Chemical Peels San Francisco

If you are looking for an effective way to treat your fine lines, wrinkles, and other skin flaws, you may be a good candidate for a chemical peel. A chemical peel is a non-invasive cosmetic procedure that reduces wrinkles and fine lines and makes the skin look younger.

At Union Square Plastic Surgery, we offer a variety of chemical peels and can provide you with amazing results from your chemical peel in San Francisco.

Chemical Peel Benefits

A chemical peel can treat a variety of common skin concerns and issues. There are several types of chemical peels that each offer different benefits and are better suited for treating different skin concerns. Chemical peels are great for treating

  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Poor skin texture
  • Acne
  • Discoloration
  • Acne scars
  • Sun Damage

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can be categorized as deep, medium, or light based on the chemicals used and their concentration.

Light Chemical Peels

During light peels, mild acids are used to gently exfoliate the skin. This peel impacts only the outer layer of the skin. This peel can be repeated in two to five weeks.

Medium Chemical Peels

In a medium peel, slightly stronger chemicals are used which penetrate the outer layer of skin and reach the middle layer. This procedure is more effective and can be repeated to attain the desired result.

Deep Chemical Peels

During deep peels, the chemical fully penetrates the skin to reach the deeper layers. This procedure is beneficial for treating precancerous growths, scars, or deeper wrinkles. This procedure will get you the desired results after the first sitting. You won’t need to repeat this procedure.

During your consultation at Union Square Facial Plastic Surgery, our team of expert providers will thoroughly examine your skin and ask about the specific skin issues you want to address so we can determine which type of chemical peel is right for your skin.

What to Expect During Your Chemical Peel

Your chemical peel in San Francisco will be performed as an outpatient procedure and will be carried out at our plastic surgery office. First, your face is cleaned thoroughly so that the chemical peel can be applied to a fresh and clean surface. Then your hair is tied back and goggles or gauze are placed over your eyes for protection. Then the chemical is applied. You will feel a stinging sensation. During light and medium peels, no anesthetic is given. During a medium peel, the doctor will apply a cold compress after some time. You may be given a handheld fan to cool your skin.

During a deep peel, you may be given pain medication or sedation. Your heart rate will be observed during the deep peel. This procedure takes more time as it is done in portions with 15-minute intervals.

Chemical Peel Recovery

You can expect a reaction similar to sunburn on your skin after your chemical peel in San Francisco. After a light chemical peel, the skin recovers in four to seven days. The skin remains red for some months after a medium chemical peel. You may need bandages on the treated area for several days.

Skin that has undergone deep chemical peel takes several weeks to heal. The redness can last for some months. The doctor will give you instructions on the ointment and lotions to be applied to the skin during the recovery period.

You should avoid sun exposure for several months after chemical peels. You can use ice packs or cool fans to relieve any discomfort. Wait for the doctor’s approval before applying makeup or cosmetics. Remain at home during the recovery period.

woman applying cream on her face

Chemical Peel Cost

The cost of your chemical peel in San Francisco will depend on the type of chemical peel performed. When you come in for your consultation at Union Square Facial Plastic Surgery, our team can go over pricing and payment options.

Schedule a Consultation

Contact Union Square Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation for your chemical peel in San Francisco. Our team can go over what to expect during and after your consultation, answer any questions you have about the treatment, and let you know if a chemical peel can provide you with the results you are looking for.

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