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To provide the best results from chemical peel aesthetic treatments, Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa provides you with multiple options.
- 1 Before and After Photos
- 2 Variations of Chemical Peels
- 3 Ideal Candidates
- 4 How It Works
- 5 What to Expect
- 6 FAQ
Before and After Photos
At our Northern California office in Santa Rosa, California, our skilled team of aestheticians offers chemical peel treatments that help to remove skin flaws, including fine lines, wrinkles, scars, uneven patches, hyperpigmentation issues, and more.
Chemical peels eliminate dead or damaged skin cells by using a specific solution on your skin, which causes the oldest layer to peel off. As your skin heals and rejuvenates and repairs itself, you should notice a clearer, smoother complexion. A chemical peel treatment is a noninvasive procedure to make your skin bright and may be appropriate for the face, neck, and décollatage.
Variations of Chemical Peels
At our Santa Rosa, California, and Novato, California offices, we provide chemical peels at a few levels (light, medium, and deep) to fit our patients’ skincare concerns and goals.
What is the Vi Peel?
The VITALITY PEEL (aka Vi Peel) is a unique combination of TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C. This peel delivers quick results with little downtime.
Benefits of the VI Peel:
- Patients can immediately return to their daily activities.
- Safe and effective on all skin types, including darker tones.
- Gentle enough for the eyes, neck, chest, and hands.
- Reverses early signs of aging and sun damage.
- Helps with dull, aging skin.
- Helps with hyperpigmentation and acne scarring.
You can have a light chemical peel, such as a glycolic acid peel, on your lunch break and get back to your day. This strength of peel will remove the top layer of skin (the epidermis), giving your complexion a brighter appearance and softer texture. We typically suggest that you receive a light treatment around once a month for the best glowing results.
This strength of chemical peel penetrates deeper into your skin, and you’ll usually prefer to do this level of facial rejuvenation treatment over a long weekend. You may also want to prepare yourself for more discomfort during and around an hour after this chemical peel. Medium-depth peels are best for patients who have significant damage to their skin, such as deeper wrinkles and darker pigmentation issues.
The most advanced of the three types of chemical peels is the deep peel treatment, and it will require the most recovery time. This is an aggressive cosmetic treatment that could leave your face peeling, itchy, and swollen for several weeks. Patients who receive a deep peel, such as the Obagi Blue Peel, will have dark age spots, sun-damaged skin, significant acne scars, or deep-seated scars. As this strength of peel is typically uncomfortable for most patients, we will provide you with mild anesthesia prior to your procedure.
WHO SHOULD GET A CHEMICAL PEEL
Receiving the suggestions of an aesthetic professional is the first step in the journey to healthier skin.
A team member at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa can assess your skin in a consultation at our Northern California office before choosing a chemical peel treatment for ideal results. Chemical peel candidates of both genders typically have noticeable problems in their skin, like scaly patches, flaky skin, uneven pigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and much more. We will suggest multiple types of chemical peels to fit your needs and concerns.
How It Works
During your treatment at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa, we will have you lying down in a relaxed position to administer your peel.
We will cleanse your skin before applying the customized solution to your treatment areas. We will massage the solution onto your face and let it set for a specific amount of time, which will be discussed in your treatment planning session. Finally, we will wash the solution off your face and apply a neutralizing agent. We encourage you to bring a light sunscreen or a hat to wear outside after the procedure to protect from environmental exposure.
What to Expect
Here’s what to expect during a chemical peel in Northern California.
After your treatment
A member of our team will give instructions on methods to care for your skin during your consultation.
Depending on the level of the peel you choose, you can expect the face to itch and peel from a few days to a couple of weeks.
Please keep in mind that no matter how much your skin itches during the post-treatment process, it is never helpful to pick the skin off. You could cause scarring to your delicate skin!
How much does a chemical peel cost?
We will talk about your costs in your consultation after we have formulated your chemical peel treatment plan. The cost of a chemical peel can vary based on the level you get. Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa accepts many payments methods, and you can ask about current specials on facial treatments, like chemical peels. You may also consider buying a package of several chemical peel treatments.
What level should I choose for my chemical peel?
The best chemical peel for you will depend on your unique skin needs and cosmetic goals. During your consultation, we will help you select which peel is right for your skin. Some factors you may consider are your overall health, your skin type, how deep you want the peel to work, how long you can spend in recovery, and what concerns you have about the appearance of your skin. For first time patients, it may be better to start with a lighter peel and see how you like the results. From there, we might tweak your plan to discover the best chemical peel level for your needs.
Should I get a chemical peel or dermabrasion treatment?
Dermabrasion and chemical peels are both facial rejuvenation procedures that correct surface imperfections to give your skin a rejuvenated appearance. The major difference is that dermabrasion uses surgical tools (a rotating brush or shaving instrument) to remove the top layer of skin through a careful scraping process. A chemical peel uses a caustic solution that is applied to your skin to dissolve dead and damaged skin cells. During your consultation, we will go over the advantages of each treatment and help you decide whether a chemical peel or dermabrasion is better to achieve your needs and goals.
Will my face hurt after a chemical peel?
Depending on the formula used, you may have some discomfort while it is actively treating your skin. If you have a lighter peel, you will probably feel some stinging, but it goes away quickly with a handheld fan. Medium and deep peels are good for deeper damage and offer results that last a long time, but they are typically more uncomfortable. Topical anesthetics, medications, and ointments can be applied to minimize your discomfort during the treatment. A member of our team will give you tips on skin care after your chemical peel to extend your results.
Can I combine a chemical peel with other treatments?
For even greater improvements to your skin, you may combine a chemical peel with another skin treatment at Allegro MedSpa of Santa Rosa. During your consultation, be honest with your aesthetician about your skin and cosmetic concerns so they can create a personalized treatment plan to best address your goals. This may include injectable wrinkle treatments (like BOTOX or Juvéderm) along with your chemical peel to rejuvenate your whole appearance.