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Chemical Peels

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Chemical peels in Newport Beach are topical skin treatments that help to reduce signs of aging as well as treat a variety of skin conditions. Chemical peels consist of various solutions that are applied to the skin to induce peeling resulting in the removal of the damaged outer layers of skin. Peels are classified as light, medium or deep, depending on the depth of penetration and amount of skin removed. Light peels are the most gentle and are also referred to as refreshing or lunchtime peels. Medium and deep peels induce more injury to the skin resulting in more dramatic results, though require a longer recovery.

Chemical peels are used to treat sun damage, freckles, melasma, some types of acne, enlarged pores, fine lines, wrinkles and pre-skin cancers. Chemical peels help to rejuvenate dull, dry, discolored skin and may be applied to the face, neck, chest and back of hands. Chemical peels help to improve skin tone and texture, which creates a brighter, smoother and more youthful appearance.

Here at The Ocean Clinic in Orange County, we offer a variety of light, medium and deep chemical peels. We will help you choose the most appropriate chemical peel for your individual skin type and condition.

Am I a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are most suitable for those with sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, enlarged pores, acne, scars, liver spots, and rough patches. Chemical peels may be suitable for all skin tones and types, though the level of peel will vary for different skin types.

People with a history of abnormal skin scarring or a tendency to develop hyperpigmented scars may not be suitable for chemical peels. Patients who have had acne treatments within the past year, take medications or have skin conditions that make their skin extra sensitive, or are pregnant are not ideal candidates.

The Chemical Peel Consultation

During a chemical peel consultation, we will check your medical history, including recent and current medications, allergies, and past cosmetic treatments. We will also evaluate the skin to be treated in order to help determine the right peel for you. We will discuss your expectations and what you should do before and after the treatment.

The Cost of Chemical Peels

The cost of a chemical peel depends on factors like the number of peel treatments needed to get the desired results. The type of peel, anesthesia fees, and ongoing treatments to maintain results can also affect the overall price.


How do I prepare for a chemical peel?

-Discontinue use of any retinoids (Retin-A, Tretinoin, Tazorac, HQRA+), hydroquinone, alpha hydroxy acids for 5 to 7 days prior to having a chemical peel.

-Avoid excess sun exposure and sun burns prior to a chemical peel.

-If you have any skin sensitivity from other medical cosmetic treatments, such as fillers, laser and surgical procedures, chemical peels should be avoided until sensitivity has completely resolved.

What should I expect during a chemical peel procedure?

-The skin is washed with a gentle cleanser then prepped using a medical degreaser to ensure the area is clean and free of oils.

-During the application, a tingling or burning sensation will occur, which typically lasts only a few minutes. A hand held fan is given to help minimize discomfort.

-The skin will have a frosted appearance or a yellowish tinge, which resolves once the peel is washed off. Most peels may be left on the skin for 2 – 4 hours after application.

What can I expect after a chemical peel procedure?

-Your skin may appear pink, shiny and tight the first 1-2 days after the peel is applied, then peeling will occur, lasting 3-5 days or longer depending on the depth of peel performed.

-Gentle skin cleansers, moisturizers, use of a broad spectrum sunscreen and limiting sun exposure are essential after a chemical peel.

-Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize. Avoid picking or peeling off the flaking skin, which may lead to discoloration, scarring or infection.

-Topical retinoids, hydroquinone, alpha hydroxy acids should not be resumed until peeling has completely resolved.

How many chemical peels are required?

-Light and medium depth chemical peels may require multiple treatments to achieve desired results depending on skin type and conditions. Typically 3 to 6 peels spaced 1 month apart are recommended.

-Typically 1 deep chemical peel is required to achieve desired results.

When should chemical peels be avoided?

-If active cold sores, herpes simplex or other viral infections are present.

-During pregnancy and breastfeeding.

-If skin is sunburned or injured.

-In patients with Vitiligo.

-In patients with suppressed immune systems.


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Reduce the appearance of fine wrinkles, pores, and scars with a chemical peel in Newport Beach. We can help you achieve your skin goals here at The Ocean Clinic. Contact us to schedule an appointment for your consultation in Orange County.

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