Chemical Peels Specialist

Catherine A. Fisher, MD -  - Cosmetic Dermatologist

Fisher Medical & Aesthetics Center

Catherine A. Fisher, MD

Cosmetic Dermatologist & Primary Care Physician located in Peoria, AZ

Do you have unwanted acne, acne scars, sun damage or melasma? A chemical peel can be a highly effective solution. It’s the controlled application of an acid chemical to an area of your skin. The peels produce clearer complexions and can be customized to provide the best and safest results possible. Contact Dr. Catherine Fisher from Fisher Medical & Aesthetics Center in Peoria, Arizona to discuss chemical peels and the wonders they can work for you.

Chemical Peels Q & A

by Catherine A. Fisher, MD

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What’s a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is the controlled application of an acid chemical to an area of skin. The skin is burned to a variable depth, depending on the strength of the acid applied. Chemical peels are considered either superficial, medium, or deep, depending on the type and strength of the acid used. The strength of the acid used must be individualized to the patient's:

  • Skin type
  • Treatment area
  • Available downtime
  • Reason for treatment

 

A superficial peel is often applied during a facial to stimulate, hydrate, or remove cells to produce a clearer complexion without downtime.

A medium or deep peel will provoke flaking or peeling as the dead skin cells slough off and should be used if the purpose of the peel is to be deep enough to affect conditions such as acne, sun damage, or aging.

Why have an MD Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are used to remove the superficial layer of skin from the face, neck, hands, or upper chest. They can be an effective treatment for:

  • Wrinkles
  • Melasma
  • Fine lines
  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Brown spots
  • Sun damage

 

In general, they work exceptionally well and improve the tone, texture, and clarity of skin, leaving a smoother and healthier skin surface. The effectiveness of a peel in treating these conditions is dependent upon the depth of tissue, the acids used, and the technique of the application.

Dr. Fisher’s “MD” Peel uses the combined acid formula of the Perfect Derma Peel, which is a medium depth chemical peel that contains a synergistic blend of powerful acids and ingredients that are suitable for all skin types, but available only to a licensed provider to be used at a medical facility.

Dr. Fisher can adjust the depth of the peel to the individual patient’s skin condition and available downtime with peeling lasting three days for light and seven days for deep treatment application.

What should I expect before, during, and after my peel?

The peel treatment is a seven-day process of skin rejuvenation that can provide dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation, and limited downtime.

The treatment includes a deep cleaning, application of the peel solution, and a product kit with detailed instructions on how to care for your skin as it peels. Your peel treatment includes at least one follow-up appointment at one week. A series of 3 to 5 peels may be recommended to maximize and maintain long-term results. Call or book your free skin evaluation online.