Chemical Peel Overview
Regain your fresh youthful skin and look with our customized “secret chemical peel”, demonstrated in the above photo.
What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is a very effective cosmetic and medical procedure that has been commonly used throughout the world over the last 100 years. Chemical Peels contain a different type of acid solution that is applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells, revealing the fresher, newer skin underneath.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
- Will make uneven skin tones more uniform
- Brighten and lighten the color of your skin
- Refine wrinkle lines
- Makes the skin tighter and firmer
- Reduces visible pores
- Controls active acne
- Removes facial blemishes
- Improves skin discoloration and freckles
- Gives glow and shine to dull skin
- Improves melasma and pregnancy mask
- Improves acne scars
Call us for a free consultation for a chemical peel or ask questions
During your consultation, Dr. Shafa will evaluate your skin and educate you about chemical peel risks and benefits. After understanding your needs and goals, we will discuss a treatment plan with you, including all existing alternative treatments. You may be a candidate for one session of peel or a series of milder chemical peels.
Schedule your Complimentary Consultation for chemical peels today.
Type of commonly used acids for chemical peels
- Glycolic acid
- Salicylic acid
- TCA or Blue Peel
- Our “Secret peel”
- Cosmelan MD
- VI peel or VI peel
- Jessner peel
How effective is a chemical peel?
Experience and knowledge for chemical peels is needed to achieve the best result with no complications!!
Multiple factors define the final outcome of a chemical peel. The key to a successful chemical peel is not only about the kind of acid we use but also the expertise and experience of the physician.
The procedure is very effective with the following conditions:
- The correct candidate is chosen
- The skin is prepped correctly, if needed
- Type of acid and strength of the acid is customized
- Post peel treatment is individualized
- Combining with other procedures for the optimal end result
- Number of layers of solution applied to the skin
Our dermatologist Dr. Parvin Shafa has been treating chemical peel patients in Irvine, Orange County for decades. Ask Questions or schedule a complimentary consultation to see how you may benefit from a chemical peel.
Why choose us and our “secret chemical peel”?
Not everyone gets the same treatment plan at our practice. Dr. Shafa will have a personalized plan with a custom blend of acids that will suit your needs and goal. Our success lies in our expertise: we properly prep your skin prior to treatment, perform the customized peel, and treat the skin after the procedure in order to obtain the optimal result.
The final result is determined by the chemical peel strength and depth of the skin penetration!
Light chemical peels
Light chemical peels give a bright, fresh and smooth look to your skin with a very short recovery time. This procedure can be performed with different types of acids. With a lower strength acid, the contact time of the skin is shortened. A quick peel will limit the penetration and downtime of the procedure. Light peels, or “lunch hour” peels, can be performed with the following acids:
- glycolic acid (Alpha-hydroxy acid) – most commonly used as a light peel
- Salicylic acid (Beta-hydroxy acid) – used for oily skin and acne
- lower strength, thinner layer of TCA (a stronger acid)
- Topical, customized liquid Retinoic acid
- Milder strength of premade or custom-made combo acids
Medium Depth Chemical Peel
Medium chemical peels are used to treat acne scars and moderate sun damage (fine lines and weathered skin). This type of procedure usually needs a consultation in advance, skin preparation, and one week of recovery time. Commonly used acids for this level peel are as following:
- TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) or multi-layer application Obagi blue peel
- Our “secret peel”, a customized combo peel
To obtain a deeper peel for our secret peel, we use a higher strength of different acids and apply multiple layers to the skin with a longer contact time of the solution with the skin. The type of acid, level of peel, or customized peel is going to be determined by Dr. Parvin Shafa during your consultation.
Deep Chemical Peel
Phenol peels originated in Germany over 100 years ago, and it is the strongest form of acid that can be used. In the past, it has been used to correct deeper wrinkles, severe sun damage, acne scars, and other deep skin concerns. Although a phenol peel can achieve the most dramatic result, it also comes with serious risks. At this time, we use lower strength phenol in our customized combination peel to maximize benefits and lower the risk.
The risk and benefit of a deep phenol peel is similar to traditional, full-field ablative CO2 laser resurfacing. Because of the higher risk of complications, the full field CO2 laser resurfacing is also replaced by fractional CO2 laser (in which CO2 is introduced to the skin with fractional technology).