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If you’re suffering from the effects of aging on your face and are looking for a low-cost but effective method of rapidly rejuvenating your skin, our chemical peels in Burbank may be the perfect answer. Each peel is uniquely designed to target individual skin conditions and wash away years of damage by removing surface dead skin cells to reveal fresh, glowing skin.

Whether you want to ease the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, treat acne blemishes, restore sun-damaged skin, or even perform deep exfoliation – a chemical peel works magic.

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are, as the name indicates, gentle applications of scientifically formulated chemicals and acids that remove the damaged upper layers of your skin, stimulating your skin’s natural regeneration processes. Our chemical peels in Studio City can effectively treat:

  • Uneven skin tone
  • Acne blemishes
  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Fine lines
  • Wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Lax or sagging skin

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Types of chemical peels

Chemical peels vary by depth, ranging from lighter peels that treat minor skin imperfections with little to no downtime to the deep peels that can address deep lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation, but may require one to two weeks of recovery. The peels we offer include:

The Perfect Peel

A popular chemical peel is the Perfect Peel, a revolutionary new medium-depth peel that improves the tone of your skin, brightens it, tightens it, and reduces acne and sun damage. It restores a natural glow and smooths skin texture. With this peel, you can expect your skin to be peeling and recovering for up to a week.

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TCA Peel

Our TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peel is the strongest peel formula we offer and can produce dramatic results in the reduction of fine lines, deep lines, lightening pigmentation from sun damage, and acne scars. Your skin will be recovering for one to weeks after a TCA peel, so you should expect to take time off work.

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Mild Peels

Some patients choose to undergo a series of mild peels to achieve the same results that a medium-depth peel would achieve, without the downtime. It's important to note that with mild peels, the skin will still brighten, and won't necessarily peel. The mild peels we offer are glycolic, lactic, mandelic, and salicylic, medium, and deep. 

The Cosmelan Peel 

The Cosmelan Peel is the leading method and the perfect choice to treat hyperpigmentation. The peel combines a number of corrective factors to provide an effective and unique peel result. The Cosmelan Peel helps you eliminate dark spots or patches on the skin and even out your skin tone and texture. In addition to resolving pigmentation concerns such as melasma and freckles, you will see enhanced skin color, texture, tone, and tightness, and reduced fine lines, acne scars, and wrinkles. The Cosmelan Peel works well on both light and dark skin tones.

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Why choose Skin Matrx for my Burbank chemical peel treatment?

There are several reasons why our chemical peel treatments in Studio City are regarded as some of the best. Our skincare experts at Skin Matrx can help you determine which peel is right for you and work with you to create a comprehensive treatment plan to accomplish your goals cost-effectively and efficiently. Our mission is to provide our clients with top-quality cosmetic and wellness treatments, all in a comfortable and luxurious environment that puts you at ease. Every treatment we perform is overseen by Dr. Blanka Orloff, a board-certified physician renowned for her work in anti-aging and cosmetic medicine.

Chemical Peel FAQ

How do chemical peels improve your skin?

Chemical peeling is a procedure accelerates skin exfoliation using chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and a more uniform complexion.

Who could benefit from a skin peel?

Skin peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address the uneven skin tone that can e caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes.

How do I decide which type of peel is right for me?

During your private consultation, our skincare professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.

Can peels be performed on people with darker skin tones?

Most chemical peels are appropriate for people of all skin tones.

How do I prepare for my chemical peel?

Any procedure or products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your skin peel treatment. Our skincare expert will advise you of the products and treatments to avoid.

What should I expect during the procedure?

Your chemical peel will take about 45 minutes to complete, including ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post-peel care. The actual application of the peel formula takes about 20 minutes. Tolerance varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.

How will my skin look right after a skin peel?

Your skin will be red or pink, depending on the skin peel treatment applied. Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure.

How should I protect my skin after a chemical peel?

Your new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, so extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least a week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad-spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher any time your facial skin is exposed to the sun.

After a chemical peel, how long will I need to wait before going back to my regular skincare regimen?

You can resume your usual routine after the peeling phase is complete.

What results can I expect after a chemical peel?

After a skin peel treatment, patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of overall skin condition, smoothed lines and wrinkles, enhanced skin texture, a more even skin tone, and improved skin clarity. For optimum results, three to six additional treatments may be recommended.

How often should I have a peel?

Most skin peel treatments can be repeated every three to four weeks.

How many treatments will I need?

Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage and can vary from three to six. The effect of the peel is cumulative and results are favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with a high quality skincare regimen.

Can pregnant or breastfeeding mothers have a chemical peel?

No. Peels should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women.


How do I prepare for a TCA Peel?

You may be required to pre-treat with Retin-A, pigment suppression or AHA creams usually starting two to four weeks before your TCA peel procedure. A medication may be prescribed if you are prone to having cold sores or certain types of infection. You should wear loose, comfortable clothing when coming to the office the day of your procedure.

What happens during treatment?

A TCA peel is performed in our private procedure room. In some cases, an oral pain medication is prescribed to reduce discomfort. Your skin will be cleansed and prepped before the TCA is applied, one section at a time. Your skin will feel hot as the TCA does its work and a fan can be directed at the treated area to keep you comfortable. Your skin will slowly turn white or “frost.” This is an indication of the level of treatment. When all sections of the face have been treated, ice compresses are applied to cool your skin, along with ointment.

What sort of downtime will there be?

The time you need to recover will reflect the strength and depth of the peel performed. If a deeper peel is performed, then expect approximately five to seven days of social downtime while the top layer of your facial skin sloughs off. If a deeper peel is performed, some swelling can occur, so arrange for a ride home after your peel.

How do I care for my skin after a TCA peel?

Your skin will appear red, look and feel sunburned, and have some swelling. Sleep on your back with your head elevated during your recovery. You can begin light exercise in two to three days, but you should avoid strenuous activity. You will be given special instructions on proper cleansing and moisturizing of your skin during this healing period. Avoid direct sun exposure for several weeks up to three months following a TCA peel, depending on the advice of Dr. Orloff. For all skin types, extensive measures must be taken to avoid sun exposure after treatment, especially during the first two weeks and up to three months. A high-quality sunscreen with an SPF 30 or above must always be worn.

How many treatments will I need?

Your skin will be dramatically improved after a single treatment, but several treatments spaced four to six weeks apart may be necessary to achieve optimal results. You can discuss additional treatments with Dr. Orloff after you see the results of the first treatment.

Is a TCA Peel safe?

All procedures carry some risk. In general, the deeper the peel, the greater the risk of side effects and complications. Although very rare, the possible side effects and complications from a TCA peel may include:

  • Redness (erythema)
  • Prolonged color changes in the skin (lightening or darkening)
  • Crusting and scaling.
  • Swelling (edema) especially around the eyes.
  • Scarring
  • Allergic reaction to the chemicals in the peel
  • Infection
  • Increased skin sensitivity to sunlight.
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