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Chemical Peel

Rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel treatment at Barrett & Geiss Dermatology in Central Ohio

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Chemical Peel

Rejuvenate your skin with a chemical peel treatment at Barrett and Geiss in Central Ohio

Chemical Peel

What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are a type of cosmetic resurfacing treatment that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin that deeply exfoliates it and removes the outermost dermal layer of skin. This process rejuvenates the skin by unclogging pores and sloughing away dead skin cells, contributing to a brighter, more youthful complexion.

Application of a chemical peel

Chemical Peel FAQs

There are several troublesome skin problems and conditions that chemical peels treat. These include: 

  • Pigmentation issues (hyperpigmentation, melasma, freckles, etc.)
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Facial scarring, such as acne scars
  • Acne blemishes and breakouts
  • Signs of sun damage (i.e. dark spots)
  • Dull, drab, and lackluster skin

Do you have a specific inquiry about a skin condition that chemical peels may treat? Contact Barrett & Geiss Dermatology in Central Ohio today. Our team of board-certified dermatologists are happy to answer any questions you may have regarding chemical peels!

Not only are there different types of chemical peels, they are also separated into three categories depending on how deep they penetrate into the skin: light, medium, and deep. 

At Barrett & Geiss, we offer the following types of chemical peels: 

  • Skin Medica 3-Step Peel
  • ZO Obagi 3-Step Peel

At the moment, we do not offer deep chemical peels to our patients.

Chemical peels may be light (superficial), medium, or deep. Light chemical peels only impact the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and are typically used to treat fine lines, acne, uneven skin tone, and dry skin. 

Medium chemical peels impact the epidermis and some portion of the dermis to treat deeper wrinkles, signs of aging, pigmentation issues, and minimal scarring, such as mild acne scars. 

Deep chemical peels penetrate further into the layers of skin to address more severe scarring and signs of aging, like deeper wrinkles and prominent fine lines.

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks associated with chemical peels. However, you can mitigate these risks by going to an experienced, licensed professional for your chemical peel treatments. 

At Barrett & Geiss, you can rest assured you are in safe hands when receiving a chemical peel from one of our board-certified dermatologists.

Light chemical peels may improve active acne but are not effective at fading scarring from acne. Medium and deep chemical peels, on the other hand, are recommended for both acne and acne scars.

The amount of chemical peel treatments you will require depends on your specific skin care goals. For instance, if you are treating acne scars with a medium chemical peel, your doctor will likely recommend multiple treatments to achieve the best results. 

Alternatively, deep chemical peels may help you reach your skin goals with just one session, though this type of chemical peel requires significant downtime and recovery period. 

Ultimately, your doctor will recommend a certain amount of chemical peel sessions in your treatment plan to help you achieve optimal results.


Chemical Peel Photos

Application of a chemical peel by a board-certified dermatologist in Ohio
Board-certified dermatologist performing a dermaplaning procedure
Board-certified dermatologist applying a chemical peel to a client's face

Schedule a Chemical Peel Treatment at Barrett & Geiss

Are you interested in receiving a chemical peel treatment to address a specific skin condition, such as acne scars or wrinkles? Schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified dermatologists at Barrett & Geiss! We’re happy to help you determine which chemical peel is right for you and your skincare goals. 

Schedule your chemical peel consultation in Central Ohio today by calling us at (740) 687-1177 for our Lancaster clinic or (740) 587-3376 for our Granville clinic. Alternatively, send us a message by using our online contact form.

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