About Chemical Peels
Offering only the best in chemical peel treatments, cosmetic surgeon Dr. Marguerite J. Bernett provides patients with numerous options for a customized facial treatment with chemical solutions (such as glycolic, salicylic, lactic, and trichloroacetic acids) that give you healthier, smoother facial skin. At our Irvine, CA office, we offer chemical peel treatments that help to resolve skin irregularities such as scars, wrinkles, fine lines, dry patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more. Chemical peels work by removing damaged, dead skin cells with the application of a customized treatment on your skin, which causes the top layer to peel off. As your skin heals and begins to rejuvenate and repair itself, you will notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive way to make your skin luminous and is appropriate for the face and neck.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Irvine, CA office, we offer chemical peels in different strengths (light, medium, and deep, also called medical grade) to accommodate our patients' skin care needs.
Light peels: You can have a light chemical peel on a lunch hour and go right back to your day. This type of peel will remove the top layer of your skin (the epidermis), giving your facial features a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you schedule a light peel at least once a month for the best glowing results.
Medium-depth peels: This type of chemical peel goes deeper into your skin, and you'll usually prefer to do this type of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and about an hour after treatment. Medium-depth peels are for patients who have significant damage to their skin like deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.
Medical-grade peels: The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep, medical-grade peel and it will require the longest recovery time. This is an aggressive treatment that may leave your face swollen, itchy, and peeling for a few weeks. Patients who have a deep peel usually have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, entrenched acne scars, and/or deep-seated scars. As this type of peel is generally uncomfortable for most patients, we may provide you with anesthetic as a part of your treatment.
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Seeking the advice of a skin professional is the first step in the journey to smooth, healthy skin. Dr. Bernett can assess your skin during an examination in our Irvine, CA office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for optimal results. Chemical peel candidates, both men and women, will have noticeable issues with their skin such as acne scars, rough patches, flaky skin, discoloration, sun spots, fine lines, and much more. We can suggest different levels of chemical peels to meet your needs.
On the day of your procedure at our facility, we will have you lay down in a relaxed position to administer your peel. We will make sure your skin is cleansed before applying the customized solution to your face and/or neck. We will brush the solution onto your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Then we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. You may want to bring a light sunscreen and a hat to wear outside after the treatment to avoid sun exposure.
What to Expect
Depending on the type of the peel you have, you can expect your skin to itch and peel from a few days to a couple weeks. Dr. Bernett or a member of her team will explain how to care for your skin during your appointment. Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the healing process, it is never a good idea to pull the skin off. You could cause scarring to your facial skin!
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Even if you are new to facial rejuvenation treatments, Dr. Bernett will help you find the perfect pampering treatment for your skin. Your newly rejuvenated skin will thank you by looking radiant and caressingly soft. Call our office in Irvine, CA to schedule your skin assessment today for a chemical peel.