, delayed skin flaking may occur two to four days following your facial peel. The final result will be healthy, hydrated and luminous skin.

Sensi Peel

Sensi Peel utilizes a gentle chemical solution that is ideal for treating highly sensitive skin types or those with darker skin pigmentation. This exfoliating peel works to delicately reduce the appearance of sun-damaged skin and hyperpigmentation, while strengthening skin and brightening your overall complexion.

Pumpkin Peel

A pumpkin peel uses a potent antioxidant formula with salicylic acid to draw out impurities from the skin while smoothing the skin’s overall texture. The pumpkin peel can be beneficial for thicker skin types prone to acne and clogged pores. As a stimulating facial, you may experience some mild stinging and redness during your treatment.

Clarifying Masks

The clarifying mask treatments offered at Umansky Plastic Surgery are well-suited for patients with dull, oily or breakout prone skin. The salicylic acid solution works to clear skin pores of excess oil and debris and leaves your complexion both refreshed and more radiant. Clarifying mask treatments can be safely used on any skin type, condition or sensitivity.

Detox Deep Pore Treatments

Our detoxing deep pore treatments contain a unique blend of L-lactic, salicylic acid and glycolic acids to improve your skin’s texture and clarity, while restoring the skin’s moisture and hydration. As a stimulating facial treatment, patients should anticipate a mild tingling sensation during the procedure as well as some residual redness following the treatment.

Firming and Rejuvenating Treatments

Our firming and rejuvenation treatments do just that – firm and rejuvenate the skin for a more hydrated, healthier and refreshed overall appearance to your skin. These quick treatments are ideal for any type of skin in need of some pampering due to travel or stress, and can be great if you would like to achieve a radiant glow for an upcoming special occasion.

Oxygenating Treatments

Oxygenating treatments offered at our office are an excellent solution for rejuvenating sluggish or tired skin to a more refreshed appearance. Oxygenating treatments can reverse the effects of environmental damage, lifestyle choices such as smoking or improper diets, acne and aging. The strength of this treatment may cause temporary redness to the skin post-treatment, but should subside within a day or two.

Call Now

Does your dull, maturing skin need a refresh? Our expert esthetician at Umansky Plastic Surgery has both the knowledge and know-how to renew the tone and texture of your skin while restoring youthful radiance to your overall complexion. Call us today at (858)-281-4560 and discover what our facial peels can do for you.