Radiate a Youthful Glow with Dr. Panossian in Pasadena

Our faces are the focal point of our social interactions. While signs of aging, acne scars, and uneven skin tone are common issues many suffer from, you want to put your best face forward when you step out into the world. Dr. Panossian understands the emotional toll skin imperfections can take and is here to help you achieve a radiant, youthful glow through expertly tailored chemical peel treatments. With years of experience and an unrivaled understanding of facial aesthetics, Dr. Panossian combines precise techniques with advanced skincare solutions to address your concerns and reveal smoother, more luminous skin. Say goodbye to insecurities and hello to confidence with our transformative chemical peel treatments under the care of Dr. Panossian.

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What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate and remove damaged outer layers. This process promotes skin regeneration, revealing smoother, healthier, and more youthful skin. Chemical peels are versatile and can be tailored to address various skin concerns, including acne scars, sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. The depth and type of chemical peel used depend on the specific skin issues being treated and the desired outcome. Overall, chemical peels effectively rejuvenate the skin, improve its texture and appearance, and enhance overall skin health.

Our Products Choosing the Right Peel

Chemical peels are formulated just as uniquely as you are. At our practice, we understand the importance of selecting the right peel formulation to achieve optimal results while minimizing downtime. Chemical peels are classified based on their penetration depth into the skin layers, ranging from superficial to deep peels. While superficial peels address surface issues, deep peels require significant downtime. During your consultation with Dr. Panossian, he will assess your skin condition and recommend the most suitable peel formulation, a VI Peel or TCA peel, to help you achieve your desired aesthetic outcomes.

VP Peel

VI Peel offers six medium-depth peel formulations for true correction with minimal downtime. These peels penetrate the Dermal-Epidermal Junction to the papillary dermis, effectively addressing hyperpigmentation, spots, and other skin concerns. VI Peel formulations are meticulously crafted to penetrate deeply into the skin, targeting melanin overproduction and lifting and exfoliating unhealthy skin cells. VI Peels promote smoother texture and a more radiant complexion by stimulating the production of new, healthier cells. Additionally, all VI Derm products, including VI Peel, are cruelty-free, for high-quality skincare that's ethical too. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Panossian to discover the VI Peel difference and embark on your journey to healthier, more radiant skin.


TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peels are another effective option for addressing moderate to severe skin imperfections, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation. TCA peels penetrate deeper into the skin layers than superficial peels, providing more significant exfoliation and stimulating collagen production for improved skin texture and firmness. This type of peel can be customized in concentration and application technique to suit individual skin types and treatment goals. With TCA peels, patients can experience noticeable skin tone and texture improvements, revealing a smoother, more youthful complexion.

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The Benefits of Chemical Peels

Our faces are the way through which we communicate with the world. As such, it is a vital part of our bodies, if not the most important–and you should feel good about your face. Dr. Panossian understands this, offering chemical peels for a range of benefits, such as improving skin tone, texture, and overall appearance. Here are some of the key benefits of chemical peels:

  • Improves Skin Texture: Chemical peels effectively exfoliate the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new, healthier cells, resulting in smoother and softer skin.
  • Reduces Hyperpigmentation: Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of dark spots, sun damage, and other forms of hyperpigmentation by targeting melanin overproduction, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  • Diminishes Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Chemical peels stimulate collagen production, which helps plump up the skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, resulting in a more youthful complexion.
  • Treats Acne and Acne Scars: Chemical peels can help unclog pores, reduce acne breakouts, and improve the appearance of acne scars by promoting cell turnover and collagen remodeling.
  • Enhances Skin Radiance: Chemical peels can rejuvenate dull and lackluster skin, revealing a brighter and more radiant complexion.
  • Minimizes Pore Size: Chemical peels can help tighten and refine enlarged pores, resulting in a smoother and more refined skin texture.
  • Improves Overall Skin Health: By promoting cell turnover and stimulating collagen production, chemical peels can improve the overall health and vitality of the skin, leaving it looking refreshed and revitalized.

Are Chemical Peels Right for Me?

Chemical peels can be an excellent option for individuals looking to address various skin concerns and achieve a healthier, more radiant complexion. Ideal candidates for chemical peels may be experiencing issues such as uneven skin tone, sun damage, acne or acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, or dull and lackluster skin. Chemical peels are suitable for most skin types and can be customized to meet each patient's specific needs and goals. We suggest scheduling a consultation with Dr. Panossian today if you want chemical peel treatment. During your consultation, he will assess your skin condition, discuss your concerns and goals, and recommend the most appropriate peel formulation and treatment plan. You can expect the consultation to involve a thorough examination of your skin, a discussion of your medical history and skincare routine, and an opportunity to ask any questions about the procedure. Dr. Panossian will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment approach that aligns with your aesthetic objectives and ensures the best possible outcomes.

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What to Expect The Chemical Peels Process

The chemical peel process typically begins with thoroughly cleansing the skin to remove surface oils, dirt, and debris. Once the skin is clean and prepped, the chemical peel solution is applied to the treatment area using a brush or cotton applicator. The type and strength of the peel solution used will depend on the patient's skin type, concerns, and desired outcomes. The solution is left on the skin for a specific time, determined by the peel's depth and the patient's skin tolerance. During this time, the peel solution works to exfoliate the outermost layers of the skin, removing dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and stimulating collagen production.

This exfoliation process helps reveal fresh, rejuvenated skin underneath, resulting in a smoother, more even complexion. After the appropriate amount of time has passed, the peel solution is neutralized or removed from the skin, and a soothing moisturizer or post-peel treatment may be applied to help calm and hydrate the skin. The entire procedure typically takes about 30 minutes to an hour to complete, depending on the type of peel used and the size of the treatment area. Dr. Panossian will provide detailed instructions on preparing for the procedure and what to expect during and after treatment to ensure a safe and successful outcome.

Chemical Peels Results

After a chemical peel, you can typically expect some degree of redness, peeling, and mild irritation in the treated area, depending on the depth of the peel. These side effects are temporary and typically subside within a few days to a week, revealing smoother, rejuvenated skin underneath. The extent of downtime and recovery can vary depending on the type and strength of the peel used and individual skin sensitivity and tolerance. While some patients may experience mild flaking or peeling for a few days following a superficial peel, deeper peels may require a longer recovery period of up to two weeks. During this time, patients may experience more noticeable peeling and redness. It's important to avoid sun exposure and wear sunscreen regularly following a chemical peel to protect the skin and maximize results. Dr. Panossian will provide personalized post-peel care instructions and recommend any necessary skincare products to help optimize and maintain results. Follow-up appointments may also be scheduled to monitor progress and ensure optimal healing and satisfaction with the treatment outcome. You can expect to see gradual improvement in the appearance and texture of your skin over the following weeks, with results continuing to improve over time as the skin's natural healing process unfolds.

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Why Choose Dr. Panossian?

Dr. Panossian offers chemical peel treatments as part of his comprehensive practice, specializing in transformative aesthetic procedures. As a member of the distinguished American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the prestigious American Association of Plastic Surgeons, he is recognized for his commitment to excellence in academic plastic surgery. Whether you're seeking to address signs of aging, improve skin texture, or reduce hyperpigmentation, Dr. Panossian combines his surgical expertise with advanced skincare techniques to deliver exceptional results. By choosing Dr. Panossian, you'll benefit from his dedication to his expertise in facial aesthetics and his compassionate approach to patient care. Schedule a consultation today to discover how chemical peels can rejuvenate your skin and boost your confidence under the guidance of a trusted, board-certified plastic surgeon.

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