Articles Tagged: chemical peels los angeles
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted on October 3, 2017 by Ella Fedonenko
The sunny days of summer are quickly coming to an end, but season’s warm rays can have a long-lasting impact on the health and condition of your skin.
Excessive sun exposure dehydrates the skin which makes the affected areas more prone to developing fine lines and wrinkles. Furthermore, UV radiation can induce hyperpigmentation on the face or body, which is exceedingly difficult to treat using at-home remedies.
Luckily, a medical grade chemical peel can treat the visible signs of premature aging and some forms of discoloration. Traditionally, peels are categorized into three distinct levels: superficial, medium and deep.
Chemical peels we offer can be customized to the individual patient’s unique skincare condition and goals. Treatments typically take less than an hour to administer, and patients generally experience minimal downtime to recover from them. However, there are a number of dos and don’ts all patients need to follow after the treatment to optimize results and minimize risks.
Don’t pick at the skin
Chemical peels slough off dead skin cells, which often leaves patients with flakes of skin appearing on their faces during their recovery time. Patients must refrain from manually removing the flakes before they are ready to fall off on their own.
Do hydrate the skin
Regularly apply a moisturizer to help repair the skin. Keeping skin hydrated will minimize the adverse effects of the peeling solution.
Do practice safe sun habits
Chemical peels leave your skin susceptible to sun damage. Limit your time in the sun to a minimum and wear sunscreen and a wide brimmed hat while you recover.
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.
Posted on November 28, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
It’s no secret that Botox can make you look younger and less tired. But did you know that Botox may also make you feel happier? The results of two research studies suggest that Botox could be just the thing to lift your spirits this holiday season.
Researchers in the UK studied 25 volunteers who received cosmetic treatments such as Botox, chemical peels, or fillers. Two weeks after their treatments, the volunteers completed a self-screening questionnaire to test for depression symptoms. Surprisingly, patients who received Botox scored lower on measures of depression, anxiety, and irritability than did their peers. (more…)
Posted on September 30, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
When used correctly, Chemical Peels can have a dramatic effect on sun spots. Watch one patient talk about her experience.
Posted on August 22, 2016 by Ella Fedonenko
Dr. Fedonenko describes the different types of chemical peels and how they can lighten dark spots and smooth your skin. Discover which treatment option is right for you.