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Chemical Peel In Santa Barbara

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Give Your Skin a Fresh Start with a Chemical Peel

Are you seeing those first signs of fine lines and wrinkles? It’s the perfect time to get a chemical peel! Chemical peels are 100% customizable to your needs, and the results can last for months or even years. This must-try, non-invasive treatment is rapid growth in popularity – in fact, the market is expected to reach $3.1 billion by 2026 and it’s easy to see why!

Not only do chemical peels address a wide variety of common skin problems, but more importantly – they really work. Either you’re dealing with dull skin or acne, chemical peels are perfect for maintaining or achieving healthy, clear skin!

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Chemical Peels & What You Should Know About Them

To put it simply, a chemical peel removes the top layer of primarily dead skin cells to improve the skin’s overall appearance.

During a chemical peel, an acidic formula is applied to the face to deliver controlled damage to the skin. In response, the body begins to self-heal by activating rapid cell turnover and collagen production. The damaged skin peels away, revealing beautiful untouched skin beneath.

Below are some common acids used in chemical peels:

  • Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs): AHAs are occur naturally in foods (like citrus fruits) and effectively treat hyperpigmentation, scarring, and more.
  • Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs): AKA salicylic acid, BHAs are a type of plant hormone that works well for acne-prone or oily skin.
  • Trichloroacetic acid: This monocarboxylic acid reduces keratinocyte plugging to treat acne.
  • Phenol: Phenol is both a naturally-occurring substance and manufactured chemical that penetrates deeply into the skin.

In addition, there are three levels of chemical peels: light, medium, and deep.

  • A light peel involves removing the epidermis (the outermost layer of skin) with a mild formula and minimal irritation. You can receive these regularly and they work well for acne, uneven skin tone, fine lines, etc.
  • A medium peel removes both the epidermis and outer dermis for more noticeable results but more irritation. It is effective for acne scars, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, etc.
  • A deep peel penetrates the lower dermal layer of the skin, allowing the skin to regenerate deep from within. Although recovery is significantly longer, this type of peel is best for sun damage, precancerous growths, and deep wrinkles, and results last up to 10 years.

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What Concerns Can a Chemical Peel Target?

A chemical peel addresses dozens of common skin concerns. Here are just a few.

  • Wrinkles: A peel stimulates skin regeneration, shedding old cells and revealing fresh skin underneath.
  • Acne: A peel banishes the top layer of affected skin and reduces the severity and frequency of breakouts.
  • Scarring: If a scar is close to the skin’s surface, the chemical peel will remove the scarred layer.
  • Discoloration: Melasma, freckles, aging, or hormonal changes can make the skin look patchy. Chemical peels alleviate discoloration and give the skin a more even appearance.
  • Dryness: In our 30s, we begin to produce less hyaluronic acid (HA) and therefore develop dryer and tougher skin. A chemical peel will strip away the damaged cells and reveal baby-soft skin underneath.
  • Dullness: Is your skin a little less vibrant than it once was? Strip away dead and dull skin cells with a chemical peel.
  • Sun Damage: Sunspots-be-gone! A chemical peel is perfect for removing surface-layer skin damage.

Chemical Peel in Santa Barbara: Your Questions, Answered

What is the process like?

  1. Your face is cleansed and your hair is pulled away from your face.
  2. Depending on the strength of the peel, your eyes may be covered with goggles or gauze.
  3. For deeper peels, the skin may be numbed with a topical anesthetic.
  4. Your provider will apply the chemical peel solution to the skin using a sponge, brush, or applicator.
  5. You may feel a stinging sensation and your G Spa provider will monitor the levels of this sensation as well as your peel’s progress.
  6. After the peel, your expert will apply a neutralizing wash or cold compresses to soothe the skin.
  7. For the best, safest results, follow the after-care instructions your providers gives you.

Who is a candidate for chemical peels?

In general, there is a chemical peel for everyone! However, in some cases, people with darker complexions can experience an uneven skin tone after a chemical peel. In addition, patients who have infections, cuts, eczema, dermatitis, or other conditions may not qualify for this treatment. To find out if a chemical peel is right for you, schedule a consultation with a G Spa provider!

When will I see results?

Many patients are thrilled to see some results from their chemical peel after just a few days. The results will continue to accumulate over the course of a few weeks.

Is it safe?

A chemical peel is perfectly safe when administered by an experienced provider; however, sunlight can be harmful to your skin after a chemical peel. Try to schedule your peel during cooler and cloudier months. It’s also important to follow your skin to heal post-peel by avoiding harsh skincare products and other forms of exfoliation.

Does it hurt?

Some patients report feeling minor tenderness while the solution sits on their skin. At the end of treatment, we will apply a neutralizing wash or cold compress to relieve any discomfort.

What is recovery like?

Recovery is completely dependent on the peel you are receiving. Some will have nearly no downtime while others may result in days of downtime. Below is a time line of the average chemical peel recovery process:

  • Immediately after treatment — skin may be red, tingling, and dry
  • 2-3 days after treatment — skin may look flaky or begin to peel
  • 5-7 days after treatment — side effects begin to subside
  • 7-14 days after treatment — healthy, new skin has developed, although the skin may be slightly red for up to one month

Are there side effects or risks?

Most patients will experience some level of peeling and redness after a chemical peel. Some individuals also experience sensitivity, swelling, and breakouts.

How long will the results last?

A light peel produces results that last 1-2 months, whereas results from a medium peel will last 2-6 months and results from a deep peel will last for years.

Peel Away the Layers of Aging

Enhance your skin’s appearance in every way with a chemical peel. This is an ideal treatment option for patients who have superficial skin imperfections and would like a fresh start with vibrant skin.

We would be pleased to provide a personalized consultation and treatment planning appointment at The G Spa. You can reach out to us at (805) 682-4772—we would love to hear from you!

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