A chemical peel involves the application of an acidic, topical solution to the patient's face that acts as an exfoliating agent.


Once the old layer of skin is peeled, a new, fresh layer is encouraged to grow, promoting healing and restoration in the patient's face. This can be an effective treatment method to address skin concerns like acne, wrinkles, scars, discoloration, and other blemishes. Board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Amir Moradi offers several chemical peel brands and options at his practice, Moradi MD, in Vista, CA. Our highly-trained Aestheticians perform all peels and customize each service to the patient's individual need.

Types Of Chemical Peels

The following are different chemical peel options offered at Moradi MD.

Jessner Peel with Retin-A Boost

The Jessner Peel uses specific peeling agents to help lighten pigment, soften fine lines, improve texture, and clear acne. The Jessner Peel can be used for all complexions and skin types. We include a high-quality pharmaceutical Retin-A Boost for enhanced results. Most patients experience peeling 2 days after the procedure that can last for 3 to 7 days.

Perfect Derma Peel

This peel is a medical grade, mid-depth chemical peel that will help to transform your skin in just one week. The Perfect Derma Peel is the only peel with Glutathione, an antioxidant that neutralizes free-radical damage while protecting cells from environmental toxins. This peel also includes Kojic Acid, a powerful lightening agent, TCA, Phenol, and Retinoic Acid to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles and correct pigmentation. Most patients experience peeling 2 days after the treatment that can last for 3 to 7 days.

Enhanced Jessner Peel for Pigment

This enhanced Jessner's formula helps to even skin tone and promote a clear complexion. This is excellent for those with dark spots left behind by breakouts. The advanced treatment booster increases exfoliation and accelerates the results. Downtime varies per patient.

Vi Peel

This peel contains a synergistic blend of gentle, yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. The Vi Peel helps to improve tone, texture, clarity of skin, and acne, and reduce hyper pigmentation. The peel stimulates collagen and elastin production, softening lines and wrinkles. Most patients experience peeling 2 days after the procedure that can last for up to 7 days. Vi Peels are recommended 2 to 4 times a year.

Illuminize Peel 

This non-invasive, superficial chemical peel increases skin glow and radiance, maximizing rejuvenation effects with low irritation. This peel has no downtime. After this peel, your skin will have improved color, clarity, and texture, increased skin glow and radiance, tighter skin, and better clarity, color, and texture. Results can be seen in as little as one treatment but treatments can be repeated every two weeks until desired results are reached.

AlphaRet Peel 

This treatment is designed for photo-damaged skin, including early signs of skin aging. It is also intended to treat hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and skin dullness. The AlphaRet facial will help to improve the overall skin tone and texture for patients with mild photodamage. The skin appears smoother, and the pores look less visible. Patients notice improvements in the appearance and condition of their skin, texture and brightness of their skin tone.

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Mandelic Peel

This peel is Good for sensitive skin and skin with redness. It is comprised of 40% Mandelic Acid and Visibly reduces redness. It also Minimizes photo aging and mild pigmentation in addition to Improving skin color, texture and pore size.

Eye and Lip Peel

This peel is for the delicate areas of the eyes and lips. They help to improve mild to moderate lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation. Most patients can expect minimal downtime, some swelling and flaking might occur. These peels are sold in a package of 4 and are performed weekly.

Cosmelan Depigmentation Peel

A professional depigmenting treatment designed to eliminate or reduce dark spots of melasma & hyperpigmentation, while unifying the skin tone & enhancing skin luminosity. Includes in office treatment, take home mask & Mesoetetic Hydra-Vital Factor K to ensure optimal results. $760

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During/After The Procedure

The chemical application for a peel follows similar steps. The only difference will be the type of acid solution used, the amount applied, and the period of time that it is left on the skin. Once the chemical reaches the target skin layers, a neutralizer will be applied to immediately stop the effects of the acid. Downtime depends on what kind of peel is done.

There is next to no downtime for mild peels but for deeper peels, the patient can be in a healing process up to 14 days. After the treatment, it is important that the patient allow the peeling process to occur naturally and do not assist in peeling or pulling at the skin. It is also extremely important to avoid sun exposure for a period of time after the treatment.

Mandelic Peel 

Perfect Derma Peel Skin Treatment

Rejuvenate Your Face

If you're suffering from acne, wrinkles, discoloration, or simply desire a healthier, more radiant glow, then a chemical peel can be an effective option for treating these issues. Schedule a consultation or appointment with our San Diego office to help get you on the road to rejuvenation today. 

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.

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