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Acne Treatment for Clearer, Smoother Skin

Reveal the clear smooth complexion under your acne without messy over-the- counter gels with a chemical peel acne treatment from MyBotoxLA. When applied in our Studio City medi-spa, peels for acne offer a safe, non-invasive way to eliminate pimples, blackheads, whiteheads and even fade acne scars.

Facial Peels for Treating Adult Acne

Acne doesn’t affect just teenagers. People of any age may experience pimples or full- fledged acne breakouts. Middle aged patients, or ones with combination skin, may have acne on some parts of their face and body, but exhibit wrinkles or dry patches of skin elsewhere. A facial peel may treat several different skin flaws. If you have sun damage, fine lines, crow’s feet, large pores, hyper-pigmentation or scarring, some types of chemical peels will treat these problems along with acne. Our licensed medical aesthetician can customize a peel to treat your specific needs, whether you have acne, acne and combination skin, or acne and mature skin. Determining what is the best solution for your skin is why we give one of the best acne treatments Studio City, Encino & Sherman Oaks have to offer. 

Renew Your Skin with a Medical Grade Acne Treatment

A chemical peel is one of the best medical grade solutions for acne. It brings breakouts under control, fades scarring, and stimulates the growth of collagen and new skin cells. Acne peels usually treat the face, chest, back and décolletage.

A chemical peel or facial peel is exactly what the name implies. It causes beneficial, controlled damage to the top layer of your skin. A few days after a peel for acne in our medical aesthetician’s office, the damaged epidermis peels off to reveal fresh, clear skin underneath. The peeling triggers collagen production to stimulate new cell growth

If you’ve never had a peel for acne before, you may wonder how it differs from a facial. A facial treats acne with the application of a mask, and may include a toner, serum, moisturizer or other solutions. Once you leave the spa, the treatment’s completed. There’s no aftercare needed or skin peel to anticipate. A chemical peel pulls out toxins and dead skin cells on damaged surface skin. It requires more patience, as you need to wait a few days before it starts to peel and about a week to see full results.

What Happens During a Chemical Peel for Acne?

Our esthetician examines your skin and determines the right peel solution to use. This decision is based on skin problems besides acne (wrinkles, freckles, scarring, uneven pigment), a facial peel will reduce or eliminate those problems. The solution is applied evenly to the treatment area. The esthetician then makes several passes over the face, paying special attention to the chin, nose or other areas that need additional solution.

The all-natural solution won’t harm your skin. Facial peels usually take 20 to 40 minutes and you don’t need any preparation time. Patients may feel a tingle or stinging sensation when the aesthetician first applies the solution. If you’re sensitive, ask your aesthetician to keep a fan on in the treatment room or bring a hand-held fan. Some chemical peel solutions contain an anesthetic for better patient comfort.

What Types of Chemical Peels Treat Acne?

Many professional-grade chemical peels are used to treat acne. ViPeel, one of the newest and most well-received peels, offers several formulations, including two for problem skin. Our medical esthetician will help you find the best peel for your acne.

Side Effects and Precautions

Most patients can have a chemical peel to treat acne without any pain or side effects. Pregnant or nursing women shouldn’t undergo chemical peels. Patients who have experienced adverse reactions to facial peels in the past, and people who are allergic to any of the ingredients in a peel should choose another form of acne treatment. If you have cold sores or a sunburn in the treatment area, you should wait until they heal to schedule a peel.

For a week before your acne peel, you should avoid waxing, electrolysis, laser hair removal, sunless tanning and depilatory creams.

You may notice one or more of the following side effects during or after your peel.

  • Redness
  • Tender skin
  • Pain
  • Light or Dark pigmentation

These side effects should fade after your skin has peeled. If you have any concerns or the condition worsens over time, talk to your doctor or dermatologist.

To avoid complications, wait for the peel to come off on its own. Don’t pull on it or touch it.


After your acne treatment, your aesthetician may give you special moisturizer, a high SPF sunscreen and towelettes to protect your skin before peeling occurs. You should refrain from strenuous physical activity or sunshine for five or six hours after the procedure; then you can resume normal activity, wash your face and even put on makeup.

By the second or third day, your skin begins peeling because of deep exfoliation from your treatment. The skin around the mouth usually starts to peel first, and will continue to peel til about the seventh day post-treatment. You’ll need to stop wearing makeup again until the peeling has completed.

Don’t exfoliate your skin until after it has peeled, and only use the skin care products our aesthetician has recommended.

What Will My Skin Look Like After An Acne Treatment?

You’ll notice a change in the look and feel of your skin even before it peels. After the peeling process, your skin will be smoother, with acne-associated oiliness reduced or eliminated. If you have acne scars, they’ll be noticeably lighter.

Some patients will only need one acne peel to achieve the results they want. People with severe problems may need to come back every two or three weeks for follow-up treatments to control acne.

Maintenance treatments vary, depending on how your skin responds to the initial peel, but every three months should be sufficient for most patients.

It’s important to take care of your skin between peels. Use a high SPF sunscreen when you’re our in the sun, and wash your face with a premium cleanser designed for your skin type. 

Call us today at our Studio City MedSpa for more information about acne peels and other acne treatments for clearer, smoother skin.