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.
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"I just VOTED DR CORBIN as thee BEST PLASTICC SURGEON IN OC. I was impressed with what he told me during my consult. He does not sugar coat and I liked that. I finally found someone who can fix my botched surgery. I went out of the country because of price. Big mistake!! I have now spent three times as much however I am finally fixed. Dr Corbin Thank You. Please do not leave this country to save $$. Go to Dr Corbin, my life saver."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / May 20, 2021
"First time patient. Had a great consultation. I liked the way the social distance as it made me feel safe. I am scheduling me surgery during summer and cannot wait to feel new agaIn. After this past year, I am doing something good for myself."- Anonymous / RateMDs / May 10, 2021
"First time patient. Had a great consultation. I liked the way the social distance as it made me feel safe. I am scheduling me surgery during summer and cannot wait to feel new agaIn. After this past year, I am doing something good for myself."- Anonymous / ZocDoc / May 10, 2021
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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.