Chemical Peels

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At the Santa Monica Laser and Skin Care Center, we offer a variety of chemical peels for patients in greate Los Angeles, including Brentwood, Pacific Palisades, Bel Air, Beverly Hills, Manhattan Beach, Venice, Westwood, and Malibu.

Contact us today for an appointment with our aesthetician for your favorite chemical peel.

A Glycolic Acid Peel is a procedure used to revitalize skin that appears dull and non-vibrant. It can also be used to improve acne and some types of brown imperfections in the skin.

How It Works

Glycolic acid is a mild fruit-derived Alpha Hydroxy Acid, which gently sheds dead, dull surface cells, permitting new healthy cells to take their place.


Glycolic acid peels result in a dramatic improvement in the skin’s clarity, texture, color and tone. Lines and wrinkles are diminished resulting in firmer, smoother skin. Pores appear smaller and are clear of impurities, improving acne-prone oily skin. Patients say their skin feels “refreshed.”

The TCA peel is used when more aggressive repair of sun damaged skin is necessary. This peel can also be used to soften fine wrinkles, and lessen brown discolorations.

How It Works

This peel has a relative down time due to the chemical used to encourage deeper exfoliation of the skin. This elegant peel stimulates the remodeling of one’s own collagen.


The top layers of the skin slough within 5 to 7 days and are replaced within 7 days by new epidermis. This peel leaves the skin beautifully revived.