Chemical Facial Peels

Chemical facial peels are often chosen to revitalize the outer dermal layer of the face, resulting in a more hydrated, youthful, even complexion. These skin-resurfacing treatments transform your skin into the best version of itself by removing dead skin, dermal debris, and pore impurities. 

Target Treatment Areas

We offer light to deep chemical peels which can be performed by themselves or in combination with another treatment to address numerous skin concerns, including:

Fine lines under your eyes or around your mouth


Wrinkles caused by sun damage


Certain acne conditions


Mild scarring


Sun or age spots


Precancerous spots (actinic keratosis)


Rough or dull skin

What to Expect

Chemical peel treatments are performed by one of our highly trained aestheticians to ensure the safe application of chemical solutions, minimize discomfort, and deliver effective results. Chemical peels create a controlled “wound” that enables new skin to grow. The type of chemical solution we use will depend on the depth required to achieve your desired outcome as well as the type of skin or skin condition treated.

During your treatment, your provider will thoroughly cleanse your skin and apply one of the chemical solutions below to focused areas of your skin. Light to medium chemical peels typically produce a temporary burning and stinging sensation. Your provider may recommend IV fluids and topical or oral pain medication before, during or after deep chemical peel treatments. 


Light Chemical Peel

provides subtle improvement over time and is often done in more than one session. 

Medium Chemical Peel

removes the outermost layer and the upper part of your middle skin layer, resulting in skiing that is smooth, even-toned, and vibrant. 

Deep Chemical Peel

is a one-time treatment that penetrates down into the lower middle layer of your skin and will require significant downtime. 

Are Chemical Peels right for me?

Chemical peels are safe, effective treatments for many skin types and age groups, especially patients with moderate to severe signs of aging and those with fair skin and light hair. If you have taken oral acne medication, have a personal or family history of keloids, are pregnant, or have frequent or severe cold sore outbreaks, please consult your provider to find out if you are a candidate for a chemical peel. Possible side effects of chemical peel treatments include:

  • Redness, scabbing or swelling
  • Scarring
  • Temporary or permanent changes in skin color
  • Bacterial, fungal or viral infection
  • Heart, kidney or liver damage
  • Reactivated cold sores

The Beauty Benefits of Chemical Peels

Recovery time ranges from one to two weeks depending on the depth of peel received. However, the skincare benefits can be long-lasting and may include:

Improved skin texture and tone
Fewer lines and wrinkles
Brighter complexion
Less visible scarring and sun damage
Hyperpigmentation correction

Chemical Facial Peel Near Me

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Are chemical peels safe?
Chemical peels are typically a very safe procedure. All of our chemical peels are performed by a highly experienced Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner to minimize discomfort and to ensure effective results. That said, we recommend scheduling a consultation prior to your chemical peel facial to review your history and determine which peel is right for your unique skin type.
Will my results look natural?
Yes! Our provider will customize your chemical peel treatment to meet your unique skin conditions and concerns. 
Will my chemical peel hurt?
You may experience mild to moderate stinging or burning during a light or medium chemical peel. Deep chemical peels can cause an intense stinging sensation during treatment. Your provider may prescribe oral pain medication or apply topical numbing cream before your session to minimize discomfort.
What should I do to prepare for my chemical peel?

Preparation instructions vary depending on the depth of peel. Please consult your provider prior to your treatment. Some general preparation instructions include:

  • Avoid tanning and direct sun exposure for two weeks prior to treatment
  • Discontinue products containing retinoids one to two weeks prior to treatment
  • Apply topical products as instructed by your provider
  • Begin taking any prescribed oral antibiotics at least 24 hours prior to treatment
  • If you have open sores, lesions or skin infections, please wait for your skin to fully heal before receiving a chemical peel treatment