Chemical peels are applied to remove dead skin cells on the surface of the skin and activate skin growth and renewal. The treatments are fast, taking only twenty minutes; there is no notable pain, no need for anesthesia, and very brief recovery time. Chemical peels can be performed in a range of concentrations, depending on the condition being treated. Each treatment is customized to the individual patient’s needs and skin type by one of our expert dermatologists.
For rejuvenation and relatively fine lines, we offer standard Glycolic Acid peels as well as mild TCA Peels (trichloroacetic acid). We also offer the Vitalize Peel, a new formula using alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol, and retinoic acid. The Vitalize Peel is particularly effective for acne scars and correcting sun-damaged, pigmented spots. All of these chemical peels will yield visible results after only one treatment, and substantial results after multiple treatments.
Peels can be incorporated with other cosmetic treatments, such as Intense Pulsed Light or Microdermabrasion to achieve maximum results. For more information regarding skin treatments at Golden State Dermatology, contact one of our convenient Bay Area offices today!