Refresh, revitalize and renew your complexion with a chemical peel from Dr. Karam

A ZO 3-step peel is effective in treating:

  • Fine lines, wrinkles, folds and creases
  • Enlarged pores
  • Pigmentation irregularities
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin textures
  • Acne scarring
  • Sun damage

The three steps:

Step one: Salicyclic acid, lactic acid and trichloracetic acid are applied.

Step two: A 6% retinol cream is administered right after the peel, and again 5 hours later

Step three: A soothing topical cream is applied continuously after the peel that softens and hydrates the skin.

Advantages of the ZO 3-step peel:

  • Safe and effective for all skin types, tones and textures
  • Stimulates, nourishes and revitalizes dull, aging skin
  • Infuses the skin with nutrients, antioxidants
  • Exfoliates the skin of unwanted debris and dirt
  • Strengthens the skin’s natural defense systems
  • Soothes irritated, sensitive skin

Jessner peel

The Jessner peel is medium-strength chemical peel that is designed to remove damaged layers of depleted cells and fight the everyday stress of environmental toxins. Treatment results tend to last longer than the average peel, making it especially popular about facial rejuvenation practitioners.

The Jessner peel has three key ingredients, which include lactic acid, salicylic acid and resorcinol. Together, these three compounds help to exfoliate, penetrate and heal broken, compromised skin.

Advantages of a Jessner peel:

  • Reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduces the effects of acne scarring
  • Treats enlarged pores
  • Improves poor skin tone and texture
  • Improves pigmentation issues
  • Treats melisma
  • Creates a youthful, radiant glow
  • Heals damage from excess sun exposure

Some clients are not ideal candidates for a Jessner peel, however. These include:

  • Those with cold sores or asthma
  • Those with lupus
  • Patients suffering from Eczema or psoriasis
  • Patients suffering from rosacea
  • Pregnant patients
  • Those with severe dermatitis or other skin disorders

What to expect with a Jessner skin peel

At first, your skin may be tight, dry and red, as well as slightly sensitive. These are all normal reactions to the peel, and just means that the peel has done its job. Slowly over the course of about a week, the skin will turn from a pinkish color to a more brown shade. Once the damaged layer has been shed, however, your new complexion will be glowing and healthy. So expect about 7-10 days of recovery.

Before & After

Dr. Karam, who is board certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and American Board of Otolaryngology, offers services in San Diego County including San Diego, Del Mar, Carlsbad, Carmel Valley, Encinitas, Rancho Bernardo and La Jolla in Southern California.

If you are ready to schedule an appointment with Dr. Karam, contact us today.

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