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WHAT CHEMICAL PEELS CAN DO

  1. Correct sun damage (actinic degeneration)
  2. Flatten mild scarring
  3. Remove rhytides (wrinkles)
  4. Improve irregular hyperpigmentation

The mild and moderate peels are called freshening peels because they improve the quality of the skin without altering its normal architecture. The ability of the skin to tan again and return to the same color after peeling or sunlight exposure is unchanged.

With deeper peels usually involving high percentage TCA (trichloroacetic acid) or phenol, the color of the skin can lighten after peeling and may not even tan again; instead, it may freckle.

WHAT CHEMICAL PEELS CANNOT DO

  1. Chemical peels cannot change pore size, if anything, they might increase pore size temporarily
  2. Chemical peels cannot improve lax skin; removal of fine wrinkling and cross-hatching may not make any difference if there is profound lax skin that needs a face-lift.
  3. Chemical peels cannot improve deep scarring. Dermabrasion, laser treatments, punch grafting, punch elevation, or excision of scarring is much more effective.
  4. Chemical peels cannot always totally remove hyperpigmentation in skin types 4-6 (darker skin tones) and may not be indicated.
  5. Chemical peels cannot remove broken blood vessels on the face

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Petaluma Office
165 Lynch Creek Way
Petaluma, CA 94954
 M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
(707) 762-5531
Fax: (707) 762-5976

 

 

Hercules Office
500 Alfred Nobel Dr., Ste. 245
Hercules, CA 94547
M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm
Open Saturday for aesthetic services
 (510) 741-7418
Fax: (510) 741-7456

 

Billing office
510-741-7299
Fax: 510- 741-7493

 


At Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area, our board-certified dermatologists serve patients at our Petaluma and Hercules offices. We are committed to the highest standards, and we offer a full range of cosmetic, medical, and surgical dermatology procedures, as well as quality skin care products.

Dermatology Associates of the Bay Area
165 Lynch Creek Way | Petaluma, California 94954 | Phone: (707) 762-5531 | Fax: (707) 762-5976
500 Alfred Nobel Drive, Suite 245 | Hercules, California 94547 | Phone: (510) 741-7418 | Fax: (510) 741-7456