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Am I a candidate for a chemical peel?

Published onOctober 4, 2012

Chemical Peel Overview

The chemical peel is a minimally invasive, nonsurgical cosmetic procedure with the potential to vastly improve the appearance of damaged and aging skin on the face. There are different agents used for chemical peeling, including Alpha Hydroxy agents, Jessner’s Solution, Trichloroacetic Acid, and Phenol. The type or types of chemicals used depends on the type and extent of damage in each region. Receiving a carefully designed and performed chemical peel can make huge and rejuvenating impact on your looks.


Damaged skin is usually the greatest indicator that you may benefit from a chemical peel. They type and extent of the damage will determine what type of chemical peel(s) is right for you, as determined with your doctor. Sun damage and chronic exposure to UV rays over time is the most common cause of damage to skin, but the damage can also come from acne scars and intrinsic skin aging. Over time, these types of skin damage show up as irregularities in the epidermis, with abnormalities like fine lines, loss of elasticity, scaly skin, creases, brown spots, and a yellowish hue. These details are usually associated with an aged and tired look.


For a refreshed look, you need a treatment that will address the root cause of your concerns. While there are “lay peelers” and medi spas that offer chemical peels, these tend to be very mild peels that require you to return for treatment each month, or they are given by underqualified “assistants” rather than a board-certified surgeons. The chemical peel can be understood as both a medical procedure that requires a high level of training and expertise, as well as an art form that necessitates experience and individualization for optimal results.

Dr. Steinsapir makes the chemical peel a major specialization of his private practice in Beverly Hills, where he provides sophisticated customizing chemical peels. He did not invent these skills after taking a weekend course. He was extensively trained in chemical peels as part of a two-year cosmetic surgery fellowship. Since his training, Dr. Steinsapir has developed his own system to make a full-face chemical peel a remarkably comfortable experience. The procedure is very effective due to a high level of individualization in your treatment planning, as well as the fact that Dr. Steinsapir always personally performs your chemical peel and never relies on “physician’s assistants” and technicians to administer your treatment. We welcome you to call us today to learn how a chemical peel by Dr. Steinsapir can rejuvenate your features.

About Dr. Steinsapir

Dr. Steinsapir is a board certified eye surgeon and fellowship-trained in oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles where he specializes in balanced facial cosmetic surgery for natural results, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, fast recovery time, and leadership in medical technology. Dr. Steinsapir has a private practice and also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Steinsapir’s experience and training make him an expert in cosmetic surgery, which can be a vital part of your evidence-based treatment plan.

Services described may be “off-label” and lack FDA approval. This article is informational and does not constitute an advertisement for off-label treatment. No services should be provided without a good faith examination by a licensed physician or surgeon and an informed consent with a discussion of risks, benefits, alternatives, and the likelihood of treatment success. Only you and your treating physician or surgeon can determine if a treatment is right for you.

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