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Everything You Need to Know About Chemical Peels at a Med Spa

Jul 10, 2023 | Anti-aging, Skin Resurfacing

If you are looking for an effective and long-lasting treatment to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and even out your skin tone, welcome to the wonderful world of chemical peels at a med spa. This month Mara shares everything you need to know about this popular and effective esthetic treatment that provides numerous benefits for your skin and can significantly boost your confidence. We will reveal the benefits of chemical peels, the ideal candidates for this treatment, after-treatment care, and the potential risks involved. So let’s get started!

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, or derma peels, are popular treatments for facial rejuvenation at Mara’s Med Spa. The treatment works by applying a chemical solution to the skin’s surface, which exfoliates and then peels off the outermost layer, revealing fresh, new skin underneath.

This process offers a multitude of benefits for your skin and can help address a range of concerns, including:

mara chemical peels at a med spaFine Lines and Wrinkles

If you want smoother and more youthful looking skin, chemical peels can help diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Skin Tone

Sun damage and hyperpigmentation often result in an uneven skin tone. Chemical peels can help fade these imperfections and create a more even complexion.

Acne Scars

Acne and the resulting scars can be a painful no matter what your age. If you are searching for ways to eliminate the reminders of those blemishes, chemical peels at a med spa can help. They are effective at reducing the appearance of acne scars by promoting collagen production and encouraging new cell growth.

Overall Skin Texture

Whether you have rough, dull, or rough-textured skin, chemical peels can significantly improve its texture, making it feel smoother and more supple.

Choosing the Right Level of Chemical Peel for Your Skin

One of the reasons that we love giving our Dallas clients chemical peels is that the treatment is infinitely customizable to each person. For instance, superficial and medium-depth peels are ideal for mild skin issues, and deeper peels can effectively treat more severe concerns. Each peel varies in terms of the depth it reaches within the skin and the results it can achieve.

Superficial Depth Peel

A superficial depth peel is the mildest form of chemical peel, targeting the outermost layer of the skin using alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid. This level of peel exfoliates the skin, improves texture, and enhances radiance. Superficial peels are suitable for individuals with fine lines, uneven skin tone, and minor acne scarring. They are also suitable for those who have never had a chemical peel before or need to return to their regular routine quickly. A superficial chemical peel generally takes one day to one week to heal.

Medium Depth Peel

A medium-depth derma peel penetrates deeper into the skin than their superficial counterparts, targeting both the uppermost layer of the dermis and the epidermis. This type of peel often utilizes trichloroacetic acid (TCA) in various concentrations. Because medium-depth peels are more intensive, the recovery time is slightly longer than a superficial peel, so allow one to two weeks for the healing process. Medium-depth chemical peels at a med spa effectively treat more significant skin issues, such as moderate acne scarring, pigmentation irregularities, and wrinkles. They can also stimulate collagen production for firmer, more youthful-looking skin.

Deep Chemical Peel

A deep peel is the most aggressive of chemical peels at a med spa, penetrating deeply into the dermis to address severe skin issues. Phenol, a strong acid, is commonly used for deep peels. This level of peel can effectively treat deep wrinkles, advanced sun damage, and significant pigmentation irregularities. Deep peels involve a longer recovery period (typically two to three weeks) and should only be performed by a licensed medical esthetician with extensive experience in the treatment.

Scheduling your free, initial consultation with one of Mara’s experienced medical estheticians is the best way to determine which level of chemical peel is right for you.

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The Ideal Candidate for a Chemical Peel at a Med Spa

While chemical peels at a med spa are safe and effective, not everyone is an ideal candidate for this treatment. They might be right for you if you have these characteristics:

Skin Type

Chemical peels are suitable for various skin types, including fair, medium, and dark skin tones. However, individuals with darker tones in their skin may need to be more cautious and opt for milder peels to avoid potential complications.

Common Skin Issues

Chemical peels can address many skin concerns that arise as we age, including fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and uneven skin tone. If you are bothered by these issues, scheduling chemical peels at a med spa may be the answer.

Desired Outcome

As with any luxury med spa treatment, realistic expectations are crucial to achieving optimal results. While chemical peels can significantly improve deep wrinkles and scarring, they may not be eliminated.

Your free consultation with the experienced medical estheticians at Mara’s Med Spa is essential to determine if a chemical peel is right for you. We will assess your skin type, discuss current medications, evaluate your skin concerns and desired results, answer your questions, and customize the treatment according to your unique skin care needs.

After-Treatment Care for a Chemical Peel

Proper after-treatment care is vital to achieve the best results from chemical peels at a med spa. Here are some essential guidelines to follow, all of which will be discussed at length before you leave your treatment session:


Your skin will likely feel dry and even tight after a chemical peel. Apply a gentle, hydrating moisturizer regularly to moisten your skin and promote healing.

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Avoid Harsh Products

Avoid using harsh or abrasive skincare products that may irritate your skin for a few days after the peel. Stick to gentle cleansers and moisturizers recommended by your med spa professional.

Stay Protected from the Sun

After a chemical peel, your skin is more susceptible to sun damage. To protect yourself, be sure to apply broad-spectrum sunscreen (with a minimum SPF of 30) each time you go outside, and wear protective clothing and a wide-brimmed hat.

Follow Specific Instructions

Following chemical peels at a med spa, your medical esthetician will provide specific instructions for after-treatment care. Following these instructions diligently will ensure you receive optimal results and minimize any risk of complications.

At Mara’s Med Spa, we will also take the time to recommend specific products from luxury skincare lines like iS Clinicals, SkinCeuticals, Orlane, and more.

Risks Involved with Chemical Peels

While chemical peels at a med spa are generally safe, they do carry some risks. The most common side effects are temporary redness, swelling, and peeling, which typically subside within a week or two.

However, rare complications can occur, such as infection and scarring. Following the pre-and post-treatment guidelines provided by the professional, licensed medical estheticians at Mara’s is crucial to minimizing these risks. By choosing a reputable med spa like Mara’s Med Spa and following our instructions, you can significantly reduce the likelihood of any complications.

Mara’s Med Spa – The Premier Choice for Chemical Peels in Dallas

Chemical peels at a med spa are popular for Texans wanting to reduce fine lines and improve overall skin tone and texture. Are you ready to experience the transformative effects of a chemical peel and enjoy radiant, rejuvenated skin? You can trust the experienced and knowledgeable medical estheticians at Mara’s Med Spa to provide excellence in care, communication and results.

Contact Mara today for your complimentary consultation.

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