San Ramon & San Francisco Bay Area
Are you looking for a simple and effective way to refresh your skin? Do you have skin concerns such as wrinkles, acne, or sun damage you'd like to address? At Be CLINICAL, our San Ramon & San Francisco Bay Area Chemical Peels provide a non-invasive and customized solution with topical chemical agents. Schedule a consultation with our Medical Providers to learn more about how we can help you achieve stunning skin!
What Are Chemical Peels?
Over time, the buildup of oil, debris, and dirt on the face can leave skin looking dull and damaged. Normal cleansing and exfoliating alone aren’t enough and chemical peels are needed. Chemical peels involve applying chemical solutions to the skin that force the top layers of the skin to peel away, revealing rejuvenated skin underneath. Chemical peels are less invasive than laser surfacing, and it is a safe and well-tolerated procedure. You will often hear talk about superficial, medium, and deep chemical peels. With Chemical Peels at Be CLINICAL we can customize the peel solution to meet your skincare goals. Here are the differences between the three levels of peeling:
Superficial peels: Superficial peels are usually performed using naturally-occurring acids, and they peel away only the damaged outer layers of the epidermis. They treat fine lines, pigmentation abnormalities, dry skin, and acne scars. This procedure only takes about 15 minutes, but will yield significant results.
Medium peels: Medium peels penetrate more deeply into the skin by using more powerful chemical solutions. It penetrates through the epidermis and into the dermis, promoting greater cell turnover and collagen production to transform the skin structure. This procedure generally takes about 45 minutes.
Deep peels: Deep peels produce the most dramatic results, and outcomes last for many years, but require about 1-2 hours in-office and an extended recovery time. This type of peel is not appropriate for patients with dark complexions, because it may result in long-lasting discoloration. Deep peels smooth out deep lines, severe acne scars, and considerable sun damage.
The Chemical Peel Acids / Solutions
This is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that both exfoliates and moisturizes the skin, and is commonly used in various peels and skincare solutions.
Kojic acid lightens, brightens and tightens the skin, and it also has anti-microbial properties. It is known as a natural skin lightener, and can be used to treat even severe hyperpigmentation.
Lactic acid effectively removes the damaged upper layers of the skin and encourages new skin growth.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
This rapidly-penetrating acid exfoliates the top layer of the skin over the course of several days.
Jessner is a medium-depth chemical that combines lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol.
Salicylic is a highly effective peeling agent used in superficial peels. It combats facial oil and active acne.
Alpha Hydroxy Acids
AHAs promote easy peeling by loosening the substances that hold the surface skin cells together.
This vitamin delivers noticeable skin brightening results.
Why Choose Be CLINICAL For Chemical Peels
Our Chemical Peel treatments are performed by highly trained, advanced medical professionals who have all undergone specialized training and have experience in the aesthetic industry. Not all Chemical Peels are the same, here at Be CLINICAL we only use the most clinically studied peeling agents on the market to ensure the safest and most effective treatments.
What is the Chemical Peel Experience Like?
Your Chemical Peel treatment at our San Ramon & San Francisco Bay Area medical spa clinic will begin with a consultation in which you and your Be CLINICAL Provider will determine your aesthetic goals. The treatment itself is a minimally invasive procedure. Our highly trained Medical Providers will apply the peeling agent based on your skin type and skin conditions being treated. Treatment typically takes thirty minutes or less.
What To Expect Post Treatment?
With any medical and aesthetic procedure, there is a chance of mild skin irritation, dryness and flaking. In the week following treatment the skin irritation will diminish and you will begin to see the final results.
How Are Chemical Peels Priced?
Chemical Peels at Be CLINICAL are charged per treatment. Every patient is different, but we typically recommend monthly treatments to maintain results. We offer significant savings when purchasing in packages of 3 or more! During a consultation, your provider will have a better idea of how many Chemical Peel treatments will be needed to achieve the desired results.
What Are The Most Common Side Effects?
The most common side effects after initial treatment include mild skin irritation, warm sensation, tightness, and itchiness. Common side effects typically disappear within 1-3 days post treatment. Light sensitivity is also common and extra precautions should be taken to minimize sun exposure for a week post treatment.