Chemical peels, also called derma peeling or chemexfoliation, are considered among the least invasive, and most effective way to rejuvenate your skin
. Time, lifestyle choices, heredity, and medical conditions all take a toll on your skin. A chemical peel is a great way to even out skin tone, improve texture, reduce wrinkles, and diminish the signs of aging.
We offer light chemical peels with 50 to 70 percent glycolic acid for quick and comfortable skin rejuvenation. The procedure only takes about 15 minutes, with little to no downtime, making it a great lunchtime treatment. Cosmetics can be applied following the peel, to disguise any lingering redness. Glycolic peels are most effective for treating discoloration, roughness, and signs of sun damage.
These light chemical peels may be used as part of your regular skincare regimen. They provide excellent exfoliation, as well as stimulating collagen production. Treatment every six to eight weeks can help keep your skin smooth, supple, healthy, and youthful
For the treatment of more severe sun damage, keratosis, wrinkling, acne, and scarring, we offer a medium depth TCA peel. It is more intense, reaching deeper levels than a glycolic acid peel. Depending on the strength of the peel, there may some discomfort associated with the procedure. However, we can provide you with prescription pain-control medication such as Vicodin to take before your appointment for maximum comfort. Immediately following the procedure, we will apply a soothing cream.
A TCP medium-depth chemical peel takes approximately 30 minutes. Following the procedure, you will notice redness and peeling or flaking in the treated area. This is normal; your body is shedding affected tissues and beginning the process of renewal. Within three or four weeks, this should subside, revealing radiant, beautiful, youthful skin.
The VI Peel family of products is a groundbreaking new type of chemical exfoliates, unlike any other you’ve experienced before. The comprehensive system includes a post treatment kit, specifically formulated to optimize results. VI formulas are synergistically blended to target specific skin problems and achieve improvement on many levels.
These treatments are clinically formulated and result-oriented to help skin remain radiant, youthful, and healthy. The benefits of VI Peels include:
- Stimulate collagen production
- Improve acne
- Soften wrinkles and fine lines
- Reduce large pores
- Diminish discoloration of the skin
- Improve the overall clarity, texture, and tone of your skin
Your doctor can help you choose the best type, and strength, of chemical peel for fabulous results
. In some cases, this may be a good follow-up or companion treatment to procedures such as Botox
, for a complete “non-surgical facelift.” Call us today at 805-379-3376 (805-379-DERM
) to schedule an appointment, or learn more about how we can help you restore youth and health to your skin.
Meet Dr. Daphne Panagotacos
Dr. Daphne Panagotacos
graduated in medicine from USC Keck School of Medicine and served her dermatology residency at the Cleveland Metropolitan Hospital, in Cleveland Ohio. She is a member of the American College of Mohs Surgery, specializing in Mohs micrographic surgery. Her clinic offers a broad range of services, covering all areas of dermatology.