A chemical peel is a nonsurgical, less invasive way to improve the appearance of skin. Also known as chemexfoliation, derma peeling or skin resurfacing, this procedure applies a chemical solution to the top layers of the skin, which works to peel away and destroy damaged or dead cells. Through this peeling process, a rejuvenated layer of skin is left behind. Chemical peels can be used on the face or neck to help improve fine lines, acne scars, uneven skin tone, sun spots, freckles, pigmentation, and rough or scaly patches. There are different degrees of peels that offer varying results. Below, you'll find some in-depth information about our assortment of chemical peels. Alternatively, if you'd like similar results without a peel, feel free to take a look at our laser procedures.
Chemical Peel Reviews
"Amazing!!!!!!!!! - I first discovered Dr Matthew Bridges office when I decided I wanted to get some treatments to correct my uneven skin tone,acne scars and overall texture of my skin.I am African American and have struggled with my hyperpigmentation and acne for years. I made an appointment with Angelina, the skin esthetician at the office and she is absolutely awesome. She examined my skin and started me on a skincare regimen that has evened out my skin tremendously and kept my acne under control. She has done in office treatments such as face peels and microneedling to improve my skin as well. After one microneedling treatment, my skin evened out so much and looked so much smoother. I couldn't believe it. I know how hard it is to treat hypergipmentation and acne scars in darker complexions because I have been to several skin estheticians and dermatologists. I have had the best results here at Dr. Matthew Bridges office. I get compliments on my skin all the time now and don't wear nearly as much makeup as I used to. Angelina is attentive, professional, and very sweet. The overall staff here is just amazing. If you are looking for quality skin care products and face treatments, I highly recommend making an appointment with Angelina."- D. / RealSelf / Mar 29, 2017
"BBL Treatment - “Bye, Bye freckles, rosacea, broken blood vessels & fine lines!” I had no idea I would love my results so much thanks to Franki Lambiotte, the esthetician!! She was so kind to me and answered all my questions throughout the entire process! I saw results in about a week! I even put makeup on right after the procedure and went to lunch with a friend experiencing no pain or swelling!!"- M.N. / Google / Nov 08, 2022
"Truly cares about helping me achieve my anti-aging goals - Franki Lambiotte is a very knowledgeable master esthetician who always does an amazing job of making my skin glow with the Hydrafacial. She is super friendly and always willing to make product recommendations without a hard sell approach. I appreciate that she truly cares about helping me achieve my anti-aging goals and I have total trust in her recommendations. The staff at Commonwealth Facial Plastic Surgery is very professional and the office experience is always smooth and hassle-free. Go see Franki, you won't be disappointed!"- B. / RealSelf / Feb 13, 2023
"Dr. Bridges is an outstanding doctor. His easygoing personality and high level of expertise really set him apart from other doctors. He is a master of his craft and I know when I leave his office I will look natural and feel my best. From Facial Filler, Botox and removing benign lesions he is my go to for all things cosmetic. Dr. Bridges and Angelina keep me looking young and I am so grateful to have found them. Do yourself a favor and check them out, you will not regret it! I have had a number of skin care treatments from Angelina over the years and would highly recommend her. She is thorough, passionate and extremely knowledgeable about anything relating to the skin. Angelina has transformed my skin though Microneedling, Dermaplaning, Chemical peels and a custom skin care regimen. She created a custom skin care plan based on the time of year and my lifestyle. I have seen a number of Estheticians in the past and she really outshines them all. I am continually impressed with her attention to detail and her thirst for knowledge to keep up with the skin care industry. If you are looking for someone to help you with your skin then look no further, she really is the best!"- JS / Office Visit / Jun 27, 2016
Types of Chemical Peels
ZO 3-Step Chemical Peel
The ZO 3-Step Peel from ZO Skin Health is a prescription level chemical peel that treats many skin concerns including acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, rough skin texture, large pores, and dullness. The 3-Step process provides deeper improvements than other peels with minimal peeling and downtime. The ZO chemical peel is safe to use on all skin types and tones and may be repeated every 3 – 4 weeks for more dramatic results.
Jessner Chemical Peel
Circadia’s Jessner Peel is best for patients with light skin pigmentation. Jessner treats skin concerns such as acne, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.
MandeliClear Peel System
MandeliClear Peel System from Circadia is a safe, gentle peel with a Vitamin A accelerator. MandeliClear is best for patients with darker skin pigmentation and any skin type. MandeliClear is often used to lighten hyperpigmentation concerns, including acne scars, melasma, and photodamage.
Red Carpet Peel
By utilizing a one-of-a-kind mixture of exfoliating ingredients, the Red Carpet Peel is able to leave patients' skin looking refreshed and revitalized. It's typically thought of as a light peel that can provide stunning results for any skin type with absolutely no downtime. For even greater results, many of our patients choose to combine this peel with a dermaplaning session.
If you've started to notice any roughness, dullness, or pigmentation in your skin, a Universal Peel may be just the choice for you. Though it is a medium peel, it is gentle enough that we often recommend it to patients of all skin types who have never undergone a chemical peel before. After the treatment, there will usually be about 2 – 5 days of flaking from the skin before the results become visible. This is another peel that is often combined with dermaplaning in order to have even greater control of the results.
As with the Universal Peel, the Intermediate Peel is often recommended for rough, dull, and/or pigmented skin. However, this is a much more intense peel that we usually only recommend to patients with experience receiving chemical peels. It is only suitable for skin types I, II, and III and will usually cause skin shedding for about 5 – 7 days after the treatment.
As one of our deepest options in terms of peels, the Advanced Peel is able to offer amazing results for patients who don't mind experiencing about 5 – 10 days of shedding skin. It can be used to drastically enhance the skin, texture, and tone, as well as alleviate the most noticeable imperfections in the skin. This peel should only be used by patients with a great amount of experience with chemical peels who have a skin type of I, II, or III.
During/After The Procedure
The process for applying a chemical peel is generally the same for each type, but will vary slightly depending on the level of solution being applied. Anesthesia is not used during this procedure. First, the face is thoroughly cleaned. Then, the chemical agent is then brushed on to the skin. Patients will experience some mild stinging at this time. Patients will need to wear sunscreen and limit sun exposure as much as possible.
It is incredibly important to keep in mind that all skin types are different. Different skin types and regimens — both before and after the peel — will make a difference in how the skin reactions and heals. Not all patients peel, and not all patients will peel in the same way . Our chemical peels are traditionally recommended in a series of 3-6 treatments, spaced around a month apart. Patients must follow our protocol for chemical peel procedures. Our licensed master esthetician will consult with you and pick the peel that is right for you, your skin type, and your goals.
Chemical Peels start at $275.
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Chemical Peel FAQs
Does a Chemical Peel Hurt?
A chemical peel does not hurt. However, it may cause some discomfort. Most patients will feel tingling and a slight burning sensation, which will subside shortly after the procedure has been completed.
How do i choose the right chemical peel?
There are many alternatives to consider. Individuals looking to reduce fine lines, blotchiness, and other mild skin conditions may benefit from a chemical peel, which removes dead skin cells and accelerates the generation of new skin. If deep wrinkles are the issue, patients may want to consider another treatment such as BOTOX® or Dysport®.