Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

How should I prepare for a skin peel?

Chemical Peels in Santa Barbara, CA

Whether you want to address specific concerns with your skin or simply want to keep your skin looking its best, our chemical peels may be right for you. Dr. Keith Llewellyn offers chemical peels for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels can restore the smooth texture of the skin, enhance the skin’s radiance, and fade away fine lines by stimulating collagen production. The treatments are useful to clear or improve hyperpigmentation on the skin that results from years in the sun (photodamage), melasma and brown spots that are left behind from acne, or other inflammatory processes. Additionally, peels can be very useful to help clear acne blemishes.

How Much Do Chemical Peels Cost?

The cost of your chemical peel depends on which one is recommended for you. Aloe Dermatology will help you select the type of peel that is best for you during your consultation. Payment can be made by cash or major credit card. Please review our financing page for more information.

What Are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels unveil your skin’s underlying healthy and youthful-looking skin by exfoliating and removing the dead and damaged cells from the surface of your skin and by stimulating your skin to bring healthy new cells to the surface.

What Should I Expect from Chemical Peels?

Beta-Lift Peel by TxSystems is a formulation of beta hydroxyl acid. The Beta-Lift Peel is a superficial chemical peel that is very safe and effective for all skin types. The Beta-Lift Peel can, over a series of peels, improve the texture of your skin, improve fine lines, and even out skin discolorations. If you are troubled by oily, acne-prone skin and enlarged pores, this is the peel for you. The Beta-Lift Peel takes five minutes to apply and then you are out the door with rosy cheeks and no downtime.

Vitalize Peel® by SkinMedica® is the ideal peel to help improve mild to moderate sun damage, melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, other skin discolorations, fine lines, and minor acne and acne scarring. If you are looking to move beyond the basic chemical peel to a more advanced chemical peel, the Vitalize Peel® may be the chemical peel for you. Its special formulation with retinoic acid yields more exfoliation than other similar peels and, hence, better results. Little to no downtime is involved and the Vitalize Peel® is well-tolerated by patients. While some results can be seen with a single treatment, significant results can be seen after a series of four to six peels.

Rejuvenize Peel™ by SkinMedica® is the strongest chemical peel available at Aloe Dermatology. Keith Llewellyn MD advises his patients to first try the Vitalize Peel® before having this chemical peel performed. The Rejuvenize Peel™ is an advanced formulation of multiple peeling agents combined with an anti-irritant and penetration enhancer. It is designed for patients with moderate to severe sun damage, melasma, other skin discolorations, and acne scarring. Noticeable improvement is seen after a single peel, but optimal results are seen after a series of four to six peels. This chemical peel is usually well-tolerated and associated moderate peeling for two to five days after the peel.

Chemical Peels FAQs


Can you see results after one peel?

Results can be seen from one peel. Optimal results, however, are seen after a series of peels performed every 3-4 weeks.


How long does it take for a chemical peel to start peeling?

Peeling usually begins a few days after your chemical peel and resolves in 7 days for most patients. This may vary, though, depending on the strength of the peel used.


Who are good candidates for a chemical peel?

Patients who are concerned about poor skin texture, photodamage, sun spots and acne are good candidates for a chemical peel.


Can the skin be over peeled?

Some chemical peels are very strong and have more risk for side effects including hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation and scarring.  We do not use those types of peels as we have several lasers that can more effectively and safely address concerns related to severely photodamaged skin.


How should I prepare for a skin peel?

Protect your skin from the sun and avoid getting a tan. A dark tan and high sun exposure prior to your peel can increase your risk of developing hyperpigmentation of the skin from the peel.

Dull complexion, dry skin, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and many other concerns can be corrected with chemical peels. Aloe Dermatology offers chemical peels for men and women in Santa Barbara, Ventura, Solvang, Santa Maria, Santa Ynez, and the surrounding areas of California. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.