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.
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
"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.
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 photo damage.
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.
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.
Plan Your Procedure
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 to Choose?
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.