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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

GFaceMD offers chemical peels to help our patients achieve more youthful, beautiful skin in order to feel and look their best! A chemical peel can treat sun damage and other cosmetic concerns like fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and unwanted freckles.

Chemical Peels are cosmetic procedures that remove and regenerate the epidermal layer of your skin on the face or body. Cells in the top layer are removed, resulting in the creation of new ones! During the first two weeks following the procedure, you may notice some peeling, but don’t be too concerned; your skin will be very soft after your treatment, with minimal scarring. Chemical peels can also help eliminate those unsightly scars you may have wanted to get rid of for years!

Contact The GFaceMD Team for a consultation to determine if you’re a good candidate for a chemical peel.

What Does A Chemical Peel Do?

  • Smooth your skin, making wrinkles less visible.
  • Fade pigment spots and an uneven skin tone.
  • Make your skin look younger and refreshed.
  • Boost collagen production, for firmer skin (with repeat treatments every 6 to 8 weeks).

Types of Chemical Peel

  • Great for light and dark complexions (Fitzpatrick 1-6)
  • Mild peel that is less irritation and great for sensitive skin
  • Great first-time peel


Contraindication: Aspirin Allergy

  • Stronger peel that is great for a second peel
  • Addresses skin tone irregularities, hyperpigmentation and uneven pigmentation
  • Targets pore to decrease the size
  • Exfoliating properties


ONLY indicated for lighter skin tones (Fitz 1-3 only)

  • Great for light and dark complexions (Fitzpatrick 1-6)
  • Good first-time peel
  • A combination of 8 acids
  • Great for sensitive skin
  • Stronger than the Universal Peel
  • Combination of 8 acids but in stronger concentrations
  • Flaking and peeling will occur
  • Gorgeous results


ONLY indicated for lighter skin tones (Fitz 1-3 only)

At GFaceMD, we specialize in self-neutralizing, medical-grade Chemical peels. There is zero downtime and minimal to no obvious peeling with the lower strength peels. The stronger chemical peels have 5-7 days of downtime.

Chemical Peels FAQs

A chemical peel removes damaged, aged, or dead skin cells, revealing fresh, healthy skin underneath.

Chemical peels help remove superficial layers of the skin by creating controlled wounds that allow the skin to resurface. Chemical peels promote the growth of healthy skin layers and treat various skin conditions, such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin texture.

Fair-skinned, light-haired individuals are more likely to benefit from chemical peels. Patients with pale skin respond better to chemical peels because their pigment is less irritating to the epidermis. However, you're also more likely to develop an uneven skin tone due to the treatment.

You may experience some redness following a chemical peel, but this usually fades in seven to fourteen days.
Chemical peels can leave you with visible results for a few weeks to the rest of your life. Chemical peels have various effects, but the most significant is strength: lighter, superficial results last between 1 to 2 months, while more significant results may take 6 to 12 weeks.
The depth of the peel also determines how long it takes to recover. For light and medium peels, your skin will flake and peel for four to seven days after your procedure. With a deep peel, you can expect to recover for up to 2 weeks and experience significant peeling, swelling, and redness. Additionally, you may experience stinging, which can be minimized with ice packs and over-the-counter pain medications (Advil or Motrin). If you are getting a deep peel, you may be prescribed pain medication to help make a recovery easier.
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