Chemical Peeling San Jose

Softer and Cleaner Skin with various kinds of Chemical Peeling at Jenesis

Chemical peeling is used to improve the skin’s appearance by applying a chemical solution to the skin, causing the top layers of skin to separate and peel off.

The new skin is smoother and less wrinkled, and may be more even in color.

Dr. Jane may enhance the results of a chemical peel with laser/light-based rejuvenation techniques, or combine with another procedure, such as dermal fillers or Botox.

MAJOR BENEFITS

  • All areas of the face, hand and neck can be treated.
  • Minimal risk.
  • Reduce fine lines, especially under the eyes and around the mouth.
  • Treat mild scarring and certain types of acne.
  • Improve skin discoloration, such as sun spots, age spots, liver spots, freckles, or blotchiness.
  • Refresh skin texture and color.
  • Typical treatment conditions: Acne, Mild scars, Actinic keratosis, Melasma, Age spots, Freckles, Fine lines

TYPES OF CHEMICAL PEELS USED

There are a variety of different types of chemical skin peels, as there are a variety of chemicals used, each with their own properties. Exoderm Chemical Rejuvenation consists of Phenol solution which may remove the upper and mid layers of the skin. TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) peel are another common type of peel which can vary in concentration. Glycolic acid and alpha hydroxy acid peels are also quite common, often sold for in-home use in lesser-strength concentrations than you can receive from a physician.

We only use high quality superficial to deep chemical peels that are proven to be effective and safe.

Chemical Peel Categories
Chemical Agents
Treatment Conditions
Superficial Peels
ETCA (TCA 15%)
Acne, Mild scars, Actinic keratoses, Melasma, Age spots, Freckles, Fine lines
Obagi Blue Peel (TCA 15-20%)
Acne, Mild scars, Actinic keratoses, Melasma, Age spots, Freckles, Fine lines
Jessner’s Peel
Acne, Mild scars, Actinic keratoses, Melasma, Age spots, Freckles, Fine lines
Salicylic acid Peel, Bright Peel, Glycolic Peel (30%-70%)
Cosmelan Peel
Comedonal acne, Mild scars, Actinic keratoses, Melasma, Age spots, Freckles, Fine lines
Medium-dept Peels
TCA 30%
Acne, Mild scars, Actinic keratoses, Melasma, Age spots, Freckles, Fine lines
Deep Peels
Reju Exoderm Chemical Rejuvenation
(Phenol 88% solution)
Acne Scar, Deep Wrinkles, Actinic keratoses, Melasma, Age spots, Freckles

 

POPULAR PEELS AT OUT CLINIC

  • Jessner’s Peel (clink here for more detail)
  • OBAGI Blue Peel® (clink here for more detail)
  • Exoderm Phenol (clink here for more detail)

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?

A. Depending on the area being treated and the depth of the chemical peeling agents, different numbers of treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart may be required to achieve the desired improvement and reduction in lesions. On average, a series of two to three treatments are performed. It is not always possible to predict ahead of time how many treatments your specific condition may take.

Q. Does a chemical peeling treatment hurt?

A. During a chemical peel, most patients experience a warm to hot sensation that may last about 5 to 10 minutes and may be followed by some stinging. A deeper peel can be more painful and require medication and nerve block shots before the procedure.

Q. What should I expect after a chemical peeling treatment?

A. Depending upon the type of peel applied, there may be a mild to severe sunburn-like sensation. The gentlest type of peel, a superficial peel, usually produces redness, which is followed by scaling that lasts three to five days. Medium-depth and deep peels can result in swelling and blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days or longer. Some peels may require surgical tape to be placed on part or all of the treated skin.

Q. What side effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?

A. People with certain skin types have a risk of developing a temporary or permanent skin color change. This risk may increase if you take birth control pills, have been pregnant, or have a family history of brownish discoloration on the face. Persistent redness also may occur after a chemical peel and can last for months.

Although very low, there is a risk of scarring after a chemical peel. If scarring does occur, it can usually be treated with good results. Proper precautions should be taken for patients with a history of fever blisters, cold sores or keloids.

Q. What precautions should I take after treatment?

A. To minimize the reappearance of lesions and lines, we recommend daily use of a broad-spectrum (blocks ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B rays) sunscreen. Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 months after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun.

Q. How much improvement can I expect?

A. No two individuals are the same, and results may vary. Some conditions can improve dramatically in some patients and respond little in others.

