Reveal Your Youthful Glow

Facial aging can take many forms, and our skin often shows its earliest signs in the form of fine lines, wrinkles, and other issues. Our impressive range of chemical peels enables us to tailor your treatment to the specific skincare issues that brought you to us in the first place. When combined with our surgical facial rejuvenation modalities, chemical peels become even more effective. Over the years, Dr. Karam has pioneered the Vertical Restore procedure, which utilizes a customized combination of treatments to deliver incredible results that take years off his patients’ appearances. When you’re ready to learn more about what Dr. Karam and his team can do for you, reach out and set up your consultation today.

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Hydrating Peel

This is a superficial San Diego chemical peel with superior hydrating properties. As a byproduct, it improves product penetration. You can choose between 50% or 75% lactic acid in your peel solution, and Dr. Karam will help you pick the right choice for you given your goals and skin qualities. The hydrating peel is a safe, effective medical-grade peel that is ideal for dry, dehydrated, and photo-damaged skin with little to no downtime. This peel produces micro-exfoliation and long-lasting skin hydration with only one to three days of downtime.

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The Three-Step Stimulating Peel by ZO

The ZO three-step peel is an innovative, restorative facial rejuvenation procedure that treats imperfections such as acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven skin textures, wrinkles, and fine lines, and melisma. Treatment at the office is followed up by maintenance treatment at home, thus extending the peel’s results beyond that of ordinary facials.

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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.
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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

The Jessner Peel

The Jessner chemical peel in San Diego is medium-strength and is designed to remove damaged layers of depleted cells while fighting the everyday stress of environmental toxins. Treatment results tend to last longer than the average peel, making it especially popular for 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.

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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 melasma
  • Creates a youthful, radiant glow
  • Heals damage from excess sun exposure

When to Consider a Different Peel

  • 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
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What to Expect with a Jessner Peel

At first, your skin may be tight, dry, and red, as well as slightly sensitive. These are all normal reactions to our San Diego chemical peel and just mean 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 after about seven to 10 days of recovery.

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