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Chemical Peels Skin Care
in Pacific Palisades, CA

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Chemical Peel for Acne

Chemical peels are full facial procedures performed at Pacific Palisades Plastic Surgery that use acids and other chemical agents to remove the surface layers of the skin. As your body naturally heals and the skin regrows, irregularities like wrinkles and blemishes will disappear! Your skin will be smoother with smaller pores and a more even tone. The depth of the removal depends on the current condition of your skin, the texture, and type of your skin, and the end result you are hoping for.

What is a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel?

If your skin has undergone a lot of sun damage or is showing other signs of aging, a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel is a very effective method of fixing these problems. TCA peels are one of the original forms of chemical skin peeling and rejuvenation.

What Issues Can it Treat?

  • Dark spots where pigment is overconcentrated
  • Sunspots, liver spots, freckles
  • Sun-damaged areas of skin
  • Mild to moderate fine lines and wrinkles
  • Scars
  • Rough or uneven skin texture

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What is a Lactic acid peel?

Did you know the acid found in fruits like grapes, apples, and sugar cane can be used to transform human skin? Lactic acid peels use alpha hydroxy acids (or fruit acids), which are not toxic, to exfoliate the skin by removing its top layers. Through this process, any uneven textures, weathering or wrinkles on your outer skin will be eliminated, leaving your skin looking fresh and healthy,

Lactic Acid is a thorough exfoliator, removing the outer layers of thickened or damaged skin, leaving a smoother and healthier appearance.

Lactic Acid has been found to be beneficial in improving dry skin, treating age spots, improving oily and acne prone skin, and decreasing fine lines and wrinkles.

What Issues Can it Treat?

  • Oily skin, acne
  • Wrinkles and lines
  • Sun damage
  • Dry or dull-looking skin
  • Uneven texture
  • Age, liver, sun spots
  • Whiteheads and blackheads
  • Large Pores

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What is a Jessner’s Peel?

If the damage to your skin due to aging is more significant, a Jessner’s peel might be the right move for you. This peel uses more than one chemical peeling agent, including salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol, to affect deeper layers of skin. Some patients use this peel combined with microdermabrasion to achieve the best result.

What Issues Can it Treat?

  • Dark spots (hyperpigmentation)
  • Large Pores
  • Acne
  • The uneven or rough texture
  • Oily Skin

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What is a Salicylic Acid Peel?

If you’ve tried everything to treat persistent acne, acne scars, or other facial scars, a salicylic acid peel could solve your problems once and for all. This medium-strength peel revitalizes your skin by growing new collagen, reducing discoloration from acne and other blemishes, and controlling acne outbreaks.

What Issues Can it Treat?

  • Acne
  • Large, Congested Pores
  • Oily Skin
  • Whiteheads and blackheads
  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Uneven skin tone

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