What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a range of cosmetic treatments designed to improve and smooth the appearance of the facial skin using a chemical solution. The solution is applied to the face to reduce the depth of fine lines and wrinkles that are caused by sun exposure and unhealthy lifestyle habits like smoking.

The Perfect Derma Peel

We also offer the Perfect Derma Peel, which utilizes a powerful antioxidant known as glutathione, which lightens and brightens the skin, slows down the aging process, and helps prevent wrinkles. This type of chemical peel can improve the overall clarity, tone, and texture of the skin while boosting one’s collagen production, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin.

Have the early signs of aging stolen away your youthful good looks? If you’re struggling with the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, dull skin, and sun damage, it may be time to consider receiving a little extra help from Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery. We offer a wide range of cosmetic treatments like chemical peels that are designed to help you reclaim your youthful appearance without the hassles of invasive surgery.

The Benefits of Using Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are effective at evening out the skin’s imperfections and helping to fade brown spots. They can also be used in other areas of the body to help assist in reducing acne and other unsightly blemishes. This cosmetic treatment is extremely versatile and can be fully customized to accommodate the needs of each individual.

The chemical solution can help loosen dead skin cells from the skin’s surface while providing a smoother texture and glow. Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery offers light to superficial-depth chemical peels along with the option for a deeper, more advanced peel for more significant skin corrections.

The Chemical Peel Process

Our Aesthetic injectors will begin the procedure by cleansing the skin to make sure that it’s free from impurities. The chemical solution will then be carefully applied with a brush to the specific treatment areas. It will penetrate into the skin layers slowly to remove the top layer of dead and damaged skin cells. The chemical solution will then be removed, and patients can safely return to their normal daily activities.

What to Expect After Your Chemical Peel

Chemical peels may leave your skin feeling tingly and tender, but this is a common side effect and will subside quickly. Patients are advised to keep their skin protected by avoiding excessive sun exposure and makeup while applying sunscreen on a daily basis. The peeling process can last 2 days to up to 10 days depending on the strength of the chemical peel.

Richard V. Balikian, MD, FACS

Double Board-Certified Facial Plastic Surgeon
Artistry. Excellence. Compassion

Trust Your Face to a Facial Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Balikian is an experienced, double board-certified, facial plastic surgeon. He is double board-certified both in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery as well as Head and Neck Surgery. Dr. Balikian belongs to a very select group of elite cosmetic surgeons with at least six years of specialized surgical training exclusively in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery of the face and neck.

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For more information about chemical peels, or to schedule a consultation, please call Balikian Facial Plastic Surgery today at (951) 719-2950 or use our online appointment request form. With the help of a double-board-certified plastic surgeon like Dr. Richard Balikian, you can achieve the rejuvenated and beautiful skin you’ve been hoping for.

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I had a vampire facial done with JoAnn at Dr. Balikian’s office about 5 months ago. […] I also got the perfect peel a month after my vampire facial, I feel like the peel definitely intensified the process. After the peel, I felt like my skin was visibly smoother, tighter, and plumper. The before and after were amazing. I can’t wait for my appointment in June for my Botox. I highly recommend the team at Dr. Balikian’s. The whole staff is amazing.