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Chemical Peels Specialist

Avanity Advanced Aesthetics

Ava Salarda, NP

Medical Spa located in Anaheim, CA

For a brighter and smoother complexion, you may want to consider a chemical peel. Used for decades, chemical peels evenly remove the top layer of your skin, revealing the healthier, younger, smoother skin underneath. Ava Salarda, NP, at Avanity Advanced Aesthetics in Anaheim, California, offers many beauty treatments, including chemical peels. Schedule an appointment at the med spa with this experienced nurse practitioner by calling the office or booking a consultation online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are one of the many beauty treatments available at Avanity Advanced Aesthetics. The peels contain an acidic solution that evenly exfoliates the top layer of your skin, uncovering the healthier, smoother, and younger skin underneath. 

Ms. Salarda at Avanity Advanced Aesthetics uses chemical peels to address many common beauty concerns, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Discoloration
  • Age spots
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin texture
  • Acne and acne scars

Ms. Salarda may use a specific type of chemical peel to meet your beauty needs. Chemical peels come in varying levels of strength, from light peels to deep peels. The stronger chemical peels exfoliate deeper layers of the skin. 

How do I prepare for chemical peels?

Ms. Salarda provides specific instructions on the steps you need to take prior to your chemical peel. 

Her pretreatment guidelines improve the results of your peel and may include keeping your skin protected from the sun prior to your peel and avoiding the use of certain skin products (e.g., hair removal treatments, facial masks, facial scrubs).

Ms. Salarda may also advise against using certain skin products that might make your skin more sensitive, such as retinoid creams or bleaching agents. 

What happens during chemical peels?

Ms. Salarda reviews what you can expect during your chemical peel at your initial consultation. First, she cleans your skin and then evenly applies the chemical peel. You may feel some tingling or stinging during your treatment.

Ms. Salarda closely watches you during your peel and applies a neutralizing agent or removes the peel after a set period.

How long is recovery following chemical peels?

Recovery following chemical peels varies and depends on the type of peel Ms. Salarda uses. However, you can expect red, swollen, and irritated skin immediately following your treatment.

Ms. Salarda provides specific instructions on how to care for your skin after your peel so you get the best results. Recovery following a light chemical peel may take one to seven days, while recovery from a stronger peel may take two or more weeks.

You should see improvements in your skin soon after your chemical peel. You can repeat light chemical peels regularly to maintain your smooth, youthful look. 

Call Avanity Advanced Aesthetics or schedule your chemical peel appointment online today.