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Chemical Peels in Newport Beach, CA

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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.

What are the Benefits of a Chemical Peel?

Patients choose to undergo chemical peels for a multitude of reasons. Treatment is beneficial for those looking to reduce a wide range of cosmetic issues that make their skin appear less than ideal. Plus, peels are far less intensive than other kinds of therapies and tend to last longer. SSK Plastic Surgery is proud to offer the following advantages with chemical peels:

  • Fewer lines and wrinkles
  • Improve skin tone and texture
  • Diminish the appearance of age spots and freckles
  • Reduce pore size
  • Reduce or eliminate acne scars
  • Improve hyperpigmentation
  • Brighten dull skin and improve elasticity

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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