Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels San Francisco | SKIN Medical Spa

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. There are several types of chemical peels ranging from mild to strong. The strength of each peel is tailored to the patient depending on their needs and skin type. Peels can be combined with other procedures, such as botox and dermal fillers for additional improvement to skin. The chemicals in the peel have anesthetic properties, so anesthesia is not required for the treatment.

Chemical Peel Treatment

During a chemical peel, the skin is cleansed and the solution is applied, which may cause a brief stinging sensation. The chemicals in the peel have anesthetic properties, so anesthesia is not required for the treatment. After every chemical peel treatment, we highly recommend proper sun protection.

Side effects may vary depending on the chemical peel and usually don’t last longer than a week. After a chemical peel, it is essential that the skin be protected from the sun to reduce the risk of complications.

VI peel

The Only 7 Day Skin Transformation in the World. This chemical peel improves tone, texture and clarity of the skin, while also reducing or eliminating age spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation (including melasma). It also reduces pore size and helps clear acne conditions. The VI Peel will also promote the stimulation of collagen for firmer skin, as well as softening fine lines and wrinkles. This chemical peel is virtually painless and takes approximately 20 minutes. Little to no skin preparation needed (sunscreen only). Healing and downtime is minimal and lasts 7 days. A series of 2-4 treatments is recommended.

Revitalize Peel

The Revitalize Peel combines the benefits of alpha-hydroxy acids to provide a strong, but gentle, formulation. After one treatment, you will notice an improvement in your skin’s texture and tone, lessening of fine lines, and a healthier, more youthful appearance. Dramatic results are achieved with a series of peels. The Revitalize Peel is safe and effective for all skin types and is clinically proven to help fade pigmentation and stimulate collagen production. This chemical peel is also useful in adult acne treatment and acne scarring.

Obagi Blue Radiance Peel

The Obagi Blue Radiance Peel helps to reverse the effects of aging, sun damage and other skin conditions. Using salicylic acid, this chemical peel treatment sloughs off dead cells while stimulating the skin’s natural renewal process. The chemical peel reduces breakouts and the appearance of enlarged pores, balances skin tone, diminishes fine lines and acne scars resulting in clear, beautiful skin. The Obagi Blue Radiance Peel can be used by nearly anyone, regardless of skin color and type. This peel is typically not recommended for pregnant women. Recovery time for this chemical peel is short, and activities can be resumed immediately after the peel. The Obagi Peel is designed to compliment the Obagi Skin Care System.

Glycolic Peels

With the use of alpha hydroxyacids (aha’s), our Glycolic Peel increases your skin’s performance to allow fresher skin cells to surface. This chemical peel stimulates collagen production, refines large pores and improves fine lines and texture.

Lactic Acid Peel

This superficial and no downtime chemical peel is ideal to give you picture perfect skin before any big event. The lactic acid gently exfoliates and hydroquinone gradually lightens pigment and sun damage. This chemical peel is very popular for brides needing that last minute “glow”. (The addition of hydroquinoine is optional).

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect from my consultation at SKIN?

During your consultation at Skin Medical Spa, one of our experienced medical professionals
will discuss your overall skin concerns with you. A personalized treatment plan will be developed to suit your needs.

Can I have a treatment done at my first visit?

Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Laser Hair Removal can typically be performed at your first visit if mentioned at the time of booking. Chemical peels, and most laser skin treatments require a consultation prior to booking.

Where should I park?

Metered street parking is available. If you prefer to use the nearest garage, we offer parking validation at the Wells Fargo Garage at Union and Laguna. Please allow extra time for parking to ensure an on time arrival to your appointment.

How long will my appointment last?

For a skin consultation, we recommend allowing about 45 minutes. Botox, peels, and many laser appointments can be performed in 30 minutes or less. Feel free to ask upon booking your appointment.


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