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Chemical Peel Skin Resurfacing

The Quick Facts

Length of Procedure: 60 to 180 minutes

Anesthesia: Varies

In or Outpatient Procedure: Outpatient

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About Chemical Peels

Individuals with facial skin left scarred by acne, accidents or previous surgery can benefit from skin resurfacing. Skin resurfacing procedures can also help smooth out fine facial wrinkles, such as those around the mouth or to remove pre-cancerous growths called keratoses.*

There are many methods available for skin resurfacing. Chemical peels use a caustic solution to remove the undesirable layer of skin, while dermabrasion scrapes them away. Laser, which is the latest technique, removes superficial skin by evaporating it. Each one of these techniques has advantages and disadvantages. During your initial consultation, we will evaluate your physical condition and needs to recommend the best option for you.

Chemical peels vary depending on the type of solution used. All of the solutions dissolve the top layer of skin by a chemical reaction. Phenol, which is one of the oldest solutions used, is very effective in removing moderately deep wrinkles.* TCA, or Trichloroacidic acid, is a weaker acid, which is good for removing finer wrinkles.* Its strength can be adjusted by changing its concentration. Fruit acids or hydroxy acids, such as Glycolic and lactic acid are generally weaker acids derived from the naturally available fruit acids. Hydroxy peels, when done in a very light fashion, are called micro-peels.

At Danyo Plastic Surgery, we often combine chemical peels with microdermabrasion for an extremely effective skin resurfacing treatment.*

About Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion uses a crystal diamond surface to gently sand your skin, removing the uneven outer layer of the skin, unclogging your pores, and improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles through collagen stimulation.*

Microdermabrasion skin science is evolving – as is the technology associated with it. Aurora Precision Diamond Peel is a breakthrough, state of the art microdermabrasion system manufactured by Science Innovative Aesthetics. An innovative device, combining the polishing action of laser diamond crystals with the cleaning action of a vacuum, Aurora transforms standard microdermabrasion into a controlled procedure conducted on the upper dermis. Even after one treatment, patients experience a significant change in skin texture.*


  • Photo-damaged skin
  • Congested skin, enlarged pores and blemishes
  • Fine lines & wrinkles
  • Acne and trauma scars
  • Age spots
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Aging hands
  • Dull skin
  • Oily skin
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Cellulite stretch marks
  • Crow’s feet

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For additional information on chemical peels or microdermabrasion, visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.


* Disclaimer: Individual results may vary and specific results are not guaranteed.