Medical Aesthetics & Wellness


Chemical peels is a skin resurfacing

procedure that utilizes topical agents to remove the outermost layers of the skin. This controlled method of wounding stimulates a reparative healing response with regeneration of health epidermis and dermis

Chemical Peels  

Chemical peel treatments also referred to as chemexfoliation, remove the outer layers of skin to improve overall skin function and enhance appearance. Their mechanism of action is based on the principles of wound healing whereby, controlled wounding of the skin with removal of skin layers helps to stimulate cell renewal, and regenerate a healthier epidermis and dermis.


  • Photodamage
  • Rough texture
  • Fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Dull, shallow skin color
  • Enlarged pores
  • Acne simples (comedonal) and acne vulgaris (papulopustular)
  • Acne scars
  • Keratosis pilaris
  • Thickened scaling skin (e.g., icthyosis)
  • Dry skin (xerosis)
  • Seborrheic keratosis scaling
  • Enhanced penetration of topical products

Chemical Peels are classified based on their depth of penetration into the skin as follows: very superficial, superficial, medium and deep.

Contraindications of Chemical Peels:

  • Allergy to chemical peel constituents
  • Aspirin allergy (for salicylic acid peels)
  • Pregnancy or nursing
  • Active infection or open wound in the treatment area) e.g., herpes simplex, impetigo, and cellulitis)
  • Keloidal or hypertrophic scarring
  • Melanoma, basal cell or squamous cell carcinoma in the treatment area
  • Dermatoses (e.g., vitiligo, psoriasis, and atopic dermatitis) in the treatment area
  • Impaired healing (e.g., due to immunosuppression)
  • Skin atrophy (e.g., chronic oral steroid user genetic syndromes such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome)
  • Bleeding abnormality (e.g., thrombocytopenia)
  • Uncontrolled systemic condition
  • Deep chemical peel, dermabrasion, or radiation therapy in the treatment area in the preceding 6 months)
  • Isotretinoin (Accutane) use within the preceding 6 months)
  • Excessive laxity and deep skin folds
  • Insufficient sun protection (including tanning bed use) pre and post procedure
  • Unrealistic expectations
  • Body dysmorphic disorder

Indications and contraindications for each specific chemical peel product are also provided by manufacturers and staff at MDMA & Wellness.

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