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Chemical Peels

Pure Touch Skin Center

Aesthetic Nurse Injector and Certified Laser Specialist & Certified Master Aesthetic Injector located in Glendale, CA & Sherman Oaks, CA

As dullness, dryness, and damage take form with age, your skin may not be what it was years ago. To refresh your skin and make it shine, the skilled aesthetics care team at Pure Touch Skin Center in Glendale and Sherman Oaks, California, offers a variety of chemical peels. If you’d like to revitalize your skin with a chemical peel or just in the name of self-care, call the practice or book your appointment online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are rejuvenating skin treatments that use chemical solutions to exfoliate your skin. At Pure Touch Skin Center, the skilled team helps you choose the best chemical peel for your skin type and targeted concerns. You can get:

Superficial peels

Superficial peels strip away the outermost layer of damaged skin to give you a subtle change. Most superficial peels include alpha-hydroxy acids like glycolic and lactic acid and beta hydroxy acids such as salicylic acid.

Medium peels

Medium peels typically include trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and may include alpha and beta hydroxy acids as well. A medium peel could be a good choice if you have deeper lines, acne scars, or pronounced age spots. 

Deep peels

Deep peels are typically phenol peels, also called carbolic acid. A deep peel is powerful because it strips away a large amount of damaged skin, all the way down to the deeper part of your dermis (middle skin layer). Because deep peels make such a drastic change, they offer dramatic rejuvenation. But, they typically come with significant downtime. With some deep peels, you can only get one in your lifetime.

The Pure Touch Skin Center team can help you choose a peel that fits both your needs and your lifestyle. 

What do chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels treat a multitude of common skin complaints, offering an overall improvement to your skin’s texture and tone. 

Chemical peels strip away:

  • Sun damage
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Acne scars
  • Scars from injuries
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots

The degree of your improvement depends on the type of peel you select. At the cost of long recovery time, deep peels offer an extensive improvement, while medium and superficial peels get the job done on a lighter scale.

Can anyone get a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are generally safe and tolerated well by most patients. You can safely get a chemical peel if you:

  • Don’t scar easily
  • Have tough, nonsensitive skin
  • Don’t have an active acne breakout
  • Have skin that isn’t irritated

If chemical peels aren’t right for you, the Pure Touch Skin Center team can guide you to treatments and products that fit your goals. 

To reap the benefits of renewed skin from a chemical peel, call Pure Touch Skin Center or book your consultation online today.

*Individual results may vary