Q. Who performs the Treatments?

A. Only trained physician can perform this procedure in this clinic.

JESSNER’S PEEL

The Jessner’s peel utilizes lower concentration of peeling agents such as lactic acid, salicylic acid, and citric acid. Jessner’s peel addresses only the outer layers of skin, and results in reduction of acne and comedones, a healthy glow that lasts for several weeks.

Dr. Jane Chung’s superficial peel is a unique blend of active cosmeceutical ingredients, creating one of the safest 15 minute “no downtime” medical peel. Patients can receive this therapy during their lunch. Talk with Dr. Jane about the peel that would work best for you.

MAJOR BENEFITS

  • areas of aged skin
  • facial blemished from excessive pigmentation
  • dark skin spots
  • melasma
  • cholasma

Before and After Pictures

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All pictures are of actual patients of our practice who have provided consent to display online. Viewers should understand that results do vary and not all individuals achieve the results depicted here. The following pages contain some nude images. By clinking on “View Images” below, you are acknowledging that you are over this legal age of 18 and are consenting to view these images.

*Individual results may vary.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?

A. Depending on the area being treated and the thickness of your skin, different numbers of treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart may be required to achieve the desired improvement and reduction in lesions. On average, a series of two to three treatments are performed. It can be combined with other kind of chemical peel or laser treatments for the best results.

Q. Does the treatment hurt?

A. You may experience a slight irritation (much like a sunburn or wind chapped feel); this is temporary and should subside within a few hours after the procedure.

Q. What should I expect after Jessner’s Peel?

A. A mild to moderate flaking occurs 2 to 4 days after the procedure, and can be controlled with moisturizers. You can achieve dramatic improvement in acne, epidermal texture, tone lessening of superficial lines, and a healthier, more youthful look and feel with no “downtime”. This renewal process clinically proven to help pigmentation problems (such as age spots) fade, stimulates collagen production in the cells underneath and prepares the skin to receive maximum results prior to other cosmetic procedures.

Q. What do I expect after treatment?

A. A dramatic improvement in epidermal texture; age spots, freckles, and superficial pigmentation are less obvious; enlarged pores are less visible, creating a softer, smoother, younger-looking skin.

Q. What precautions should I take after treatment?

A. Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 days after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun. Avoid excessively drying topical medications for 3 days after the procedure.

Q. How much improvement can I expect?

A. No two individuals are the same, and results may vary. Some conditions can improve dramatically in some patients and not respond in others. Overall, patients with severely sun-damaged skin with actinic keratosis, texture, and tone changes including mottled pigmentation, dull or sallow skin, and skin laxity may see good to excellent improvement with PDT. There can be improvement of large pores, non-pitted acne scars, and active acne.

Q. Who performs the Treatments?

A. Only trained medical staffs can perform this procedure in this clinic.

OBAGI Blue PEEL®

The OBAGI Blue Peel® is a new innovation for restoring healthier and more beautiful skin. Unlike Glycolic Acid and Alpha Hydroxy peels, the OBAGI Blue Peel uses a slow-acting TCA (trichloroacetic acid) solution applied to the skin to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the production of new skin cells.

Since TCA is not absorbed through the skin, there are no internal toxic effects. The slow action of the OBAGI Blue Peel solution enables your surgeon to control the peel process and its depth. It tightens the skin, reduces wrinkling and renews a more youthful appearance.

MAJOR BENEFITS

  • Fine lines
  • Uneven pigmentation
  • Shallow acne scars
  • Sun damaged skin
  • Freckling

Before and After Pictures

Notice:

All pictures are of actual patients of our practice who have provided consent to display online. Viewers should understand that results do vary and not all individuals achieve the results depicted here. The following pages contain some nude images. By clinking on “View Images” below, you are acknowledging that you are over this legal age of 18 and are consenting to view these images.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. What conditions can an OBAGI Blue Peel treat?

A. An OBAGI Blue Peel can effectively improve a wide variety of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, shallow acne scars, sun-damaged skin and freckling.

An OBAGI Blue Peel is not a substitute for a facelift. It cannot eliminate excessive or lax skin. But, in many cases your physician may suggest that an OBAGI Blue Peel be performed in conjunction with other cosmetic procedures.

