Lip Peel

Lip Peel
Lip Peel

Fast results with minimal downtime

Fast facts

  • Chemical peels are used to remove damaged skin cells, revealing healthier skin underneath
  • There are different types of peels: light, medium, and deep
  • When conducted by a board-certified aesthetic doctor, chemical peels are exceptionally safe
  • It’s essential to follow your provider’s postop instructions carefully


  • Light chemical peels do not require much down time
  • Medium and deep chemical peels can require two to three weeks of recovery time
  • The procedures can last anywhere from 20 minutes to 30 minutes

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that can be applied to the face, hands, and neck. They’re used to improve the appearance or feel of the skin. During this procedure, chemical solutions will be applied to the area being treated, which causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off. Once this happens, the new skin underneath is often smoother, appears less wrinkled, and may have less damage.

There are a number of reasons people may get chemical peels. They may be trying to treat a variety of things, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Scars
  • Melasma
  • Uneven skin tone or redness

What are chemical peels?

There are three different types of chemical peels that you can get. These include:

  • Superficial peels, which use mild acids like alpha-hydroxy acid to gently exfoliate. It only penetrates the outermost layer of skin.
  • Medium peels, which use trichloroacetic or glycolic acid to reach the middle and outer layer of skills. This makes it more effective for removing damaged skin cells.
  • Deep peels, which fully penetrate the middle layer of the skin to remove damaged skin cells; these peels often use phenol or tricholoracetic acid.

How is a chemical peel done?

Chemical peels are typically done in-office; deep peels may be done in an outpatient surgical facility. Before the procedure, they will likely have you tie back your hair. Your face will be cleaned, and eye protection like goggles or gauze may be applied.

Your doctor may numb the area with a topical anesthetic, especially if you’re receiving a deep peel. For deep peels, your doctor may also use a regional anesthetic, which will numb large areas. They are particularly likely to do this if you’re having your face and neck treated.

Procedure time:20 to 30 mins

Downtime:2 to 3 days

Duration of results:2 to 3 months

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