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MelaPeel Facial Peel in Los Angeles

Melapeel for Dark Spots


If you are looking for a facial peel that will help rejuvenate your skin, improve skin complexion, and reduce superficial lines and wrinkles, the MelaPeel may be the best non-invasive option to improve your skin. 


Melapeel is a chemical peel for the correction of sunspots on the face and body. visit our Santa Monica medical spa on Montana Avenue.


What can I expect from a facial peel? A facial peel is designed to exfoliate the skin using a non-ablative approach to the skin.  By removing surface impurities, unclogging pores, and the exfoliating the top layers of skin, a facial peel can improve your complexion, remove surface discoloration, smoothe fine lines and wrinkles, and unclog acne causing clogged pores.  



The latest developments in laser skin therapy have reduced the need for dramatic and invasive cosmetic surgery.  Lasers can erase years off the face, but maintaining a youthful complexion and beautiful skin is a full time job that can be enhanced by the use of judicious chemical peels.  Chemical peels can reduce wrinkles, improve skin complexion, even out skin tone, and reduce the size of oil glands and reduce there production of pore-clogging sebum.  


Patients who have early signs of premature aging such as fine wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, skin discoloration, and overproduction of sebum on the skin may benefit from the MelaPeelTM.  The MelaPeelTM system is a proprietary skin solution which provides customized improvement in skin resiliency and tone from the inside out.  By stimulating the skin, the MelaPeel system enhances cellular turnover, regulates the function of the melanocyte, reduces production of melanin by overactive and hyperstimulated melanocytes, reduces pore activity, unclogs pore-damaging clogged sebum, and addresses skin wrinkles and skin tone. 


Our office offers the MelaPeel treatment for men and women who have a desire to reverse early aging, reduce premature wrinkles, even out skin discoloration.  This problem-specific skin solution is also designed to stimulate the skin to produce wrinkle-busting collagen and remove surface impurities.  The MelaPeelTM is a safe facial peel that provides outstanding clinical improvement in the skin without significant downtime or risk. 




Although women rarely talk about sun damage on the chest, it is a common area of complaint among healthy adult women.  Chronic sun exposure, or even light sun exposure as a child, can manifest into longterm sun damage on the chest that can lead to premature wrinkles, sun spots, and uneven broken blood vessels.  Treatments for the chest area and decollete include lasers, peels, and microdermabrasion.  Our office now offers and innovative peel that can help address common complaints about the chest.  


The MelaPeel acts to exfoliate the top layers of sun damage and can help treat the skin on a cellular level. The treatment can treat the skin discoloration and can actively promote collagen formation at the level of the dermis.  The MelaPeel has clinically efficacy to reduce skin discoloration, promote collagen and elastin, and reduce superficial roughness of the skin.  

For optimal skin results, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian and PA Kelly Cummings recommend a series of 3 to 5 MelaPeels, with each treatment spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart.  




After your facial peel, it is alright to resume normal activities, as you will not have very much in terms of noticeable sequela the day of the procedure.  We ask that you avoid direct sun tanning, indoor tanning, or heavy sun exposure.  Most patients will begin to lightly peel about two to three days after their facial peel.  More intense facial peels may have several more days of peeling, depending on the amount of exfoliation you have done with topical creams and how deep the facial peel has gone into the skin.  Dr. Karamanoukian and his staff can provide you with an appropriate timeline for recovery depending on which skin specific treatment you undergo. 




In addition to a facial peel, our office also recommends the IPL Photofacial treatment to remove the top layers of sun damage, skin discoloration, and improve fine wrinkles and lines.  The IPL Photofacial is performed in our Los Angeles plastic surgery office and uses high intensity light to target problem areas of the skin, including dark spots, broken capillaries, and sun damage.  IPL treatments are among the five most popular treatments in the United States and for good reason...they work.  In our office, IPL photofacials are used to treat the following skin problems: 


  1. Sun spots and age spots
  2. Facial blood vessels
  3. Chest sun damage
  4. Broken capillaries
  5. Rosacea
  6. Melasma and skin discoloration
  7. Birthmarks




  1. How often can I undergo a MelaPeel for my acne scars? Acne scars that are discolored are very responsive to the MelaPeel.  Once acne cysts heal, they can leave behind pigmentation and skin discoloration.  The pigment may stay in your skin for months, if not years.  As the melanin deposition begins to accumulate, the skin becomes discolored and darker.  The MelaPeel can exfoliate the discoloration of the skin, causing the dark acne scars to improve in color.  Acne scars can dramatically improve in terms of their appearance with consecutive MelaPeel treatments spaced one month apart.  Our Los Angeles plastic surgery practice offers MelaPeel treatments for acne scar patients of all skin types, whether light skin or dark.  To schedule your MelaPeel for skin discoloration and acne scar discoloration, please call our Los Angeles office at (310) 998-5533.
  2. Can I use the MelaPeel for leg discoloration and leg scars from insect bites? Our office recommends the MelaPeel for dark and discolored scars on the legs and thighs that have been caused by insect bites.  Patients with darker skin types, including Hispanic, Asian, Pacific Islander, and African American skin, can develop dark scars on their legs from insect bites, acne, ingrown hairs, and mosquitoe bites.  We recommend the MelaPeel treatment on a monthly basis, usually up to three times, to lighten up the dark scars on the legs. Our office will also recommend topical creams such as Melarase AM and Melarase PM to reduce the pigmentation in the future. 


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