Tanya Kormeili, MD Dermatology
Medical, Surgical, Cosmetic

Dr. Kormeili MD of Santa Monica Dermatology Group Los Angeles, CA, dermatoligist offers services for cosmetic, surgical and medical dermatology devoted to healthy, beautiful skin for life.

1260 Fifteenth Street,
Suite 709
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Appt (310) 917-4433
Fax   (310) 917-4432

CHEMICAL PEELS

There are many types of chemical peels on the market to solve various problems from fine lines to discoloration. Choosing the right peel is important and it depends on your skin type as well as the underlying medical condition. For example, brown spots or pigment in your skin could be on the surface or deep within the skin. Therefore, careful clinical examination is vital prior to starting a chemical peel treatment, and should be done by a qualified professional.

The good news is that peels can be very effective on scars as well. Multiple light chemical peels can be effective especially for multiple small, superficial scars. Because there are a variety of peeling agents to choose from, our office can combine peeling agents to help with aging skin even as we treat the scars.

It is important to take special care with sensitive or ethnic skin, to avoid discoloration.  Once your skin has been evaluated to select the best treatment plan for your unique skin, Dr. Kormeili can initiate the correct plan — for you.

Dr. Kormeili offers these chemical peels in her Santa Monica office:

BETA LIFT PEEL
COSMELAN DEPIGMENTATION PEEL
GLYCOLIC PEELS
JESSNER CHEMICAL PEEL
TRICHLOROACETIC ACID PEEL (TCA)
VI PEELS
SPOT PEEL

Beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) are simple organic fruit acids that provide very elegant, gentle skin rejuvenation. Beta peels can help with:

  • Reducing the appearance of deeper wrinkles
  • Mild to severe acne
  • Rough skin texture
  • Skin discoloration
  • Mild sun damage
  • Acne pigmentation
  • Acne control
  • Dullness

Beta peels have an excellent safety profile for all skin types. They have no down time — which means none of the prolonged redness or peeling that you may have heard happens with other chemical peel types. This peel is a brief procedure done usually in about 5 minutes and there is no pain, only an occasional mild stinging. After the treatment, the skin is soft, smooth and tightened. Beta peels gently exfoliate the dead skin layer, leaving behind a healthy youthful glow. They can help rebalance the skin and encourage new skin growth. Beta peels can be used to gently even skin tones, and improve overall skin complexion. They help fight acne and acne discoloration left from conventional treatments alone. Patients can note a quicker response in reduction of the inflammatory pimples and a faster resolution of brown discoloration. Patients generally report an instant smoothing of the skin.

COSMELAN DEPIGMENTATION PEEL

Cosmelan depigmentation treatment bases its action on the inhibition of the enzyme that triggers the formation of excess pigmentation (melanin) in the skin. When a melanin reaction is normally triggered by sun exposure, heat or injury, the use of Cosmelan blocks this reaction. It also utilizes a proprietary blend of bleaching agents and botanical ingredients to eliminate existing excess pigment deposits. It does not contain hydroquinone, TCA or AHA.

Cosmelan depigmentation treatment involves a very versatile, dynamic process which is easily adapted to the needs of each individual patient. The Cosmelan® peel is compatible with all skin types and colors and can be used year round because of its very high safety margin. The Cosmelan® depigmentation treatment is executed in 2 phases: the first phase consists of the application of Cosmelan I, a mask which you wear home and keep on from 4 to 8 hours, depending on your skin type as determined by the aesthetician. At the indicated time, the mask is washed off with water and a pH neutral cleanser.

The second treatment phase consists of daily application of a maintenance cream called Cosmelan 2, containing botanical acids that support the depigmentation achieved. Initially after the procedure, you may experience different sensations, varying from warm flushing to slight itching. The exfoliation process may be less noticeable until the 2nd through 5th day following the procedure, when you may notice mild peeling, itching or skin tightness. To maintain satisfactory results, a sun block of 40 SPF or greater must be worn at all times following treatment.

TRICHLOROACETIC ACID PEEL

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is a medium depth peel great for people with various skin types and tones who desire a more dramatic outcome than some of our other peels may provide. The TCA peel is used in concentrations of 10 – 35%, and depending on the strength, it can reach to varying layers of skin depth.

TCA Peels are great for:

  • Reducing deeper lines and wrinkles
  • Removing superficial blemishes
  • Correcting skin pigmentation problems
  • Reducing the appearance of small scars
  • Improving overall skin tone

The TCA Peel procedure last for approximately 30 minutes. Most patients experience significant redness following a TCA treatment. Peeling lasts for 3 or more days, and your skin should be completely healed with 10 – 14 days

JESSNER CHEMICAL PEEL

Jessner’s Chemical Peel is a great solution for those who desire the effects that a superficial depth peel can provide. This peel is excellent for all skin types and tones, including those with oily skin.

