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Chemical Peels Carlsbad

Reveal smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin with chemical peels in Carlsbad. Our non-invasive procedure uses a customized blend of acids to exfoliate and resurface the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation. Our expert team will customize the treatment to your specific needs, ensuring optimal results with little to no downtime. With a variety of options available, including light, medium, and deep peels, you can achieve a more radiant complexion in just one session. Book your appointment today and experience the transformative power of chemical peels.

Chemical Peels - Carlsbad/Encinitas in San Diego County

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Chemical peels are minimally invasive skin rejuvenation treatments the gently exfoliate the surface of the skin to reveal a new, radiant complexion underneath. At Glow Theory Aesthetic & Dermatology Studio, we believe in using the power of science to enhance our patients’ natural beauty and boost their overall confidence. Our warm aesthetics experts are proud to offer chemical peel and other age-defying treatments to patients in Carlsbad (La Costa), Encinitas and the neighboring communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Oceanside, Solana Beach  and Del Mar, California.

There are different types of chemical peels available, depending on what your skin needs. Some chemical peels are mild and others are stronger. A professional peel uses a stronger acid than a home-care peel. The most common acids used in chemical peels are TCA and BHA acids. Other acids are less irritating, such as resorcinol acid.

Glow Theory licensed esthetician can recommend the best chemical peel for your skin type. This is so we can evaluate your needs and formulate a peel that will benefit you. It is always best to seek a licensed esthetician's advice before getting a chemical peel. You can ask about the safety of chemical peels, and learn about the side effects before you decide to get one.

The different types of chemical peels have different side effects. Some are temporary, such as dryness and bruising. However, some can have more severe side effects. For instance, the first day after a deep chemical peel may result in skin lightening. For this reason, you must avoid the sun for the first few days after the peel.

The most common types of chemical peels are glycolic and salicylic. Glycolic acid, an alpha-hydroxy acid, promotes collagen production. The chemical formulated in various strengths and has a small molecular structure that allows it to penetrate deep into the skin. Salicylic acid, on the other hand, is a beta-hydroxy acid. It can also improve texture. It is best for skin that is prone to acne.

After chemical peels, you will notice redness and swelling in the treatment areas. These are normal reactions and do not indicate that your skin is not healing. You should resume your usual skincare routine within a week of the procedure. A medium peel takes about seven days to heal, while a deep peel takes a few weeks. You can use makeup again the day of the treatment, but you should avoid sun exposure for a couple of days.

At Glow Theory Dermatology Studio, we do require a consultation with our Esthetician before we book a chemical peel to make sure that your skin does not require any pretreatments. When booked for a consultation, you must stop all active ingredients in your skincare routine for 3 days before your facial.

Chemical peels also treat wrinkles and other signs of aging, which can be difficult to hide. A chemical peel can remove these signs and reveal younger-looking skin. It also improves the overall appearance of your face and gives it a lustrous and supple appearance.

Chemical peels performed on the face and neck by a medical professional at Glow Theory. The provider applies the chemical solution to the skin, removing excess oils and dirt. They also protect the eyes and hair. The peeling agent may apply to your skin using a brush or a cotton tip applicator. Some patients require a full-face chemical peel, while others may only need a partial peel to eliminate fine lines and age spots.

A chemical face peel is a powerful treatment for many skin concerns. It can remove years of age and UV damage and result in glowing, smooth skin. It can also make skin more receptive to topical skin care products. At Glow Theory, we offer peels with the active ingredients glycolic acid, lactic acid, and trichloracetic acid (TCA).

Before undergoing a chemical face peel, it is important to notify your provider of any medications you may be taking. For example, if you're on retinoids or another topical cream, your provider may advise you to stop taking these products before the procedure. This will help the acid penetrate your skin more deeply.

The application process for chemical face peels varies, depending on the type of peel you choose. In general, the solution applied to your skin and left on for a certain amount of time. After a few days, the skin should start to peel. This should be like the peeling skin you'd notice after a sunburn. To remove the peeling skin, gently remove the flakes when cleaning your face. You should not pick or tug at the skin, as this will only cause more irritation and an increased risk of infection.

The peeling process may leave your skin red, and you may have some bruising or swelling afterward. Your provider will apply a water-tight dressing to help manage any discomfort. You can use mild moisturizers on the skin during this time. After five or seven days, you should be able to resume normal activities and wear makeup.

