Feel Fantastic With A Fresh, Glowing Complexion
Use the powerful exfoliating of chemical peels to repair uneven skin tone, correct brown spots, fight acne scars, and achieve an overall healthier appearance. Book your appointment to enhance your appearance and remove years of damage from your skin.
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.
Chemical Peels Create Lasting Improvement
CVMS in Laguna Niguel is excited to offer our VI chemical peeling treatment, which blends a unique combination of acids to target a wide range of conditions, including deep lines, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and sun damage for most skin types. Orange County residents receive a custom mixture of exfoliating acids that are tailored for their skin.
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 Laguna Niguel Chemical Peels
- 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 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
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?
Your Laguna Niguel chemical peel pricing will be customized to your situation for the most effective and affordable experience possible. Because chemical peel pricing is based on several factors, including the cost to perform the procedure, facility expenses, and any medications that may be required. Contact Carlsbad Village Med Spa in Laguna Niguel, CA for accurate pricing on your medical-grade peel.
What benefits do skin peels provide?
Chemical Peel services in Laguna Niguel 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.
Are chemical peels painful?
Medium and light level peeling may cause minimal discomfort in the form of a burning sensation, however, most patients find it completely manageable. Within 5-10 minutes, any pain or discomfort should fade. Darker level skin peeling is more intensive, but your aesthetic provider will administer medication to alleviate discomfort.
Who is eligible for chemical peels?
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 Laguna Hills 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.