Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels


Chemical Peels services offered in Arcata, CA

Chemical peels improve the look of skin on the face and neck, treating blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone. At North Pacific Aesthetics in Arcata, California, Kelly A. Kinsey, MD, and the highly skilled team customize chemical peels to address your unique skin needs. They take a personalized approach to care, using aesthetic treatments that provide the best outcomes. To find out more about chemical peels at North Pacific Aesthtics, call or schedule an appointment online today.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a type of skin exfoliation. These peels contain an acidic solution that evenly removes the outer layer of your skin, revealing the healthier, younger skin underneath.

North Pacific Dermatology uses chemical peels to treat many skin conditions and concerns, including:

  • Acne
  • Acne scars
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Age spots
  • Dull complexion
  • Sun damage

The dermatology and aesthetics team offers a range of chemical peels to help you achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin. All aesthetic treatments are performed or supervised by an experienced dermatologist.

What are the types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels come in varying strengths. The types of chemicals peels available at North Pacific Dermatology include:


Glycolic acid peel

The glycolic acid peel is a superficial chemical peel that improves skin tone, texture, color, and elasticity. The team uses this chemical peel on the face, hands, neck, and chest. 

Precision Peel

The team may use the Precision Peel as a superficial peel or a medium-depth peel. This chemical peel improves the skin’s complexion and restores its natural glow. The team also uses the Precision Peel to treat acne, melasma, and fine lines and wrinkles.

What happens during chemical peels?

The team at North Pacific Dermatology takes a personalized approach to care, customizing your chemical peel to match your skin type and goals. They review the details of your treatment at your consultation, so you know what to expect. 

Your dermatologist thoroughly cleans your skin and then evenly applies the chemical peel solution. They closely monitor you during your session and remove the peel at the right time. 

They apply a cooling gel to your skin and then sunscreen.  

What can I expect after chemical peels?

Your skin reddens and flakes following a chemical peel. These side effects may last a few days. The team at North Pacific Dermatology provides specific at-home care instructions to ensure proper healing. This includes keeping out of direct sunlight to prevent hyperpigmentation.

You may see improvements in your skin within a few days after your chemical peel. These aesthetic treatments reduce the appearance of age spots, acne, acne scars, and other skin irregularities.

The team at North Pacific Dermatology performs consistent and safe chemical peels that provide predictable results for all skin types and require no downtime.

Call North Pacific Dermatology today or schedule your chemical peel consultation online.