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How Often Should You Get Chemical Peels?

You probably know that chemical peels are some of the best treatments for people with tough complexion issues, like hyperpigmentation or acne scarring.

But if you think all chemical peels are alike, it’s time to learn more about these popular skincare treatments, including how often you should get chemical peels.

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It Depends On the Type of Peel

Chemical peels come in various strengths, meaning the ideal peel schedule for you will depend on the type of peel you opt for. 

In general, there are three chemical peel strengths:

  • Light peel
  • Medium peel
  • Deep peel

Let’s take a look at each of these peels, including how often you can schedule a treatment.

Schedule for Light Chemical Peels

A light chemical peel is typically used to treat minor skin concerns, like dry skin, uneven skin tone, or acne breakouts. A light chemical peel could include fruit acid, which is effective at exfoliating skin without requiring too much downtime.

Most clients can schedule light chemical peels every two to four weeks.

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Schedule for Medium Chemical Peels

Medium chemical peels (which can include glycolic acid) are ideal for clients who need a little more “oomph” with their skincare treatment. Regular medium peels can help encourage radiant skin tone, improve hyperpigmentation, and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

Patients can schedule medium chemical peels about every three months.

Schedule for Deep Chemical Peels

Deep chemical peels are ideal for clients who want to see significant results from their treatment. A deep chemical peel can help improve skin laxity, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and even wipe away deep skin discolorations.

Deep chemical peels require some downtime, as your skin will scab and flake for a few weeks after treatment. For this reason, it’s recommended that patients limit their deep chemical peel treatments to once per year, or longer depending on your results.


*Individual Results May Vary


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Physician Skin Solutions serves the greater Glendale, AZ area.

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