Chemical Peels

Essential Bella

Med Spa & Laser Center located in Pleasanton, CA

Years of sun exposure, aging skin, and acne scars can leave your skin looking dull and uneven. Chemical peels rejuvenate your skin and improve a variety of imperfections, which is why Elizabeth Huang, RN, of Essential Bella in Pleasanton, California, often recommends them to anyone who wants to rejuvenate the appearance of their skin. The med spa offers several different chemical peels to meet your needs, including a Jan Marini glycolic peel, The Perfect Derma™ Peel, and SkinCeuticals products. Call or book online today to see how a chemical peel can improve your skin.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing treatment in which Elizabeth applies a customized chemical solution directly to your skin. You typically get a chemical peel on your face, neck, or hands to:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat sun-damaged skin
  • Reduce the appearance of acne scars
  • Minimize age spots, freckles, and dark spots
  • Improve your skin’s tone and texture

Chemical peels may be light (superficial), medium, or deep, depending on your skin concerns and your desired outcome. The outer layer — or layers — of your skin peels off after treatment revealing younger, smoother, more evenly toned skin. Most people benefit from light or medium peels, as deep peels can only be administered one time. 

What is a glycolic peel?

Medium chemical peels often use glycolic acid to remove damaged skin cells. Glycolic peels penetrate the outer layer of your skin and also treat the middle layers of tissue. Glycolic peels improve the appearance of:

  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • Skin discoloration, such as melasma

This type of peel can also reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and smooth out rough patches of skin, including some types of precancerous skin growths. Essential Bella may recommend the Jan Marini glycolic peel if these types of skin issues are a concern for you. 

What is The Perfect Derma Peel?

The Perfect Derma Peel is a medical-grade formula that includes powerful ingredients such as retinoic acid, salicylic acid, and vitamin C. It’s safe for all skin types and can address common concerns, including sun spots, acne scars, and a dull, aging complexion. Elizabeth customizes The Perfect Derma Peel based on your needs, and you can see results in as quickly as a week. 

How often can I get a chemical peel?

When and how often you get a chemical peel depends on the type of peel and your skin care needs. Superficial peels can become part of your monthly skin care routine, as they’re the gentlest on your skin. You may get a series of 3-6 medium peels to fully exfoliate your skin. 

After a peel, your skin is more sensitive to the sun and environmental factors, so it’s best to discuss your concerns with Elizabeth before getting a chemical peel, and to maintain an adequate at-home skin care regimen to keep your skin looking its best and to protect it from the elements. She can recommend the perfect SkinCeuticals products for your skin type to keep your face nourished in the days and weeks that follow your peel. 

To learn which type of chemical peel is right for you, call Essential Bella today, or book an appointment online.