Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are used commonly to improve skin texture and tone and to eliminate or to minimize the appearance of wrinkles (depending upon their depth). Dr. Bain performs chemical peels either in the office (for most peels) or in the surgical center with twilight sedation (for very strong ones).

Glycolic Acid Peel: This is a light peel that helps to improve pore size and facial texture. It does not remove wrinkles, but it can be used to make medication penetrate deeper into the facial skin. This peel is a great “no downtime” peel. This procedure is usually done in conjunction with a skin care program to achieve maximum results.

TCA Peel: This is a stronger peel. Some people know this as a “Blue Peel.” Dr. Bain uses this peel to improve facial discolorations as well as help to reduce fine lines and wrinkles. Typically, this procedure requires a few days to heal as the dead skin comes off of the face. Post-procedure redness and recovery time varies based upon the peel strength, which can range from 10-35%.

Croton Oil Peel: Also known as the phenol peel, this is the most commonly misunderstood and maligned chemical peel. Historically, it was used at far too high concentrations. The results although outstanding left the patients with skin that was white and would not tan. Dr. Bain uses a new technique that he developed with his mentor, Dr. RX Murphy, Jr., while in training. This new procedure has been used successfully and leads to full healing from this peel in about a week. In addition, this technique nearly eliminates the post peel inflammation (redness) that historically occurred with croton oil peels.

On the gallery pages you will see examples of the various peels.

Dr. Bain focuses on all aspects of plastic surgery and cosmetic surgery including chemical peels in Newport Beach, California. Services provided by Dr. Bain include chemical peel, breast augmentation, breast implants, breast lifts, breast reduction, breast reconstruction, liposuction, tummy tucks, labiaplasty, and body lifts. Facial procedures include facelifts, forehead lifts, rhinoplasty, neck lift, eye lift, BOTOX, chemical peels, lip augmentation, facial implants, and otoplasty. To learn more about these procedures or to schedule a consultation, contact us via email or call us at 949-720-0270.

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