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Chemical Peels – Sequim, WA

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are also known as chemexfoliation or derma peeling. Chemical solutions are applied to your skin; the resulting trauma is layers of skin peeling off and revealing more youthful and healthy skin. The new skin is smoother, softer, has fewer lines and wrinkles, and is more even in color. In addition, the complexion is brighter and more glowing.

Chemical peels improve or treat certain skin conditions and are generally used on your face, neck, or hands. Chemical peels help improve or reduce:

Solutions of different acids are spread over your skin which causes your skin to blister and peel.

Some peel levels and their ingredients include:

Light or mild chemical peels remove just the surface layer of your skin. Light chemical peels correct the effects of sun damage, reduce scarring from acne or injuries, rejuvenate skin, decrease fine lines and wrinkles, and manage discoloration. Chemical peels can be customized for each patient.

Light peels are superficial, and if you need to target deeper layers of skin, you can request a middle level peel. This type of peel is a mixture of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) with other acids to remove imperfections from your middle and top layers. Acne and injury scars, fine lines and wrinkles are removed with a deeper chemical peel. You will also see more even skin tone. A medium skin peel can be done every three months.

A deep peel will improve the look and feel of your skin. Deep chemical peels take care of deep wrinkles, fine lines, uneven skin tones, and precancerous growths. However, these peels can only be done once and must be done by a plastic surgeon.

You will experience red, tight, and possibly swollen skin after a medium peel. Follow your professional aesthetician’s directions for cleaning, sun protection, moisturizing, and using other serums on your skin. Try not to pick, rub, or scratch your skin.

Chemical peels will not remove deep scars or tighten sagging skin.


Assessing your skin before a chemical peel is important to minimize irritation while maximizing results.

Consult with your medspa provider to determine what type of chemical peel will be best for you.

A series of chemical peels every few months will provide you with the best results. We can determine the number of peels you need at your consultation.

Chemical peels are not as painful as you would think. Mild chemical peels produce a slight burning sensation that goes away quickly. However, a deep chemical peel is different. You will need a general anesthetic, and the peel will take longer to heal.

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