Modern facial skin care technology has come a long way, and at the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, we offer a range of medical grade peels to repair the effects of aging on the skin. Sometimes caused by heredity means, your lifestyle choices, and other environmental factors, you can rest at ease knowing that the BHRC offers many facial rejuvenation options just for you. Try one of our facial peels to remove dead skin cells, fine lines, small scars, freckles, dark spots and other skin imperfections caused by aging, hormones, and the sun.
Benefits of Medical Grade Peels
Medical grade peels are a great alternative to laser facials, and are a quick way to remove dead skin cells, fine lines, small scars, freckles, dark spots and/or skin imperfections caused by aging, hormones and the sun. A medical peel treatment will generally target your face, neck and chest areas, and can be performed safely by one of our professionally qualified medical estheticians. Medical peels are very effective in renewing the skin’s texture, because medical peels take off unwanted dead skin cells, and force the rejuvenation of new skin, giving you the appearance of tighter, brighter skin.
Medical peels can:
Make your skin softer and smoother
Treat acne and breakouts
Reduce the number of fine lines and wrinkles
Improve sun damage and even out your skin tone
Reduce the visibility of superficial scars.
After one of our professional practitioners evaluate your skin, we will discuss the best medical peel choice for your skin type. After treatment, you can expect your skin to look fresh, smooth, and younger.
Who Can Benefit From Medical Grade Peels?
People with fair skin and light hair are the best candidates for a medical peel, but patients with other skin pigmentation and hair color can achieve good results as well, with an experienced, qualified practitioner. If you’re unhappy with the appearance of your skin, don’t smoke, and have realistic expectations of what can be achieved, then a medical grade peel could be a great option for you.
Medical Considerations Before You Decide
If you’re considering medical grade peels, it’s recommended that you don’t smoke for a few weeks before and after your treatment. If you’re taking medication for acne such as Accutane®, consider an alternative treatment type, as the chemicals can hamper the facial peel process. If you have active skin infections, and large or unusual scar formations, it’s possible one of the qualified BHRC practitioners will recommend an alternative treatment for you. Finally, if you’ve got a family history of heart problems, the medical grade peel treatment may not be suitable.
Consult your doctor for further information.
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Which Medical Peel is RIght for You?
There are 3 levels or grades of chemical peels. Which one is right for you, depends on factors such as your skin color, texture, number of skin imperfections, and elasticity. A qualified BHRC practitioner will be able to recommend which solution out of the following works best for you.
Lowest Grade: Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Peel
These peels work at the surface level, and are best used to help with rough/dry skin and texture. The AHA peel can also be mixed with bleaching agents to lessen dark spots or skin discoloration from the sun, hormones and aging. Application time for an AHA peel is about 10 minutes, and you come out with what looks like a mild sunburn. After approximately 5 days of peeling and healing, your skin will transform as it completes the healing process.
Medium Grade: Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel
The TCA medical peel is used to treat fine lines, surface level acne and skin imperfections. This medium grade peel takes about 15 minutes for a single treatment, but two or more treatments will be required for darker skin. The TCA peel procedure creates mild swelling, redness, crusting/scabbing and peeling on the treated areas, and you will need to schedule downtime anywhere from 5-10 days, depending on your body’s rate of healing.
Higher Grade: Carbolic Acid or Phenol Peel
This “heavy duty” peel is used for coarse, deep wrinkles, and deeper darks spots and skin imperfections. The phenol peels are intense, and are not recommended for use other than on the face, as other parts of the body may experience scarring. This type of peel must be performed by a qualified Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center physician, because it requires general anesthesia and proper sterilization. With such an intense procedure, you can expect heavy swelling of treated areas, and you may need bandages which will need to stay for up to 2 days. There will be more pain in recovery, and you will need to keep your skin clean and clear of any makeup for at least two weeks. Sun exposure will need to be limited for up to three weeks as well.