Chemical Peels La Jolla | #1 Carlsbad Med Spa for Skin Treatments

Chemical Peels La Jolla

Feel Beautiful With Fresh, Radiant Skin

Step into the skin that you adore with Carlsbad Village Med Spa’s professional chemical peel treatments. Sunspots, scarring, and wrinkles come with time, but VI skin peels deeply exfoliate to even skin tones, fight blemishes, and minimize wrinkles.

What Are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel utilizes corrosive substances to safely, yet deeply, exfoliate your skin to reduce the appearance of skin imperfections such as acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Chemical peel treatments can be applied to the hands, neck, and face for smooth skin and a healthy glow. Give your skin health a boost and reveal the radiant skin underneath with Carlsbad Village Med Spa’s VI chemical peels.

VI Chemical Peels For Dull, Damaged Skin

At Carlsbad Village Med Spa we offer VI Peels, a unique blend of multiple acids designed to target a wide variety of conditions. VI peels are known as blended peels, utilizing a powerhouse of acids that penetrate the skin much more effectively than single acid peels. Single acid peels are limited in what they can treat and are not as effective as the VI peel. Our medical-grade chemical peels are able to address the primary concerns of patients while also 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.

Perks Of 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

Your aesthetic provider at Carlsbad Village Med Spa will listen to your specific needs and create a treatment plan unique to you. They will let you know the ideal areas to target for effective treatment.

Your provider will also let you know if there are any medications or facial washes you should discontinue prior to treatment. You will need to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen.

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 needing 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

Your esthetician will provide you with after-care instructions to follow during the first few weeks after your visit. Patients will be advised to avoid extreme cold and heat, rubbing or irritating the treated area, and sunbathing/tanning to prevent skin damage. Your after-care will vary depending on the services chosen, so your beauty expert will offer all the information you need before the treatment. The healing process may last between one and three weeks based on your choice of light, medium, or deep peels.

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does a chemical peel cost?

Pricing for your appointment will be based on the chemical peel options chosen and the time required to administer the skin peels. Your total cost may include the base price of the treatment, facility expenses, and prescription medications if necessary. Contact our Chemical peel pros if you are in the La Jolla or San Diego, CA area to receive accurate pricing for your skin health rejuvenation.

What benefits do skin peels provide?

Chemical Peel services in La Jolla 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 peels do I need?

The number of peels needed will depend on the type of peels being used (and therefore, the type of treatment being administered). For example, a light or medium face chemical peel can occur every few months. Whereas you will most likely only need one deep peel treatment over the course of several years.

How often should you get chemical peels?

Your aesthetic provider at CVMS will advise how many treatments you’ll need, however, it’s important to remember that your skin can only sustain the peeling process every so often. Light and medium peels can be done every four to six months. Deep peels can be performed once every two to three years or longer.

Do chemical peels hurt?

Light and medium facial chemical peels might cause some slight discomfort that normally produces a burning sensation. This lasts for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. For deeper peels, pain medication might be prescribed by your aesthetic provider.

Who is a candidate for VI chemical peels?

Most individuals are eligible for a chemical peel, however, there are restrictions that may apply. Contact your esthetician before coming in if you are concerned about your sensitive skin or a pre-existing issue.  Additionally, these treatments are not ideal for sagging skin under the eyes or other areas of the face.

How long should I wait between chemical peels?

The amount of time you need to wait between chemical peel treatments will depend on whether you are having a light, medium, or dark peel. 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 Vampire Facial Consultation 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.