Chemical Peels

As time goes on, your skin goes through a process of shedding dead and damaged skin cells to turn over new, healthy ones. Although physical exfoliation can sometimes help remove these cells, deep treatments can often produce transformative, glowing results. In this case, a series of chemical peels can be tailored to your unique skin and concerns.

What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels exfoliate the skin using concentrated versions of active ingredients often found in your at-home skincare products. When placed on the skin for a predetermined period of time, the chemical solution can dissolve dead skin cells to reveal a fresh layer of healthy new skin. Additionally, chemical peels can be used to address many common skin concerns, like acne, scarring, pigmentation, uneven skin tone, and fine lines. Best of all, chemical peels can be customized to your exact skin and cosmetic goals.

Candidates for Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are an excellent, rejuvenating option for most skin types and tones. It’s important to meet with Dr. DiFrancesco and our skincare experts to determine if chemical peels will be the right option for you. During a consultation, we can plan your ideal chemical peel treatment package to fully address your concerns with the right formulations and peel depths.


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Chemical Peel Procedure

Chemical peels are often categorized according to their depth, meaning one type may be better suited for your goals.

Light Chemical Peel

Light chemical peels or superficial peels are excellent routine skincare treatments to keep your skin looking radiant and clear. They often address acne, oiliness, light pigmentation, and dullness and can be performed around one month apart.

Medium Chemical Peel

This option is best for deeper concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and scarring. They’re often performed less frequently than light chemical peels and can be used as an occasional deeper treatment within your skincare regimen.

Deep Chemical Peel

A deep peel comes with significant downtime and may require a preparatory skincare regimen, as well as an anesthetic. This treatment addresses deep wrinkles and pigmentation and can even treat pre-cancerous lesions. Patients who opt for deep chemical peels can see transformative results for years after treatment.

VI Peel

Dr. DiFrancesco offers the VI Peel line of chemical peels to her patients. There are VI Peel treatments for aging skin, sun spots and pigmented skin, acne-prone skin, and acne scars and skin damage. A consultation with Dr. DiFrancesco can help you determine whether a VI Peel would be a suitable treatment for addressing your aesthetic concerns.

Chemical Peel Results and Maintenance

With each type of chemical peel, you’ll experience flakiness and peeling appropriate with the depth of your unique peel. It’s extremely important to wear sunscreen after your procedure since your skin will be photosensitive, and avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Dr. DiFrancesco and our skincare experts will provide in-depth aftercare instructions to ensure you get the most out of your chemical peel treatment package.

Schedule a Consultation

Chemical peels are an easy and effective way to address your unique concerns and maintain healthy, glowing skin. To meet with our skincare experts and craft the right chemical peel regimen for you, contact our Atlanta office by calling or filling out our online form.