Chemical Peels Specialist

Westwood Laser

Elias Paikal, MD

Medical Spa located in Westwood, Los Angeles, CA

When it comes to improving the look of your skin and enhancing your natural beauty, you have many options, including chemical peels. The beauty experts at Westwood Laser in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, including board-certified internal medicine physician Elias Paikal, MD, offer the most innovative services to accentuate your look, including chemical peels, at their medical spa. Call the office or use online booking to schedule a consultation today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are an aesthetic treatment that helps improve and smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layer. Dr. Paikal and his team at Westwood Laser use chemical peels to treat many common beauty concerns, including:

  • Acne
  • Wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Scars
  • Melasma
  • Age spots

Dr. Paikal and his team at Westwood Laser offer three different chemical peels, including alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and phenol. Dr. Paikal determines the type of peel that’s best suited for you during your consultation. You may need up to six treatments for the best results.

Am I a good candidate for a chemical peel?

Dr. Paikal and his team at Westwood Laser determine the best aesthetic treatment for you when you come in for a consultation. The innovative practice offers many advanced beauty regimens and works closely with you to develop the most appropriate and effective treatment plan to help you achieve your beauty goals.

To get the most dramatic results, Dr. Paikal may suggest combining your chemical peel with another treatment.

What can I expect during a chemical peel?

Before your chemical peel is applied, your skin is cleansed and prepped. Then, with a special brush, your aesthetic expert at Westwood Laser applies the solution to your skin. You may feel a slight stinging sensation as the peel penetrates the outer layer of your skin.

Your chemical peel is left in place for a set period of time depending on the type of chemical peel used. Then your peel is removed with a cool compress and a special moisturizer is applied.

Following your chemical peel, your skin will be red, irritated, and dry. However, don’t worry as this is normal. Dr. Paikal provides specific instructions for what to expect and how to care for your skin as it heals.

How long does it take to recover from a chemical peel?

Recovery from a chemical peel may depend on the type of peel applied to your skin. After an AHA peel, it may take up to a week for your skin to heal, and after a TCA peel, it may be two weeks. The phenol peel is the strongest, and it may take up to three weeks to heal.

To find out if chemical peels can improve your look, call Westwood Laser or book a consultation online today.