Chemical peels are used to treat a variety of skin issues like acne, wrinkles, discoloration and to maintain a glowing complexion. They come in a variety of strengths and combinations. It is important to seek the guidance of a professional in a medical environment to achieve the desired results and to avoid severe complications. If a chemical peel is acquired through a compounding pharmacy by a licensed physician, it is medical grade. Most chemical peels used in day spas or salons come from skincare companies and they are prepackaged. Although these types of peels are safe, they may have ingredients that can weaken the effects of the chemicals. This can make it more difficult to get the desired results from a chemical peel, as well as increase overall cost from requiring more treatments to achieve good results. If you want to see results from your chemical peel in Phoenix, come to Dermacare Cosmetic Surgery.


You may experience a warm, tingling or a burning sting during the application. If you have sensitive skin, you may take Ibuprofen prior to treatment to help relieve any discomfort. After application of the peel, your skin should frost (appear white). This will subside shortly and is sign that the peel is working!

During the next few days the skin will appear red and may become a dark brown color. Other parts of the peeling process may include mild swelling, redness, crusting, and peeling. The skin can become dry, tight, and uncomfortable before the full effects of the peel will show. Results will vary with each patient. Talk with Mary and Dr. Rod about any skin sensitivities, disorders, or concerns you may have before any treatment.

To make an appointment with our Aesthetician Mary at Dermacare visit online at or call 623-289-2809.