Chemical Peel

Eagle Dermatology -  - Dermatologist

Eagle Dermatology

Dermatologists located in Eagle, ID

When you want total skin rejuvenation, consider a chemical peel at Eagle Dermatology in Eagle, Idaho. Our board-certified dermatologist recognized by the American Board of Dermatology, Gabriel Guerrero, DO, can help you shed your old skin, bringing life to the new skin beneath, making it look fresh and smooth. To learn more about the procedure and find out if chemical peels can help you reach your anti-aging goals, call Eagle Dermatology today. You can even book your initial consultation with Dr. Guerrero online.

Chemical Peel Q&A

What is a chemical peel?

Made from a chemical solution, chemical peels improve your skin’s texture and tone. These peels exfoliate your skin, removing the old skin, and exposing your new skin beneath.

Dr. Guerrero can use chemical peels on your face, but you may also choose to rejuvenate the skin on your hands and neck.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

At Eagle Dermatology, Dr. Guerrero offers three types of chemical peels:

Superficial chemical peels

Sometimes called lunchtime peels, superficial chemical peels use a mild acid to gently exfoliate the outer layer of your skin. This type of peel treats mild skin discoloration, rough skin, and can refresh your skin.

Medium peels

Medium peels use a stronger acid that penetrates into both the outer and middle layers of your skin. These peels can address age spots, freckles, and moderate skin discoloration, and may help with minor fine lines and wrinkles.

Deep peels

The strongest chemical peels available, deep peels fully reach the middle layer of your skin. Dr. Guerrero may recommend deep peels for age spots, fine lines, freckles, and minor scarring.

What can a chemical peel treat?

Dr. Guerrero recommends chemical peels to improve the appearance of a variety of conditions, skin ailments, and signs of aging including:

  • Traumatic and acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Sagging skin
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough or scaly skin

Although chemical peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and facial scars, they can’t eliminate deep lines or scars and significant sagging.

What happens after a chemical peel?

After your chemical peel at Eagle Dermatology, Dr. Guerrero reviews your aftercare instructions and expectations:

  • Superficial chemical peel: Your skin may become red and scaly and take one to seven days to heal
  • Medium chemical peel: Your skin may swell and become red, blisters may form and break, and your eyelids may swell; in seven to 14 days, your outer layer of skin peels off, leaving fresh skin beneath
  • Deep chemical peel: Dr. Guerrero bandages your face after a deep peel and advises you to apply ointment multiple times a day; your skin heals in 14-21 days

If you think a chemical peel can help you reach your anti-aging goals, call Dr. Guerrero’s office today or book online to schedule your initial consultation.