Chemical Peels

James H. Petrin, MD -  - Board Certified Dermatologist

Petrin Dermatology

James H. Petrin, MD

Board Certified Dermatologist located in Redmond, WA

As the primary protective barrier for your whole body, your skin takes on a lot of wear-and-tear damage over time. While it replenishes its own cells, the process slows down with age. At Petrin Dermatology in Redmond, Washington, Dr. James Petrin and the team help speed the process of rejuvenating your skin with chemical peels that remove surface damage. To make your skin shine with a chemical peel selected specifically for your skin, request an appointment at Petrin Dermatology by phone or online today.

Chemical Peels

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a treatment for your skin that evenly removes the top layer of damaged and dead skin cells and prompts a fresh layer of cells to form. Used for more than 100 years, the procedure alleviates blemishes, improves your skin’s tone and texture, and even provides a tightening effect for your skin.

During your chemical peel consultation at Petrin Dermatology, you and your provider discuss the improvements you want to make to your skin. Together, you choose the right type of chemical peel for your skin type and desired results. Your options include:

  • Superficial peels: Slight skin improvement
  • Medium peels: Moderate improvement
  • Deep peels: Dramatic enhancement


Each peel contains a combination of chemicals that works for your skin type. Your provider tells you how long it takes to recover from the type of peel you receive.

Do chemical peels only work on my face?

Unlike other skin treatments, like laser peels, chemical peels work on numerous areas of your body. While the face is the most commonly targeted location, many patients get chemical peels to improve skin on their:

  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands
  • Arms
  • Legs


When choosing where to get a chemical peel, you should keep in mind that you’ll need to take extra care of your skin after a peel by applying products and shielding it from direct sunlight. 

What improvements can chemical peels make to my skin?

Chemical peels improve a myriad of skin conditions and unwanted blemishes. After a chemical peel, you’ll likely see an improvement or full removal of:

  • Fine lines
  • Age spots
  • Rough texture
  • Freckles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Acne scars
  • Injury scars
  • Redness


While a chemical peel can’t dramatically tighten your skin or take the place of a surgical face-lift, it does make your skin appear smoother. Many patients think it gives them a more youthful appearance which can be enhanced with other procedures, like Botox® injections or laser treatments.

If your skin isn’t looking its best and moisturizers aren’t doing the trick anymore, call Petrin Dermatology or book an appointment online for a chemical peel today.