Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Resurface & Revitalize

Many common concerns with your complexion, like dullness and scarring, are localized within the superficial layers of your skin. At Wallace Skin & Body Institute in the Ladera Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, dermatologist Paul Wallace, MD, MPA, uses chemical peels to resurface and revitalize your skin. To get a complete skin analysis and explore your chemical peel options, call Wallace Skin & Body Institute, or request an appointment online today.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are treatments for your skin that cause the upper layer or layers of cells to shed off. This process encourages new cells to grow in their place, which results in the clearance of various skin blemishes and concerns. After a peel, your skin appears younger, brighter, and even slightly tighter.

Wallace Skin & Body Institute offers a variety of chemical peel options to suit various skin types, including the patient favorite Vitality Institute (VI®) Peel.

Using the Visia® computerized skin complexion analysis system, Dr. Wallace evaluates your skin to discover which peel type is the best fit for you. He also asks about your personal goals and preferences for the treatment.

“Dr. Wallace was very professional and personable. He was also very prompt in regards to my appointment time. He is also very knowledgeable. I will definitely be going back.”


What are my options for chemical peels?

Chemical peels differ in the depths that they reach within your skin. Dr. Wallace helps you review the options and compare them to alternative treatments like laser resurfacing that can accomplish similar goals. Wallace Skin & Body Institute currently offers:

Superficial peels
Superficial chemical peels are the gentlest type. They work for almost anyone regardless of age, skin tone, and skin type. Even if you struggle with skin sensitivity, regular superficial peels can rejuvenate your skin. You can even get them on your lunch break from work or in the comfort of your home by one of Wallace Skin & Body Institute’s celebrity estheticians.

Medium-depth peels
Medium-depth chemical peels can resurface your skin to treat mild wrinkles and skin pigmentation issues. If you get them regularly, you see an overall improvement in your skin’s softness, tone, and elasticity.

Deep peels
Deep chemical peels produce drastic improvements for your skin, but you can’t get them regularly like you can with superficial and medium-depth peels. Your skin takes two weeks or longer to heal entirely, but you notice far fewer skin defects once it does.

Which features does a chemical peel treat?

The degree of improvement for your skin depends on the depth of your chemical peel, but all chemical peels and other resurfacing treatments can address the same issues. A chemical peel may be your best option for your treatment if you’d like to minimize:

  • Dullness

  • Dryness and flaking

  • Roughness

  • Wrinkles and lines

  • Acne and acne scars

  • Hyperpigmentation

If you’re not sure which type of peel to get or which ingredients will help you reach your goals, Dr. Wallace can answer questions about your skin and available chemical peels during your initial visit.

Chemical peels promote healthy cell regeneration, resulting in smoother, brighter, and stronger skin. To set up a chemical peel consultation, call Wallace Skin & Body Institute, or request an appointment online today.

It’s also a relatively painless process — as the laser is systematically passed over the treatment area, spot by spot, the short pulse of energy you feel is similar to a tiny rubber band snapping against your skin. Although the sensation is mild and well-tolerated by many people, a topical numbing cream ensures optimal comfort if you’re having more sensitive areas of skin treated.

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