Chemical Peels

If you’re looking for a safe and effective way to improve the appearance of your skin, a chemical peel may be the answer. Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment that can help improve the look of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne scars, and other skin concerns. At My Image Skin and Body, we offer a range of chemical peels to suit different skin types and concerns. Read on to learn more about this powerful treatment and how it can benefit you.

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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a popular skin treatment that can help you achieve smoother, brighter, and younger-looking skin. The treatment involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates the outermost layer of skin cells and reveals fresh, new skin underneath. Chemical peels can be used to treat a range of skin concerns, including acne, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and sun damage.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels work by using a chemical solution to dissolve the top layer of skin cells, which are typically dead and dull. This process removes the damaged outer layer of skin and exposes the fresh, new skin underneath. Chemical peels can be performed at different depths, depending on the specific concerns being treated.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels offer a range of benefits for your skin. These include:

Smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin

Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
Improved skin texture and tone
Reduced appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation

Stimulated collagen production, which can help to make the skin plump and firm

Types of Chemical Peels

There are several different types of chemical peels, each with different strengths and formulations. These include:

Superficial peels

These are the mildest type of chemical peel and only affect the outermost layer of skin. They are typically made with alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) and can help to improve skin texture and tone.

Medium peels

These peels penetrate deeper into the skin than superficial peels, and are typically made with glycolic or trichloroacetic acid. They can help to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. These are the best type of chemical peel for acne scars.

Deep peels

These are the strongest type of chemical peel and penetrate deeply into the skin. They are typically made with phenol or a combination of acids and can help to treat more severe skin concerns, such as deep wrinkles and scarring.

Preparing for a Chemical Peel

Before your chemical peel treatment, it’s important to prepare your skin properly. This may include avoiding certain medications or skincare products that can increase skin sensitivity, and following any pre-treatment instructions provided by your skincare professional. It’s also important to discuss any medical conditions or medications you are taking with your skincare professional, as these may affect your treatment.

What to Expect During a Chemical Peel

During your chemical peel treatment, a chemical solution will be applied to your skin. You may feel a mild stinging or burning sensation as the solution is applied, but this should subside quickly. Depending on the strength of the peel, you may experience some redness, peeling, or flaking in the days following your treatment.

Aftercare for a Chemical Peel

After your chemical peel treatment, it’s important to follow the aftercare instructions provided by your skincare professional. This may include applying a gentle moisturizer to your skin, avoiding sun exposure, and avoiding certain skincare products for a period of time after your treatment. It’s important to protect your skin from the sun following a chemical peel, as your skin may be more sensitive to damage from UV radiation.

Chemical Peel Safety and Risks

While chemical peels are generally safe and effective, there are some risks and potential side effects to be aware of. These can include:

Redness, peeling, or flaking of the skin
Temporary skin discoloration
Scarring or infection in rare cases
Increased sensitivity to the sun

It’s important to discuss any concerns you may have about chemical peel safety with your skincare professional before undergoing treatment.

Why Choose Us for Your Chemical Peel Treatment

At MyImage Skin and Body, we specialize in safe and effective chemical peel treatments that can help you achieve your best skin yet. Our team of skincare professionals is experienced in performing chemical peels of varying strengths and formulations, and we work closely with each client to develop a treatment plan tailored to their unique skin concerns and goals.

We use only the highest quality skincare products and equipment to ensure optimal results and minimize the risk of side effects. Our comfortable and welcoming spa environment is designed to help you feel relaxed and pampered throughout your treatment.

What is the Cosmelan Peel?

The Cosmelan Peel is a professional-grade chemical peel that targets pigmentation issues, including melasma, sun damage, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. This powerful treatment involves the application of a topical mask that contains a blend of active ingredients, such as azelaic acid, Kojic acid, and arbutin. The mask is left on the skin for several hours and then removed, revealing brighter, smoother, and more radiant skin.

How does the Cosmelan Peel work?

The Cosmelan Peel works by inhibiting the production of melanin, the pigment that gives your skin its color. The active ingredients in the mask block the enzyme that produces melanin, which reduces the appearance of dark spots and hyperpigmentation. The peel also exfoliates the skin, which helps to remove dead skin cells and promote cell turnover, resulting in a smoother and more even complexion.


At MyImage Skin and Body, we are dedicated to helping our clients achieve
radiant and youthful skin with safe and effective Chemical Peel treatments in
Pasadena, Los Angeles, CA. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and
learn more about how we can help you achieve your beauty goals.