Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that can be customized for a variety of skin concerns. Refresh healthy, glowing skin by scheduling an appointment for a customized chemical peel at Lakefront Wellness.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are used in skin rejuvenating treatments to exfoliate the skin and resurface healthier skin cells for a healthier, smoother skin tone and texture. Chemical peels vary in strength depending on each patient’s skin type and the specific skin concerns they have:

  • Light chemical peels (superficial peels) only target the outer later of the skin to treat minor conditions like fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and sun-damaged skin.
  • Medium chemical peels penetrate more deeply and cause peeling down to the upper part of the dermis (middle layer of the skin). Medium peels can improve wrinkles, acne scars, and rough skin texture.
  • Deep chemical peels are the most intensive form of chemical peels that remove skin cells all the way down to the dermal layer. These peels treat deep scars and wrinkles and precancerous skin growths.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels use a potent blend of concentrated acids to loosen the skin, causing it to peel or flake away. When exfoliators like glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and phenol remove damaged skin cells, the blemishes on the surface of that treated skin are also removed. Smoother, healthier skin is uncovered and new healthy skin cells can regrow on the surface of the skin for a rejuvenated look.

Am I a Candidate for Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels can be customized to treat most skin types and skin tones. However, you may have to wait to receive a facial peel if you have a current acne breakout or open wounds like cold sores. Women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding should also wait to receive treatment.

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What to Expect

Before your chemical peel treatment, you will meet with one of our team members to discuss the conditions you hope to treat. At you’re appointment, your skin will first be cleansed and prepared for treatment. A chemical solution is applied to the skin with gauze or a cotton swab and left to sit for a few minutes. You may feel tingling or stinging, especially with a deep peel, but we can alleviate your discomfort with a handheld fan. Once the peel has turned white, the solution will be gently removed from your face.

Mild to severe skin peeling or flaking will start to occur a few days after your treatment. A light chemical peel only takes a few days to peel (or causes no peeling) but it can take up to 14 days for the skin to peel after a medium peel or deep chemical peel. A medium chemical peel will result in moderate peeling and redness while deep peels often cause severe redness and deep peeling.

Make sure to keep your healing skin moisturized, avoid direct sun exposure, and do not pick at the flaking or chemical peeling skin. Antiviral medication may also be prescribed after a deep peel to maintain skin health.

Frequently Asked Questions about Chemical Peels

What are the different types of chemical peels?

We offer three different levels of chemical peels at Lakefront Wellness: light, medium, and deep. The light chemical peel can treat minor skin conditions, the medium peel can improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, and skin texture, and the deep peel can treat deep acne scars, wrinkles, and skin growths.

What should I avoid after getting a chemical peel?

After a chemical peel, you’ll want to stay away from excess sun exposure and picking at your skin. Allow it to peel on its own.

What skin concerns does a chemical peel address?

A chemical peel can help treat a variety of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin texture and skin tone, and sun damage.

Who shouldn't receive a chemical peel?

If you’re currently struggling with an active acne breakout or open wounds, you’ll want to wait until those heal to have a chemical peel. You will also want to wait if you’re pregnant or breastfeeding.

Do chemical peels hurt?

With light and medium chemical peels, you will likely only feel a slight stinging sensation. You may feel some discomfort during a deep chemical peel, but your provider will apply local anesthetic to your skin beforehand to ensure you’re completely comfortable.

Schedule a Consultation

At Lakefront Wellness, we are dedicated to the overall health and wellness of our patients. You can rely on our team of medical experts to provide safe chemical peel treatments with amazing results! Schedule a consultation today to learn more about customized chemical peels in Lakeland, TN, and how you can benefit.


Schedule a consultation with Lakefront Wellness online or call us at 901-295-0036,

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