Chemical Peel

Medical Aesthetics & Laser

Safoora Zaka, MD

Medical Aesthetics Specialist & Cosmetic Laser Specialist located in Walnut Creek, CA

Over-the-counter skin care treatments aren’t always the best course of action to treat uneven and rough skin. At Medical Aesthetics & Laser in Walnut Creek, California, Safoora Zaka, MD offers women comprehensive chemical peel treatments to restore the skin on their face. If you’re interested in learning about the benefits of chemical peels, get in touch with the office today by phone or online.

Chemical Peel

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel refers to a cosmetic treatment that treats the texture and appearance of the skin through the exfoliation and dissolution of the skin’s outer layer. As a result, the chemical peel removes rough and dull skin.

After a chemical peel procedure, your skin should look brighter and less wrinkled and should feel smooth to the touch.

How do chemical peels improve my skin?

At Medical Aesthetics & Laser, Dr. Zaka uses chemical peels to address any of the following issues:

  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Clogged pores
  • Wrinkles
  • Crow’s feet
  • Dry skin
  • Sun damage

A chemical peel helps your skin absorb oxygen and nutrients, effectively restoring its shine and smoothness. Chemical peels also boost the efficacy of your skin care routine by allowing your preferred products to penetrate the skin more deeply and have long-lasting effects.

While these issues might be a sign that you need a chemical peel, they’re not for everyone. Chemical peels are instrumental in treating mild-to-moderate skin conditions. If Dr. Zaka has determined that your skin condition is too severe, she might recommend a more extensive skin-rejuvenating treatment.

What is a VI Peel®?

VI chemical peels are medical-grade peels manufactured by VI Aesthetics that treat skin concerns that regular peels aren’t strong enough to resolve.

VI chemical peels reach beyond the outer layer of skin and target the dermal layer. Dr. Zaka uses VI chemical peels to treat skin damage, wrinkles and fine lines, texture and tone, sun spots, enlarged pores, and hyperpigmentation.

While some chemical peels are safe for you to do at home, VI Peels require the assistance and supervision of a medical professional.

Are chemical peels safe?

Before recommending a chemical peel, Dr. Zaka thoroughly examines your skin to make sure it’s the right course of action to treat your skin concerns.

Since there are many over-the-counter chemical peels available in stores, it’s important that you avoid performing them on your own. If done incorrectly, chemical peels can cause more harm than good.

Dr. Zaka evaluates both the condition of your skin and your medical history before starting the treatment, something that only a professional can do.

Chemical peels can produce noticeable results in only one session. Start your skin-rejuvenating program at Medical Aesthetics & Laser today. Call or go online to book an appointment.