Chemical peels are an effective way to reduce the appearance of acne scars. They performed by removing portions of the outer layer of skin and stimulating the body to grow new skin tissue. Different types of chemical peels used to treat different types of skin problems. The type you need depends on your skin type and the type of scarring you have. Glow Theory practitioner can help you determine which one will work best for your unique situation.

One of the most common chemical peels is a TCA peel. These peels can be light, medium, or deep. Each type has a different effect on your skin, but the results are generally the same. TCA peels are effective at reducing the appearance of acne scars because they produce collagen and elastin, which give your skin elasticity and resilience. However, TCA peels can cause hyperpigmentation in some people, so they not recommended for people with dark skin.

After a chemical peel, you should take care to protect your skin from sunlight and other sources of damage. You should stay out of the sun and apply sunscreen, moisturizer, and your prescribed medications. If you notice any abnormalities, contact your dermatologist immediately. You should also avoid touching your lips or eyes after a chemical peel.

Several types of chemical peels are available for a variety of skin types. It is important to find out which one will best suit your skin type and your goals. Glow Theory esthetician can customize a chemical peel to meet your specific needs. A professional esthetician can explain the process in detail, so you can make an informed decision.

A chemical peel for hyperpigmentation can help fade the pigment in the skin, but it must be use with extreme caution. Chemical peels may cause side effects and can irritate sensitive skin. It is important to do a patch test first and use petroleum jelly around any areas of concern.

Many people experience a skin discoloration known as hyperpigmentation due to various factors, including acne scars and sun damage. Genetics and hormonal changes can also trigger this condition. A chemical peel can effectively reduce the appearance of this discoloration in the top layer of the skin. The process involves the removal of the damaged skin cells, revealing new skin cells with a more even color.

After your chemical peel, it is important to use a hydrating product that can help rebuild the skin's moisture barrier. A good product will contain ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, panthenol, and copper peptides. It is also crucial to wear sunscreen and avoid direct sunlight.

Before undergoing a deep chemical peel, you should disclose any previous skin conditions and medications, such as cold sores and acne medications. You should also avoid shaving and using any facial masks for at least 24 hours before the procedure. You should also arrange for transportation home after the procedure. The provider will clean your face and protect your hair.

Before getting a deep chemical peel, you should consult with Glow Theory practitioner about the best approach for you. Typically, patients with fair skin and light hair are better candidates for this procedure. However, patients with darker skin and hair can get good results. The process may not work on skin with bulges or sags. If this is the case, a more comprehensive cosmetic surgery procedure may be necessary.

Before the procedure, you should avoid the use of retinoids, antibiotics, and certain medications that can cause bleeding or infection. Also, the treatment area must be free of open sores or infections. Your provider will prescribe specific instructions according to the type of chemical peel you are getting. After the procedure, the skin will form a crust and will take seven to 14 days to heal. Depending on how deep your chemical peel is, you may see significant improvement in acne scars, as well as hyperpigmentation. Please call our office to schedule a consultation with our Esthetician to see what chemical peel is right for you!

Chemical peels are an effective treatment for a variety of skin concerns. They help restore a youthful glow to your skin. They also improve pigmentation and whiteheads. While superficial chemical peels are ideal for preventing acne and improving the appearance of skin texture, medium-depth peels are better for fine lines and wrinkles. However, the deeper the chemical peel is, the higher the risk of complications.

A chemical peel for dark spots is a great way to fade discoloration and brighten your skin. Chemical peels work by removing dead skin cells to reveal fresher skin. It will give you a brighter complexion and improve blood circulation. This treatment will cause a tingling sensation, but you will not experience any scarring.

When a chemical peel performed, it resurfaces the surface of the skin by causing a controlled wound. Most people feel a burning or stinging sensation for the first few minutes after the procedure. It may take about a week before the skin fully recovers. There may also be some tingling or tightness for a few days afterward, but this is often mild and can easily remedied with a cold compress.

You can also opt for a chemical peel that contains glycolic acid. This alpha-hydroxy acid proven to improve the appearance of skin. When used in combination with retinol, it can smooth out wrinkles and remove dark spots. It is ideal for acne-prone or mature skin. It also promotes new skin cell growth.


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What Chemical Peels Treat

  • Sun damage
  • Acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores

Procedure Time

  • 15 – 45 minutes.

