Chemical Peels

Your natural, inherent beauty doesn’t have to hide from the world. A chemical peel is designed to improve the look and feel of your skin and enhance your appearance and self-confidence. Chemical peels can remove pre-cancerous skin growths, lighten age and sun spots, repair photodamage, soften acne facial scars and even control acne among many other health and beauty benefits.

Using high and low concentrations of various products to reduce fine wrinkles, blotchy pigment spots, rough skin and even some types of acne, chemical peels noticeably smooth the skin’s surface, and minimize fine lines and wrinkles. They also work to enhance the effect of topical anti-aging and acne medications. Typically, a series of three to six chemical peels are performed, two to four weeks apart, to achieve the desired result. To maintain the results, chemical peels are performed once every two to three months.

The advantage of having a series of superficial peels is that they can accomplish the same result as deeper peels with minimal discomfort and a shorter recovery period. In fact, after superficial peels, you can go to work with only slight redness and peeling in most cases. However, sometimes deeper peels are needed for a person with a great amount of sun damage. Our cosmetic dermatology specialist will discuss these options with you.


  1. Glycolic acid: a derivative of sugar cane used in concentrations ranging from 20-70% for visible results with little to no down time. Glycolic peels gently resurface the skin to reveal smoother, younger looking skin and help improve texture and pigmentation.
  2. The Salicylic acid peel: a five minute skin renewal treatment that features the popular beta hydroxyacid. The treatment lifts dead, dull cells off the surface of your skin, and stimulates a “burst of renewal” to bring healthy, young, living cells to the surface. The results are smoother, softer and more radiant skin. Even acne scars and enlarged pores may become less visible. The Salicylic acid peel requires no recuperation.
  3. TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peels: slightly more aggressive than glycolic and salicylic acid peels. Used for superficial to medium-depth peels, they are often called “freshening peels” because they effectively create a fresh, natural complexion, while preserving the normal skin color. TCA peels can improve a number of conditions, including dull and weathered skin, blotchy pigmentation, sun damage, wrinkles and superficial acne scars.

Our qualified dermatology specialists will help you decide which type of chemical peel is right for you, based on the type of skin conditions you hope to improve, the speed in which you expect to see results and the amount of peeling that is acceptable to you. They will set realistic expectations and design a treatment regimen that is best suited to meeting your needs.

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