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Chemical Peels

Do Store and Online Bought Peels Work?

In general, no. Chemical peels that you can buy over the counter (most commonly AHA and BHA) will only be able to penetrate the top layer of the skin (epidermis) which self-exfoliates every 30 days. These peels are considered superficial peels and generally do not achieve true "rejuvenation" of the skin other than a "glow" that lasts approximately a few days. The "glow" fades away quickly as new dead skin cells replace the old dead skin cells removed by the superficial peel, without any lasting effect on the deeper part of the skin that is responsible for aging.

Is "Clinic Grade" Peels Sold Same as The Ones Used In Clinic?

No, clinic grade peels sold over the counter are typically superficial peels that may sometimes be irritating and do not penetrate deep enough into the skin to have any lasting effects. The medium depth peels that are utilized in clinic is able to penetrate into the permanent part of the skin called the dermis, which can stimulate further collagen production and achieve skin rejuvenation. Generally over the counter peels which patients are able to purchase and use is not recommended due to its overall lack of significant clinical efficacy, in addition to mild risk of misuse that can cause irritation and worsening of "dark spots" without achieving skin rejuvenation.

What Is The Best Chemical Peel?

Your treatment will depend on your skin type, extent of skin damage, and individualized treatment goals. Your initial consultation will review treatment goals and expectations so that all of your questions regarding side effects, down time, pain associated with each procedure, and maintenance will be answered.

Treatment outcome will depend on the depth of penetration of each peel. Selecting the right peel and concentration for your skin is the most important recommendation your dermatologist can make. It is very important to use the "right peel" rather than "one size fits all" peel to prevent severe adverse reactions, particularly for patients with skin of color including Asians, Hispanics, and African Americans. Superficial chemical peels involve applying a thin layer of acids which will exfoliate the top layer of dead skin (Stratum corneum). The intention is to stimulate the process of natural skin renewal but will not correct most dark spots or scarring.

On the contrary stronger and deeper peels such as Trichloroacetic acid peels will penetrate past the top layer of the skin (stratum corneum and epidermis) into the superficial dermis which will correct deeper dark spots and scarring. Medium depth peels are generally preferred for skin correction while superficial peels are utilized for maintenance.

Light chemical peels - Jessner’s peel (lactic acid, salicylic acid, resorcinol); retinoic acid peel; alpha hydroxy acids (glycolic acid); beta hydroxy acid (salicylic acid)

Medium depth peels - Trichloroacetic acid peels (TCA > 20%), Adjunctive Jessner’s peel. Require administration by a qualified dermatologist to prevent permanent scarring and hyperpigmentation when used inappropriately.

Unveiling the Wonders of Salicylic Acid Chemical Peels at True Dermatology

Discover the transformative power of Salicylic Acid Chemical Peels, available up to 30% concentration, at True Dermatology, where skin health meets expert care. Salicylic acid, a renowned beta hydroxy acid (BHA), is celebrated for its exceptional ability to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin, particularly for those with skin of color. True Dermatology harnesses this potent ingredient in their chemical peel treatments, meticulously administered by experienced dermatologists and skin experts. These peels are expertly designed to target a myriad of skin concerns, offering a tailored solution for each individual's unique skin needs.

Tackling Melasma and Acne with Precision

At True Dermatology, Salicylic Acid Chemical Peels are a key treatment for combatting melasma, a common condition in skin of color characterized by dark, uneven patches. The peels work by accelerating skin exfoliation, gently lifting away hyperpigmented cells to reduce the appearance of these dark spots. Additionally, these peels are incredibly effective in managing acne breakouts. Due to salicylic acid’s oil-soluble properties, it penetrates deeply into pores, clearing out the debris and excess sebum that cause acne, leading to clearer, smoother skin.

Anti-Aging and Sun Damage Reversal

Beyond addressing pigmentation and acne, Salicylic Acid Chemical Peels at True Dermatology play a significant role in anti-aging. They aid in diminishing superficial wrinkles and improving overall skin texture by promoting the shedding of dead skin cells, thereby revealing a more youthful and radiant complexion underneath. These peels are also instrumental in reversing sun damage, helping to alleviate UV-induced dark spots and rough skin texture, which are particularly prevalent concerns in skin of color.

Enhancing Skin Tone and Texture

True Dermatology's Salicylic Acid Chemical Peels are not just about treating specific skin issues; they are also about enhancing the overall tone and texture of the skin. Regular treatments can lead to a more even skin tone and smoother texture, contributing to a healthier, more vibrant complexion. These peels are a testament to the clinic's commitment to providing advanced skincare solutions that cater to the diverse needs of their patients.

Safe, Expert Administration for Optimal Results

Safety and efficacy are paramount at True Dermatology. Each Salicylic Acid Chemical Peel treatment is carefully administered by skilled professionals, ensuring the highest standards of safety and care. Patients can trust in the expertise of True Dermatology’s dermatologists and skin experts, who not only provide exceptional treatment but also guide on aftercare and ongoing skin maintenance.

In conclusion, Salicylic Acid Chemical Peels at True Dermatology offer a multifaceted approach to skin rejuvenation. Whether it's addressing melasma, acne, aging signs, or sun damage, these peels are an effective, safe solution for enhancing skin health and beauty, especially for those with skin of color. With personalized care and expert guidance, True Dermatology stands as a leader in delivering advanced dermatological solutions for diverse skin needs.

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Newport Beach, Orange County:

714-712-0438

Arcadia, Los Angeles:

626-878-8080

Monterey Park, Los Angeles:

626-635-1688

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