Chemical Peels2022-11-14T14:49:51-05:00



A Chemical Peel* is an aesthetic procedure performed to achieve better skin tone and to reduce fine lines, especially on the face. Removing the outer skin prompts the body to generate a new layer of skin cells which are tainted by the previous skin condition. Chemical peels may not be appropriate for darker skin complexions.

  • Reduce facial wrinkles and lines

  • Improve sun-damaged skin

  • Correct age spots and pigmentation problems

  • Lighten scars (especially from acne)

  • Treat precancerous skin lesions


At the time of your procedure, any active skin disease, infection, or acne needs to be under control in order to maximize results. There are several different types of chemical solutions which can be used, ranging from a mild solution to a very strong one. The surgeon will select what is best for the patient based on their skin condition, color, and desired result.

During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed of oils. A solution is then carefully applied and is allowed to remain on the skin for a short time in order to remove the layers of damaged skin. At this point, the skin will turn white, a frost-like effect. The skin is then neutralized and cleansed. Finally, an ointment is applied to the skin to aid in healing.


Generally, post-operative instructions call for plenty of rest and limited movement in order to speed up the healing process and recovery time. An ointment and dressings are applied immediately following surgery to aid in the healing process and to minimize swelling. The skin will have a pinkish color, and a thin crust may form over the area that was treated. Patients sometimes report minor pain associated with the procedure, which can be treated effectively with oral medication. While complications are rare, patients can minimize potential problems by carefully following the post-operative directions given by the surgeon. Recovery time varies depending upon the extent of the chemical peel.


Get results in as little as one week from a customized treatment with The Perfect™ Derma Peel. Like our other chemical peels, it’s made from a medical grade formulation. What makes it different is an anti-aging ingredient unlike any other available on the market today! Learn more about The Perfect™ Derma Peel or give us a call.

  • Improve overall clarity, tone and texture of the skin
  • Reduce or eliminate hyper pigmentation and melasma
  • Control acne
  • Remove or reduce sun damage
  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimize the appearance of pores

*Individual Results May Vary
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.
Disclaimer: 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. Dr. Lett & The Lett Center for Plastic Surgery, Mt. Juliet, TN.


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