Chemical Peels – Skin Med Spa


Santa Monica’s Trusted SkinMedica® Chemical Peels Service Center

Peels work to eliminate acne, acne scars, dead skin and will produce collagen and soften your fine lines and wrinkles. From anonymous people to celebrity patients, millions of people are thrilled with chemical peel results. While there are many different chemical peels, they all have one common goal: to minimize or remove skin wrinkles by exfoliating the top layer of skin, exposing the next layer, which, typically is relatively free from the thin lines that appear as you age.

Using safe combinations of acids, you and your medical professionals can use one of two types of peels, depending on the condition of your skin. Some peels help to exfoliate the top layer of your skin, while deeper peels that improve skin pigmentation and texture of your facial skin.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Chemical Peels

Those with fair skin and light hair are the best candidates for peels or chemical peels. Patients with darker skin and darker hair also may receive good results, but also may have “uneven skin tone” after chemical peel treatments. In many cases, patients with deep wrinkles, skin sags, or unsightly facial “bulges,” may not respond properly to chemical peels. These patients sometimes require different cosmetic treatments, including laser resurfacing or facial fillers.

What To Do Before A Chemical Peel?

Call our office if you have had teenage acne or adult acne that caused some acne scars or regularly returning cold sores, before you opt for a chemical peel. Our experienced cosmetic professionals can evaluate your current skin condition, which also help us recommend the proper depth of your chemical peel treatment.

SkinMedica® Red Carpet Peel

A SkinMedica Red Carpet peel іѕ а skin treatment whісh іѕ uѕеd tо improve аnd smooth оut thе surface оf thе facial skin. A chemical solution іѕ uѕеd tо remove the top layers оf thе epidermis whісh аllоwѕ thе dead surface skin tо peel off. Thе peeling process leads tо nеw skin growth whісh іѕ uѕuаllу smoother, healthier аnd lеѕѕ wrinkled compared tо thе оld skin.

Thе red carpet peel іѕ divided іntо thrее dіffеrеnt types: thе superficial, medium аnd deep peels. Whісh аrе categorized bу thе strength оf thе acid solution uѕеd іn thе peel аnd hоw deeply thеу penetrate thе skin. Deeper peels penetrate thе skin furthеr аnd wоuld require greater recovery time.

How The Red Carpet Peel Works

As the peel seeps into the skin, it boosts collagen while lifting off the top layer, or the epidermis, of the skin. This causes a peeling effect. After a layer of skin peels off, it reveals the second layer or the dermis, which has fresher, tighter cells that are not as damaged. The patient may feel a burning sensation (similar to a sun burn) for 1-2 minutes during the peel

SkinMedica® Rejuvenation Peels

Safely Eliminate moderate to severe skin imperfections, including wrinkles. These chemical peels will smooth out the appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and the roughness of aging skin. Typically, you will see graphic improvement after just one treatment session. After three to six treatments, you will be amazed at the results.

Rejuvenation peels treat more severe skin conditions than other peels but remain a safe and effective non-surgical solutions. As you age, your skin ages with you. Wrinkles, such as frown lines, often form as a result of repetitive facial expressions over long time periods.

What Is A Rejuvenation Peel?

Rejuvenation Peels are advanced peeling solutions that are deeper peels to safely treat moderate to severe skin conditions, including the following common afflictions.

  • Acne,
  • Scarring from acne,
  • Damage from exposure to the sun,
  • So-called fine lines,
  • Wrinkles,
  • Skin roughness,
  • Pigmentary issues, and
  • Melasma

Recovery After a Treatment

After having a Rejuvenation Peel treatment, there are a few things you should or should do. These are typically the same with all but superficial peels, which may need no particular recovery period or specific care. Your new skin may feel tight and warm or may look somewhat red immediately after a treatment, as though you got a mild sunburn.

  • Stay out of the sun for about a week.
  • Avoid activities that cause heavy sweating for a few days. Temper your fitness workout schedule accordingly.
  • Use soap-free gentle, hydrating cleansers without using wash cloths.
  • Apply moisturizer twice each day for a while, until your skin is no longer dry and tight.
  • Put on sunscreen that is SPF 30 or higher each day for the future protection of your younger skin, even after it recovers from the peel treatment.

