Esthetic Services

We offer medical-grade chemical peels, microdermabrasion, and other advanced skin treatments using products from Jane Iredale, PCA SKINRevision, EltaMD, Cosmedix and SkinMedica. Our experienced clinicians will assess your skin and recommend the best treatment for you. Every skincare treatment at Golden Gate Skin Center will begin with a complete skin analysis by our licensed aesthetic nurses. We will review any skin concerns and your daily skin care routine. Together, we will develop a customized treatment plan that may include in-office treatments and a home-care regimen.

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Our DiamondTome microdermabrasion device uses diamond-encrusted wands to exfoliate, or remove, the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin), allowing fresher, brighter skin to shine through with no downtime. A series of treatments helps to stimulate collagen production. Microdermabrasions are a gentle and effective way to maintain results from more advanced skin treatments or to help refresh dull skin after each passing season.

Chemical Peels

Golden Gate Skin Center provides a variety of Chemical Peels suitable for any skin type. Peels are designed around your skin type to improve the tone and texture of your skin. Superficial lines are diminished and a brighter, more youthful glow is revealed with minimal downtime.  Our Skin Medica Peels, PCA Peels as well as Cosmedix Peels have been clinically proven to help pigmentation problems, including sun damage and acne scarring, while stimulating collagen production in the cells beneath the skin’s surface. Peels can be performed every 2 to 4 weeks for maximum benefits. Treatments should be combined with our physician-strength products for best results. Prior consultation and pre-treatment with alpha hydroxyl or retinols may be required.

Pomegranate Peel

The perfect pick-me-up for all skin types, conditions and concerns. This gentle, antioxidant exfoliating treatment leaves skin radiant, renewed and glowing. Safe for use during pregnancy or lactation.

Deep Sea Peel & Activator

A non-acid, chemical-free peel that utilizes manual exfoliation to resurface the skin, lifting away stubborn pigmentation and softening the look of acne scarring. Not recommended for sensitive skin.

Illuminize Peel

The Illuminize Peel is a very gentle, superficial peel. It is ideal for patients who have never had a chemical peel or who desire little visible peeling or downtime. The Illuminize Peel has been shown to improve skin clarity, color and texture, and is appropriate for all skin types.

Vitalize Peel

The Vitalize Peel is a medium-strength chemical peel. It utilizes salicylic acid, lactic acid and retinoic acid to address pigmentation problems, melasma, sun damage and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Visible improvement can be seen after one treatment, with more significant results after a series of peels.  The Vitalize Peel has little or no downtime and can be used on all skin types.

Rejuvenize Peel

The Rejuvenize Peel is the strongest chemical peel available from SkinMedica. It exfoliates the damaged layers to reveal fresher and healthier skin. The Rejuvenize Peel is an ideal treatment for sun damage, melasma, pigmentation changes and acne scarring. It is recommended after tolerance to the Vitalize Peel has been established. Peeling and flaking usually begin on day three and can continue for one week. It is well-tolerated with minimal downtime.

PCA Peel

The PCA Peel is a medium-depth peel that exfoliates with blends of lactic, citric and salicylic acids and resorcinol, while bleaching and inhibiting pigment production with kojic acid and hydroquinone. These peels help repair and reduce breakouts, control oil, soften lines and provide a more even, smoother skin texture.

Sensi Peel

The Sensi Peel is a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel best suited for those with highly sensitive skin. At 6% TCA, this peel will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping promote an even skin tone.

Ultra Peel 1

The Ultra Peel 1 is a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel. It is formulated with such ingredients to treat maturing skin, breakout-prone complexions, and dry skin. This peel will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting even skin tone and clear complexion.

Ultra Peel Forte

The Ultra Peel Forte is a deeper and more active trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel that effectively treats aging skin, pigment disorders, smoker’s skin and photodamaged skin. At 20% TCA the Ultra Peel Forte is most suitable for candidates with resilient skin.