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Chemical Peels Specialist

Anh-Dao V Le, MD -  - Dermatologist

LuminS Aesthetics & Wellness

Anh-Dao V Le, MD

Dermatologist located in Newport Beach, CA

For Newport Beach, California, residents who suffer from fine lines, wrinkles, skin discoloration, acne, and just lackluster skin appearance, chemical peels at the LuminS Aesthetics & Wellness may be the ideal path to fresh new skin. To find out if a chemical peel would be right for you, make an appointment today with the skin care specialists at LuminS Aesthetics & Wellness by calling the office or scheduling online.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a corrective skin treatment meant to remove the top layers of damaged skin. While many people suffer from skin damage due to aging, the environment, or other reasons, they still have healthy and undamaged skin layers beneath that damage. The chemical peel allows the fresh new layer of skin to be revealed.

What is in a chemical peel?

Chemical peel ingredients differ depending on the skin issue being treated. Glycolic acid is one of the most common ingredients in chemical peels. This acid is made up of small molecules that penetrate the skin quickly and effectively. Glycolic acid is very effective in treating issues like fine lines and pigmentation problems.

Other kinds of acids are also used in peels. For example, salicylic acid is a very effective ingredient used in chemical peels to treat acne. Other chemical peel acids include lactic acid and trichloroacetic acid.

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are extremely beneficial for people with pigmentation problems, large pores, acne scarring, and sun damage. All these issues can all be greatly reduced or removed entirely using chemical peels. Many people find that they have a more youthful and refreshed appearance after a chemical peel since the new skin is unlined and undamaged.

How long does the peeling last?

It depends on the specific chemical peel. The lighter peels cause a few days of peeling in many cases. The stronger peels often require around about a week of peeling time, and the deepest type of chemical peels can cause peeling that lasts up to two weeks.

Most patients have a lighter peel for their first chemical peel treatment. This allows the doctor to establish the patient's tolerance to chemical peels and will help in planning any future treatments that might be necessary.

LuminS Aesthetics & Wellness is excited to announce that they are now offering the Alma ClearLift™ Plus — the latest breakthrough in laser technology. What sets the ClearLift Plus apart from its competitors is that it’s virtually painless.

The first of its kind, this unique laser targets sensitive areas of the body, including the neck, around the eyes, the décolletage, and hands. While powerful enough to produce dramatic results, the ClearLift Plus is safe and gentle for all skin types.

To see if a chemical peel would be a good choice to treat your skin problems, call the caring professionals at LuminS Aesthetics & Wellness today or schedule your appointment online.