Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels services offered in Mesa, Tempe and Scottsdale, AZ

Chemical Peels

Chemical peels offer a safe, convenient way to remove damaged skin and reveal the fresh layer beneath. With offices in Mesa, Tempe, and Scottsdale, Arizona, the board-certified dermatologists at Skin Care Specialists offer many types of chemical peels to target acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and other signs of aging skin. Call today or use the online booking tool to request an appointment.

Chemical Peels Q&A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are treatments that involve applying a chemical solution to your skin to exfoliate and improve its texture. The solution removes the outer layer of damaged skin, promoting cell turnover and revealing a smoother, rejuvenated complexion. These peels can address issues like fine lines, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation.

While many medical spas offer these treatments, Skin Care Specialists’ team of board-certified dermatologists ensures the highest standard of care. Their tailored approach focuses on enhancing your skin's appearance and promoting long-term skin health.

Are there different types of chemical peels?

Skin Care Specialists offers different types of chemical peels at varying depths, including:


A light chemical peel involves applying a mild acid solution, such as alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs). This peel targets the outer layer of the skin, providing gentle exfoliation to improve texture and address minor skin concerns, like fine lines and uneven skin tone.


Medium chemical peels use stronger acids, like glycolic or trichloroacetic acid. This peel penetrates deeper, targeting both the outer and middle layers of the skin. It’s effective in addressing moderate wrinkles, sun damage, and uneven pigmentation.


Deep chemical peels utilize strong acids, typically phenol, to penetrate the middle layer of the skin. This peel addresses more significant concerns, such as deep wrinkles, pronounced sun damage, and substantial pigmentation irregularities.

What skin concerns can chemical peels treat?

Chemical peels can treat many different skin concerns, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Brown spots
  • Enlarged pores
  • Uneven skin tone or texture
  • Skin laxity
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Brown spots

These peels are customizable, allowing the expert team to tailor each treatment to your skin’s unique needs.

What happens during and after chemical peels?

During a chemical peel at Skin Care Specialists, the board-certified dermatologists apply a customized solution to your skin, inducing exfoliation and addressing your specific concerns. You may experience a tingling sensation during the application. 

After the peel, you may notice redness, akin to a sunburn, which typically diminishes within a few days. While light peels may not need downtime, deeper peels can cause temporary peeling or flaking. Adhering to post-peel care guidelines, including sun protection, is crucial for achieving optimal results and maintaining skin health.

Call Skin Care Specialists today or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.