Chemical Peel Recovery

  • Redness and swelling
  • Sensitive skin
  • Peeling and scabbing

Chemical Peel Results

  • Visible results within six weeks of treatment.
  • Bright, refreshed complexion.
  • Helps create a more radiant, authentic you.
What To Expect

The Science Behind Your Confidence.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Chemical peels are minimally invasive skin resurfacing treatments that gently exfoliate the uppermost layers of skin to reveal a bright, new complexion underneath. Chemical peels work in varying depths – light, medium, or deep. While lighter chemical peels have a shorter recovery period and subtle results, patients who receive deeper chemical peels may experience sloughing skin for up to three weeks with a dramatic improvement in the clarity of their skin. The chemical peels we offer at Glow Theory Aesthetic & Dermatology Studio can be tailored to your skin’s specific needs, allowing you to level up your glow no matter your skin’s sensitivity.

Chemical Peel Cost in Carlsbad

Treatment Category Measure Price Member Price
Glow Signature Peel Facial Per Treatment 175 150
Cosmelan MD® Depigmentation Peel Facial Per Treatment 900 765
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Your Glow Consultation
During your private consultation with our aesthetics expert, we will take the time to determine whether chemical peels are right for you. In addition to taking photos of your treatment area, your aesthetics professional will assess your skin and develop a tailored treatment plan to help you level up your look.
When preparing for your treatment, we will clean your treatment areas to ensure your skin is free of any excess makeup and oils.
Your aesthetics professional will walk you through your chemical peel treatment process. If you're concerned about discomfort throughout your treatment, let us know so we can better assist you.
Chemical Peel Process
The chemical peel solution will be evenly applied to your treatment area and be left to sit for an allotted amount of time. The chemical solution will then be wiped away and a neutralizing solution will take its place. The neutralizing solution stops the chemical exfoliation and ends your treatment.
After a chemical peel, patients are able to return to their normal daily activities, including work or school. While redness and sensitivity following treatment are normal, there is no required downtime for light and medium-depth chemical peels. Deeper medical peels may require post-treatment care.

Meet Our Expertly Trained Chemical Peel Provider

At Glow Theory Aesthetic & Dermatology Studio, we prioritize your safety and results. Our chemical peel treatments are performed exclusively by our Advanced Licensed Medical Aesthetician with innovative chemical peel training. With over 8 years of medical dermatology experience, our provider ensures safe and effective results.

Emily Sitcov
Emily Sitcov
Advanced Licensed Medical Aesthetician

Medical Assistant

Hydrafacial Trained

Diamond Glow Trained

Emsculpt NEO Certified

8+ years experience

More About Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure that uses a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of skin. Chemical peels are most used to treat facial skin. They can improve the texture and appearance of skin and can help reduce scarring. Chemical peels are an excellent option for treating acne and other skin conditions, but they can also help improve the appearance of scars.

The purpose of a chemical peel is to improve the skin’s appearance by removing the top layers of skin cells. The result is brighter, smoother skin. They can also reduce fine lines and lighten dark spots and pigmentation. Often used by dermatologists, chemical peels can improve the overall health of your skin.

Chemical peels come in different strengths and can use to treat a variety of skin conditions. By understanding the types of peels available, you can choose the one that is right for you. A medium chemical peel, for example, removes the outermost layer of skin while leaving the upper layer of skin intact. This type of peel is the best option for those with fine lines and wrinkles, uneven coloring, and sun-damaged skin. In most cases, you can expect only minor downtime.

Depending on the condition of your skin, chemical peels can take up to several treatments to see the desired results. The results of a chemical peel will depend on how much time you invest into it, how often you have your treatments, and how well you take care of your skin at home. Therefore, it is important to have patience during the treatment process and make sure you follow instructions and follow-up with your dermatologist.

A chemical peel is a cosmetic procedure that removes skin cells and toxins. Chemical peels can be light or deep depending on the acid used. Light chemical peels target surface problems such as acne and minor scarring. Deeper chemical peels address the deeper layers of the skin and can produce more dramatic results.

After a chemical peel, the skin may be sensitive, but the effects are temporary. You should wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen after the procedure and limit your time in the sun. You should also consult with a dermatologist before the procedure to determine if certain medications or products should discontinue after the treatment.

