Dr. Nassif and his team of highly-trained professionals offer patients a full range of treatments, both surgical and non-surgical, including peels of various formulations. Chemical peels are used to improve skin quality, texture, smoothness, and even skin tone. After facial surgery, a chemical peel can be used to enhance results.
Medical Grade Chemical Peels
Medical grade peels work to resurface the facial skin, revealing brighter, fresher skin beneath. These medical grade chemical peels vary in depth and in their ingredients, each one appropriate for certain skin types and conditions. A chemical peel, performed by a professional in the field of cosmetic enhancements, is an important part of a comprehensive skincare regimen.
Types of Chemical Peels
The ingredients in a chemical peel can include various acids and other ingredients, at different strengths:
- Beta Hydroxy Acids: These acids are often used to improve the condition of oily facial skin with breakouts. This substance penetrates the upper layer of skin, exfoliating it, while improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids: These acids are derived from fruit and sugar cane, are safe and non-toxic, and are one of the most effective anti-aging facial ingredients. You may be advised to have a chemical peel with AHA for smoother, brighter facial skin.
- Glycolic Acids: These peels are more superficial, and can be performed more frequently to thoroughly detoxify, clean, and refresh facial skin quality. Glycolic acid is easily absorbed into the skin, working to stimulate collagen production.
- Trichloroacetic Acid: For a more extreme anti-aging effect, this chemical peel ingredient removes the upper layer of facial skin. Younger, brighter, healthier skin is then revealed. This ingredient can be used in various concentrations as an anti-aging treatment.
Lighten Pigmentation, Sunspots
Although modern lasers do wonders for sun damage and darkened pigments in the skin, the right facial can produce stunning results. Dr. Nassif demands that any product used in his practice is safe, effective, and delivers as promised. It is not uncommon for skin to develop darker areas and sunspots, particularly for people who have spent many hours at the beach or pool – a common pastime for those who live in Beverly Hills or any area in Los Angeles. As a non-invasive, effective way to care and maintain facial skin quality, the right chemical peel can do wonders, including improving the appearance of:
- Aging skin
- Sun damage
- Oily skin
- Large pores
- Dark spots, sun spots
Your peel may include anti-oxidants to fight the damage of free radicals on the facial skin. Vitamin A, C, E, beta carotene, oxygen, and purified water are all used to refresh, rehydrate, and restore your natural vitality and glow. LED light facials can also produce dramatic results – using various wavelengths of light to repair, strengthen, and aid in skin recovery.