Wake Forest Baptist Health's skin care specialists are experts at using chemical peels to keep their patients’ skin looking fresh and healthy. 

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Dead skin cells can result in a dull complexion. Chemical peels can speed up the exfoliation process, which encourages cell turnover. Benefits of chemical peels include:

  • Reduced fine lines and wrinkles
  • Controlled oil production and fewer breakouts
  • Diminished discoloration and a more even skin tone
  • Increased cell turnover
  • Reduced inflammatory response
  • Overall brightened skin tone
  • Softer, smoother skin

What to Expect 

Our skin care specialists will apply a chemical solution to the patient’s face, that’s then left on for a few minutes. The chemical peel is then washed off. 

Generally, there is little to moderate redness, peeling and flaking. Chemical peels can be performed as often as once a month. Multiple treatments are generally recommended. 

Patient Resources

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: Chemical Peels