The skin is the largest organ in our body. It is made up of millions of cells that protect us from the environment and regulate our body temperature. Every day thousands of cells die, flake off and are replaced by new cells from beneath the skin. As we age, this process begins to slow down. Our skin may become dull. Dark blotches, fine lines and other signs of sun-damage and aging begin to appear.

Our chemical peels are non-surgical procedures, which use a solution to remove damaged outer skin layers. Also known as facial peel treatments, these procedures help our phoenix patients enhance skin beauty and improve skin texture. They are among the most recommended ways to help eliminate facial blemishes, wrinkles and uneven skin pigmentation.


A Chemical Peel offered at Dermacare Plastic Surgery will brighten your complexion, minimize pore size, and improve the texture of sun-damaged skin.

  • What is a Chemical Peel?

    At Dermacare, our chemical peels are characterized by light to moderate penetration of the outer layers of damaged skin, with little or no discomfort and minimal to no risk of scarring or downtime. Our Phoenix patients find the medical-grade chemical peels performed by our licensed aestheticians give a meaningful change.

    These non-surgical procedures improve the texture of sun-damaged skin, brighten your complexion, minimize pore size, balance skin pigmentation, and diminish some types of acne scars. They help remove the outer layers of the skin to smooth out fine wrinkles and/or rough, dry skin.

    We also offer deep chemical peels performed by our plastic surgeon, such as the Hetter Peel. This peel is a surgical procedure that provides the most dramatic change to your skin.

  • How is a Chemical Peel performed?

    All chemical peels apply a chemical solution to remove the outer layers of skin so that a smoother, more evenly pigmented, glowing layer of skin can appear. It helps stimulate the production of new skin cells. Chemical peels may be combined with our other laser treatments to optimize your results, depending on your specific concerns.

  • How much improvement can you get with a chemical peel?

    Chemical peeling is often used to treat fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth. Wrinkles caused by sun damage, aging and hereditary factors can often be reduced or even eliminated with this procedure. However, sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to peeling and may require other types of cosmetic surgical procedures such as a facelift, brow lift, eye lift, or soft tissue filler.

  • What can you expect from your Chemical Peel?

    At Dermacare Plastic Surgery, we provide medical-grade chemical peels (Chemical, VI and Quad) based on your skin type. They repair:

    • Acne and acne scars
    • Sun damage
    • Fine lines
    • Age spots
    • Dull-looking skin
  • How does a chemical peel work?

    Chemical solutions are carefully applied to your skin to improve the texture by removing damaged outer layers. The chemicals used are phenol, trichloroacetic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids. The formula used by your doctor will be adjusted to meet your particular needs.


    There are three types of chemical peels:

    Light chemical peel – Subtle improvements at first, but that healthy glow will increase with more treatments
    Medium chemical peel – Your skin will be noticeably smoother and fresher looking
    Deep chemical peel – Results are dramatic, but recovery takes the longest

  • Chemical Peel Risks:

    You should understand that all chemical peels carry some risks and uncertainties:

    • For Phoenix patients with certain skin types, there is a risk of developing a temporary or permanent color change in the skin either lightening or darkening.
    • Use of hormone medications or a family history of brownish discoloration on the face may increase the possibility of developing abnormal pigmentation.
    • If you have suffered from cold sores (herpes) in the past, there is a risk of reactivation.
    • It happens infrequently, but you could develop an infection or scarring from chemical peels.

Schedule your peels consultation today at our office in the Phoenix area at (623) 244-5192 and see how we can help make your appearance reflect your spirit!