Chemical Peels Specialist

Advanced Medical Aesthetics and Phoenix Family Medical Care

Aesthetics & Family Medicine located in Phoenix, AZ

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

Did you know we have roughly 19 million skin cells in every inch of our body. While our body continuously replaces old skin cells with new ones, the top 2- 3 layers of our skin are made of dead cells. As we get older, our cell turnover starts to slow down and it can be harder for us to shed the buildup. This is why our skin doesn’t have the radiance it once had in our glorious twenties.

Using a gentle at-home exfoliator, is something we encourage our patients to use daily or a few times a week. To go deeper and remove dead skin cells efficiently, as well as cleanse clogged pores that cause acne, removes dark spots and fine lines to achieve a softer, more radiant skin, we recommend an aesthetic chemical peel. 

What is the difference between a chemical peel and an aesthetic chemical peel?

As we start transitioning to cooler weather, it’s a good time to think “aesthetic chemical peel”. Although mild peels are great for every season fall and winter are optimal seasons to treat as we tend to stay indoors more, lowering the level of UV exposure from the sun while our skin recovers.

Getting into a yearly peel routine is one of our aestheticians favorite ways to achieve that ‘no makeup glow’. While the benefits of exfoliating speak for themselves, getting a professional grade exfoliation treatment, such as an aesthetic peel, is something you can feel and see immediately.


At Advanced Medical Aesthetics, our aesthetician likes to take a more conservative approach, but is open to, and does propose a more aggressive treatment, when needed. In addition, she works with our physician to give you the best results with little to no downtime. Here are some before and after pics of our mild to moderate peels

Because our lactic and salicylic peels are the gentlest of the peels, you won’t have down time or major peeling and redness, just cleansing, brightening, and evening of skin tone.

For those of you who haven’t experienced our peels before, Salicylic and Lactic Acid are both mild to medium depth peels. Salicylic peels penetrate deep into the skin for a greater exfoliation, cleansing, and unclogging oil from pores which stop you from having more breakouts. Lactic Peels aid those with melasma and large pores as well as reducing the appearance of fine lines, while providing an overall even skin tone.

Our aesthetician encourages her patients to get into a 4 to 6 week aesthetic peel cycle to help with multiple concerns. Whether you are working on teenage acne, adult acne, texture irregularities, or hyperpigmentation, start here at Advanced Medical Aesthetics and then work your way to more aggressive treatments if needed.