Chemical peels can correct pigmentation issues and stimulate the growth of new skin. They also help improve skin texture and tone. Moreover, they remove the top layer of dead skin that blocks the efficacy of skin care products. Once the peel is complete, the skin will appear smooth and youthful. Chemical peels can be use on the face, chest, and neck.

Besides improving your skin’s appearance, chemical peels can also help reduce wrinkles. Chemical peels can also correct uneven skin tone and improve the appearance of scarring. A qualified dermatologist will talk with you about your goals and potential risks to avoid side effects.

A common question is, are chemical peels safe? While there is no absolute answer to this question, there are certain guidelines that can help you choose a peel that will be safe for your skin. These guidelines depend on your sensitivity level and the results you are looking for. Chemical peels are typically safe when performed properly, but they can be dangerous when performed incorrectly.

First, you should know that chemical peels use acidic substances. Very dry skin may not tolerate the acid, and very sensitive skin may not tolerate the peel. You should also choose a qualified aesthetic provider when considering a chemical peel. You can also choose a topical cream if your skin is sensitive.

You should also disclose any medical conditions that may interfere with your chemical peel. Your provider may ask you about past skin treatments and any medications that you are taking. Your provider will also examine your skin to determine the type of peel you should have. Chemical peels can cause scarring, but this is rare. In addition, you should discuss your expectations with your provider. This will help the provider determine what type of chemical peel will be best for your skin type.

Some side effects of chemical peels are redness, swelling, and infection. However, these risks are minimal if you choose a qualified plastic surgeon. The procedure can also cause permanent changes in the color of your skin. If you have dark skin, you may see a change in color after a chemical peel. This can correct with certain medications.

The right aftercare will help you minimize the effects of a chemical peel. Chemical peels use acid solutions to penetrate the skin. They require experience and medical knowledge to perform. You should carefully follow your medical provider’s instructions to reduce the risk of complications. Use cool water to wash your face after the procedure, as hot water may cause further damage to the skin.

If you have had a chemical peel, you should avoid direct sunlight. Instead, wear a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. You should also delay any other skin treatments for at least 5 days. Your skin specialist will prescribe a specific combination of moisturizers and cleansers to help heal the skin. This way, you will reduce the risk of allergic reactions.

You should also avoid soap after chemical peels. Soap can dehydrate the skin and cause blemishes. To minimize the risk of scarring and redness, use soap-free cleansers. You can try MAX facial cleanser, which contains no harsh chemicals. The formula uses oat kernel extract and plant extracts to gently cleanse your skin.

After a chemical peel, you should avoid direct exposure to the sun for two to three days. Sunlight will make your skin more sensitive to UV rays and could cause irritation or inflammation. You should also wear protective clothing to prevent sunburn.

Microdermabrasion is a relatively inexpensive treatment that you can perform at home, while chemical peels typically require a dermatologist’s office. The price for each treatment varies greatly, depending on the intensity and depth of the peel.

The ideal candidate for a chemical peel will have a specific indication and be prepared for any associated risks or downtime. Microdermabrasion is a simpler procedure with a high rate of patient satisfaction. The procedure uses tiny diamond crystals to remove dead skin cells, which will leave your skin feeling glowing and looking youthful.

Both procedures used to improve skin texture and tone. They both address signs of aging such as sun damage and uneven skin tone. Chemical peels are particularly beneficial for acne scarring and severe hyperpigmentation. Both treatments will leave your skin looking fresher and more youthful, but chemical peels can be more powerful in addressing deep skin damage.

Microdermabrasion can remove light wrinkles, while a chemical peel is more effective at treating deeper ones. Combining these treatments is an effective way to cleanse the skin and reduce blemishes.

We're Actively Doing Chemical Peel Treatment in Carlsbad But Service the Greater San Diego Areas

Take the First Step in Your Glow Theory Experience.

The medical staff at Glow Theory Aesthetic & Dermatology Studio is excited to help you regain your confidence and become the best version of yourself. Our expert aesthetic professionals are proud to offer a variety of non-surgical cosmetic treatments in a welcoming environment that transcends the traditional medspa experience. We are proud to help patients in Carlsbad (La Costa), Encinitas and the neighboring communities of Rancho Santa Fe, Oceanside, Solana Beach  and Del Mar, California to level up their glow. Contact us to schedule your private Glow consultation today.

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