Chemical Peel Specialist

Idaho Skin Institute -  - Dermatology

Idaho Skin Institute

Dermatology & Cosmetic Dermatology located in Chubbuck, Burley, Rexburg & Twin Falls, ID

A chemical peel exfoliates damaged skin and improves your appearance. At Idaho Skin Institute in Chubbuck, Burley, Twin Falls and Rexburg, Idaho, the dermatology team provides many types of chemical peels to meet a variety of cosmetic needs and goals. To schedule a consultation and find out how a chemical peel can help improve the texture and tone of your skin, call the nearest location or book online.

Chemical Peel Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel involves applying a chemical solution to your skin to stimulate exfoliation. The skin can then regenerate smoother and clearer skin. A chemical peel diminishes skin damage and the signs of aging, and you boast a radiant glow.

What types of skin concerns can a chemical peel treat?

Chemical peels at Idaho Skin Institute are effective in addressing a number of common skin concerns, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scars
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Redness

Chemical peels are also an excellent treatment for tightening the skin under your eyes, as well as softening the fine lines around your eyes. Your skin care specialist evaluates your skin to determine what type of peel is right for your goals, skin type, and skin health.

What are the types of chemical peels offered?

Chemical peels vary in strength. Deeper peels require longer downtimes but have more dramatic effects. At Idaho Skin Institute, the types offered include:

Light peel

This superficial peel removes the outer layer of the skin and can treat fine lines, wrinkles, acne, uneven skin tone, and dryness. The peel feels warm and slightly tingly at application and has minimal downtime following. You can have a light chemical peel every 2-5 weeks, depending on your skin concerns and goals.

Medium peel

Containing trichloroacetic or glycolic acid, a medium peel sloughs skin from the middle layer of your skin and treats acne scars, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. Expect to have some side effects and recovery time that lasts up to 14 days. You can repeat this peel every 6-9 months.

Deep peel

Men and women with deep facial wrinkles, severe sun damage, blotchy patches of pigment, or pre-cancerous growths may benefit from a deep chemical peel. The deep peel contains phenol and penetrates to the bottom layer of your skin. You need a local anesthetic or sedative applied prior to the administration of the peel. Expect to have peeling, crusting, redness, and discomfort for several weeks.

To learn more about chemical peels, call Idaho Skin Institute to set up a consultation or book online.