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Chemical Peels

Healthier, younger looking skin can be yours with proper skin care, hydration and a healthy lifestyle diet.  Reducing the signs of aging can be achieved with non-invasive peels that address the outer layers of the skin. The results include softening the appearance of lines and wrinkles, eliminating skin imperfections, brightening the skin and improving its clarity .

Chemical peels range from mild in-office peels with no down time (you can go right back to work), to deeper chemical peels that treat the most advanced wrinkles. Micro-needling is also a highly effective way to stimulate  the skin  for renewal without the use of any chemicals. If you’re interested in this procedure, contact AesthetiCare in Orange County, San Diego, or Riverside to learn more about our offers.


Chemical peeling can be used to treat fine lines and wrinkles that result from sun damage and aging. Chemical peels can also be used to improve sun and age spots and uneven color that can occur from excessive sun exposure. Chemical peels can also improve acne and mild acne scars and restore lost tone. The main accomplishment of a chemical peel will make dull appearing skin appear more vibrant and revitalized.


Depending on the skin’s needs  and anticipated recovery time, the proper peel can be determined with a skin evaluation  and treatment plan. A careful analysis of the skin and any of its condition –such as acne, scarring, deep wrinkles — will  help determine the best peel for the skin’s unique needs!



Corrective Acne / Deep Cleansing  Treatment

This treatment resolves mild imperfections, acne breakouts & dull skin . Revision Skin Care’s  Papaya Enzyme Cleanser helps to break down old, dead skin cells on the surface of the skin. In addition, Revision’s Black Mask purifies the skin, ridding it of impurities , excess sebum and other toxins.. Skin will look noticeably refined  and pores tightened.


Vitalize Peel (SkinMedica)

This treatment aims to accelerate skin exfoliation for a healthier, renewed looking skin with more even texture and color. An improvement in fine lines and wrinkles, skin texture , color and clarity will be result. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number with be based on the level of skin damage or corrections needed which can vary from 3-6 treatments done every 3-4 weeks.  These peels are cumulative and results are most favorable when used with a good home treatment regimen .

Rejuvenize Peel (SkinMedica)

This SkinMedica® Peels addresses  moderate to severe  skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. This peel also addresses skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigment changes. When skin is deeply pigmented, it is advisable to establish tolerance first with the Vitalize Peel.

ZO 3- Step Peel (Obagi)

This is a signature treatment designed by Zen Obagi, MD, Board Certified Dermatologist .. It is the only multifunctional epidermal peel that provides lasting benefits. Using a blend of exfoliants and 6% retinol concentration,  collagen is stimulated , the skin restores moisture balance, and the skin results in looking softer, smoother and tighter.  It also provides a DNA repair and anti-inflammation benefits.


Dark-skinned and ethnic skin types require special care with only selective types of peels, to avoid inflammation and rebound hyper-pigmentation.  The Corrective/ Deep Cleansing and Vitalize Peel treatments are appropriate for all skin types.

Darker and ethnic skin can be treated with the Rejuvenize  Peel  1month following  at least a single treatment with the Vitalize Peel . The ZO 3-Step Peel is safe to treat darker and ethnic skin when following a  “pre-treatment” skin care regimen to reduce the risk of hyperpigmenation.

No sedation is needed for any of the above treatments.


Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after a treatment and completely resolves after the peeling is complete. The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual’s skin condition and degree of the damage. Peeling can range from mild flaking to peeling in sheets.

The Vitalize Peel® can leave a  yellowish tinge on the skin which is expected to last no longer than 2-3 hours.

Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions with the Rejuvenize Peel.

Skin will exfoliate on Day 2 following the ZO 3-Step Peel, and last up to 5 days.  Redness, dryness , itching and a stinging sensation are all normal reactions. Skin may also appear darker while healing, which is also normal.


A chemical peel is a skin rejuvenation technique designed to improve the appearance of the skin.  Regardless of the amount of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, which will result in the following benefits: improvement in the appearance of skin tone and texture, smoothness of fine lines and wrinkles.

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