Many times, exfoliation is all that is needed for your glowing complexion to show through. Chemical peels performed by Dr. Hayes Gladstone of Gladstone Clinic is one of the best ways for patients in San Ramon, San Francisco, Pleasanton and the surrounding communities in California to exfoliate their skin and eliminate minor imperfections.

What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are solutions that are applied to the face in order to exfoliate dead skin cells. After cleansing your skin, an aesthetician will apply the solution to your face and then allow it to sit for between 20 and 30 minutes before washing it off. We offer a number of peels here at Gladstone Clinic, including:

  • Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) Peel
  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Peel
  • Kojic Acid Peel
  • Jessner Peel
  • TCA Peel

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can treat a variety of skin issues such as:

  • An uneven skin tone
  • Acne
  • Enlarged pores
  • Poor skin texture
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Clogged pores

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

If you have any of the above skin conditions and are looking for better results than what you can normally achieve at home, a chemical peel could be right for you.

What Do I Need to Do Before a Chemical Peel?

Prevent extreme sun exposure, including tanning beds, for at least a week beforehand.

How Long Does it Take to Perform a Chemical Peel?

Most chemical peels can be performed in less than one hour. This includes a few minutes for processing paperwork, followed by:

  • Five to 10 minutes for cleansing and preparation
  • Five to 10 minutes for applying the solution
  • 20 to 30 minutes for the solution to sit
  • Five minutes or so for removing the solution
  • Around five minutes for moisturizing and examining the skin

What to Expect After a Chemical Peel

You will notice some redness for seven to 10 days afterwards. During this time, it is important to keep your body well hydrated and moisturize your skin as recommended. Some flaking may also occur as the redness begins to dissipate. This is normal and indicates that the outer layer of skin is being removed to expose the fresh, younger-looking layers underneath.

Will I Have Scars After Getting a Chemical Peel?

Scarring is more common whenever people perform chemical peels themselves or do not use an experienced esthetician. You are also more likely to develop scars if you do not wait the recommended amount of time between peels. Here at Gladstone Clinic, we hire only licensed, experienced estheticians, ensuring you the optimum results as safely as possible. We also make sure that chemical peels are performed at the right intervals, and that the correct one for your skin condition and type is chosen.

When Will I See the Results?

You will begin seeing results as soon as any redness goes away.

How Long Will the Results of a Chemical Peel Last?

The results of a medium or deep peel will last much longer than a superficial peel, which removes only the top layers of skin. We can better advise you how long your results might last once we have determined which type of peel best suits you.

How Much Does a Chemical Peel Cost in San Ramon?

Making treatment affordable is our primary concern, which is why we offer a number of payment options that include cash, personal checks, and most major credit cards. Qualified patients may obtain financing through:

  • Lending Club® Patient Solutions
  • CareCredit®
  • Alphaeon™ Credit

We also accept most major forms of insurance. Our staff is always happy to work with you and your insurance company to determine if any benefits are available and then come up with a plan for paying any remaining balance.

Gladstone Clinic is passionately committed to reflecting your inner beauty. Using the latest and most advanced procedures for cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, our team offers services emphasizing overall health and wellness to the residents of San Ramon, San Francisco, Pleasanton and the surrounding communities in California. Please contact us today to schedule a chemical peel consultation!