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Chemical Peels

Peels

Acne Facial Treatments

This facial treatment is ideal for patients suffering from persistent acne. This procedure combines comedonal extractions, a light glycolic peel and liquid nitrogen slush. It helps to eradicate clogged pores, exfoliate dead skin and reduce further breakouts. It is the perfect complement to a prescription acne regimen, and is popular among both teenagers and adults alike.

Glycolic Acid Peel

The Glycolic Acid Peel is the mildest of the chemical peels offered at Bernardo Dermatology. The Glycolic Acid Peel is a controlled superficial exfoliate that enhances the skin’s texture. It can help to improve blotchy pigmentation, freckling, sun damage, fine lines, and can help in the treatment of acne. During the next few days, there may be mild redness and occasional areas of flaking skin. The Glycolic Acid Peel is most often done in a series spaced three to four weeks apart. It is a noninvasive means for facial rejuvenation with very little downtime.

SkinMedica Illuminize Peel

The Illuminize Peel is a gentle, superficial peel resulting in increased skin radiance. There is little to no visible peeling but within 24 hours skin color, clarity and texture is improved. The Illuminize Peel is most often done in a series spaced two weeks apart. However it is also the perfect procedure to obtain that last min “glow and go” before an important event.

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel

The Vitalize Peel is a superficial peel for patients with mild to moderate skin conditions including fine lines, sun damage, pigmentary irregularities and acne and acne scaring. There can be up to three days of mild peeling and the procedure is generally repeated every 3-4 weeks.

SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel

The Rejuvenize Peel is a superficial peel that penetrates into the deep layers of the epidermis and produces the most exfoliation of the SkinMedica peels. It is recommended for patients with lines, sun damage, pigmentary, irregularities and acne. There can be up to five days of mild peeling and the procedure is generally repeated every 4-6 weeks.

Light TCA Peel

The Light TCA Peel is an intermediate strength chemical peel that is stronger than Skin Medica peels, but not as strong as the Medium TCA Peel. This Peel can improve blotchy pigmentation, freckling, sun damage and fine lines. This Peel involves the application of a diluted trichloroacetic acid preparation to the skin. After the procedure, the skin turns darker and feels tight. During the course of the next several days, the skin will peel in “cornflake” sized flakes. As the skin peels, it reveals a new fresh layer of glowing, youthful appearing skin.

Medium TCA Peel

The Medium TCA Peel is the strongest chemical peel offered at Bernardo Dermatology. The Medium TCA Peel can improve blotchy pigmentation, freckling, sun damage and fine lines. This Peel involves the application of a concentrated trichloroacetic acid preparation to the skin. After the peel, the skin turns darker, feels tight, then cracks and peels off in sheets over the course of the next five to ten days. The Medium TCA Peel yields the most dramatic difference in overall skin appearance and rejuvenation. Unlike the other peels, it is not done in a series, but can be repeated once a year if desired.

Call (858) 451-3311 today to learn more about each of our peels or to schedule a free consultation.

  • My goal is to help patients achieve a more youthful appearance while maintaining a very natural look. My best compliments are when patients return excited that their friends think that they look more rested or just returned from vacation..

    Dr. Mark VierraDr. Mark Vierra
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