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Chemical Peels

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Chemical Peels Performed by Our Board-Certified Dermatologists

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Chemical Peels

Rejuvenate Your Skin with Chemical Peels Performed by Our Board-Certified Dermatologists

Chemical Peels

What is a Chemical Peel?

Do you want to exfoliate away dead skin cells, brighten the skin, reduce the look of age spots, even out skin tone, and achieve a gorgeous glowing appearance? Chemical peels are a remarkable and effective way to do so! 

A non-invasive cosmetic treatment, we offer numerous chemical peels at the Center for Surgical Dermatology to help our clients achieve their best skin yet! If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels, use our helpful guide below to discover how they work, their benefits, aftercare recommendations, and more.

Chemical peels are a type of cosmetic procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin, allowing damaged skin cells to “peel off.” The new skin underneath is often smoother and softer with a more even skin tone. 

Ultimately, chemical peels are a form of exfoliation, as they remove dead skin cells, unclog pores, and rejuvenate the skin to reveal a more youthful appearance. 

Furthermore, chemical peels are categorized into 3 strengths: light, medium, and deep. This simply describes how deeply a chemical peel penetrates the skin.

Chemical peel being applied to a patient's skin

FAQs About Chemical Peels

If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels and how you can utilize this form of cosmetic treatment to address any skin issues you may have, read our answers to frequently asked questions about chemical peels below.

Chemical peels can help treat and improve the appearance of many skin conditions. They can be used to treat certain types of acne, hyperpigmentation, dark spots, freckles, sun damage, melasma, age signs (such as wrinkles and fine lines), and minor scarring. 

To learn more about whether or not a chemical peel can help address your specific skin condition, please get in touch with our dermatologists.

Chemical peels aren’t necessarily painful, but they can sometimes cause a slight burning sensation that lasts for about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. We try to minimize discomfort by applying cool compresses to soothe the skin and providing detailed post-peel instructions to optimize the healing process.

When used correctly, chemical peels can do wonders for the skin! The benefits of chemical peels include: 

  • Exfoliating away dead skin cells to unclog pores and brighten the skin.
  • Improving acne lesions and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Reducing fine lines and improving wrinkles.
  • Diminishing the appearance of skin damage, such as sunspots.
  • Improving the look of uneven skin tone and texture.
  • Rejuvenating the skin for a glowing appearance.

To find out more about the benefits of chemical peels, as well as the other facial rejuvenation treatments we offer at the Center for Surgical Dermatology, take a look at this article.

The cost of a chemical peel varies widely depending on the type of chemical peel and the number of sessions needed to achieve the desired goals.

The number of chemical peels needed will depend on your specific skincare goals. Your unique treatment plan will be determined between you and your dermatology provider.

After receiving a chemical peel, it’s important to take certain steps to protect your skin, as the skin is more sensitive and susceptible to sunburn following a chemical peel treatment. Thus, it’s essential to wear sunscreen and adequate clothing to keep the skin shielded from the sun. 

Additionally, use gentle skincare products after a chemical peel treatment, such as a mild cleanser, and avoid harsh or abrasive products, like retinoids and exfoliating scrubs. Keeping the skin hydrated with appropriate moisturization is also essential to promote optimal healing of your skin following a chemical peel.

For a more comprehensive aftercare plan, it’s best to speak to your dermatologist or dermatology provider.


Chemical Peel Before and After Photos

Interested in seeing chemical peel results? Take a look at our before and after pictures below to see firsthand how this cosmetic treatment can help you achieve beautiful, glowing skin and address certain skin conditions.

Patient With Fine Lines, Wrinkles And Uneven Skin Before A Chemical Peel After A Chemical Peel To Treat Fine Lines, Wrinkles And Discoloration
Image Before Patient Receives A Chemical Peel Patient Following A Chemical Peel
Before A Chemical Peel After A Chemical Peel

Request Chemical Peels in Westerville, Ohio at the Center for Surgical Dermatology & Dermatology Associates

If you’re ready to address fine lines and wrinkles, dark spots, or simply achieve a brighter complexion, we recommend trying a chemical peel treatment! To learn more about this cosmetic procedure, or if you’re interested in scheduling a chemical peel treatment, give us a call at (614) 847-4100 today or send us a message online

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