Chemical Peel Treatments

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to help improve and smooth the texture of the facial skin by removing its damaged outer layers. It is helpful for those individuals with facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. Deep exfoliation of the epidermis designed to aid in improving the texture and tone of the skin. Peels are most effective when done in a series of 6 treatments.

For more information, view our Chemical Peels procedure.

Alphahydroxy acids* (AHAs)

Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce light peels. These types of peels could provide smoother, brighter-looking skin.

With a AHA peel, the temporary redness, flaking and dryness that you experience will not prevent you from working or engaging in your normal activities. A fresher and improved skin texture will result with continued AHA treatments.

  • Smooths rough, dry skin ,Improves texture of sun-damaged skin
  • Aids in control of acne
  • Can be mixed with bleaching agent to correct pigment problems
  • Can be mixed with bleaching agent to correct pigment problems
  • Can be used as TCA pre-treatment
  • A series of peels may be needed
  • As with most peel treatments, sunblock use is recommended

Trichloroacetic acid* (TCA)

TCA can be used in many concentrations, but it is most commonly used for medium-depth peeling. Fine surface wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems are commonly treated with TCA.

With a TCA peel, you may experience  some swelling and redness. This will subside within the first week. In about a week to ten days, your new skin will be apparent.

  • Smooths out fine surface wrinkles
  • Reduces superficial blemishes
  • May correct pigment problems
  • Can be used on neck or other body areas
  • May require pre-treatment with Retin-A or AHA creams
  • Treatment takes only 10-15 minutes
  • Repeat treatment may be needed to maintain results
  • Sunblock must be used for several months

Jessner Peel*

The Jessner peel is a chemical facial peel solution that provides a medium-depth peel. Jessner may be applied before a TCA peel of various concentrations to treat acne scarring (superficial, atrophic scars). The Jessner solution increases the penetration of TCA and can promote a more even peel.

  • Removes superficial layers of skin
  • Dries out active acne, dislodges blackheads
  • Reduces shallow wrinkling and scarring
  • Helps lighten hyper-pigmentation
  • May improve the overall appearance/health of sun-damaged, acne prone, aging skin

VI Peel*

The VI Peel is a combination of several of the most effective medical peel agents available and requires no skin prep, very little downtime, and usually yields virtually no pain.

  • Treats hyper-pigmentation and Melasma
  • Reduces sun damage and signs of aging
  • Improves skin tone and texture
  • Reduces acne
  • Reduces acne scars
  • Stimulates collagen growth and elastin production for firmer skin.

Chemical Peel* Pricing

Jessner Peel $75.00
Lactic Acid $70.00
Salicylic Acid $70.00
Trichloroacetic Acid $90.00
Glycolic Acid $70.00
Obagi Blue Peel $350.00
VI Peel $200.00
SkinMedica Vitalize Peel $150.00
SkinMedica Vitalize Rejuvenize $350.00

*Individual Results May Vary


Disclaimer: Dr. Lett & The Lett Center for Plastic Surgery, Mt. Juliet, TN. The information on this site is intended for general purposes only and is not intended to nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The photos on this website are not intended to represent the results that every patient can expect. Surgical results are not guaranteed and can vary greatly from patient to patient.