Chemical Peels

How do chemical peels work?

Similar to facials but slightly stronger and much more effective, chemical peels are naturally-occurring acid solutions that are applied to patients’ skin and then gently removed. The benefits of chemical peels are also similar to those of dermabrasion procedures, as they treat many of the same skin problems.

Depending on the type of chemical peel chosen, the acid solution can be comprised of singular or combined mixtures of alpha-hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acids, or phenol acids. The acid solutions stimulate the growth of new collagen, strip away dead skin cells, remove blemishes and skin imperfections, and improve the tone and texture of skin.


What can I expect from treatment?

Depending on the individual needs of patients’ skin, there are different levels of intensity to choose from when it comes to chemical peels. The specific acid solution used in certain chemical peels will, in turn, affect the treatment process and the end results, as will patients’ varying skin conditions. These are a few reasonable expectations for treatment results, based on the three main chemical peels used today:

  • Alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) chemical peels are considered to be the lightest, the least intense, and can treat acne, fine lines, and dry skin. Due to the lighter solution, AHA chemical peels also have the shortest treatment and recovery times.
  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) chemical peels are thought of as medium-intensity chemical peels and they can effectively treat light wrinkles, acne, and uneven pigmentation. TCA peels are also the most effective facial peel for darker-skinned patients seeking anti-aging benefits.
  • Phenol acid solutions usually constitute the strongest or deepest chemical peels. While this means they create the most noticeable, longest-lasting treatment results, they also require the longest treatment times (over an hour), and involve the longest recovery periods. However, the intensity of phenol chemical peels can successfully rid patients of acne, deep wrinkles, sun damaged skin, and even pre-cancerous growths.
  • Here at Skin Diva, we offer chemical peels ranging from levels 1-3.

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