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Are Chemical Peels Safe?

Are Chemical Peels Safe?

Are you considering getting a chemical peel to enhance the texture and tone of your skin? At Jordan Valley Dermatology Center in South Jordan, Utah, Dermatologist Douglass Forsha, MD, and our team of professionals provide patients with personalized, cutting-edge dermatological care. Our medical professionals understand the importance of developing customized treatment plans which integrate cosmetic, medical, and research knowledge. 

We consistently exceed expectations by providing targeted therapies like chemical peels, platelet-rich plasma (PRP), microneedling therapy, and more. A chemical peel might be worth checking out if you want a skincare treatment that can give you noticeable, long-lasting results. 

What is a chemical peel, and how does it work?

Despite the name, chemical peels aren't as scary as they sound. The treatment involves applying a solution to your skin which causes the top layer to peel away gradually. As a result, you're left with fresh, rejuvenated skin that looks and feels smoother, more even-toned, and brighter. 

Chemical peels come in different strengths, depending on the particular skin concerns you want to address. They minimize fine lines and wrinkles to reduce the appearance of acne scars and hyperpigmentation. They're also relatively quick (usually taking less than an hour), so you can fit them into your schedule without too much trouble. Overall, a chemical peel is an effective, low-risk way to give your skin a boost.

Benefits of a chemical peel

A chemical peel improves the appearance of your skin and can also increase your confidence and self-esteem. Here are some benefits of a chemical peel.

Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Chemical peels stimulate collagen production which reduces or eliminates the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Improves skin texture

By removing dead skin cells, a chemical peel improves skin texture and makes it smoother and softer to the touch.

Reduces hyperpigmentation

Chemical peels reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, such as age spots, acne scars, and sun damage.

Reduces acne and acne scarring

You can also use a chemical peel to treat acne and scarring because it exfoliates the skin and unclogs pores.

Improves overall skin tone

Chemical peels improve overall skin tone and leave the skin looking brighter and more radiant.

Reduces the appearance of pore size

By removing dead skin cells and unclogging pores, a chemical peel reduces the appearance of pore size.

Can be customized for different skin types

Chemical peels can be customized to suit different skin types and concerns, such as sensitive or dark skin.


Chemical peels are noninvasive and require little to no downtime, making them popular for those who want to achieve great results without surgery.

Overall, a chemical peel treatment provides a range of benefits that improve the overall appearance and health of the skin. 

Are chemical peels safe?

Chemical peel treatments are generally safe. It is essential to choose a licensed and experienced skin care professional like Dr. Forsha, who can properly evaluate your skin type and recommend the appropriate type of chemical peel for your individual needs.  Following proper aftercare instructions and avoiding sun exposure will reduce the risk of side effects.

As with any cosmetic treatment, it's important to research, ask questions, and weigh the potential risks and benefits before moving forward with a chemical peel treatment.

Chemical peels are a great way to restore your skin to its previous glory and help you rediscover the beauty of its natural radiance. With proper preparation, treatment, and post-treatment care, you can benefit from the results of a chemical peel for years to come. 

To schedule a consultation, call Jordan Valley Dermatology at 801-335-6728.

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