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“A regular skin checkup can literally save your life.” Jennifer Krasnoff, MD

Glycolic, lactic and mixed acid superficial chemical peels are performed in our office. We recommend a series of weekly or bi-weekly peels of gradually increasing strength followed by monthly maintenance peels. Your program will be individualized according to your own goals of skin rejuvenation.

Before your peels:

  • Avoid glycolic acid products for 12 hours
  • Discontinue any Retin-A, Bleaching Cream or other topical acne medication for 24 hours in order to minimize skin irritation.
  • Avoid waxing, electrolysis, shaving or other depilatories for 48 hours
  • Men—avoid shaving immediately before your appointment

After your peels:

  • Do not apply any other skin-care products or make-up for 3 hours afterward (lipstick and/or eye make-up are okay)
  • A neutralizing agent may be used immediately after your peel as a cool refreshing spray.
  • Avoid glycolic acid products until the evening after your peel
  • Resume Retin-A, acne medication and Bleaching Cream after 48hours

Almost every person will experience:

  • A slight burning during the peel and a tingling sensation after the peel.
  • A slight dryness, which is actually an invisible peeling, for the first few days following the peels. Moisturizers we have suggested will relieve this effect.
  • Redness immediately after the peel which will fade within a few days.

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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
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