Peels

Pier Aesthetics

Aesthetics located in Hermosa Beach, CA

Chemical peels truly peel away damaged skin and the signs of aging, making way for vibrant, fresh skin that rejuvenates your appearance. Douglas Mest, MD, at Pier Medical Aesthetics offers the highest quality chemical peels to ensure you regain a youthful, glowing complexion. To learn more about the types of chemical peels available, call the office in Hermosa Beach, California, or book an appointment online.

Peels Q & A

Pier Aesthetics

Which skin conditions are treated with a chemical peel?

Chemical peels remove one or more layers of your skin, eliminating damaged skin and replacing it with new skin that’s strong and vibrant.

The team at Pier Medical Aesthetics offers chemical peels to treat skin conditions such as:

  • Dry, dull skin
  • Skin redness
  • Clogged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Brown spots, age spots, and sun damage

Chemical peels treat different conditions, depending on the depth of the peel.

What results will I achieve with different types of chemical peels?

The depth of your chemical peel depends on the strength of the ingredients in the peel. There are three categories of peels:

Light peel

A light chemical peel simply exfoliates the outer layer of your skin. This type of peel is gentle enough to use on a regular basis to maintain fresh skin. Light peels treat dry skin, improve blotchy skin, and diminish the appearance of fine lines.

Medium peel

Medium chemical peels remove the outer layer and the upper part of the middle layer of skin. The depth of this peel improves skin texture and treats uneven skin tone. A medium peel can also diminish age spots and moderate wrinkles. Following a medium peel, you may need up to a week of downtime.

Deep peel

Deep chemical peels produce the most dramatic results, but they also take longer to heal and require about two weeks of downtime. A deep peel penetrates to the lower layer of your skin. As a result, it provides all the benefits of a medium peel and more, since it also treats severe hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and deeper wrinkles.

What should I know about the VI Peel® and Neocutis® peels?

Dr. Mest only provides the highest-quality facial peels, including these exceptional products:

VI Peel

VI Aesthetics produces a line of chemical peels that are specially formulated to target specific problems in all skin types. The VI Peel is an anti-aging peel that softens fine lines and wrinkles, restores your skin tone, and improves your skin’s texture. Other peels in the line target age spots, sun damage, facial redness, acne, and acne scarring.

Neocutis peel

Neocutis is a company that produces a line of skin care products including the Neo-Peel, which is a light peel formulated to minimize skin discolorations, fine lines, uneven skin tone, and surface irregularities.

Whether you want a chemical peel to brighten your complexion or to fight aging skin, call Pier Medical Aesthetics or book an appointment online.