Chemical Peels

What are Chemical Peels?

A chemical peel is a treatment in which a special chemical solution is applied to the sin. This will remove the topmost, damaged layers of skin, allowing healthy, smoother skin to take its place. This treatment is ideal for treating an array of skin concerns, including lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne, scars, and other skin imperfections.

There are three different types of chemical peels to address different levels of skin damage, including:

Light Peel

A light peel removes the outermost layer of the skin. It is a great option for addressing fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, acne, and uneven skin tone. A light peel can be repeated every 2-5 weeks.

Medium Peel

A medium peel removes cells from the outermost layer and from parts of the upper part of the middle layer of skin. It is ideal for addressing acne scars, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles.

Deep Peel

A deep peel removes skin cells even deeper than the topmost layers of skin and can treat deeper wrinkles, scars, and precancerous growths.

Candidates for Chemical Peels

Patients with light skin and hair can often benefit greatly from chemical peels, while those with darker skin tones may have a higher risk of uneven skin tone after treatment. Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have inflamed acne, have a sunburn, or are taking Accutane should not undergo this treatment. For more information regarding candidacy, contact us today to schedule a consultation.


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The Procedure

To begin your chemical peel, your skin will be cleansed and your eyes will be covered with gauze or goggles. For light chemical peels, pain relief isn’t needed, while a sedative or numbing cream may be used for a deep peel. Next, one or more chemical solutions will be applied to the treatment area. You may feel a tingling or burning sensation during this part. The solution will then be removed and a soothing serum will be applied.


Following a chemical peel, you will have a reaction similar to a sunburn. Depending on the type of chemical peel you received, your downtime will vary. Medium peels may also cause swelling, and blisters, while deep peels will also cause severe swelling, throbbing, and burning. We will provide you with specific aftercare instructions regarding your peel for the best possible results. Once your skin completely heals, you will be able to see an improved skin texture and tone, as well as a smoother complexion.

Schedule Your Consultation

To learn how a chemical peel can benefit you, contact North Valley Cosmetic Surgery in Scottsdale, AZ today! Schedule a consultation appointment to speak with the doctors at North Valley Cosmetic Surgery about your skin concerns and goals, and he can create a personalized treatment plan for you.


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