Give Your Skin a Treat with Medical Grade Peels
*Individual results may vary.
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
MMedical 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 a professional practitioner evaluates 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. Still, patients with other skin pigmentation and hair color can achieve good results 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 an excellent option.
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, one of the qualified BHRC practitioners may recommend an alternative treatment for you. Finally, if you have a family history of heart problems, the medical-grade peel treatment may not be suitable.
Consult your doctor for further information.
Which Medical Peel is RIght for You?
There are three 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 can 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 five 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 treats 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, deeper dark spots, and skin imperfections. The phenol peels are intense and are not recommended for use other than on the face, as other body parts 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 must keep your skin clean and clear of any makeup for at least two weeks. Sun exposure will also need to be limited for up to three weeks.
Medical-grade peels are a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin. Peels can be used to treat a variety of concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation irregularities, and acne. Medical-grade peels use higher concentrations of active ingredients than over-the-counter products, making them more powerful and effective. Peels can be tailored to your specific needs to achieve optimal results. For example, deeper peels may be recommended for treating advanced signs of aging, while lighter peels can be used to refresh the skin and improve its tone and texture. Whether you are looking for a quick pick-me-up or a more long-lasting change, medical-grade peels can help you achieve your desired results.