Chemical Peels

Aesthetics Med Spa & Plastic Surgery located in Carefree, AZ

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Chemical Peels services offered in Carefree, AZ

Chemical peels restore your skin and repair cosmetic problems by removing one or more old, damaged skin layers. Skin problems disappear with the old cells, and as new skin grows, it’s smoother, firmer, and more resilient. At Wistl Skin in Carefree, Arizona, aesthetician Andrea E. Hochstedt, LE, CLT and board-certified plastic surgeon Victoria Aimé, MD, have extensive experience evaluating skin and recommending the best peel to solve aesthetic concerns. To schedule an appointment, call the office or book online today.

Chemical Peels Q&A

What happens during chemical peels?

An acidic solution is applied to the skin during a chemical peel treatment to remove damaged top layers, speed cell turnover, and boost collagen growth for a brighter, more even-toned complexion.

What skin conditions do chemical peels treat?

The right chemical peels can effectively treat common skin concerns such as:


  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Age spots
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Rough skin
  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines
  • Uneven skin texture


By creating a controlled injury at a specific depth, chemical peels stimulate new skin growth to improve skin texture and make it look more radiant. Chemical peels at Wistl Skin start at $99.

What are the types of chemical peels?

Each type of chemical peel helps eliminate different levels of cosmetic problems:

Light chemical peels

A light peel only removes the outer layer of your skin. You may choose a light peel to alleviate dryness, improve blotchy skin, or diminish the appearance of acne and fine lines. Since the ingredients are mild, you can return for additional treatments to maintain a bright, smooth complexion.

Medium chemical peels

This chemical peel goes deeper, removing the upper middle layer of skin and the outer layer. A medium peel effectively treats problems like age spots, moderate wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and acne scars. It also improves the overall texture of your skin.

Deep chemical peels

This chemical peel penetrates the lower layer of your skin. The depth of the peel means you can treat more significant skin problems, like deeper wrinkles, substantial hyperpigmentation and sun damage, and scars.


A deep peel also removes precancerous skin lesions called actinic keratoses. Although it dramatically improves your skin, it also means a longer recovery period.

What is the recovery time for a chemical peel?

You may not need to take any downtime after light chemical peels. 


When you have medium chemical peels, your skin might appear red and slightly swollen for several days, and then it starts to peel and flake. The recovery time for medium peels is 7-14 days, so you should plan for a week of downtime. It’s essential to avoid the sun for one month after your peel to protect your new skin.


Deep chemical peels require extensive downtime, about two weeks for most patients, but everyone heals at a different pace. Deep chemical peels cause crusting, peeling, and discomfort that can last a few weeks.


If you’d like to learn more about chemical peels and whether it’s the best treatment for your skin needs, call Wistl Skin or book an appointment online today.