Q. What is a Blue Peel treatment like?

A. OBAGI Blue Peel take 25 to 30 minutes and are performed on an out-patient basis in your physician’s office, usually without sedation. If your physician indicates sedation, you will need someone to drive you home. Depending on your skin type and the desired results, you will probably require from 1 to 4 coats of OBAGI Blue Peel solution applied to various areas of skin. Once applied, the OBAGI Blue Peel produces a separation and peeling of the outer layers of the skin.

Q. How many treatments will I need and how will they be spaced?

A. Depending on the area being treated and the recommended incubation time, different numbers of treatment sessions spaced four to six weeks apart may be required to achieve the desired improvement and reduction in lesions. On average, a series of two to three treatments are performed. It is not always possible to predict ahead of time how many treatments your specific condition may take or how you will respond to Obagi Blue Peel.

Q. Does the treatment hurt?

A. Most patients experience a warm to hot sensation, which may last as long as 5 to 10 minutes, followed by a stinging sensation.

Q. What should I expect after OBAGI Blue Peel® treatment?

A. Most patients will experience a mild sunburn-like reaction which fades in a few days.

Q. What side effects can I expect after treatment and how long will they last?

A. These treatments are very safe. The specific risks and the suitability of these procedures for a given individual can be determined only at the time of consultation.

Q. What precautions should I take after treatment?

A. Wear sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, avoid direct sun exposure for at least 3 days after your last treatment, and wear a wide-brimmed hat when you’re in the sun. Avoid excessively drying topical medications for 3 days after the procedure.

Q. How much improvement can I expect?

A. No two individuals are the same, and results may vary. Some conditions can improve dramatically in some patients and not respond in others. Overall, patients with severely sun-damaged skin with actinic keratosis, texture, and tone changes including mottled pigmentation, dull or sallow skin, and skin laxity may see good to excellent improvement with PDT. There can be improvement of large pores, non-pitted acne scars, and active acne.

Q. Who performs the Treatments?

A. Only trained medical staffs can perform this procedure in this clinic.

EXODERM PHENOL PEEL

Exoderm-lift is a revolutionary new technique that not only helps clear the skin of scarring, pigmentation, wrinkles and sun damage, but can also tighten the skin like a face lift.

Exoderm-Phenol Lift is a modified phenol deep-depth chemical peeling that has been shown to exhibit excellent results in the treatment of a broad spectrum of aging skin defects. This exclusive deep peel is exclusively designed for all skin types. Olive color skin can especially be safely treated.

The basic formula for Exoderm was developed in 1986 and refined in 1990 by a group of chemists, surgeons and pathologists with the aim of attenuating the irritability of phenol as well as minimizing the systemic and local complication associated with the classical phenol-peel solutions, while maintaining the beneficial effects of deep-depth peeling.

The Exoderm formula selectively melts the superficial layers of the skin, resulting in liquefaction of those layers while partially preserving the melanocytes in the basal layer. This limited exfoliation induces regeneration of the skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastin fibres in the sub-epidermal zone. The ultimate result is a ‘tightening’ effect. Exoderm-lift can be done on the whole face for the better tightening effect or can be done partially on the eye area or lips area for the wrinkles.

The Exoderm method removes the old skin with its scars, wrinkles and skin blemishes, and exposes new skin. The skin will therefore have a tighter, smoother appearance and the face will look 5 – 10 years younger.

MAJOR BENEFITS

  • Wrinkles;
  • Cutaneous pigmentation such as freckles, solar lentigo;
  • Acne Scars;
  • Deep Dermal Pits;
  • Precancerous lesions, such as solar keratosis and early phases of basal cell carcinoma.

Before and After Pictures

Notice:

All pictures are of actual patients of our practice who have provided consent to display online. Viewers should understand that results do vary and not all individuals achieve the results depicted here. The following pages contain some nude images. By clinking on “View Images” below, you are acknowledging that you are over this legal age of 18 and are consenting to view these images.

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PROCEDURE

Your exoderm procedure will be performed at our Sunnyvale office under light sedation with pain relief to eliminate the burning sensation. The Exoderm solution is applied with a cotton applicator and rubbed onto the skin and into all depressions and skin folds starting at the forehead 2 mm behind the hairline.  Gradually the whole face is covered and the solution produces a white blanching, or frosting, of the skin.  As soon as frosting is seen, the area is rubbed dry with a dry cotton pad.  The frosting disappears in a few minutes and is replaced by a red-grayish color.  The skin becomes oedematous (swollen) with puffy eyelids and creates a “leathery” sensation on touching.  The procedure is performed twice in all facial areas.

