Chemical Peels Menlo Park, Atherton & Palo Alto, CA
At Entre Nous Aesthetics, We Offer a Wide Variety of Chemical Peels to Reduce Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Sun Damage & Even Treat Acne Scars. To Schedule a Consultation, Please Call (650) 550-2693. We Are Conveniently Located at 1047 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Maybe you’ve been a beachgoer and a genuine sun lover all of your life. As you age, people can tell this, in particularly on your face. While wrinkles and fine lines are a normal part of the aging process, they’re even more pronounced on people who spend a lot of time in the sun. On the other hand, you might suffer from scars from acne that you had years and years ago. At Entre Nous Aesthetics, serving Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, and the surrounding area, we boost the confidence of people who have wrinkles, fine lines, sun-damaged skin, or acne through our nonsurgical procedures.
What Is a Chemical Peel?
A chemical peel consists of an aesthetic specialist applying a chemical solution to your face, chest, hands, or neck. This particular procedure exfoliates your skin. It causes your first one, two, or three layers of skin to peel off. It exposes the next layer of skin, which has fewer wrinkles, less scarring, and fewer signs of sun damage. Your skin will look smoother and healthier. It’s beneficial for people who have any of the following skin issues:
- Acne scars
- Crow’s feet
- Aging skin
- Sun-damaged skin
- Sagging skin
We help you decide on the best peel for you since three options exist including alight, medium, and deep peel. We may mix multiple ingredients together for one peel, depending on your particular needs. A light peel is comprised of a mild acid like alpha-hydroxy acid. It only seeps into the outer layer of skin and is ideal if you have mild skin discoloration or dry, rough skin. A medium peel penetrates the outer and center layers of your skin. It helps with fine lines, age spots, and freckles. It may aid with moderate skin discoloration, precancerous skin growths, and rough skin. A deep peel consists of trichloroacetic acid. The treatment helps with moderate wrinkles and fine lines as well as freckles and shallow scarring. It provides the most dramatic change in your skin. It, however, is only intended for your face, and we’ll only use it on your skin one time.
Chemical Peel Cost
The cost for a Chemical Peel treatment in Bay Area varies from $150-$750 depending on whether you get a light, medium, or deep peel. Please call our office at (650) 550-2693 for more information on pricing or to schedule your consultation.
Benefits of a Chemical Peel
A chemical peel can give you younger-looking, smoother skin without requiring surgery. It’s one of the nonsurgical options that provide more drastic results than over-the-counter options. However, the results aren’t drastic enough that people will know you had a procedure.
A chemical peel stimulates collagen production to improve the texture of your skin by increasing elasticity. Additionally, after a chemical peel, your skincare products will work more effectively.
The possible side effects of a chemical peel aren’t nearly as dangerous as surgery. With a chemical peel,you may experience changes in your skin tone. In addition, it could reactivate any cold sores on your face. Scarring and an allergic reaction are possible as well. On the other hand, surgery can cause scarring, infection, bleeding, bruising, swelling, or numbness.
The pain of a chemical peel is typically less than that of a surgical skin procedure.
How Does a Chemical Peel Work?
A chemical solution, usually an acid, is applied over the surface of the skin. Chemical peels are typically a single acid or combination of acids such as Salicylic, Glycolic, Malic, Lactic and Retinoic acid. The solution penetrates the skin to varying depths depending upon which solution is selected. Different peels address different skin concerns and the most appropriate solution will be selected for you by the professional who is evaluating your skin.
Chemical peels stimulate the dermis to produce more collagen and elastin, helping to smooth fine lines. By removing the epidermis and a portion of the dermis, superficial pigment can be removed decreasing areas of brown discoloration.
Light chemical peels are associated with no downtime. Medium-depth peels may require 3-7days of downtime. These deeper peels, usually using trichloroacetic acid (TCA) are also known as the Obagi Blue Peel. They are performed by Dr. Weston and Sandra Ewers, PA-C. They require aftercare and downtime lasting 5-7 days.
What do chemical peels treat?
- Fine static lines & wrinkles (not associated with muscle movement)
- Skin break-outs
- Skin texture
What to Expect
Peels are most effective in a series of treatments spaced one month apart. We recommend light peels to those patients who would like to address some skin issues but do not want the pain or downtime of a laser procedure. We recommend deeper peels to those patients willing to have some downtime but wanting to avoid the discomfort of a laser procedure.
Despite the name, you do not have to peel in order to have a good result from a chemical peel! Peeling and/or flaking may be subtle without compromising the results of the treatment.
Patients having deeper peels are likely to go through a period during which their skin gets leathery in texture and pigment gets darker. Within a few days, the skin will start to peel (usually around the mouth first) revealing lovely revitalized skin beneath! It is important to avoid picking at your skin. If you are a “picker”, let us know and we will provide you with a pair of cotton gloves to wear to bed!!
Why Choose Entre Nous Aesthetics
We’re a group of highly trained professionals who thoroughly understand aesthetic medicine. We’re experts in skin care and genuinely enjoy making our clients look their best. At Entre Nous Aesthetics in Menlo Park, we fully believe an improvement in your appearance can affect so many aspects of your life.
Feel more youthful and confident with a chemical peel provided by Entre Nous Aesthetics, serving Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, and the nearby region, by calling us at (650) 550-2693 for an appointment. Our office is conveniently located at 1047 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025.