What is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel is using a chemical solution on the skin to remove the top dead layer of skin and reveal a brighter, newer, and more youthful appearance. There are three types of chemical peels: superficial, medium, and deep. At Rejuvalife, we focus on superficial and medium chemical peels that require very little downtime with rapid results.
Superficial Chemical Peels
Superficial, Mild or “Lunchtime” chemical peels are those that gently exfoliate the top layer of skin, often using mild chemicals such as alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or salicylic acid.
Medium Chemical Peels
Medium peels use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to penetrate deeper into the skin past the outermost layer to remove damaged skin cells below the surface.
Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels use phenol or trichloroacetic acid to completely penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged cells.
Chemical peels can help address many skin issues and overall signs of aging such as:
- Fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet
- Acne scars
- Sagging skin
How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Chemical Peel?
The recovery time from a chemical peel varies dependent on the type of peel. Superficial chemical peels require almost no downtime which makes them perfect for quick fixes. Medium chemical peel recovery time is usually five to seven days, though redness can linger for a few months. Deep chemical peels reveal new skin in about two weeks, though redness may last for several months. Our chemical peel options at Rejuvalife all have minimal downtime.
Chemical peel options include retinoic, glycolic,lactic acids and may be customized to correct acne, sun damage, and oily or aging skin. If you have sensitive, problematic, oily, or aging skin, the Rejuva-Light Peel may be right for you. The formulation of beta hydroxy acids (salicylic acid) is designed to loosen and remove aging and dead skin cells, oil, and debris. For patients with sun damage or dry skin, we offer the alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) formulated Rejuvalife Custom Peel. This peel exfoliates to accelerate the cell renewal process, stimulates collagen, and improves elastin.
Rejuvalife Always Offers the Most Innovative Options
Dr. Berger and Rejuvalife are proud to offer these additional innovative skin rejuvenation options as part of his “holistic” approach to treating the whole person. Our ultimate goal is always to help you create beauty that shows…age that doesn’t. The best way to find out which chemical peel option will best address your needs is to speak with Dr. Berger in person. Please call 310.856.9173 today to schedule a consultation at our Beverly Hills office.
chemical peels we offer
If you have sensitive, problematic, oily, or aging skin, the Rejuvalife Custom Lite Peel may be right for you. The formulation of beta hydroxy acids (salicylic acid) is designed to loosen and remove aging and dead skin cells, oil, and debris attached to the skin’s surface. Stimulated cell production and increased collagen formation often result in marked improvement in acne prone skin. Regular use can also decrease fine lines, smooth skin, even out pigmentation, and reduce pore size. The Rejuvalife Custom Lite Peel requires no downtime.
Try this chemical peel for a more youthful and radiant complexion. Using alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), the Rejuvalife Peel Plus intensely exfoliates to accelerate the cell renewal process, stimulate collagen renewal, and improve elastin under the skin’s surface. You will notice dramatic improvements in skin texture, freckles, and superficial pigmentation. Because of its molecular structure, glycolic acid penetrates quicker and deeper, is beneficial in improving dry skin, treating age spots, improving oily and acne prone skin, and diminishing fine lines and wrinkles. This peel is especially suited for patients with photo damaged or dry skin and requires no downtime.
Rejuvalife is proud to offer the Vi Peel, designed to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage. Its synergistic blend of gentle yet powerful ingredients can improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation; soften lines and wrinkles; and clear acne conditions. The Vi Peel can also be used to treat sun damage on the décolletage and hands. This virtually painless treatment takes only about 20 minutes and requires minimal healing time.
The Cosmelan Peel is a powerful rejuvenation treatment for particularly stubborn and dense pigmentation. Cosmelan’s synergistic ingredients regulate melanin activity, causing the cells to slow down production and function in a more uniform way. Cosmelan is “sun-friendly” — an especially appreciated factor for our California lifestyle — and works well even on darker toned Asian and Latin skin. Significant results may appear within one week after starting the treatment. You will then maintain your treatment using at-home products on a daily basis. Follow up office visits are recommended at 15 days and 30 days after the beginning of treatment, and once every month thereafter.
You will see dramatic results with the Obagi Blue Peel! After years of development and testing, Obagi has created an innovative physician-administered chemical peel using Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) as the active ingredient. We apply an Obagi Blue Peel with the proper concentration of TCA, based on your skin care needs. When repeated over a period of time, this peel can achieve the same result as a deeper chemical peel or laser. Healing usually takes place in just seven to ten days.
Skincare and Supplements
At Rejuvalife, we focus on prevention as the greatest cure. Dr. Berger may recommend a combination of skin care treatments and nutritional supplements to help deter the future effects of cellulite formation.
Rejuvalife Vitality Institute is a premier anti-aging center located in Beverly Hills, California. At Rejuvalife, we focus on the whole person using a blend of traditional and alternative therapies. We offer only the most effective, non-invasive, non-surgical cosmetic services including Liposculpture, Medical Weight Loss programs and World Class Anti-Aging Medicine. We correct current conditions, teach you effective anti-aging maintenance, and work with you to prevent future problems. At Rejuvalife, we fuse science and beauty by focusing on both the external beauty & internal health of our patients with the ultimate goal of transforming your life from the inside out.
We understand that choosing a doctor or facility for your cosmetic procedure can be a difficult decision. We want you to rest assured that with Dr. Berger and Rejuvalife, you are in good hands. Dr. Berger is dedicated to providing his patients with only the safest, most advanced and state-of-the-art treatment options without surgery and with less downtime. His vast experience and cutting-edge techniques provide superb, natural looking results. With our numerous medical and innovative non-surgical cosmetic procedures, we guide and direct you toward safe and effective solutions. By renewing your body, mind and spirit, you become empowered to feel great and look fabulous!
Please contact Rejuvalife Vitality Institute using the form at the right side of the page or call 310.856.9173 today to schedule your chemical peel consultation. Dr. Andre Berger serves patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles, California.
Frequently Asked Questions
After most chemical peels at Rejuvalife, you will not experience swelling. The Obagi Blue Peel may result in very light swelling and all peels may result in redness, peeling, tingling and tightness.
Dependent on the chemical peel chosen, you could peel for a few days after the treatment. Our medium peel option, the Obagi Blue Peel will heal within seven to ten days.
Most of our peels will not result in scabbing but the Obagi Blue Peel may scab as the face sheds it’s top layers of skin.
It depends on which chemical peel you choose but the generally, best results from superficial peels will be attained by getting chemical peels every four to six week. For medium peels, it is suggested to repeat peels every three to six months.
Dependent on the chemical peel, you may have to wait to wear makeup. Dr. Berger may advise to wait seven to ten days before applying makeup.