Chemical Peels San Diego | #1 Carlsbad Med Spa for Skin Treatments

Chemical Peels San Diego

Feel Beautiful With A Glowing, Rejuvenated Complexion

Deeply exfoliate and clear dead skin cells to help even your skin tone, reduce signs of acne, and remove years from your complexion with San Diego chemical peels. Achieve healthier, more radiant skin with Carlsbad Village Med Spa in San Diego, CA.

What Is A Chemical Peel Treatment?

Chemical peels are used by medical professionals to deeply exfoliate beyond the surface of your complexion, minimizing blemishes and skin damage like uneven skin tone, age spots, wrinkles, lines, sun exposure, and scars. San Diego chemical peels can be administered to an individual’s face, neck, and hands to promote smoother, healthier skin. A chemical peel treatment may be just what you need to address skin concerns at the source.

Repair Dull, Damaged Skin
With Medical-Grade Peels

Carlsbad Village Med Spa in San Diego is excited to offer our VI chemical peel treatment, which blends a unique combination of acids to target a wide range of conditions, including deep wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage for most skin types. 

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 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 needling 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?

Your San Diego 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 San Diego, CA for accurate pricing on your medical-grade peel.

What benefits do skin peels provide?

Chemical Peel services in San Diego 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?

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.

How much time is needed 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. Our San Diego beauty professionals typically recommend waiting three months in between medium and light peels. Dark peels should be spread out over multiple years,

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. 

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.