Chemical peels are a popular and effective treatment in the realm of aesthetic medicine. They involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, which exfoliates and eventually peels off, revealing smoother and rejuvenated skin underneath. Suitable for various skin types and concerns, chemical peels can address issues ranging from fine lines to hyperpigmentation.

With different peel strengths available, they can be tailored to meet individual needs, ensuring optimal results. The treatment not only enhances skin texture and tone but also boosts collagen production, further contributing to a youthful appearance.

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Concerns Treated

  • Fine lines
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone

Procedure Length

30 – 60 minutes


Varies from minimal to 1 week, depending on peel strength

Results Length

Lasting up to 6 months, with maintenance sessions

How Chemical Peels Work

Chemical peels involve the application of a specific chemical solution to the skin’s surface. This solution causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. The new skin that emerges is smoother, with fewer imperfections. The depth and intensity of the peel depend on the chemical solution’s strength, which can be light, medium, or deep. The choice of peel strength is based on the patient’s specific concerns, skin type, and desired results.


What Causes Fine Lines and Hyperpigmentation?

Fine lines primarily result from the natural aging process and prolonged sun exposure. As we age, our skin loses its elasticity and collagen, leading to the formation of wrinkles and fine lines. On the other hand, hyperpigmentation, including dark spots and uneven skin tone, can arise due to sun damage, hormonal changes, acne scars, and certain medications. Chemical peels are designed to tackle these concerns by exfoliating the skin’s top layers, promoting cell turnover, and revealing a clearer complexion.

Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Chemical Peels?

Individuals with concerns like fine lines, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone are ideal candidates for chemical peels. The treatment is suitable for various skin types; however, it’s essential to choose the right peel strength for optimal results. A consultation with our office can help determine the best peel type. It’s also crucial for candidates to have realistic expectations, understanding that multiple sessions might be needed for desired outcomes.

How Should I Prepare for Chemical Peels?

Preparation for a chemical peel involves avoiding direct sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks before the treatment. It’s also recommended to stop using any retinoid products, as they can increase skin sensitivity. Patients should ensure their skin is clean and free from makeup, lotions, or creams on the treatment day. Additionally, it’s advisable to inform the practitioner about any medications or skin products being used, as some might interfere with the treatment.

What Can I Expect During Recovery?

The recovery process post-chemical peel varies based on the peel’s strength. Light peels might cause slight redness and sensitivity, which subsides within a day or two. Medium to deep peels can lead to more pronounced redness, swelling, and peeling, lasting up to a week. It’s essential to avoid sun exposure, use a broad-spectrum sunscreen, and refrain from picking or peeling the skin during recovery. Using a gentle moisturizer can help soothe and hydrate the skin.

How Much Does Chemical Peels Cost?

The cost of chemical peels varies based on the peel’s strength, the treatment area’s size, and the clinic’s location. Light peels are generally more affordable than medium or deep peels. On average, patients can expect to pay between $150 to $600 per treatment session. It’s best to consult with our office for a personalized quote based on your specific needs.

How Do Chemical Peels Compare to Other Treatments?

Chemical peels offer a unique advantage in exfoliating and rejuvenating the skin compared to other treatments. While procedures like microdermabrasion physically exfoliate the skin, chemical peels penetrate deeper, addressing underlying issues. Compared to laser treatments, chemical peels can be more affordable and have shorter recovery times. However, the choice between treatments should be based on individual needs, desired results, and skin type. Our staff is happy to guide you through your options to ensure you are choosing the treatment that will give you the best results.

Why Should I Choose Contour You for Chemical Peels?

Choosing Contour You for your chemical peel ensures you’re in expert hands. Our team, led by Dr. Scott W. Siverhus, is dedicated to providing treatments that meet the highest standards in aesthetic medicine. With a focus on personalized care, we ensure each patient receives a treatment tailored to their unique needs. Our commitment to excellence and safety has made us a preferred choice for many, especially for treatments like chemical peels.

Combining Chemical Peels With Other Treatment

Chemical peels can be effectively combined with other aesthetic treatments to enhance overall results. For instance, pairing a chemical peel with microdermabrasion can offer deeper exfoliation, while combining it with dermal fillers can address both skin texture and volume loss. It’s essential to space out treatments appropriately and consult with a practitioner to determine the best combination for individual needs

Ready for Your Peel?

Ready to rediscover radiant and youthful skin? Chemical peels at Contour You can be the transformative treatment you’ve been seeking. Our team is here to guide you through every step, ensuring a comfortable and rewarding experience. Don’t let skin imperfections hold you back. Take the first step towards a clearer, smoother, and more confident you. Contact us today at 602-390-2015 to schedule your consultation and embark on your skin rejuvenation journey.

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We are ready to help you create your inner and outer glow at Contour You Med Spa! We invite you to bring your concerns to us and see what we can do to help you safely and effectively treat your specific needs.