At Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery, we provide medical-grade chemical peels to residents of the Phoenix and Goodyear, AZ areas. Each treatment program is customized for you based upon your skin type to treat:
- Acne scars
- Sun damage
- Fine lines
- Age spots
- Dull looking skin
Our chemical peels are characterized by light to moderate penetration of the outer layers of damaged skin, with minimal to no discomfort and minimal to no risk of scarring or downtime. Our patients in Phoenix and Goodyear, AZ find that the medical-grade chemical peels performed by our licensed aestheticians give a meaningful change without a lengthy downtime.
We also offer deep chemical peels performed by our plastic surgeon, such as the Hetter Peel. This peel is a surgical procedure that provides the most dramatic change to your skin and is used only for extremely damaged skin. The downtime associated with the deep chemical peels is more extensive and requires advanced planning.
What is a chemical peel?
The Chemical Peel procedure uses a chemical solution that is acidic in nature to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin. Also known as a facial peel treatment, this procedure not only enhances the beauty of the skin, but also improves its texture. It is the among the best ways help eliminate facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation. The professionals at Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery are trained to alter the concentrations of the Chemical Peel used depending on the skin type and the kind of peel treatment required.Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHAs), betahydroxy acid (BHAs) light or “lunch-hour” peels include glycolic, lactic, and fruit acids (AHA) peels or salicylic acid (BHA). Other acids can be used such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA), phenol, and retinoic acid. Each one has a different purpose. Chemical peels improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, brighten your complexion, minimize pore size, balance skin pigmentation, and diminish some types of acne scars. They burn off only the outer layers of the skin to smooth out fine wrinkles and/or rough, dry skin.
How is a chemical peel performed?
All chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of skin so that a smoother, more evenly pigmented, glowing layer of skin can appear. It helps stimulate the production of new skin cells. They are often repeated every few weeks for 4-6 sessions to achieve the desired results. Chemical peels may be combined with our other laser treatments to optimize your results, depending on your specific concerns.
What can be expected during and after a chemical peel?
Typically, one can expect a slight stinging sensation during the procedure, which lasts 2 to 10 minutes. Afterwards, chemical peels generally cause some flaking, redness and dryness, or skin irritation. These side effects diminish over time. Once the body heals itself naturally, the outer layer of damaged skin will fall away.