What to Expect After a Facial Peel

In La Jolla

By Nasrin Mani, M.D.

Medical-grade chemical skin peels are an more effective alternative to the standard spa-style facial and chemical peels because they are applied by an experienced medically trained physician or nurse and lead to better, longer-lasting results.

The San Diego skin rejuvenation experts at the La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic offer effective chemical peel options including the Jessner Peel and Apeele to provide you with smoother, more evenly toned, healthier-looking skin.

The Jessner Peel entails the application of a solution, sometimes in multiple layers, which is neutralized and then rinsed away with cool water and followed by a calming mask. For approximately a week after the Jessner Peel treatment, your skin may have a pink or light tan color before the outer layer of skin tissue peels and flakes, leaving you with supple, radiant skin.

Following a Jessner Peel, you should avoid direct sunlight for about a week and apply a thin layer of the recommended skin protectant (often Aquaphor) to the treated area daily for about four days.

Apeele treatment is a medical-grade facial peel that includes an anti-irritant and is often the best chemical peel option for individuals with sensitive skin. Apeele, your skin may be pink to red, although this coloration will fade with the stimulation of collagen and elastin production, and you will notice improved skin tone and texture.

As with a Jessner Peel, you should avoid direct sunlight for approximately seven days following Apeele treatment and apply a light coat of Vaseline to the treated area for the first four days following your peel.

If you live in the San Diego area and would like to learn more about your chemical peel options, please contact the accomplished skin care team at the La Jolla Cosmetic Laser Clinic to schedule your personal consultation.

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