Chemical Peel

Hailey, Brody, Casey & Wray, M.D., P.C.


Chemical peel of the skin has emerged as an exciting supplement to a total skin care program. While chemical peels have been performed by Dermatologic surgeons for the last 50 years, their effectiveness has become more widely known. Light peels to correct mild defects, medium depth peels to correct moderate defects and deep peels to correct severe defects can be used over the entire face and neck area uniformly, or in combining light, medium depth and deep peels on the same face to correct different skin problems. Today, with rejuvenation of the skin and reversal of the aging process paramount in the minds of many, chemical peeling can offer beautiful results.

Most chemical peels today are supplemented by the peeling effects of creams, such as Retinoic acid(Retin-A) on a daily basis, which give a constant turnover of the top layers of the skin further improving its integrity. Peels can also be used to eradicate superficial sun damage and prevent the reoccurrence of precancers of the skin.

What chemical peels can do:
  • Correction of sun damage (Actinic Degeneration)
  • Flattening mild scarring
  • Removing rhytids (wrinkles)
  • Improving irregular hyperpigmentation
The mild and moderate chemical peels are called freshening peels because they improve the quality of the skin without altering its normal architecture. The ability of the skin to tan again and return to the same color after peeling or sunlight exposure is unchanged.

For additional information on chemical peel of the skin, see Combination Skin Resurfacing.

superficial chemical peel


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medium chemical peel


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deep chemical peel


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