Chemical Peels in San Francisco

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Consultation Needed:
Yes
Treatment Type
Peel
Downtime Needed:
5 to 10 days, depending on peel depth
Duration of Results:
3 to 4 months

Treatment Overview

Remove Dull & Damaged Cells for That Healthy Glow

Living here keeps you outdoors and active! But time, sun, and salt water take a toll on your skin.

Our chemical peels in San Francisco address lines, wrinkles, sun spots, and the effects of aging for beautiful, youthful skin that has a healthy shine. Peel away the years with a chemical peel at Elinea Med Spa!

 

What it Treats

Dullness
Flakiness
Uneven skin tone
Fine lines
Acne scars
Sun damage

Benefits of Chemical Peels in San Francisco

Smoother Skin

A chemical peel penetrates to the depth you need, removing tired, dull, and dead skin to reveal smoother, plumper, healthier skin.

Even Tone

Chemical peels can lighten—and even erase—age spots, melasma, and sun damage by removing the affected layers and boosting cell turnover.

Collagen Boost

Collagen is the building block of better skin. Your chemical peel naturally boosts your body’s collagen production for healthier tone & texture.

Acne Treatment

A chemical peel exfoliates more deeply than topical acne treatments, cleaning out oil and debris, killing bacteria, and minimizing pores.

The Chemical Peel Process

Step 1: Consultation

Our chemical peels in San Francisco start with a personal, one-on-one consultation. We’ll talk about your concerns and goals, and we’ll examine your treatment area.

Step 2: Planning

If a chemical peel will best address your needs, we’ll talk about treatment depth and preparation details, and we’ll schedule the appointment.

Step 3: Cleansing

To begin your treatment, your Elinea Med Spa provider will thoroughly cleanse your skin, removing all oils, makeup, and dirt/debris.

Step 4: Treatment

As per your customized plan, the correct peeling agent will be applied to your skin. When ready, the agent will be neutralized and your skin cleansed again.

Step 5: Recovery

Cooling agents and a moisturizer will be applied. Your skin will be red, and some scaling may develop. Your healing time depends on the peel depth.

Our Patients Love the Results

"I am hooked. My skin was glowing, so smooth and continues to glow post-treatment."

After many months without a skin care treatment, I went in yesterday for my first dermaplane and hydrafacial experience yesterday based on a friends recommendation. Monica was my super esthetician and she is amazing. …

Gil C.

"I am somewhat of a beauty junkie, truth be told."

I’ve been getting facials for years and when a friend recommended Elinea, which I thought was strictly a MedSpa, I thought why not? I’ve been to a number of salons in the city and like to keep my options open. Monica did a hydrofacial for me which was truly one of the best immediate gratifications facially I can remember. …

Kimberly C.

"Just had the pleasure of receiving a Hydrafacial treatment from Monica. "

It was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in a while! Everyone at Elinea exudes kindness, professionalism, and poise. Monica was especially personable, and made an already fabulous experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you all very much, I highly recommend!!

Marshall F.

"I am hooked. My skin was glowing, so smooth and continues to glow post-treatment."

After many months without a skin care treatment, I went in yesterday for my first dermaplane and hydrafacial experience yesterday based on a friends recommendation. Monica was my super esthetician and she is amazing. She is very knowledgeable about products and treatments. I had a bunch of skincare questions and Monica was really informative. I know there are other advanced procedures at Elinea such as Botox, injectables, etc but for me and for now, I am happy taking small steps in my journey to great skin. Elinea is a warm and beautiful new space in the Castro. I am booking my next skincare treatment now!

"I am somewhat of a beauty junkie, truth be told."

I've been getting facials for years and when a friend recommended Elinea, which I thought was strictly a MedSpa, I thought why not? I've been to a number of salons in the city and like to keep my options open. Monica did a hydrofacial for me which was truly one of the best immediate gratifications facially I can remember. The next day, I looked seriously five years younger. My skin was taut, supple and super hydrated...many fine lines were minimized. I'm definitely going to get this treatment again. Monica knows her stuff.

"Just had the pleasure of receiving a Hydrafacial treatment from Monica. "

It was one of the most relaxing experiences I’ve had in a while! Everyone at Elinea exudes kindness, professionalism, and poise. Monica was especially personable, and made an already fabulous experience that much more enjoyable. Thank you all very much, I highly recommend!!

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Pre-Treatment Instructions for Chemical Peels in San Francisco

2 Weeks Prior

Avoiding another deep exfoliation treatment or facial hair removal at least two weeks before.

Provider Information

Let your provider know about any medications you’re on. Additionally, tell your provider about any active skincare products you’re using, as we may advise you to stop using them before your chemical peel.

Sun Protection

Limit your sun exposure and wear SPF sunscreen

Post-Treatment Instructions for Chemical Peels in San Francisco

Sun Protection

Avoid sun exposure over the next several days; if it’s unavoidable wear SPF and other forms of sun protection.

Skincare

Use soothing skincare ingredients and avoid exfoliation or irritating ingredients.

Additional Recommendations

Your provider can offer additional aftercare recommendations based on your unique needs and your response to treatment.

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions About Chemical Peels in San Francisco

At Elinea Med Spa, we can customize the intensity—or depth—of your chemical peel. There are 3 basic levels of a chemical peel.

Light Peel

Light peels are ideal for first-time patients and anyone who has sensitive skin. A light peel addresses:

  • Skin texture
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines
  • Acne
  • Acne scarring
  • Dull skin
  • Clogged pores

Medium Peel

This depth delivers more dramatic results, though it does require a longer recovery period. It achieves what the light peel accomplishes, plus addresses more pronounced:

  • Lines/wrinkles
  • Uneven skin tone/hyperpigmentation
  • Sun spots
  • More severe skin texture issues
  • Acne scars

Deep Peel

This peel applies the strongest ingredients for deep shedding and surface remodeling. This will invoke the longest recovery period and will likely require full sedation. The results of a deep peel can last from years to a lifetime.

This peel depth helps patients with extensive:

Much of the chemical peel process is relaxing. When the peeling agents are applied to the skin of your treatment area, you may feel a mild, temporary stinging sensation for the first few minutes, Most patients find it easily tolerable. Our neutralizer stops the chemical peel action, and for the next few days your skin may have the sensation similar to a light sunburn. As the old, tired skin sloughs off, fresh & healthy skin replaces it, with improved collagen production for better skin tone, texture, and health.

In San Francisco, anyone who wants healthier skin with fewer wrinkles, lines, hyperpigmentation, scarring, or anyone who wants their skin to have that youthful glow, is a great candidate for a chemical peel. However, anyone with the following conditions should avoid a chemical peel:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • Active cold sores in the treatment area
  • Warts in the treatment area
  • Autoimmune disease
  • Wounds/abrasions in the treatment area
  • Aspirin allergy
  • Accutane use within the last year
  • Recent or current hemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Vitiligo

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