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Chemical Peels Specialist

Los Angeles Primary Care

Board Certified Internal Medicine located in Silver Lake, Los Angeles, CA

Chemical peels are excellent treatment options for men and women who want to try aesthetic services but aren’t ready for laser treatments or more invasive cosmetic options. At Los Angeles Primary Care in the Silverlake neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Sera Ramadan, DO, offers a range of chemical peels to suit every set of needs. Call the office to schedule an appointment or request one online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are an exfoliation tool that removes the outermost layer of skin cells to reveal the fresh, healthy skin that lies beneath. 

The results are similar to microdermabrasion, but instead of manually removing skin cells, chemical peels rely on a carefully blended chemical solution to strip away those cells and accumulated skin debris.

What can chemical peels do for my skin?

Chemical peels are versatile tools that can accomplish multiple goals. Some of the common skin issues a chemical peel can treat include:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation
  • Dull skin tone
  • Irregular skin texture
  • Areas of dry or scaly skin

Chemical peels can treat more than one condition. To achieve optimal results, multiple peels may be needed over a period of time. 

You can extend your results by using a high-quality sunscreen every day and embracing a skincare routine that’s right for your skin type. 

Are chemical peels painful?

A chemical peel is not a painful process. The first step is a gentle cleansing to prepare your skin for the treatment. A thin layer of chemical solution is applied and left in place for a period of time. The solution is gently removed, and your skin may be cleansed again before sunscreen is applied.

There are several levels of chemical peels available. Dr. Ramadan can guide you toward the right options for your skin type and your treatment goals. 

Some men and women prefer to have a series of more gentle peels as opposed to fewer but deeper peels. Fortunately, there are options for everyone, so you can customize your chemical peel experience. 

You may notice a tingling or mild stinging sensation as the peel does its work. In the days following your peel, your skin may be more red and sensitive than normal, and you might notice areas of peeling as the old skin cells shed. Take care to avoid rubbing your skin or using harsh products as this process occurs.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of chemical peels, call Los Angeles Primary Care, or request an appointment online.