Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels

Reveal the brighter, healthier skin that waits just below the surface

Chemical peels are an exfoliating treatment used to remove the damaged outer layer of your skin and reveal a healthy, glowing complexion underneath. They can be used on your face or body and are highly effective at revitalizing your overall appearance, addressing a number of common concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, uneven tone or texture, sun damage, acne scars and more.

At Resurrect Skin MD, we take pride in providing individualized treatment plans that cater to your specific needs and goals. Our chemical peels from SkinMedica are designed to deliver visible and transformative results while maintaining a commitment to your comfort, safety and satisfaction. To learn more, click here or call our office at 219-946-5551 to book your consultation today.

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Treatment Time

30-60 minutes




5-7 days

Noticeable Results

1-2 weeks

Treatments Needed

Series recommended

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a powerful and time-tested treatment for revitalizing the skin. During a chemical peel, we apply a solution containing one or more acids to the skin’s surface, causing controlled exfoliation of the outer layer. This process removes dead and damaged skin cells to unveil the clearer, healthier cells waiting below.

In addition to the exfoliating effect, a chemical peel triggers your skin’s natural healing process, stimulating the production of collagen and elastin. This boost in essential proteins helps to improve skin elasticity, reduce fine lines and enhance overall skin texture, becoming especially effective if you undergo a series of treatments.

Chemical peels are available in different strengths and formulas. Mild peels provide gentle exfoliation to refresh the appearance of dull or tired-looking skin with little to no downtime. In contrast, stronger peels go deeper to provide more dramatic results but are associated with increased downtime. During your consultation, we can help determine which type of peel is right for you.

How Do Chemical Peels Compare to Laser Skin Resurfacing Treatments?

All resurfacing treatments work essentially the same way — the outer layers of damaged cells are stripped away, and as the skin heals, a smoother, more uniform skin surface appears. Chemical peels and lasers are both highly effective methods of achieving this goal. However, they differ in their approach.

Chemical peels use topically-applied acid solutions of varying strengths to remove the top layers of the skin. Laser resurfacing treatments emit beams of light that vaporize the old and damaged cells from the skin surface.

There are pros and cons to each option. Chemical peels can be a more affordable investment while still achieving impactful results. They can also treat dark skin tones that may not be suitable for laser treatments. Lasers are more controllable and precise than chemical peels, more effective on wrinkles and loose skin, and better for deep collagen remodeling. But, they require a more significant investment, and they are not compatible with all skin tones.

Lasers also apply heat to the skin which can cause some discomfort that needs to be addressed and controlled, however, this heat causes a stimulation of the body’s natural immune system to build collagen and elastin and more youthful skin.

“Chemical peels and lasers are both powerful tools in our skincare toolbox. Chemical peels offer versatility, allowing us to cater to a broad range of needs and skin tones, while laser treatments, which is my area of special expertise, allow for precision that is simply unparalleled. The right tool depends on what we are trying to achieve for your skin.”

— Dr. Burns
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What Skin Concerns Can Chemical Peels Address?

At RSMD, we believe in the power of personalized care. Our SkinMedica chemical peels can be customized to target a variety of skin concerns and skin types, making them a versatile and effective treatment option.

Our peels can be used on the face or body to:

  • Remove dead and damaged skin cells
  • Reveal a brighter, healthier complexion
  • Improve skin texture
  • Treat mild to moderate signs of aging
  • Fade various forms of hyperpigmentation
  • Treat acne by unclogging pores and reducing inflammation
  • Minimize the appearance of acne scars
  • Boost collagen and elastin production
  • Reduce the perceived size of large pores
  • Improve the absorption of skincare products

Just 4 Simple Steps to Bring Your Skin to Life™

  • Book a consultation at Resurrect Skin MD
  • Let us take the lead and evaluate your skin
  • Receive your personalized treatment plan
  • Enjoy smoother, more beautiful skin!

Is Any Preparation Required Before a Chemical Peel?

A few simple steps can help ensure that your skin is in the best condition possible for a safe and effective treatment. Taking these measures will optimize your chemical peel experience and enhance the overall results.

In the days leading up to your chemical peel, you should discontinue using skincare products that may increase skin sensitivity or interfere with the peel’s effectiveness. These include retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs) and exfoliating agents.