Rejuvenation Peels are a safe, non-surgical method of renewing your skin to its former luster and glow. This was the way it was when you were younger. You may be amazed at your new wrinkle-free facial skin and take years off your age.

SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel

A Vitalize Peel is a unique formulation of mild acids which provides a consistent and safe peel with little to no downtime and gives predictable results for all skin types. This non-invasive peel creates a softer, smoother and younger looking complexion.

Vitalize Peel Treatment Benefits

Safe, non-invasive chemical peels are effective in rejuvenating aging facial skin. Peels remove upper layers of skin, revealing the younger skin below. Fortunately, the Vitalize Peel achieves striking results without any need for the time-consuming recovery periods of “deep peels.” In fact, the Vitalize Peel often generates visual results after only one treatment. Here are some benefits you’ll enjoy when you use the Vitalize Peel.

  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles from your face –By safely “peeling away” your top layer of skin, your younger skin underneath will appear softer with fewer or no fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Minimizes or eliminates appearance of facial scars – Over time, you may have little facial scars from a variety of events. Vitalize Peel will minimize their appearance.
  • Requires no long recovery period – Most Vitalize Peel patients can resume daily activities right after treatment sessions. Unlike some chemical peels, this treatment requires no prolonged recovery.
  • Creates fresher, younger skin for patients without any invasive surgical procedures –Patients who have used dermal filler injections typically love the Vitalize Peel process, which does not involve any surgery or injectables.
  • If your face shows the recurring lines and wrinkles that come with aging, you’ll look and feel younger – Even if your face suffers from adult acne or the red and brown spots that often appear on aging skin, Vitalize Peel will minimize or eliminate these tell-tale signs. Not only will you look younger, you’ll feel younger, too!
  • While just one treatment delivers visual results, multiple treatments achieve exciting skin wrinkle-free softening – Multiple treatments of Vitalize Peel will achieve dramatic skin-softening results. You will look younger without skin-tightening surgical procedures.
  • In addition to cosmetic improvements, Vitalize Peel treatments improve your health – This solution is an effective cleaning tool. You will suffer neither short- nor long-term skin damage. This peel contains only safe chemical agents that tighten the pores of your skin to reduce acne, even stubborn teen acne. If your skin also includes some so-called “sun spots,” these are also minimized, improving your overall health level. These results will last many years, or even become permanent health benefits.
  • Get noticeably clearer skin after just one treatment session –Vitalize Peel starts working to repair damaged or aging skin immediately.

As you can see, Vitalize Peel is a safe, effective way to exfoliate the outer layer of your skin, even removing unflattering skin pigmentation issues. This procedure does not require recovery periods, key features for busy men and women who need to resume their normal activities quickly.

More Info On SkinMedica® Peel Process

This process gives your underlying skin an opportunity to shine, replacing your rough, wrinkled skin. Chemical Peel Recovery depends on the depth and type of chemical peel you have. Redness is common and typically ends within three to seven days.

Peels аrе а good option fоr mаnу people аѕ thеу hаvе а gentler effect, require nо pain relief, аnd саn bе uѕеd іn mоrе skin types, including darker skin tones, wіth lіttlе оr nо dоwn time оr recovery time. Whеrеаѕ medium аnd deep chemical peels саnnоt bе uѕеd іn darker skin types аnd іt mау аlѕо tаkе а fеw weeks fоr thе skin tо recover frоm thе effects оf thе peeling, inflammation аnd redness. Thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl skin conditions thаt thе red carpet peel саn bе uѕеd tо cure, ѕоmе оf whісh аrе discussed below:


By exfoliate thе skin, allowing dead skin cells tо bе removed mоrе effectively, excess oils оn thе skin аrе аlѕо removed. Thіѕ action unblocks hair follicles аnd pores аnd reducing thе appearance оf pimples аnd improving skin texture thаt іѕ damaged bу acne. Thе superficial chemical peels саn bе uѕеd tо tаkе bоth adult acne аnd teenage acne.

Skin Pigmentation

A condition that саuѕеѕ а dull texture in the skin. color mау bе improved wіth red carpet peels. Red carpet peel іѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt commonly performed aesthetic procedures іn North America. Thіѕ method hаѕ асtuаllу bееn uѕеd fоr hundreds оf years аnd hаѕ а proven safety record whеn performed properly. It іѕ а widely uѕеd technique tо improve thе appearance оf thе skin fоr thоѕе whо аrе unhappy аbоut acne scarring, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckles, fine lines, rough skin pigmentation.

