What are Chemical Peels?
A chemical peel facial is a noninvasive rejuvenation treatment that helps to improve the appearance of the skin on your neck and face. Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Frederic Corbin offers chemical peel treatments that help to minimize skin irregularities, including wrinkles, scars, fine lines, rough patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA offers numerous personalized treatment options that deliver brighter, glowing skin. A medical-grade chemical peel with exfoliating solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) typically reveals more radiant skin. Chemical peels work by removing dead, damaged skin cells through the application of an exfoliating solution on the skin, which causes the upper layer to slough off. When the skin heals and starts to repair and rejuvenate itself, patients usually see a smoother, clearer complexion.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our offices in Brea and Beverly Hills, CA, we perform chemical peels in a few levels of strength (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients' various skin concerns and goals.
Light peels: You can get a light chemical peel during your lunch break and return to your routine. This type of peel removes the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a more radiant appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you get a light peel about once a month to maintain glowing skin.
Medium-depth peels: This level of chemical peel reaches further into the skin, and you'll probably prefer to get this type of facial treatment over an extended weekend. You may also want to ready yourself for more discomfort during and for about an hour following the chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have deeper damage to their skin, including deeper lines and darker pigmentation problems.
Deep peels: The strongest of the three levels of peels is the deep peel, and it does require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face swollen, itchy, and peeling for several weeks. Patients who get deep chemical peels tend to have age or dark spots, sun damage, significant acne scars, or deep scars. Since this type of peel is typically uncomfortable for most patients, we may administer local anesthesia prior to your peel.
"Dr. Corbin performed my breast augmentation 20 years ago and the result was better than I expected. My breasts looked beautiful and did not look overdone nor fake. I had to tell my now husband that that I had implants, otherwise he would not have suspected. I had no visible scarring.Twenty years later - pregnancies, breast feeding and weight gain/loss, I decided I needed a lift. I just recently had my lift performed by Dr. Corbin. He is professional, honest and more than anything, trustworthy. These are the reasons I went back to him. He also goes the extra mile in after care to ensure his patients are healing healthily and beautifully. I absolutely love my result. My breasts once again look like they did in my 20s (even better) and I am approaching 50. His staff/front office professionals, Alice and Dee, are always so welcoming and caring. They seem to be truly invested in all of the patients that come in and out of their door. I always felt very comfortable with them.If I consider any other cosmetic procedures in the future, I will undoubtedly go back to Dr. Corbin. I highly recommend him."- Y.M. / Yelp / Mar 01, 2021
"Dr Corbin has changed my life. He is by far the best surgeon ever. I do not know who writes such stuff about a doctor who has truly helped me with my reconstruction. The vibe in his office is so positive and up beat. I would tell everyone I know if you are in need of a fabulous surgeon, call DR CORBIN. Not only is he great so is his staff. Highly Recommended."- Anonymous / RateMDs / Feb 11, 2021
"Had a very informative consult. Adored Dr Corbin and loved the ladies on his staff. I will be doing my facelift with Dr Corbin. His results are amazing and that what I am paying for. Cannot wait to schedule."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / Feb 06, 2021
"I’m about two months post op from my Breast Reduction and Lift and I feel and look amazing!! Dr. Corbin was referred to me by my good friend but I also went for a few other consultations to see my options. After a few consults and further loooking My friend and I decided to both get procedures done by Dr Corbin and I am very glad We did. The staff and nurse’s were amazing and so nice, I would definitely recommend anyone to come here. Thank you Dr. Corbin and Staff truly amazing!"- J.R. / Yelp / Jan 06, 2021
"Dr Corbin is a master at what he does. I highly recommend him, he is the BEST!!!"- Anonymous / RateMDs / Nov 20, 2020
Should I Get a Chemical Peel?
Getting the suggestions of a skin specialist is the first part in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. A team member at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery can evaluate your skin during an exam in our Brea or Beverly Hills, CA office before helping you choose a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel patients, both men and women, generally have noticeable problems on their skin, including rough patches, acne scars, discoloration, flaky skin, fine lines, sun spots, and much more. We can recommend different strengths of chemical peels to fit your needs.
Chemical Peel Technique
At your procedure at Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery, we'll have you lie down in a relaxed position when we administer your peel. A team member will cleanse your skin prior to applying the customized solution to your face or neck. We will brush the solution onto your skin and allow it to work for a set amount of time — which will be decided during your chemical peel planning session. Then, we will clean the solution off your skin and put on a neutralizing agent. You may want to bring sunscreen and a hat to wear outside following the treatment to protect your sensitive treated skin from environmental exposure.
What to Expect after a Chemical Peel
Depending on the level of chemical peel you choose, you can expect your skin to itch and peel for a period of a few days to a couple of weeks. During your appointment, Dr. Corbin or a member of his team will provide instructions on how to treat your face following treatment. Please remember that no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it's not a good idea to peel the skin off because doing so could scar your skin.
Great Skin Starts here
If you're new to professional facial treatments, Dr. Corbin Plastic Surgery can help you find the ideal option for your skin. After a chemical peel, your skin should look refreshed, soft, and radiant. Contact our office in Brea or Beverly Hills, CA today to schedule your skin assessment for a chemical peel.