Chemical/acid peels


These chemical exfoliating procedures refresh and rejuvenate your skin. A variety of treatments are available; your consultation with your aesthetician will determine which is best suited for your skin.

Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics specializes in superficial to light chemical peels and individualizes a treatment program based upon your skin type to treat:

  • Acne
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Freckles
  • 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. The deep peels of the past are an outdated procedure due to lengthy downtime and unpredictable results. Light to medium peels, however, are an excellent tool for rejuvenating the skin. They help restore your skin's natural glow.

What is a chemical peel?

Alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), betahydroxy acids (BHAs) light or "lunch-hour" peels include glycolic, lactic, and fruit acid peels (AHA) or salicylic acid (BHA). 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.

What can be expected during and after a chemical peel?

Typically, one can expect a small degree of slight stinging 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 skin will fall away.