A chemical peel involves the application of a solution to improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing damaged outer layers. It is helpful for men and women with facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. Phenol, Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) are used for this purpose. Scottsdale, AZ board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. John Williams, offers all three types of peels, which range from light, moderate to medium, and deep treatments, and use medical grade products from SkinMedica. Each treatment is customized to your particular skin type. Depending on the chemical peel that is chosen, there may be little to no visible peeling, and no downtime. Each peel at John Williams Plastic Surgery can be purchased individually or as a series for optimal results.
"Extremely happy with my experience with Dr. Williams. He was very thorough in explaining and answering my questions. Very professional and caring. Fantastic staff. I worked mainly with Nicole and loved her, she was very caring and fun personality. I'd highly recommend Dr. Williams."- T.U. / Google / Feb 09, 2017
"Dr. Williams is the best, from the moment I met him to my post operative appointments he was phenomenal. I had a breast lift and augmentation and I couldn't Be happier with the results. He is an amazing surgeon and such a genuinely kind person. His office staff is extremely helpful and makes the wholeProcess easy. I wouldn't go to anyone else!!"- K.W. / Healthgrades / Apr 01, 2017
"Dr. Williams is fantastic. He did a breast lift and augmentation and I couldn't be happier. I was very nervous about the procedure and the second I met him I felt at ease. I have two young kids and was concerned about the recovery but he spent the time to talk about everything with me. His office staff is so supportive and made everything easy. He is amazing and so is his work. You won't find anyone better!"- K.W. / Yelp / Apr 01, 2017
"The Valley's Finest....by far! I never wanted to have plastic surgery prior to having my children. However, after birthing six children my body was not looking very good even after loosing all the baby weight. When I decided to have a Mommy Makeover, I researched doctors and the process and procedures for a long time. All in all, I interviewed 9 different top rated plastic surgeons that had fantastic reviews and I can honestly say that I would only consider letting two of them cut me open. Only one was in the state of Arizona. When I met Dr. John Williams for the first time, he made me feel calm. He was very professional but down to earth. He was very confident in what he can do and yet not cocky like most plastic surgeons that I have met. (Trust me, most are cocky and arrogant) He took a lot of time with me describing everything and answered ALL of my concerns and questions more thoroughly than I could have imagined. When I left, I knew I wanted Dr. John Williams to perform my surgery. Shortly after this visit, I became pregnant and my Mommy Makeover would have to wait. Three years later, I was ready! I went back to see Dr. Williams and Nicole was awesome! She is very sweet and makes you feel very comfortable as well. They even gave me a discount for coming back! His prices were already very reasonable and I booked him right away! I am a bruiser and a scar prone person so I was very worried about this surgery. I had read about woman being in terrible pain the first few days of recovery and I had a horrible time recovering from my recent c-section. I had none of this. I had almost no pain. Honestly, his hands are like magic because I had NO bruising what so ever! I don?t do well with pain meds so I was not looking forward to doing that but I didn?t even need anything other than Tylenol. I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Williams and his staff. It was an amazing, life changing procedure that I?m so happy I did. I truly believe that it has everything to do with how gentle Dr. Williams is with the tissue in surgery. My stomach looks better than I could have hoped for and I finally have breasts that are in proportion with my body! I feel amazing and it?s only been about 4 weeks since my surgery. My step mom saw me and has already scheduled a procedure with him even though she had a previous plastic surgeon that she had gone with!"- S.P. / Google / Jun 28, 2016
"Dr. Williams is everything I look for in a surgeon - calming, skillful, mindful, friendly, and he truly LISTENS. I never feel rushed and the results are always amazing. Equally exceptional is his staff whom could not be any sweeter and make you feel at home right away, every time. They are on top of their game and very organized and meticulous with patient care. Thanks Dr. Williams, Nicole, and Mackenna! I love this entire office and I know you will too."- M.P. / Facebook / Mar 23, 2017
Chemical peels are structured for individuals of all skin types and colors. The best candidates for this treatment are those who:
- Are in overall good health
- Have fine wrinkles, mild hyperpigmentation, and diminished skin tone
- Have not used Accutane in the last two years
- Do not have specific dermatological medical conditions that would preclude peels
Types of Peels
Illuminize Peel - $100
This is our lightest, most superficial peel that is great for first timers. This peel will provide an instant enhancement of the skin’s appearance, immediately brightening and refreshing the skin. There is usually little to no visible peeling and no downtime. This is great for glowing skin before a special event, wedding, or party. It can be performed every 2 weeks.
