What is a Chemical Peel?
Our Newport Beach practice offers top-notch chemical peel treatments to improve the overall health and look of your skin. At SSK Plastic Surgery, we understand that your skin is exposed to harmful environmental elements everyday. This can lead to skin damage, such as sun spots, dryness, or uneven pigmentation. Treating yourself to a professional skin care treatment, such as a chemical peel, can bring significant improvement. A chemical peel is ideal if you have rough skin texture, wrinkles, and scars. During your treatment, a customized peel solution will be applied to your face and/or neck to remove the very top layer of skin. The results will leave you with smoother, clearer-looking skin. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Sean Kelishadi looks forward to speaking with you at his practice in Newport Beach, CA.
Types of Chemical Peels
At our office, we offer chemical peels in different strengths (light, medium, and deep chemical peels) to accommodate our patient's skincare needs.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on a lunch hour and go right back to your day. This type of peel will remove the top layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a brighter appearance, and softer texture. We may suggest that you schedule a light peel at least once a month for best results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of chemical peel goes deeper into your skin, and you may prefer to do this type of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and about an hour after treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients, who have significant damage to their skin, deeper wrinkles, and darker pigmentation issues to correct.
Deep peels: The most advanced of the 3 types of chemical peels is the deep peel, and it will require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face swollen, itchy, and peeling for a few weeks. Patients, who have a deep peel, usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, entrenched acne scars, and/or deep-seated scars. As this type of peel is generally not pleasant to have without some sort of numbing agent, we may provide you with anesthetic as a part of your treatment.
"Dr. Kelishadi is amazing!!! He made me feel so comfortable! I had Breast Augmentation May 26th. I'm three months out and loving my results! I was very self conscious about my chest. My breasts shrunk due to breast feeding. I didn't even want to change in front of my husband. (he loved them no matter what lol) and now I am feeling so great about it! He said he's even noticed a boost in my confidence level. I love it! i feel good..i feel sexy. I never thought I would actually go through with getting this done, but Dr. Kelishadi and his staff helped me with every step of the way. He was very caring and checked up on me after surgery. His staff was very nice as well. All so helpful! I highly recommend him!"- J.V. / Yelp / Jul 27, 2017
"Tummy tuck, lipo, breast lift/revision & augmentation & fat transfer - 4 kids (2 of them being c-sections) you think you know where this story is going, right?? Nope! I actually had nice skin (not a flat tire) but saggy, uneven boobs and a big, belly...from POOR EATING HABITS. I came to talk to K wanting a mommy makeover but he gave me so much more. After meeting with me he explained that given my BMI, he would not perform the surgery until I lost weight. It was the best thing that he could've ever done for me because he didn't just give me a mommy makeover, he gave me a lifestyle change which is a mental consciousness of my health.3 months later, I was within a healthy weight and today, I'm 10 days post op. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift/revision and augmentation. I had a fat transfer and liposuction. I will not lie. IT HURTS. Well, it hurt. Today it's more irritating to be lying in a beach chair type position lol! Day 1 was fine because I was doped up. Day 2-5 I regretted doing it. I cried. I asked myself 100x why I did this but it's ok. It's mentally exhausting. But YOU CAN DO IT. You'll cry. Scream. Yell. Question it all. But you will be SO HAPPY you gave yourself this gift. You are in the BEST of hands. I'm only days days post op but I know a year from now I'll be back on here smiling and answering your questions as you go through your journey."- K. / RealSelf / Oct 30, 2022
"I went to this office to have bio identical hormones inserted under my skin. Everyone in this office is kind and professional. I was treated extremely well and felt comfortable that I was getting great care and indeed I was! I highly recommend SSK Plastic Surgery!"- S.L. / Yelp / Oct 20, 2022
"Dr. Kelishadi and his wonderful team are beyond words- seriously incredible! I scheduled a consult with him, went and immediately knew he was the one for me. Valerie at the front desk loves her job, and you can tell just by speaking with her over the phone. When I went in for my consult, I was greeted warmly by Dr. Kelishadi, Sherry, Aida and every other member of his team. They all stopped to say "Hello" and "Welcome!" After spending an hour-long consult with Dr. Kelishadi I felt validated, heard, and confident. I went ahead and booked the surgery at the end of my consult and never looked back. I did not schedule a consultation with an other surgeons because I knew he would get it right! Back story: I was unsatisfied with my previous lift and implants. My previous surgeon had even completed a revision, yet still didn’t get it right. Turns out I had the wrong profile implants and the wrong type of lift from the beginning. Insert Dr. Kelishadi and I am over the moon with my results!He completed a revision with a lift (lollipop) and placed Ultra High Profile implants to give me the exact look I wanted. Seriously, look no further. He is the one for you!"- T.C. / Yelp / Sep 19, 2022
"Dr. Kelishadi and his team are absolutely amazing.I was searching for a new plastic surgeon and thankfully I found an awesome Dr.From my first phone call Valerie was fantastic. She made me feel very comfortable.I booked my consultation and after meeting Dr.Kelishadi , I knew he was the man for the job. 8/9/22 I had my implants replaced and a lift . I am now 3 weeks post op breasts are looking amazing.Everyone at SSK from the front office to the back office and the surgery site have been pleasant and very professional.Definitely do recommend Dr. Kelishadi....Thank you."- O.L. / Yelp / Aug 29, 2022
Who is a candidate for a chemical peel?
Seeking the advice of a medical professional to have great skin is the first step in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. Patients with fair skin make the best candidates for a chemical peel, however, we can assess your skin in an examination in our office. We will also ask about your medical background before proceeding with a chemical peel treatment for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, will have noticeable issues with their skin, such as acne scars, rough patches, flaky skin, discoloration, sun spots, fine lines, and much more. Depending on the tone of your skin, we can suggest different levels of chemical peels to meet your needs.
What to expect during a chemical peel
On the day of your chemical peel appointment in our office, we will have you lying down in a relaxed position to administer your treatment. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before administering the customized solution to your face and/or neck. We will brush the solution on your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Then, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent to the skin. You may want to bring a light sunscreen and a hat to wear outside after the treatment to avoid sun exposure.
How long is recovery after a chemical peel?
Depending on the type of peel you have, you can expect your skin will itch and peel from a few days to a couple weeks. We will explain how to care for your skin during your appointment. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the healing process it is never a good idea to pull the skin off. You could cause scarring to your facial skin.
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Even if you are new to facial rejuvenation treatments, we will help you find the perfect pampering for your skin. Your newly rejuvenated skin will thank you by looking amazingly fresh, and caressingly soft. Call our friendly patient coordinator at our office to schedule your skin assessment today for a chemical peel.
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