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Chemical Peels Specialist


Aesthetic and Wellness medicine located in San Jose, CA

Improve the look and quality of the skin on your face with chemical peels and other facial treatments. At Luminance Aesthetics, Dr. Anjali Dhar provides a variety of peel intensities to help you reduce fine lines, improve skin tone, and enhance skin texture. Men and women in San Jose, California, can call the office or book an appointment online to learn how a chemical peel will help them meet their aesthetic goals.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

During a chemical peel, Dr. Dhar or an expert member of her team applies a chemical solution to your skin. The solution causes your skin to exfoliate and eventually peels away the damaged top layer to reveal new, fresh skin. The result is regenerated skin that’s smoother, more evenly pigmented, and less wrinkled than what was there before.

Recovery from chemical peels can take seven to 21 days, depending on the type you experience.

What are the types of chemical peels?

Several different types of peels are available. Each varies in intensity:

  • Superficial peels reduce mild discoloration and roughness
  • Medium peels include glycolic acid and improve age spots, fine lines, wrinkles, freckles, and skin discoloration
  • Deep peels that penetrate to the middle layer of skin and address severe skin irregularities but are quite intense

Dr. Dhar can help you determine what type of peel is right for you.

What is the VI Peel®?

The VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel. It addresses skin irregularities including:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Age and sun spots
  • Melasma and hyperpigmentation
  • Rosacea
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Enlarged pores

The VI Peel also balances your overall skin health. It contains trichloroacetic acid (TCA), retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, vitamin C, and other minerals that slough off the damaged layer of skin and promote cellular turnover.

Recovery time is minimal, and the treatment is pain-free.