Articles Tagged: chemical peel

 

Why Chemical Peels Give You Great Skin

Posted on October 16, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Various kinds of chemical peels are available, but they all perform the same primary function – to remove (“exfoliate”) dead skin cells from the outer layer of the skin (the epidermis). The different types of chemical peels allow a wide range of different skin problems to be addressed, including facial lines and wrinkles, irregular skin pigmentation, age spots and freckles, and uneven skin texture.

The skin is a complex organ that consists of two primary layers.  The outer layer, or epidermis, is a thin layer of cells that provides the main barrier between the body and the outside world. It protects the body from infection, as well as containing cells responsible for skin pigmentation.  The middle layer, or dermis, makes up most of the skin’s thickness, and contains nerve endings, hair follicles, and sweat glands. It also holds cells responsible for the skin’s strength and elasticity. Beneath the dermis is the hypodermis, which contains mostly fat cells, serving as insulation and padding.

Chemical peels consist primarily of caustic chemicals that accelerate the natural process by which dead skin cells in the epidermis are replaced by new ones.  As similar effects can be achieved using mechanical means such as microdermabrasion, it’s worthwhile examining the various ways that chemical peels can benefit your skin.

 

Benefits of Chemical Peels Include:

 

  • Removing dead cells has several benefits, in addition to obvious improvements to skin texture. Production of new skin cells is stimulated, along with collagen, which together result in improved skin tone and a healthier appearance. A side benefit is that skin care products become more effective as dead cells (which can block their absorption) are removed.
  • As the precise chemical recipe can be tuned to match an individual’s needs, peels can be used on any skin color or type, with variations especially suitable for use on sensitive skin.
  • Acne-causing blocked pores can be unclogged, while acne scars and other skin marks can be lessened or removed by abrading the skin. Some of the anti-acne chemicals remain after treatment, which lessens the chance that acne returns.
  • Unlike laser treatments that can result in a reoccurrence of hormonally-caused dark skin patches (melasma), chemical peels are an effective way to combat this condition, as well as stopping it from coming back.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

What Happens To Your Skin During A Chemical Peel?

Posted on August 29, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

We offer three SkinMedica chemical peel treatments, depending on your skin type and condition, and the degree of improvement you’re looking to achieve. Illuminize Peel is a gentle treatment that enhances skin appearance and texture, Vitalize Peel combats the effects of aging and sun damage, while Rejuvenize Peel is a more aggressive treatment that targets moderate to severe skin imperfections.

We put these notes together to help you understand what happens before, during, and after a chemical peel treatment, noting any differences corresponding to the different peel treatments.

Pre-Treatment

It’s wise to avoid anything that might increase skin sensitivity leading up to a treatment. This includes other chemical treatments, microdermabrasion, hair removal, and sun exposure (including artificial tanning).

We may also recommend avoiding certain medications that might increase light sensitivity or cause skin inflammation, as well as recommending use of moisturizing lotions before treatment, to help speed up recovery afterwards.

Preparation consists of cleansing the skin by removing any oils or makeup from the area to be treated, and (depending on the area being treated) applying protection to any adjacent sensitive areas like the eyes, nose and mouth.

Treatment

The peel chemicals are applied to the skin for a period of between 5 and 10 minutes, depending on the type of peel. Your skin will feel warm, and there will be some degree of burning sensation. Cold compresses may be used to reduce any discomfort.

Mild peel chemicals are simply washed off after a treatment, while more aggressive peels may first require that a neutralizing agent is applied to the skin.

The effect of a peel is to dissolve or irritate the outer layers of dead skin, leading to skin regeneration. More aggressive peels simply affect deeper layers of the skin.

Post-Treatment

The degree and length of redness and peeling experienced after a procedure depends on the type of procedure. Illuminize Peel produces little to no redness and peeling, Vitalize peel produces moderate redness and peeling, while Rejuvenize Peel can produce more pronounced effects. Redness and peeling last anywhere from 3 to 5 days.

We may recommend use of skin cleansers, moisturizers, and sunscreens after a treatment, to speed your recovery and protect your skin while it remains extra sensitive.

You should avoid sun exposure for at least a week after treatment and use broad spectrum sunscreens to allow your skin to complete its recovery.

A chemical skin peel is the least invasive option for treating skin imperfections, as it only affects the outer layers of the skin. In all cases the new skin that regrows will be smoother and less wrinkled than the original skin.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, vein therapy, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

5 Reasons You Should Consider a Chemical Peel

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

There are many simple things you can do to keep looking beautiful no matter what your age. Chemical peels, for example, have been around since the 1990s, and offer variety of benefits:

  1. Customizable

All chemical peels are not created equal. They are quite versatile and can be customized to fit your needs.

  1. Quick Recovery

The side effects include mild irritation and peeling. That is why it is very important to use a good moisturizer in the days following the treatment.

  1. They Help with Acne and Acne Scars 

The ingredients in chemical peels penetrate deep into the skin, which is why they help prevent acne. They can also help improve the appearance of acne scars.

  1. Smoother Skin

Chemical peels remove dead skin cells and promote new cell turnover. The result is an improved appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and smoother skin texture.

  1. Improved Skin Tone

Chemical peels can significantly improve the appearance of sun spots, creating a more even skin tone.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Versatility of Chemical Peels

Posted on April 5, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Chemical peels are one of the most versatile cosmetic tools that can help improve your skin tone and texture. These treatments can supercharge your body’s natural ability to shed dead skin cells and they also stimulate collagen and elastin production.

