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A Few Things to Know Before Getting Your Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing procedure that improves and smoothes the texture of the face using a chemical solution that causes the skin to blister and eventually peel off. The regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Patients who are looking to reduce fine lines, improve mild scarring, alleviate acne, reduce age spots or freckles, improve the skin’s texture, or reduce the effects of sun damage may be good candidates for a chemical peel.

Before your peel:

Tell the doctor if you are taking any medication (pills, topical creams, etc.). Whether prescription or non-prescription, it may be necessary to discontinue these a few days or weeks prior to the chemical peel, so tell the doctor everything you ingest or use on your skin regularly.

Quit smoking or cut down as much as possible at least 30 days before your chemical peel. Nicotine hampers healing and can promote infection. Let the doctor know that you smoke before scheduling your chemical peel.

Eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and get sufficient rest so your skin is in good shape prior to your peel.

Do not shave, wax, bleach hairs or use hair removal creams and laser hair removal at least three (3) days prior to peel. Avoid irritating your skin.

Women who are pregnant or nursing should not receive a chemical peel. Additionally, patients who use retinoids or depigmentation treatments and those with cold sores, flat warts, keloid scars or anyone with recent facial surgery should avoid peels. Patients with aspirin allergies are not candidates for chemical peels.

Anesthesia is not required for a chemical peel, but your surgeon may use a sedative to calm and relax you, or a topical cream to numb the skin and keep you comfortable.

Although chemical peels are relatively safe, all procedures come with some risk. Potential chemical peel risks may include: redness; burning; itching; pain; scarring; sun sensitivity; hypo-pigmentation (lightening of the skin). Most of these complications can be avoided if you closely follow the doctor’s instructions.

Chemical peels are most commonly performed for cosmetic reasons — to enhance your appearance and your self-confidence. Chemical peels may also remove pre-cancerous skin growths, soften acne facial scars and even control acne. Chemical peels restore a healthier, more youthful, and even texture to the skin of the face, eyes, neck, chest and hands.

Contact us today to learn more about Los Angeles chemical peels at Cosmetique Aesthetics.

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Amy Davis
Amy Davis
2024-01-01
I’ve seen Dr Sarshad (and Rose) for over a decade now. Honestly I don’t trust anyone more. His skill and eye are unmatched!
roger Norman
roger Norman
2023-11-08
We have been going to Dr Sarshad & his staff at Cosmetique since 2005. We have used them for Botox, laser hair removal, B-12 IV's and wellness injections, IPL facials and many other things. The staff is fabulous, courteous, kind, friendly and very helpful.
Karin Shaw
Karin Shaw
2023-11-03
Got mold removed - no pain, much gain - it seriously didn’t hurt, took 30 seconds and you can’t tell it was ever there. Great job and many thanks. Highly recommend!
Rapunzel 411
Rapunzel 411
2023-11-03
I have been going to Dr. Sarshad at Cosmetique Esthetics for awhile now and have experienced the utmost level of professionalism, care and 100% satisfaction in the myriad of services I have received. Rose is exceptionally caring and kind and Dr. Sarshad takes his time and is so comforting so I never have bruises from injections. Ada, the receptionist, always greets me with a smile and asks if I would like something to drink while waiting for a few minutes. I have now lost 11 lbs from the MJ shot and am exceedingly pleased with the excellent results. I have 4lbs to go and then maintenance. Never felt better in my life. Thank you all for helping me achieve the results I wanted to bc my best new self. I appreciate the extra mile you have gone in all my care, you are the absolute best in your field. Overjoyed I have found you!
Michelle Mabugat
Michelle Mabugat
2023-11-03
Dr. Sarshad and his staff are the best! He’s talented, knowledgeable, patient, VERY honest, attentive and kind - all of the superlatives. He’s even great at communication and follow-up. You can tell he truly cares about each of his patients and their goals.
Julia Pradel
Julia Pradel
2023-11-02
Absolutely lovely experience! The whole team is so welcoming and helpful, and Dr. Sharshad works diligently to customize treatments to be just right for you, all while being equally informative and kind. Not to mention that this is a highly efficient visit - I am always in and out in a timely fashion. Highly recommend this Culver City staple!
Keshia Little
Keshia Little
2023-11-01
Today I went in to get lip injections for the first time. I absolutely love my results. Dr. Sarshad was so helpful. He did his best to calm me down because I was super nervous. He made me smile so much, he was very fun yet professional. I feel so beautiful with my new lips.💋Thank you Cosmetique Aesthetics!
Lauren Beal
Lauren Beal
2023-10-28
Had a great experience here, Dr. Sarshad is very knowledgeable and friendly. He helped my clear some hormonal breakouts and my skin has never looked better!
Isabel Izaguirre
Isabel Izaguirre
2023-10-26
Dr. Sarshad is great at what he does and the nurses are very sweet.
Pat P
Pat P
2023-10-26
Absolutely love this place! The staff is wonderful and friendly. I had several balding spots on my head so I went to Cosmetique for help. The doctor started me off with prp injections for the scalp and believe me, that stuff works!!! My bald spots are almost gone and my hair feels thicket than ever. I couldn’t have had the confidence I have now if it wasn’t for Dr Sharshad and his knowledgeable staff. Plus they will work with you to get you the best bang for your buck! Definitely a must go place for me. I highly recommend it.