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Chemical Peels

Over time, dead skin cells build up on the skin leading to uneven skin tone, fine lines, dullness, and reduced absorbency of skin care products. Exfoliation of the skin helps to remove these dry, dead skin cells on the outermost layer of skin (epidermis) to improve the skin’s overall appearance.

Chemical exfoliation of the skin involves using specific acid compounds applied topically to the skin to remove the outer layer of the epidermis in order to reveal fresh new skin cells. The type of acid, the amount of solution applied to the skin, the duration of time it is left on the skin, and the strength of the acid all play a part in how deep the peel will penetrate. Some chemical peels can be very mild and superficial, while others can be strong and penetrate deeper into the skin.

Glytone Professional by Enerpeel® uses an innovative technology that allows the product to penetrate the skin and work underneath the visible outer layer of skin, providing maximal effectiveness with minimal irritation. The term “peel” can be a misnomer because not everyone will actually see peeling after a treatment. With our Glytone peels, you can get the benefit of the peel with minimal or none of the “peeling” skin you may have come to expect with these treatments.

The chemical peels we offer include:

  • Glycolic peels
  • Salicylic acid peels
  • Mandelic acid peels
  • Modified Jessner’s peels
  • Hand peels
  • Neck and décolletage peels

Each peel treatment is individualized to your unique needs and goals. Emily Sespaniak our Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner, will help determine which type of peel is right for you.

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For more information about our chemical skin peel options, or to learn which peel will most effectively help you achieve your goals, please contact our office today.

Dr. Karen M. Horton, M.D. - Plastic Surgery, Physicians & Surgeons - Medical-M.D., San Francisco, CA