Following the procedure the face is covered with an occlusive (air tight) tape to form a mask.  This allows the solution to selectively melt the superficial layers of the skin, resulting in liquefaction of those layers while preserving the deeper layers of skin.  This limited exfoliation induces regeneration of the skin and stimulates the formation of new collagen and elastic fibers.  The ultimate result is a “tightening” effect that eliminates medium and deep depressions as well as a variety of discoloration conditions and pre cancerous lesions, providing a long-lasting rejuvenation effect.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. How long will I need off work?

A. You need at least 7-10 days to give your skin quality time to heal. You should go home straight after the procedure. You will need to return to the Sunnyvale office 24 hours later and then can stay home for seven days or come to the office to apply the powder.

Q. Does it hurt?

A. The procedure requires some form of anesthesia, either oral or intravenous, depending on the extent of the procedure. Post operatively, some patients report discomfort, only on the first day, mainly from the sensation of tightening skin.

Q. How does it work?

A. Phenol based Exoderm peeling causes precise coagulation and denaturation of the old skin. The process encourages healthy skin to develop and renew itself. It also encourages the production of natural collagen in the dermis (deep skin layer).

Q. How many treatments will it take?

A. You will get a marked improvement from the procedure after only one treatment. Some patients will need a ‘touch-up’ treatment (months or years later) particularly those with very deep lines around the lips.

Q. Who is performing the Exoderm peel?

A. Dr. Jane Chung has been practicing dermatologic surgery and performing laser and cosmetic procedures for over 10 years. She has great experience in this area. Each patient is under the personal care of Dr. Jane Chung after the procedure.

Q. What happens after the procedure?

A. For the first 24 hours the patient has a special dressing mask on the face, and then an additional powder dressing mask for the six seven days. At this time the patient needs to stay home. On the 8th day the mask is removed and the new skin will remain pink for some time.

Q. What are the possible complications?

A. Redness can fade over a few weeks or months but it does go away. You can apply make up during healing if you work in the public eye. Dark pigmentation and scarring can occur, but are extremely rare.

Q. Why should I have a Deep Exoderm Peel instead of a full Face Lift?

A full face lift is an operation for treating skin laxity but you don’t look natural with the face lift, nor do they give the firm and nice skin texture that an Exoderm peel will give to the whole face and it will leave a scar around the ears. Exoderm Lift is non-surgical; unlike conventional face lifts, there is no cutting or stitching. In addition, skin quality is improved.

Q. How is Exoderm Lift different from other deep facial peels or laser resurfacing?

A. Exoderm Lift does not produce toxic systemic reactions and loss of pigmentation, as are sometimes associated with other deep-peeling techniques. With Exoderm Lift, redness fades much more quickly than it does with laser resurfacing, and it produces a “lifting” effect; it has rejuvenating and reconditioning effects on the skin.

Q. How is the Exoderm Lift procedure performed?

A. When the reju Exoderm Lift solution is initially applied, intravenous medication controls any possibility of pain. Patients remain awake and alert. During the following two to three days, some patients may experience intervals of discomfort, easily controlled by oral medication. After the initial application, tape is placed over the treated area. The next day the tape is removed and additional solution is applied, followed by a special powder that hardens into a “mask.” The mask is removed a week later, revealing the patient’s new face.

Q. How does the reju Exoderm lift differ from the Baker Phenol chemical peel or regular Exoderm peel?

A. The reju Exoderm lift uses the basic Phenol as its peeling agent. However, Dr. Deprez in Europe modified the formula to allow a more predictable response when the skin is treated. With his formula the amount of redness and the duration of its effect are reduced to about one month when compared to several months with the Baker peel. In addition, the incidence of scarring and bleaching of the skin has been markedly reduced to a more tolerable and acceptable level. The special after-care treatments for 2-3 months by Dr. Jane’s team make all the results very exclusive.

Q. How long does it take?

A. The actual surgical procedure takes about one hour and the day following the procedure, the tape mask is removed and then a powder is applied that mixes with the weeping skin – much as one would see from a CO2 laser resurfacing – that then forms a mask. This stays on the skin till the 8th day and then on the 8th day using Vaseline, the mask is removed to reveal a new pink, tender skin. It is imperative that during this immediate postoperative period that the patient avoids sun and in fact, one should avoid the sun at all costs forever by using sunscreen. To me, a chemical peel is the icing on the cake. It is the one procedure that removes those annoying fine lines and restores the skin to a much more smooth and youthful texture.

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