Chemical Peels – A great quick glow!

In less than 30 minutes, a prescribed chemical peel can vastly improve the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, mouth and forehead. You can experience softer skin on your face, neck, chest and hands. When you expose a fresh new layer of evenly pigmented skin, you will exude naturally glowing, healthy looking skin.

Your LuminaSkin practitioner will determine which of the many Chemical Peels to choose from is best suited for your skin’s needs.

Chemical Peels

Always a great experience!

My visits are always pleasant, quick and yield positive results! My favorite  Friday lunch time treatment is “Radiance” Obagi peel. My skin just glows for the weekend.
— Maria F

For a quick refresher, a series of Chemical Peels will give you the glow you need for that special event, or just for everyday.

Soften fine lines, promote a rosy glow, encourage better penetration of your skin care products, diminish skin discoloration, and even dry an acne flare up. Medical grade chemical peels improve and smooth the texture of the skin by removing dead and damaged skin cells. This treatment is helpful for those individuals with acne prone skin, b

lackheads, whiteheads, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. There are m

any different types of chemical peels avialable. The precise formula used may be customized to meet the individual needs of your skin’s present condition. During your visit, a LuminaSkin licensed healthcare professional will determine which chemical peel is best suited for you.



Benefits of a chemical peel:
• Removes dead skin/skin cell and impurities from the face
• Restores a youthful glow
• Reduces wrinkles and hyperpigmentation
• Reduces blackheads and whiteheads
• Helps minimize and control acne
• Well tolerated by most clients
• Little to no downtime (with most peels)

Things To Know About a Peel:
• Your treatment may feel warm, like a sunburn
• Some stinging and temporary redness may occur
• Multiple treatments are needed to reveal the full benefits

Talk to your LuminaSkin practitioner about how to maintain your healthy glow after receiving a series of peel treatments.

At LuminaSkin, we have the 4 best types of peels.

Glycolic Acid:
Glycolic acid has been widely used in recent years to give the skin a smoother, younger, fresher, look. It helps control mild acne, and improves skin discoloration associated with acne. Glycolic acid, a natural substance derived from sugar cane, is particularly useful in rejuvenating sun damaged skin, including; rough, unevenly textured skin, fine wrinkles, and skin pigmentation.

At LuminaSkin, our peels have a glycolic acid concentration of 70%, for maximum benefit and results. The peel takes between 15 – 30 minutes, and four treatments are usually necessary to achieve the desired effects. Most clients tolerate the treatment well and report only slight stinging and temporary redness.

Salicylic Acid:
This Beta Hydroxy Acid is keratolytic and induces smoothness of the stratum corneum surface. Its lipophilic molecule gives it the ability to penetrate through sebaceous plugs and normalize the excess shedding of cells within the follicles. Topical irritation is minimal with salicylic acid, perhaps as a result of its strong anti-inflammatory properties.

Retinoic Acid:
Retinoic acid peels result in smoother, softer skin texture. This type of peel is used to reduce wrinkles and pigmentation problems. The use of Retinoic acid increases dermal volume and tightens the skin. It also improves, and in some instances eradicates actinic keratosis. Retinoic acid increases blood flow to the face, which imparts a healthy, rosy glow.

Jessner’s and TCA:
Jessner’s or trichloraceptic acid (TCA) peels creates quite a bit of exfoliation, helping to remove sun-damaged surface layers of the skin, including fine lines and brown spots. These peels are also effective in eliminating precancerous skin lesions and actinic keratoses. Jessner’s and TCA peels are stronger than Glycolic acid peels, and are typically used for individuals with more advanced photoaging. While these peels have shown to be very safe, there is a healing time of five to ten days.

As with any prescribed treatment at LuminaSkin, you will be required to provide your medical history to determine if you are a candidate for a chemical peel. A LuminaSkin licensed healthcare professional will consult with you regarding performance expectations, pricing, before and after care and answer any questions you may have about any LuminaSkin treatments or products.

Next Steps…
We invite you to schedule a complimentary consultation by filling out the form to the right or by calling our office at 650.401.6060. We look forward to hearing from you.

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