Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels service offered in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, UT

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels can quickly exfoliate the skin and increase cellular turnover to enhance the complexion and reduce signs of aging. At the Central Utah Dermatology offices in Richfield, Hurricane, Ephraim and Washington, Utah, the team of dermatology specialists offers a full menu of chemical peel options, each with its own specific effects. To schedule your customized chemical peel, call the nearest office or book a visit online today.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are treatments that use specific chemicals and natural substances to exfoliate the skin, removing dead and damaged (surface) skin cells to reveal your smooth skin below. In addition, chemical peels increase cellular turnover, helping you heal and make new skin cells faster.

When might I need a chemical peel?

At Central Utah Dermatology, chemical peels are popular treatments for many adults who want to enhance their appearance without undergoing invasive procedures. Some common reasons to schedule a chemical peel include: 

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough skin texture
  • Sun spots
  • Age spots
  • Dull skin tone
  • Acne 
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma

What are the different types of chemical peels?

The Central Utah Dermatology team provides several different types of chemical peels, including:

Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel

TCA peels contain an acid that dissolves the dead and damaged cells in the uppermost layer of skin (the epidermis). The powerful peel promotes new skin cell growth as the old cells peel off in the next several days. TCA peels help with issues like aging skin and sun damage. They’re available in a range of depths (strengths).

Jessner's peel

Jessner’s peels are milder than TCA peels but can still have impressive benefits. They contain a blend of salicylic, lactic, and citric acids and can effectively address problems like sun damage, fine lines, and age spots.

Salicylic acid peel 

Salicylic acid can reduce oil, clean clogged pores, and reduce acne. 

Glycolic acid peel 

Glycolic acid peels exfoliate skin effectively to provide brightening, texture improvements, and overall skin rejuvenation. 

Each acid has a long list of skin benefits, and some peels may combine acids to get the best results. To determine which peel is right for you, the Central Utah Dermatology team evaluates your skin and discusses your skin care routine and treatment goals with you in detail.  

What happens after chemical peels?

The team provides home skin care instructions after your peel, which help you know what to expect and when. Usually, peeling occurs over several days following your appointment. It’s normal for skin to feel tight before it starts peeling. Avoid the urge to peel pieces of skin off your face: it sheds naturally to reveal your beautiful new skin. 

To learn more about chemical peels, call the nearest Central Utah Dermatology office or book a visit online today.