Chemical Peel

Robert Milanes, MD -  - Aesthetics

Luminary MD

Robert Milanes, MD

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Orange County, Irvine, CA

Young, smooth skin is always in style, and you can have it at any age with chemical peels. Luminary MD in Irvine, California, offers chemical peels that make your skin shiny, smooth, and even-toned. If your skin is looking dull and could use a pick-me-up, call or schedule a consultation online with Robert Milanes, MD, to learn more about how a chemical peel can improve its appearance.

Chemical Peel


The lightest and Most Superficial Peel. Considered a lunchtime peel with minimal peeling and downtime. penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin.



Medium Peel. Penetrates the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration.


Deep Peel that deeply penetrates the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are treatments that improve the appearance of the skin on your face or hands by removing the weathered top layer. If you have imperfections from age, hormones, or injuries, a chemical peel can reduce their appearance or remove them entirely.

Before you commit to a chemical peel, Dr. Milanes evaluates the state of your skin and takes your medical history during an initial consultation to ensure the treatment will work well on your skin. He’ll also determine which type of peel benefits your skin the most:


Superficial peels are the mildest type of chemical peel. Dr. Milanes uses a gentle acid to remove only the top layer of skin while gently exfoliating it. It’s best used to treat slight skin discolorations and textural issues.

Medium peel

Medium peels penetrate the slightly deeper, middle layers of skin that superficial peels don’t reach. They’re best used for lines, wrinkles, medium discoloration, and growths.

Deep peel

Deep peels reach through the middle layers of your skin and are used for dramatic results. They can remove scars, freckles, and dark discolored spots.

What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are extremely versatile and can reduce or eliminate many types of blemishes and imperfections, including:

  • Discoloration
  • Freckles and spots
  • Wrinkles
  • Roughness
  • Scars
  • Sun damage

After examining your skin, Dr. Milanes determines whether or not a chemical peel is your best option for treatment. Even if you don’t have specific skin imperfections, you can get a chemical peel to make your skin appear refreshed and youthful.

Are chemical peels safe for my skin?

Although chemical peels are generally safe for patients without serious skin conditions, you may experience some side effects from the treatment. Potential side effects and complications include:

  • Scarring
  • Reactivation of cold sores
  • Temporary or permanent skin color change
  • Infection

Your chances for infection and scarring are increased if you smoke or stay in direct sunlight shortly after the treatment. It’s important to follow Dr. Milanes’ instructions closely to get the best results.

If you want improved skin on your hands or face, call or schedule an appointment online at Luminary MD today.

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