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What You Need to Know About Chemical Peels

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.

Loving your Skin

Posted on January 21, 2014 by Ella Fedonenko

One of the least invasive of the “non-invasive” skin care treatments is the chemical peel. Unlike BOTOX or the derma fillers, the peel is not used for deep frown lines or to add volume, eliminate sagging or fill hollowed areas around the cheeks or eyes.

But many times, it’s the skin itself, not the surrounding structure, that needs some attention. The chemical peel is used to reduce acne scars, age and sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, rough patches, skin pigmentation, freckles or other signs of sun exposure.

As the name implies, this procedure “peels” or removes the outer, damaged layer of your skin and reveals a clearer, fresher new layer, below. Within a short period of time, your skin will look smoother, more radiant and years younger.

Your Laser Skin Care is proud to be one of the selected physician’s offices to offer you Skinmedica Chemical Peel products, specially-formulated with three different levels of treatment: Illuminize Peel, Vitalize Peel and Rejuvenize Peel. Owned and produced by Allergan, one of the leading healthcare companies, in the world (and the producers of the leading dermatology drug, BOTOX), Skinmedica is a top-of-the-line chemical peel product.

So how does the peel work? First, the doctor will determine the current type and condition of your skin, your goals and the preferred depth of your treatment. After cleansing, the product will be applied. Cool compresses may also be used to alleviate the short five to ten minutes of a burning or stinging sensation.

Then, depending upon the type of peel, the reaction will be similar to a sunburn. Milder procedures may produce some redness and scaling that will crust and peel within three to seven days. Medium to deeper peels may result in some swelling and blistering that will peel off in about seven to fourteen days.

The doctor will provide you with all the information about precautions you will need to take prior to the procedure and directions for care following your peel. For example, after a chemical peel your skin might be, temporarily, more sensitive to the sun and require a “broad spectrum” sunscreen, applied frequently, throughout the day.