Avoid excessive sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen of at least SPF 30 daily. Tanned or sunburned skin may be more susceptible to irritation or damage during the peel, so protecting your skin from harmful UV rays before your appointment is critical.

Refrain from waxing, threading or using depilatory creams on the treatment area for at least a week before your chemical peel. These hair removal methods can increase skin sensitivity and may interfere with the peel’s application and efficacy.

What Should I Expect During My Chemical Peel Treatment?

Your journey starts with a comprehensive consultation with our team. We’ll discuss your skin concerns, medical history and treatment goals, and we’ll use the VISIA® Skin Analysis System to identify your exact needs. This thorough analysis process helps us deliver an exceptional level of efficacy and personalization with our treatments.

Before your chemical peel begins, we’ll cleanse your skin to remove any makeup, oils or dirt. This step helps the peel’s active ingredients penetrate effectively and work their magic on fresh, clean skin.

Once your skin is prepped, we will apply the carefully chosen SkinMedica chemical peel solution to your face. You may experience a mild tingling or warm sensation while the solution is on your skin. This is completely normal and temporary, and we will closely monitor your comfort throughout the procedure to ensure your experience is pleasant.

After the appropriate amount of time has passed, we will neutralize the chemical peel solution to stop its action on your skin. This allows the peel to have the desired effect without causing unnecessary irritation. We will then apply a soothing, nourishing serum or cream to help calm and hydrate your skin. The full treatment typically takes 30 to 60 minutes.

Will There Be Downtime After My Chemical Peel?

The amount of downtime after a chemical peel varies depending on the strength and type of solution used, as well as various individual factors. While some peels involve minimal downtime and little or no peeling, others have a more significant impact on your skin temporarily.

For superficial and medium chemical peels, such as AHA or glycolic acid peels, downtime is typically minimal. After these lighter peels, you may experience some temporary redness, mild flaking or peeling, or dryness that can be managed with appropriate skincare. The recovery timeline for these peels is usually around two to seven days.

Deep chemical peels offer more dramatic results but require a longer recovery period. You can expect more pronounced side effects after a deep peel, including redness, swelling, peeling and crusting. The downtime for deeper chemical peels can last one to two weeks, during which your skin undergoes significant rejuvenation.

You’ll be provided with detailed aftercare instructions to help you get the most out of your chemical peel. It’s a good idea to plan your treatment when you have some flexibility in your schedule, especially if you’re considering a deeper peel. This will allow your skin to heal comfortably and ensure the best possible results.

“Transformation takes time and patience. It's normal to see temporary changes, like redness or flaking, after a chemical peel. This is your skin rejuvenating itself, a testament to your body's amazing capacity for renewal. Each day brings you closer to revealing that healthy, glowing complexion that lies beneath.”

— Dr. Burns

How Long Does It Take to See Results From a Chemical Peel?

In most cases, results become evident within the first week or two following the peel. Your skin may appear smoother, brighter and more even in tone, with a healthy glow. Improvements will continue over the following four to six weeks.

A number of variables determine how long your results last. These include your age, your skin condition, your overall health and your skincare routine. Some peels act as a light refresh for the skin, perfect before a special event, while others deliver benefits that can last for months to even a few years if you get peels regularly.

To maintain and enhance the results of your chemical peel, we may recommend a customized skincare regimen with products tailored to your skin type and concerns. Consistency with proper skin care and sun protection is crucial for long-term benefits and general skin health.

How Many Chemical Peels Do I Need?

You should see results after just one peel. However, aging doesn’t happen overnight, and often the solution doesn’t either. Many patients achieve the best results from undergoing an initial series of chemical peels spaced four to six weeks apart, followed by maintenance treatments a few times per year. This approach corrects visible blemishes while encouraging ongoing collagen production, a key to youthful-looking skin.

Schedule Your Consultation at Resurrect Skin MD

At RSMD, we believe everyone deserves to look and feel their absolute best. We help you understand exactly what your skin needs and create a long-term treatment plan composed of safe, science-backed procedures that deliver optimal results. Leveraging our deep expertise in medical aesthetics, our goal is to bring your Skin to Life™ and deliver a level of friendly, attentive service you won’t find anywhere else.

Let’s get started. Reach out here or call us at 219-732-2197 to schedule your Dallas chemical peel consultation today.