Vitalize Peel - $150
Our mild to moderate peel, the Vitalize Peel, is designed to improve moderate sun damage, fine lines, wrinkles, blemishes, acne scars, and melasma. This peel produces predictable and noticeable results within 2 – 5 days of mild peeling. No downtime. We recommend a series of 3 – 6 peels every 3 – 4 weeks to see the best possible results.
Rejuvenize Peel - $225
Our strongest peel, the Rejuvenize Peel, is for more severe skin imperfections requiring greater clinical treatment. This peel will produce compelling results with moderate peeling lasting 2 – 5 days and minimal downtime. We recommend a series of 3 – 6 peels, done ever 4 – 6 weeks to see the best possible results.
Probiotic Youth Boost - $75
This mild peel uses a combination of dermaplaning and probiotics to treat fine lines and sun damage. The results are immediate, creating healthy-looking skin with smaller pores and a lustrous glow. This peel usually results in minor peeling and little to no downtime.
- Dermaplaning - $30
Dermaplaning is a noninvasive procedure that is used to remove fine facial hair and exfoliate the skin. This treatment can be performed with or without a chemical peel.
- Eye Rescue - $30
The TNS rejuvenating eye treatment is recommended for the delicate eye area and may help reduce the appearance of puffiness, dark circles, and fine lines.
- Hand or Foot Rescue - $25
This treatment helps with dry, flaky, or cracked skin on the hands and feet. A gentle exfoliation and moisturizing with paraffin will leave hands or feet feeling soft and smooth.
What to Expect
We will provide pre-treatment instructions during the consultation. The vast majority of chemical peels may be safely performed in our office. Our trained aesthetician will select the best chemical or chemical mix for the individual patient. Sometimes Retin-A, a prescription medication derived from Vitamin A, is used to pre-treat the skin, especially if a TCA peel is going to be used. The Retin-A thins out the skin’s surface layer, allowing the TCA solution to penetrate more deeply and evenly. Hydroquinone, a bleaching agent, is sometimes used in conjunction with Retin-A, especially if a patient has blotchy areas or pigmentation problems. A solution is applied using a sponge, cotton pad, cotton swab or brush to the areas to be treated (or the entire face, avoiding the eyes, brows and lips). After the peel, we will apply an after peel ointment to complete the treatment.
Chemical Peel Recovery
After a chemical peel, it is common to experience some temporary flaking or scaling, redness, and dryness of the skin. However, these conditions will disappear as the skin adjusts to treatment. After a TCA peel, we may prescribe a mild pain medication to relieve any tingling or mild discomfort. TCA peels may cause some swelling depending the strength of the peel used. An after-peel ointment will be applied to the face and patients will be instructed on the frequency of application of this ointment as part of the post-op home care. To help aid healing, it is essential that patients follow these specific instructions. The use of sunscreen is strongly recommended after a chemical peel. NIA24® 100% Mineral sunscreen offers effective protection. Additionally, other NIA24® skin therapy products provide excellent protection and maintenance of the new, healthy skin.
Plan Your Procedure
- Average Cost
- $75 - $225
- Recovery Time
- 2-5 days
- Average Procedure Time
- 30 min
- Post-op Follow-up
- 1 month
- Procedure Recovery Location
Get Clear Skin
Chemical peels are an effective, nonsurgical solution for patients desiring clearer skin. They help peel away dead skin cells and leave behind a glowing, fresh complexion. Call our plastic surgery office today for a complete skin consultation and learn which chemical peel will benefit you and help attain the right results.