Chemical Peels Specialist

Rinnova Skin & Body

Medical Aesthetics Center located in Boulder, CO

Chemical peels effectively reveal fresh, new skin to unveil a complexion that’s more evenly toned and smooth in texture. Todd Becker, MD, PhD, and a team of licensed aestheticians at Rinnova Skin & Body in Boulder, Colorado, provide high-quality chemical peels to address a variety of skin concerns. Call the office or book an appointment online to learn what type and intensity of peel can help you achieve a radiant, rejuvenated appearance.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel involves the application of a solution to your face, hands, chest, or neck that causes old, dead skin to slough away, revealing fresh new cells. The revealed skin is improved in tone, texture, and youthfulness.

At Rinnova Skin & Body, you can take advantage of a variety of peels that range in intensity. They can even be gentle enough to help the lip and eye areas or broad enough to treat the neck and chest area with almost no downtime for most peels.

What skin concerns are addressed with chemical peels?

You might opt for a chemical peel to address issues such as:

  • Melasma
  • Sun damage
  • Uneven skin pigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rough, dry skin
  • Redness
  • Acne and acne scarring

After a thorough evaluation of your skin and cosmetic goals, the providers will advise you on the type of peel and the intensity that’s best.

What types of chemical peels are offered?

You can select from a variety of chemical peels at Rinnova Skin & Body. Peels use a variety of compounds including salicylic, mandelic, and pyruvic acid. The specific types of peels include:

  • TCA peel for tone and texture
  • Salicylic acid peel for acne
  • Mandelic acid peel for redness
  • Perfect 10 peel for melasma or irregularities
  • Pyruvic acid peel for fine lines

If you have deep wrinkles and/or acne scarring, you may opt for the strongest peel offered -- the phenol peel. This peel comes with a considerable downtime, however.

What is the healing time after a chemical peel?

The peeling time can vary significantly depending on the type of peel and strength of application. A Glow and Go Peel which combines well with dermaplaning has almost imperceptible downtime. Medium depth peels that treat uneven skin tone and fine lines can cause peeling for up to a week. The most aggressive phenol peel which treats deep lines and acne scarring can cause significant healing time for several weeks. 

To learn more about the array of chemical peels available and how they can benefit you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.