Chemical Peels


The sun can be harsh in SoCal and lead to sunspots, signs of aging, and wrinkles. We recommend chemical peels for our Newport Beach patients to keep healthy rejuvenated skin. Chemical peels are one of the most reliable facial rejuvenation treatments available. Dr. Sundine offers a range of chemical peels to improve the texture of your skin and ameliorate certain skin conditions. To keep your face looking fresh and healthy, you are advised to receive chemical peels regularly, as determined by you and Dr. Sundine based on your lifestyle, skin quality, and age. To learn more about chemical peels, please read the paragraphs below.

Cool photo - chemical peels -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What is Chemical Peels?

A Chemical Peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure that uses a chemical solution to exfoliate the top layer of the epidermis, improving the appearance of wrinkles, discoloration, and enlarged pores. Our peels are customized to deliver a blend of actives to treat each skin type and concern effectively. While most treatments require some form of phenol, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), the precise formula used may be adjusted to meet each patient’s needs.

There are three levels of Chemical Peels that provide different results:

  • Light chemical peel: A superficial chemical peel that removes the outer layer of skin. It’s used to treat fine wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness. Typically done every 2 – 5 weeks.
  • Medium chemical peel: Removes skin cells from the epidermis and portions of the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis) and is used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and uneven skin tone. You might need to repeat the procedure to achieve or maintain the desired result.
  • Deep chemical peel: Provides an even deeper treatment and is used for deeper wrinkles, scars, or precancerous growths. You won’t need to repeat procedures to get the full effect.
Chemical Peels -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What Are The Benefits

Of Chemical Peels?

Our Newport Beach Chemical Peel patients have seen some of the incredible following benefits from their treatments:

  • Address pigment issues
  • Can help improve acne
  • Corrects sun damage
  • Improves the appearance of scars
  • Maximizes the potential of skin care products
  • Provides better skin tone and texture
  • Reduces fine lines

Who is a Candidate

For Chemical Peels?

Most people who do not suffer from complex skin problems and medical conditions are good candidates for a chemical peel. If you have any of the skin problems listed below you are an excellent candidate for a chemical peel. Please keep in mind that a chemical peel cannot restore volume to the face, tighten loose skin or fill in hollow cheeks.

  • Fine lines
  • Mild scarring
  • Sunspots, age spots, liver spots, and freckles
  • Poor skin texture and uneven color
Brown hair model -- Newport Beach Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Michael Sundine

What’s The First Step?

The first step to getting a Chemical Peel in the Orange County area is to schedule a consultation with Michael J. Sundine, M.D. When you come in, the two of you will discuss your goals from the treatment and he will evaluate your skin. After deciding on what level of peel is best for you, you will receive instructions on how to prepare for your peel treatment. You will need to talk about your medical history because some unnecessary risks will be able to be avoided with the right information. Once Dr. Sundine creates your treatment plan, you will be able to have your session performed immediately, or you can reschedule for another day if you’d prefer.

What to Expect on the Day of Chemical Peels

The chemical peel procedure generally lasts about 20 to 30 minutes. It is administered by a licensed esthetician at Dr. Sundine’s Newport Beach plastic surgery practice. First, the skin is cleaned and topical anesthesia may be applied. The latter depends on the strength of the peel; most peels do not require the use of topical anesthesia. The chemical solution is then applied to the face for about 10 minutes. During this time, you will feel mild stinging and warming of the skin. Once the chemical solution has been removed you will be given post-treatment instructions and will be free to go home.

Your Chemical Peel will be administered at Dr. Michael Sundine’s office located in Newport Beach.

Dr. Sundine getting ready for surgery

Chemical Peels


Once you arrive home, your face will feel tight and mildly red. However, you may not start peeling until day two or day three after your treatment. Once you begin peeling, you will want to stay home for a few days. The peeling of the outermost layers of skin is not painful unless you pull on it, which you will be asked not to do. You will need to stay out of the sun and moisturize as instructed by the esthetician. The peeling process does not last more than one week, after which you will have baby skin that will look and feel very healthy. You must protect this skin with sunscreen.

The results of a chemical peel are very rewarding, as this treatment will remove all of the dead cells and upper layers of damaged and worn-out skin. Our esthetician will see you for a follow-up visit to make sure your skin is looking good and that you are not developing any scarring or other complications.

How Much Does a Chemical Peels Cost in Newport Beach?


The cost of Chemical Peels in Newport Beach will vary on the type of peel you get. To get the most accurate cost, please contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sundine. During your appointment, we’ll be able to provide a full breakdown of the pricing.

Why Choose Dr. Sundine?

Michael J. Sundine, M.D. graduated from the St. Louis University School of Medicine with multiple honors, which he followed with a full residency in General Surgery at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Surgery. Through his years of experience, he has become an Orange County “Physician of Excellence” by the Orange County Medical Association over half a dozen times and has even been featured on the Discovery Health Channel.

Schedule A Consultation

Everyone wants better and healthier-looking skin, which is why a Chemical Peel in Newport Beach is perfect for obtaining a smoother and younger look. Contact our office today at 949-706-3100 or request your consultation through this website, and someone will be in touch with you shortly!

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