The Jessner’s Peel is effective at treating:

  • Reducing the appearance of deeper wrinkles
  • Mild to severe acne
  • Sun damage
  • Skin pigmentation disorders
  • Acne prone skin
  • Oily skin

Created from a mixture of resorcinol, lactic acid, and salicylic acid, Jessner’s Peels offer patients deeper penetration and exfoliation than more mild peels. As a result of this, noticeable flaking will occur in the following 3 – 4 days after the peel. You’ll notice an improved appearance to your skin within one week.

VI PEEL

The Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend ofpowerful ingredients suitable for all skin types, for dramatic results withvirtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime. Vi Medical Products’ proprietary formulas give dramatic results with minimal discomfort or downtime. A simple, practical three to four minute Vi Peel application produces dramatic results in only seven days. Caring for the skin requires just two to four visits per year for the Vi Peel.

The Vi Peel will:

  • Improve the tone, texture and clarity of your skin
  • Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma
  • Soften lines and wrinkles
  • Clear acne skin conditions, reduce or eliminate acne scars
  • Stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin

Click here to contact Dr. Kormeili’s Santa Monica office for a dermatology appointment and a careful evaluation of the right chemical peel for your skin.

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I had rosacea that caused redness and broken vessels on my face. Dr. Kormeili addressed all of my concerns and set about fixing the redness. I was super excited after my first laser treatment as the improvement was immediately noticeable. The second laser treatment made me look and feel amazing...

~N.F., La Habra

I had really bad psoriasis on my scalp that flaked all over my clothes, and it was so embarrassing to sit on board meetings in a black suite with white flakes. My entire attention was on my flakes, and worried what people were thinking when they looked at me, or got close to me at work...

~J.A. Los Angeles

Dr. Kormeili is the BEST!! I have a horrible phobia of needles and she calmed my nerves and had an extremely gentle touch. Painless office visit!

~C.E. Los Angeles

Whereever Dr. Kormeili goes, my mom and I follow her. I highly recommend her. My visits are always a great experience.

~M. I., Santa Monica

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had multiple warts on my hands and legs for the past 5 years. It was just something I learned to live with. I moved so sunny Los Angeles and decided it was time to take care of this embarrassing problem. I had appt’s with a few dermatologists, but once I found Dr. Kormeili I knew I wanted her to treat me...

~M.L., Los Angeles

Excellent. Office staff are kind and barely any wait time. Easy to make appointments and amazing friendly/intelligent dermatologist!

~M. L., Santa Monica

Dr. Kormeili is a remarkable person and an amazing doctor. She’s exact, focused and thorough, and treats you like one of the family. The results of my treatments were beyond my expectations.

~C.S., Santa Monica

I had sun damaged skin with several sun spots on my face. My entire attention was on my face, and I worried what people were thinking when they looked at me. I’m a vice president in banking and image is very important especially in the leadership role I am in. I saw Dr. Kormeili 4 months ago...

~M.M., Torrence

I absolutely love this Dr. She is so honest. My skin looks great and I feel so happy with her service and recommendations.

~M.M. Santa Monica

I was working a lot and very stressed out. One day I looked up in the mirror and I had look like I had aged about 10 years and as a woman we like to stay looking young. So a friend referred me to Dr. Kormeili for a little Botox and fillers. She was great! She took care of everything that was bothering me and then some...

~D.E., Whittier

How can someone be sad around Dr. Kormeili? She is a burst of sunshine but most of all she cares about her patients. Dr. Kormeili knew and worked on my husband before he recently passed away. He would rave about her care and skill when he had work on his face done by her. I went to Dr. Kormeili after my husband passed away...

~S.L. Los Angeles

I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

I had been taking antibiotic medicines for over 2 years to help control my acne; once I was prescribed Accutane in less than 3 months my face was completely gone. Of course before taking Accutane I was constantly aware of my skin, always trying to find ways to hide it and sometimes it got so hard I didn’t even want to go to school....

~C.J., Los Angeles

SHE IS THE BEST! Considerate, compassionate and thoroughly professional.

~V.L. Santa Monica

Sexual intercourse is such an integral part of a happy marriage. After months of “grin and bear it” with vaginal irritation, I mentioned my problem of having intercourse to my primary care doctor and then to my OBGYN. The good news was that the biopsy was not cancerous, however the bad news was that it was lichen...

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I started seeing the sad signs of aging. I come all the way from Italy, 3 times a year to get Botox, fillers… and of course my VI Peels. I have seen a huge difference. Dr. Kormeili is the best! I love her!!!

~M. I., Italy

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