Smooth Out Your Facial Complexion With Chemical Peel Treatment

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If you’re looking to reduce the signs of aging or smooth out your complexion, you may have considered a chemical peel (also called a face peel).

For patients near Anaheim Hills or Orange County, CA, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Saba Motakef performs a variety of skin rejuvenation procedures, including facial peels, that target fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tones, and skin dryness at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Below, we’ll look at your options if you’re looking for a chemical peel for smooth skin.

Getting a medical chemical peel

Skin peel treatments available at beauty stores may contain similar ingredients to those used by plastic surgeons but in different concentrations and with more modest results. Nothing you can buy at a beauty store can compare to a medical skin peel offered by a physician.

If you get a light peel, acids (like salicylic acid) will target only the outermost layer of skin. If you need to treat skin at a deeper level in order to smooth it out, stronger acids will be used (such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and/or phenol. Light and medium peels can be performed every few months. However, the deepest peels typically only need to be performed once. They can produce dramatic results, but they require 2 – 3 weeks of recovery time because they treat the outermost layer of skin (the epidermis) and the layer beneath (the dermis).

Once you decide to get a medical skin peel, Dr. Motakef will assess your skin at his clinic in Anaheim Hills, CA. To ensure you get the right treatment, you should be clear about what you hope to achieve from a skin peel and how much time you are willing to take to recover.

As your skin begins to peel, it’s also crucial that you not pick at it, exfoliate, or expose your skin to the sun without protection since these can all interfere with the end result and even cause more skin damage while your skin is vulnerable. Medium and deep peels may also result in temporary swelling, and deep peels typically require bandaging and the use of heavy moisturizing treatments to heal your skin.

How does a chemical peel create smooth skin?

At its most basic, a chemical peel is designed to exfoliate layers of skin. Removing dead skin cells not only reveals more youthful skin, it also promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

Creating micro-injuries with acids also encourages new skin growth and promotes collagen and elastin production while healing. New skin cells typically have more evenly distributed melanin as well, which means there are no concentrations of pigmented skin cells that create redness or age spots.

How will my skin look after a skin peel?

By working to replace dead skin cells with new growth, skin peels can produce the following effects, depending on the depth of your treatment:

  • More even skin tone

  • Brighter skin

  • Diminishing acne, acne scars, and age spots

  • A reduction in the appearance of sun damage and hyperpigmentation

  • Smoother, more even skin tone and a brighter complexion

Get a chemical peel in Orange County, CA

Dr. Saba Motakef at Motakef Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in Anaheim Hills, CA performs many skin rejuvenation procedures and offers chemical peels to patients throughout Orange County.

The first step is to schedule a consultation today to discuss your skin goals and hear about which treatment can help you achieve them.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.