All you need to know about Chemical Peels

All you need to know about Chemical Peels

This week we continue our blog series on achieving beautiful glowing skin. As we’re mid-Winter in the Southern Hemisphere it’s the perfect time to consider treatments that tackle those fine lines, wrinkles, and pigmentation concerns. Chemical peels are used to remove damaged skin cells, revealing healthier skin underneath. Think of it as a more intense facial. An absolute must to include in your beauty regime as a regular treatment if you want compliments about your gorgeous skin!



Fast facts:

  • There are different types of peels: light (superficial), medium, and deep
  • It’s convenient: a treatment takes between 30 and 90 minutes and a superficial peel needs little to no downtime.
  • Don’t let the word “chemical” scare you off, when conducted by a board-certified dermatologist, plastic surgeon, licensed healthcare provider, or trained skincare specialist, chemical peels are exceptionally safe.

How it works:

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 three different types of chemical peels available:

  • 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.

Is this the right treatment for you?

Chemical peels are recommended for a number of skin concerns including:

  • wrinkles and fine lines
  • sun damage
  • acne scars
  • hyperpigmentation
  • scars
  • melasma
  • uneven skin tone or redness

Contact the team at DW Skin & Body to get more information on the treatment that is best for the results you are looking for – email us on