Chemical Peels Encinitas, CA | #1 Carlsbad Med Spa for Skin Treatments

Chemical Peels
Encinitas, CA

Transform Aging, Sun Damaged Skin For A Smoother Complexion

Give your skin a younger, smoother, brighter appearance with a VI chemical peel solution. Chemical peels reach deeper into the skin to remedy skin abnormalities and issues like acne scarring, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation. Take years off your appearance and achieve a youthful glow with this facial rejuvenation treatment.

What Are Chemical Peels?

VI Chemical peeling utilizes a unique combination of acids to exfoliate dead skin cells, promote collagen production, and start the repair process. In return, chemical peels can diminish sun spots, uneven pigmentation, acne scarring, and other signs of aging. Treatments can be used to smooth and repair the neck, face, hands, and other areas of the body where improvement is needed. By exfoliating past the outer layers of skin, chemical peels treat skin issues at the source for lasting results.

The Power of VI Chemical Peels

CVMS in Encinitas, CA has your customized solution for deep lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and many other skin conditions. Using a VI chemical solution, our aesthetic professionals perform chemical peels that reach deeper for truly radiant skin. Come in today for your treatment planning session with our chemical peel experts.

VI peels, or the blended chemical peel treatment, utilize properties from various acids to effectively penetrate the skin, whereas the traditional chemical peel only utilizes one. Single acid peels are limited in what they can treat and are not as effective as the VI peel. Our chemical peels address the primary concerns of patients while treating secondary skin issues and conditions.

The ingredients of our VI peel include:

  • Phenol: Skin-numbing agent that makes the chemical peel application painless.
  • Retinoic Acid: Improves the turnover of cells.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid: Improves signs of aging through exfoliation and increasing collagen levels.
  • Salicylic Acid: Reduces and prevents inflammation.
  • Ascorbic Acid: An antioxidant that creates beautiful clear skin.

Benefits of Encinitas Chemical Peels

VI chemical peeling offers many benefits, including:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat acne (including acne scars)
  • Diminish stretch marks
  • Create clear, smooth skin
  • Address sun-damage
  • Treat aging skin
  • Improve appearance

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

Chemical peels work by utilizing various acids within your skin and the peels themselves. The acids within each chemical peel slightly adjust the pH level of your skin, which causes the dead skin to exfoliate and to gently be removed.

There are three common types of chemical peels:

Light Peel: Only the outermost layer of skin is exfoliated. This is best for more superficial discoloration of the skin. Multiple sessions can be administered.

Medium Peel: The outer and middle layers of skin are exfoliated. A medium peel is best for treating wrinkles and diminishing the appearance of age spots.

Deep Peel: The deep peel penetrates deep into the mid-layers of skin for medical-grade exfoliation. This treatment is ideal for individuals looking to treat deep lines, wrinkles, and age spots.

Are VI Chemical Peels Safe?

Yes, chemical peels are considered very safe. They should always be performed by an experienced board-certified dermatologist. The risks associated with chemical peels are rare and include scarring or infection.

What To Expect With Your VI Chemical Peel

Before Your Chemical Peel

The aesthetic dermatology professional will start by creating a unique treatment plan by listening to your needs and aspirations. After you have provided your goals to the aesthetician, they will advise you on the different areas that can be treated. 

Your provider will also let you know if there are any medications or facial washes you should discontinue prior to treatment as certain things may negatively interact with the chemical solution. You will need to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen and avoiding direct exposure before the treatment as well to prevent any damage.

During Your Chemical Peel

Your aesthetic provider will first clean your skin. Then the exfoliating chemical solution will be brushed onto the area of skin that requires treatment. The solution will be left on your skin for anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the type of peel being administered. When the time is complete your aesthetic provider will gently remove the peel. A cool compress will be placed on your skin to help soothe it and to promote healing.

After Your Appointment

For the first week or so, you will have visible peeling and redness, so proper aftercare will be imperative. Follow all after-care directions given by your aesthetic provider to ensure the best outcome and recovery. Instructions will include avoiding direct sunlight, intense cold, and rubbing or irritating the treated area. Specific directions will depend on your chosen chemical peeling treatment, so contact an Orange County aesthetician for the complete list of after-care precautions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a chemical peel cost?

Pricing for chemical peel treatments in Encinitas, CA is based on the amount of skin treated and the level of peel you desire. Our experts will suggest varying strengths and treatment areas based on your needs and goals, so you will have a unique cost associated with your appointment. Local anesthesia, facility costs, and any medications that are required will be included in your pricing plan.

What benefits do skin peels provide?

Chemical Peel services in Encinitas, CA are ideal for diminishing wrinkles and creases, evening skin tone and clearing brown spots, reducing sun damage, and providing smoother, beautiful skin that you can wear proudly.

There are two primary acids in chemical peels that help them work effectively: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), also known as salicylic acid. Both acids exfoliate the skin, but the way they do that is slightly different. AHAs loosen the layers of skin and BHAs remove oils. 

While most treatments focus on reducing sunspots and wrinkles, we also have chemical peels for hyperpigmentation, acne, scarring, stretch marks, and Melasma.

How many chemical peel sessions do I need?

The number of sessions needed to achieve the beautiful, healthy glow you are looking for will depend on your skin health and the type of chemical peel treatment you are looking at. Based on your goals, our team can provide recommendations to help you achieve the most during your visit. 

Typically, light and medium peels can be performed again after a few months, while one deep-peel treatment may last several years.

How often should you get chemical peels?

The aesthetic provider at Carlsbad Village Med Spa will provide you with the number of treatments needed and the amount of time in between, but there is typically a four to six-month wait until your next medium or light peeling treatment and 2-3 years for dark peels. This gives your skin plenty of time to heal for the best results possible.

Will a chemical peel treatment hurt?

A medium or light chemical peel will cause mild discomfort for approximately 5-10 minutes as damaged skin cells are removed.  A deep chemical peel causes significant damage to skin cells, so medication will be used to prevent more discomfort than necessary. Talk to a cosmetic professional and see how simple and manageable chemical solutions are.

When will I see results from chemical peel treatments?

As your skin heals, results will begin to appear; but the recovery time frame will vary depending on your skin type and the kind of treatment you choose. Light peels have the shortest healing process, with results appearing within a few days. Medium depth peels are still typically healed within a week, while deep peels take considerably longer to finish repairing.

Who are the ideal chemical peel candidates?

The majority of patients are eligible for chemical peels, however, there are a few exceptions. Individuals who are currently on acne medication or are pregnant will not be ideal candidates. Certain medical history and skin types will also discourage your peeling treatment. With a simple consultation, your aesthetic provider in Encinitas can verify your eligibility. Additionally, these treatments are not ideal for sagging skin under the eyes or other areas of the face. 

In most cases, lighter skin tones have the most drastic improvement, however, there are chemical peel treatments available that work wonderfully on darker skin tones. Talk to our experts and find the best chemical peel for all skin types!

Schedule Your Appointment with Carlsbad Village Med Spa

Look and feel your best at Carlsbad Village Med Spa. When you are confident about your appearance, anything in life is possible. And sometimes it takes a little help getting to that point. Whether it’s temporarily removing creases from your face, or giving yourself a more youthful look, our attention to detail with our dermatologist chemical peels is unparalleled. You deserve the highest level of treatment possible. We take the time to listen to each patient’s unique needs and help you take your appearance to an elevated level.

Each of our treatments is FDA approved, has minimal to no downtime, and has one goal in mind: To help you look and feel beautiful.