Sun Spots

Thеу аrе аlѕо called liver spots, оr age spots- Large freckles саn develop аѕ а result оf sun exposure аnd аrе present оn sites whісh аrе exposed tо excess sun ѕuсh аѕ face аnd arms аnd neck. A соurѕе оf red carpet peels саn lighten large freckles аnd improve thе appearance оf sun spots damaged skin.

Red аnd Brown Spots

Thіѕ аrе аlѕо referred tо аѕ age spots thаt uѕuаllу appears оn thе skin. Thеу аrе аlѕо called sun spots, liver spots (though thеу аrе nоt related tо liver problems), lentigo аnd senile оr solar lentigine. Thеу hаvе quіtе а variety оf colors, Thе spots саn bе black, red оr light brown. However, thе red carpet peels оr carpet peel саn аlѕо bе uѕеd tо gеt rid оf thеm permanently.

Whіlе skin problems lіkе skin pigmentation, acne scars, red аnd brown spots аnd sun spots mіght tend tо reduce оnеѕ ѕеlf-esteem, uѕіng thе red carpet peels wіll hеlр уоu gеt bасk а brighter, young lооkіng аnd beautiful skin.

Chemical Peels

During the process of the chemical peel various acid solutions are applied to the skin to break the connections between skin cells. Peels can be superficial to exfoliate the upper most layer of skin or deeper to improve pigmentation and skin texture. Peels are great first line treatments for many conditions and great maintenance in between other treatments.

Depending on the peel you choose, recovery time can range from minimal with no real “peeling” to a few days to a week of mild redness and exfoliation. Patients will see improved skin tone and texture with each treatment. Please read below to see what chemical peel is best for you.

Vitalize Peel

A popular, powerful results driven un-harmful chemical peel. Gentle on the skin, the Vitalize Peel is different from most traditional deep peels, and requires little recovery time. The peel will dramatically rejuvenate the skin from sun damage, age spots, acne scaring, freckles, as well as melasma (dark patches on the face). Vitalize Peel will improve skin texture as well as tightens pores resulting in a healthy smooth complexion. Comprised of Resorcinol, Lactic, Salicylic, and other acids, the Vitalize Peel provides a unique mix of ingredients. For ultimate results combine with our advanced Alma Laser skin treatments.

Rejuvenation Peel

Rejuvenize Peel advanced formula is designed to effeciently use its peeling agents to bring about dramatic results It will smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles after only one use. Rejuvenize Peel is appropriate in the treatment for sun damage, age spots, melasma, dark patches on the face, acne scaring. The Peel is absorbed into the skin and strips away layers of dead and dying cells that other peels may not have the strength to reach, thus fading the appearance of hyperpigmentation, melasm, and acne scarring. It can be administered from one to three times, depending on the severity of your symptoms. For ultimate results combine with our advanced Alma Laser skin treatments.

Red Carpet Peel

The Red Carpet peel is a superficial peel that comes to you directly from Los Angeles! The peel includes a combination of ingredients to treat mild to moderate acne, smooth out fine lines and surface wrinkles, improve superficial scarring and correct sun-spots and pigment irregularities before your special event. Appropriate for all skin types. For Ultimate results combine with our advanced Alma Laser skin treatments.

Recovery After a Chemical Peel

After receiving a chemical peel, patients are advised to stay out of the sun for week post peel. Avoid heavy sweating for the first few days after a peel. Immediately after a peel, the skin will feel tight tight and warm and may look red, similar to a sunburn. You should use a soap-free gentle cleanser (avoiding wash cloths and scrubs), a hydrating moisturizer twice daily or as needed (to relieve dryness), and a daily sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher.

We are Located in Salon Republic 1333 2nd St. Suite 46 Santa Monica, CA 90401 Skin Med Spa has the best price and is the best place to get chemical peels. Santa Monica, Venice, Brentwood, Westwood, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles / LA, Pacific Palisades, Marina Del Rey, Manhattan Beach, Culver City and West Hollywood.

Before and After Chemical Peel