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.
"Dr. Williams and his staff are incredible! My husband and I went in for my first visit and had every question answered with complete transparency. We instantly felt confident that this would be my surgeon. No rushing us into a deposit or " special price" for a short time bologna. It took me 20 years to finally make myself complete and I couldn't be more pleased. I gladly agreed to post my before and after pictures Feb. 2018 and June 2018...beautiful work Dr. Williams and thank you so very much. Brian and I love the new me!"- B.S. / Google / Jun 18, 2018
"I cannot express enough how much Dr. Williams has changed my life. I had always struggled with my weight, even as a child. I had recently lost a significant amount of weight but was still not happy with what I was seeing in the mirror. There was a lot of excess skin. I tried exercise, wraps, sculpting, nothing helped. Even though my weight and size reflected a thinner person, I felt horrible. I went for my consult with Dr. Williams and it changed my life forever. I had the tummy tuck and breast lift with augmentation. I can wear a bikini now, and it looks good! I have never been able to say that! I almost cannot believe it is my body when I look in the mirror. I know there are critics of plastic surgery. My experience was AMAZING. Dr. Williams and his staff did an excellent job! I am not sure they realize the impact they had on my life and I cannot thank them enough. Even if your skeptical, call. It could change your life too."- R.C. / Google / May 26, 2018
"I could not be happier with Dr. Williams and his staff. From the first appointment he made me feel comfortable and provided so much information. I knew at the first appointment he is who I wanted to go with. I had my surgery Friday and already back to work Monday. His staff is beyond nice and caring I highly recommend!"- K.B. / Facebook / Mar 13, 2018
"My experience here was amazing! Staff was so friendly, very welcoming and helpful! Dr.Williams did an amazing job. I am very happy with my result and happy that I chose him for my operation!"- A.H. / Google / Mar 22, 2018
"I could not be happier with my experience with Dr. Williams. He and his staff were absolutely wonderful from my initial consult to my final post op! Not to mention he's an amazing surgeon. I would highly recommend him!"- A.S. / Facebook / Aug 25, 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.