Almost anyone can benefit from a chemical peel. Peels can dramatically
improve the health and appearance of your skin. Chemical peels safely
treat sun-damaged skin, acne, hyperpigmentation, mild rosacea, oily skin,
wrinkles, fine lines around the eyes and mouth, mild scarring, and dark
patches from pregnancy (melasma). We offer an array of chemical peels
depending on your skin type. 45 min.
Superficial: Removes the outermost layer of skin and can be done two weeks apart.
Medium-Depth: Removes skin cells deeper into the epidermis and can be done four weeks apart.
Deep: Removes skin cells from the epidermis and parts of the top, mid and lower
layer of the dermis. You will experience greater discomfort and longer
*A general rule of thumb: The deeper the peel, the more significant the
results but the longer the recovery time.
**Special Considerations: Three to four days before peel, patients should
stop using all topical retinoids (Retin-A, Differin, Aczone, etc.). Peels
are not recommended if you have taken Accutane in the past 12 months,
have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy or are pregnant or lactating.
Please contact our office with any questions about chemical peels.
AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid)
AHA’s are acids derived from natural sources such as sugar cane (glycolic),
lactic (milk), malic (apple), mandelic (almond), etc. AHA’s are
the mildest peel which make them a great option for those with sensitive
skin or first-time peel patients. AHA’s are used to treat fine wrinkles,
dryness, uneven skin tone and acne.
BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid)
BHA’s are best known to treat acne-prone skin. They control oil production
and loosen dead skin cells. Salicylic acid, the most popular BHA, is produced
by plants and penetrates deeply into pores to dissolve impurities.
Modified Jessner’s Peel
A combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol, a mild antiseptic
and disinfectant. These light to medium depth peels are more potent than
AHA and BHA peels, and are a great option for acne and acne scarring,
fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation and collagen stimulation.
TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid)
TCA peels are for those looking for a higher level peel with more advanced
results. These peels are effective for improving wrinkles, brown spots,
higher grade acne and acne scarring.
*We have hand-picked our favorite, most effective peels from Obagi, Epionce,
PCA Skin, and Skintherapeutics.