Chemical Peels in Los Angeles

Chemical peels in Los Angeles remove damaged outer layers of skin on the face, neck, chest, and hands to smooth texture, reduce scarring, and remove blemishes and pre-cancerous growths to produce healthy, glowing skin. They can even be used on the arms and legs.

Peel formulas and strengths range from mild to strong and are tailored to each patient. Superficial peels, such as alpha hydroxy acids, require no ‘downtime’ but do require a series of small peels over time, usually spread 2-4 weeks apart. These peels, often also referred to as glycolic peels, work by “ungluing” the damaged skin cells and allowing them to slough off easily.

At Rebecca Fitzgerald MD, we are proud to offer peels from leading skin care companies like SkinMedica and Glytone. Dr. Fitzgerald would be glad to discuss these skin rejuvenation options with you.


Illuminize Peel – Level I

This non-invasive, very superficial chemical peel utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling in Los Angeles with a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic acid and malic acid) in combination with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol) to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation.

  • Increase skin glow and radiance
  • Tightens the skin and restores a more youthful appearance
  • Improves clarity, color and skin texture
  • Patients achieve enhancement of skin appearance with minimal downtime and discomfort
  • Appropriate for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle, very superficial peel
  • May be performed on Skin types I- VI
  • Little or no visible peeling

Vitalize Peel – Level II

Vitalize Peel helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin.

  • Addresses various skin conditions, such as pigmentation abnormalities, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and photodamage
  • Effective (achieve visible improvement after one treatment, significant results after a series of treatments)
  • Can be customized for the treatment of each specific condition
  • May be performed on Skin types I- VI
  • Little or no down time
  • Peeling solution combined with Retinoic acid creates more exfoliation than other chemical peels same depth
  • Well tolerated (minimum or no burning, peeling solution has pH 2-3, higher than most chemical peels)
  • Easy to use (does not require timing or neutralization)

Rejuvenize Peel – Level III

Rejuvenize Peel is an advanced formulation of peeling agents with a built-in anti-irritant and penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin. Provides predictable results with minimal downtime.


  • Effective for use on skin with sun damage, melasma, pigmentary changes and acne scarring
  • Noticeable improvement with just one peel
  • Recommended for Skin types I-VI
  • Can be used on skin types V-VI after the patient has established tolerability to Vitalize Peel, or with physician consent
  • Well tolerated with minimal “down time”
  • Easy to use (does not require timing or neutralization)
  • A novel synthetic surfactant, Isoceteth-20, creates more uniform peeling while controlling penetration of salicylic acid, and therefore reduces skin irritation associated with the stronger chemical peels without diminishing peeling effect

Mandelic Acid (MA)  – Sensitive / Redness & Rosacea

EnerPeel® MA is a peel that exfoliates but with minimal or no erythema (redness). Excellent for sensitive skin. GOOD FOR:

  • Skins with Redness or Rosacea
  • Summertime Peel Treatment
  • Darker skin types
  • Hormonal, sun and age related pigmentations in at risk clients

Salicylic Acid (SA) – Acne / Oily

Designed for the treatment of acne in Los Angeles, this peel delivers a high dose of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and sebum and cell turnover-slowing ingredients into the pores. Combined with salicylic acid, you will see a reduction of oil and exfoliation that will assist in unblocking pores. It is also used for controlling the inflammatory phase of papules and pustules. We can also use this on the back and chest.  GOOD FOR:

  • Active acne
  • Inflamed skin
  • Very oily skin
  • Texture
  • Back and chest can be treated
  • Pore refining

Pyruvic Acid (PA)  – Anti Aging

When you want improvement in skin tone, smoothness, and clarity, this is your go-to peel. It is a gentle but highly effective anti-aging medical-grade peel treatment in Los Angeles that addresses multiple signs of aging, including open pores and pigmentation. It has a sebum-slowing effect like Salicylic acid, but it penetrates much deeper. PA peels can be very useful for post-acne damage and oiliness.



  • Excessive oiliness
  • Sun Damage on Neck, Décolleté, Cleavage Lines
  • Open Pores
  • Alternative to Salicylic Acid peel in aspirin-allergic patients

Why Treating Connected Areas Makes Sense

By treating your hands, arms, and chest the same as you do your face, you’ll keep a much more “together” look. Dr. Fitzgerald has consistent success with special peels for the arms and chest, areas which normally are more difficult to improve.

Aging and sun damage show in more places than just your face. By treating your hands, arms and chest the same as you do your face, you’ll keep a much more “together” look. Treatment combinations may include the use of BBL Photofacial and Vbeam vascular laser to target specific resistant pigmentation and small broken vessels that chemical peels can’t resolve.

No matter what chemical peel you choose, it is vital that you follow strict adherence to a sun protection program to maintain your results and prevent unwanted pigment changes. Medical chemical peels need to be correctly chosen for your skin type and condition and should be administered in a physician’s office. Exact combinations and formulations will provide safe and long-lasting results.

Call Dr. Fitzgerald today to explore the chemical peels in Los Angeles that are right for your complexion.