Chemical Peels: Face & Decolletage In San Diego

A chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment used to improve the skin texture and quality. A chemical peel is topically applied to the skin and assists the skin in exfoliating the outermost layer of your skin that becomes dry and creased from repeated exposure to sun, pollution, wind, heat and cold. The process of exfoliating and removing your outermost damaged skin cells stimulates collagen production and the emergence of deeper healthier skin layers. Chemical peels that are prescription only medical grade can only be administered by trained and credentialed physicians and surgeons.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chemical Peels San Diego
Chemical Peels San Diego
Chemical Peels San Diego
Chemical Peels San Diego

What Are the Benefits?

Here are some benefits of chemical peels in La Jolla:

  • Improve pigmentation irregularities on the skin
  • Smooth, plump and hydrate skin that is dry or rough in texture
  • Treat acne and acne scarring of the skin
  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reveal healthy glowing fresh skin
  • Reduce pigmentation resulting from pregnancy

How Does it Work?

A chemical peel exfoliates dead cells and stimulates cell rejuvenation giving you a natural glow. A peel can be applied to many areas of the face, arms, back, chest, neck, legs, and even sensitive parts of the eyes. It can also be used to treat melasma, a skin condition with irregular patches of brown skin often found on the face and neck.

Am I a Candidate for Peels?

Men and women of any age, starting in adolescence, in generally good health are appropriate candidates for a peel. The best candidates for a peel in San Diego are light hair and fair skinned. Peels should be avoided for people with active skin diseases or have cut skin or an infection. Depending on your particular skin concerns, we will be able to offer information of different peels that would suit your needs and determine if this treatment will meet your goals.

What Are the Risks?

Chemical peels are a safe and well-tolerated procedure.

What is the Recovery Like?

Most patients report little to no discomfort with many patients not requesting numbing cream prior to treatment. Dr. Malone will advise you on the appropriate peel for your individualized needs. There is generally no swelling or bruising associated with this treatment. Patients can resume their normal activities after treatment. The effects of a chemical peel are not immediate and the maximum results can be seen between 10-14 days after treatment. These results are permanent and are best preserved with ongoing maintenance treatments over the course of the year.

Chemical Peels San Diego

Chemical peels offer permanent and long-lasting results to reverse signs of aging and prevent the accumulation of any further wear and tear to the skin. There are many different topical skin treatment agents that are used for chemical peeling of the face and décolletage. During your consultation with Dr. Malone in La Jolla, you will be educated on the effectiveness and treatment effects of the chemical peels and choose what peel is best suited for your individualized needs.

  • Clears up breakouts
  • Decreases discoloration
  • Improves skin color and texture
  • Increases hydration of the skin
  • Smooth wrinkles
  • Stimulates new collagen
  • Treats skin imperfections

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