Lighter peels, such as SkinMedica Illuminize Peel, can give your skin a bright and healthy glow after only one treatment. More intense peels such as SkinMedica Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels require minimal downtime, but they can also improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun spots.

Rejuvenize and Vitalize peels contain salicylic acid in its formulation which is a very effective medication for acne.

How many treatments do I need? 

Patients can expect fresher looking skin after just one treatment with a professional grade medical peel.  The effects of the peels are cumulative, and if you are looking for longer term results you should schedule a series of 4 to 5 treatments in order to obtain maximum results. Patients with acne-prone skin can greatly benefit from maintenance chemical peel treatments to clear pores from acne causing debris.

How frequently can I receive chemical peel treatments?

Deeper peels, such as the Rejuvenize peel, can be repeated every 4-6 weeks. Lighter peels, such as the Illuminize peel, can be performed in 2-4 week intervals.

How can I protect my skin after receiving a chemical peel treatment?

The key to a successful chemical peel treatment is to be gentle with your skin while it heals after the procedure. This means limiting sun exposure and wearing a sunscreen that offers a broad spectrum protection. You should also use a gentle skin care regimen that encourages healing for at least week after your procedure. Skin care products containing ceramides will help soothe and hydrate your skin which will speed up the recovery.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing and IPL among many other services. Please call us at 323 525 1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Rejuvenate Your Skin with a Chemical Peel

Posted on March 22, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

Harsh winter weather that we have endured for the past couple of months has most likely left your skin looking duller and flaky. Fortunately, you can quickly rejuvenate your complexion by incorporating various exfoliation methods into your beauty routine.

Exfoliation helps clear the skin of debris, and makes way for a more beautiful and luminous complexion. Chemical peels, an enhanced form of exfoliation, can also dramatically improve the tone and texture of your skin. If you want your skin to look beautiful this spring then chemical peels is your best option to accomplish this goal.

What conditions can chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels can successfully improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, and mild acne scars.

Will my skin peel after receiving a chemical peel treatment?

It depends. Patients who have been treated with a light chemical peel should expect to experience little to no visible peeling. Medium or deep peels will result in much heavier flaking of the skin.

How can I help the recovery process?

Please minimize sun exposure for at least a week after the procedure. Your skin will be vulnerable to sun damage during this period and it’s best to be extra cautious while it heals.

Can I peel flaky skin?

Although, it will be tempting to manually peel off flaking skin it is not advisable to do so. We recommend our patients to use SkinMedica’s TNS Ceramide Treatment Cream during their recovery process.  The moisture will help the healing process and it also helps restore skin barrier function.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal, chemical peels, laser skin resurfacing and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 457-8740 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Three Rejuvenating Treatments to Kick-Start the New Year

Posted on January 24, 2018 by Ella Fedonenko

The new year inspires many of us to improve ourselves. If you are interested in investing in yourself in this upcoming year we have put together a list of treatments that will help you on your journey to looking your best in 2018.

 

Botox and Fillers

Although the new year bell has rung, you can still turn back the clock by incorporating Botox and fillers into your beauty routine. Botox and fillers have been lauded for their remarkable ability to freshen the appearance of your facial features, but each treatment addresses different aspects of the aging process.

 

Botox, for instance, is best used on the expressive lines of the face, which include the forehead, in between the eyebrows, and crow’s feet. The rejuvenating treatment will relax the muscles that create wrinkles and fine lines on the face, and it is powerful enough to soften patient’s faces for a period of three to six months.

 

Dermal fillers, on the other hand, are best used in the areas where we are experiencing volume loss. Restylane is one of the leading brands in the injectable fillers market, and it can correct deep static lines and restore youthfulness to one’s appearance. We have found that Restylane works best to reverse the signs of aging in the nasolabial folds area and around the mouth.

 

Chemical Peels

One of the simplest ways to rejuvenate the skin is through exfoliation. Medical grade chemical peels are highly effective at improving skin texture. Some of our favorite chemical peels on the market today have been created by the renowned professional skincare company called Skinmedica. The Illuminize, Vitalize, and Rejuvenize peels have been expertly designed to create a more uniform complexion. The Rejuvenize and Vitalize peels can also tackle minor skin imperfections such as acne scars and fine lines.

 

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.

 

Chemical Peels Can Clear Acne and Reduce Hyperpigmentation

Posted on November 22, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko

Everyone wants beautiful skin that is blemish free, but maintaining a flawless complexion is not an easy task for most people. Fluctuations in stress and hormone levels often trigger negative reactions in our bodies, and the effects can often be seen on the skin in the form of acne and inflammation.

Acne happens when dead skin cells, oily sebum and other debris builds up and block the opening of sebaceous glands. Clogged glands become infected which leads to formation of acne.

Often used over the counter acne products can sometimes exacerbate the problem and leave your skin irritated and hypersensitive. We believe that the best course of action is to seek help from a certified skincare professional who will help you find the best way to treat your particular type of acne.

Medical grade chemical peels for example are some of the more effective acne treatments available.  Superficial chemical peels, such as Skinmedica’s Illuminize Peel, will help remove debris from pores, which will in turn reduce the likelihood of acne formation. This chemical peel gives patients brighter and clearer skin in a matter of days.  Deeper chemical peels can also be used to treat mild to moderate acne scarring and hyperpigmentation. The best times of the year to do chemical peels are fall and winter due to minimal sun exposure during those months.

Your Laser Skin Care in Los Angeles specializes in Chemical Peels, Botox and Fillers injections, laser hair removal and IPL among many other services. Please call us at (323) 525-1516 or visit us online at www.yourlaserskincare.com to schedule a free consultation.