Peels - Refined Dermatology


What are Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, also known as chemical resurfacing, are cosmetic treatments to produce an improved appearance of the face. A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers.

What do they treat

Chemical peels are used for the treatment from sun damage, oily skin, wrinkles, scarring, acne, and pigmented skin.

How Chemical Peels work

A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers that promotes the growth of new skin with an improved appearance.

Superficial peels (glycolic acid) produce very superficial injury confined to the epidermis. Superficial peels can help improve conditions such as acne and dyschromia.

Deeper peels (phenol peels) produce injury within the dermis and can reverse moderate-to-severe photoaging and wrinkles.

In general, the deeper peels offer the most dramatic results but require longer recovery periods and carry a higher risk of complications.

What Chemical Peel is right for Me?

Dr. Swengel and his expert skin staff have chosen chemical peels unique to the specialty and specifically designed to create an improved skin appearance.  Each peel has its benefits for a specific skin type. We will recommend what is best based on your skin type and personal goals.


RMD-Logo1x-300x165REFINED PEEL: Rejuvenation and pigment control with a combination of various exfoliators, antioxidants and pigment reducers.


 Gentle chemical peel offering both salicylic and lactic acids. The combination of botanicals and acids offers a gentle but effective peel resulting in brighter, tighter looking skin just after one treatment.

logo_TheraplexTHERAPLEX: This is our most popular salicylic acid peel. We offer it in both 20% and 30% peel strengths. What is unique about this peel is the salicylic acid is lipophilic, meaning that it is very effective on oily and acne prone skin. It can penetrate the oily substance in the skin (sebum) which the usual water based salicylic acid peels cannot.

perfect-peel-logoTHE PERFECT PEEL: This is Dr. Swengel’s favorite peel. The Perfect Peel uses TCA, Phenol, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Retinoid Acid, Kojic Acid and Gluathione as active ingredients of the peel. Glutathione is one of the most powerful antioxidants known. It penetrates deep into into the skin to fight oxidant damage and is proven to reverse ongoing melanin/pigmentation. This peel is excellent for acne, melasma and hyperpigmentation. It will lighten and brighten your skin, reduce pore size and stimulate collage production.



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