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What are Chemical Peels?

One of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world, chemical peels have been used for ages in ancient Rome, Egypt and Greece to help people achieve more beautiful skin. Though they’ve been refined and perfected since then, chemical peels are still used to this day to transform dull, lifeless skin into a stunning complexion.

Chemical peels involve using a powerful acid solution to remove the damaged outermost layers of your skin, along with imperfections like fine lines and age spots. In this way, the peel treats cosmetic imperfections and reveals a brand new, undamaged layer of skin. While chemical peels are typically performed on the face, they can also rejuvenate the neck, hands and chest.

At Marcus Medical, we routinely apply chemical peels to help our clients:

  • Improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce acne and acne scars
  • Treat uneven skin pigmentation
  • Achieve a healthy and vibrant complexion
  • Treat sun-damaged skin

Types of Chemical Peels Available at Marcus Medical

Jessner’s Peel

One of our most popular and effective treatments, Jessner’s Peel is particularly helpful for acne-prone clients who have thick and/or oily skin.

This is because it combines the power of resorcinol, lactic acid and salicylic acid to deeply penetrate the surface of the skin and exfoliate the outer layer of cells. In the three to four days after your treatment, your skin will produce noticeable flaking and exfoliation, and within one week, smoother, clearer and healthier skin will be revealed.

TCA Chemical Peel

Our TCA chemical peel uses a non-toxic chemical called trichloracetic acid to achieve a medium-depth peel, removing dead skin cells and revealing glowing skin. This is our most popular resurfacing option for clients who wish to treat fine lines and wrinkles, acne, sun spots and skin texture irregularities. As with all chemical peels, there is some downtime associated with this treatment. In general, your skin will peel for approximately one week, at which point your youthful and undamaged skin will be apparent. Typically, our clients have TCA chemical peels a few times a year to maintain a perpetually glowing complexion.

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Am I a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

At Marcus Medical, we’re committed to personalized care, and we only administer treatment if it’s truly in the client’s best interest. As such, we determine candidacy for all of our procedures on an individual basis, following a thorough discussion of your cosmetic goals, concerns and desires. However, most clients are considered to be candidates for a chemical peel if they want to improve the appearance of their skin, are non-smokers and are not currently taking the medication Accutane. To know for sure if you are a candidate for among the best chemical peels Manhattan Beach has available, we invite you to schedule a consultation today.

If you would like to further discuss having one of the best chemical peels Redondo Beach has available to achieve healthy and glowing skin, we encourage you to schedule a consultation today. During that meeting, we will advise on which facial is best for your unique skin condition, as well as compose a customized treatment plan designed to achieve the radiant and youthful complexion you desire. We cater to all surrounding areas, such as: Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Torrance, El Segundo, Hawthorne, San Pedro, Long Beach & Los Angeles.

We are conveniently located in Redondo Beach, making it easy for our neighbors to take advantage of a medical spa Los Angeles clients can easily drive to.

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Dr. Keith Marcus The Plastic Surgeon Behind the Marcus Medical

Dr. Keith Marcus, the director of the Marcus Medical Spa, is a board-certified head and neck surgeon, specializing in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Marcus is an active member of the Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Marcus feels that treating each client completely is the most important aspect of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. He personally performs many of the non-invasive procedures such as BOTOX, Dysport, Juvederm, Voluma, CoolSculpting, Laser Skin Resurfacing, Laser Hair Removal and Microneedling.

Dr. Marcus has made it his goal to ensure that Marcus Medical Spa delivers nothing short of premier non-invasive treatment, as among the finest medical spa Los Angeles and Redondo Beach have available. As a facial plastic surgeon, he is able to ensure a new standard in the world of medspas, standing behind every procedure delivered and thoroughly ensuring the quality of the work. In this way, Dr. Marcus and his team provide each client with a higher level of attention and care.

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