Medical Chemical Peels by Skinceuticals

Medical Grade Facials designed to revitalize your skin like you’ve never experienced before.

The Procedure

A line of fully customizable light to medium depth peels designed to improve skin’s clarity, texture, and tone. Ideal for pigmentation, acne, rosacea, anti-aging and fine lines and wrinkles.

One of our estheticians who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then he or she will apply one or more chemical solutions — such as glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol) — to small areas of your skin. That creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place. 

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Series of Treatments, 2 - 4 Weeks Apart



Performed in Office and Takes 15-30 Minutes



No Downtime


The Results

With lines such as Skinceuticals and Skincare by Shaw, your skin’s health is our top priority. Our skin care professionals will start you on the line best suited for your skin type and lifestyle. You can now take the guesswork out of choosing products, and instead enjoy healthy, radiant skin. 

Results are best when done in a series of treatments and can be done as regular “maintenance”.

Before & After*

Common Questions About Medical Chemical Peels

How Long Does it Take?

Chemical Peel’s generally take 30 minutes, depending upon any add-on’s and aftercare instructions.  In addition to receiving a chemical peel, some peels can be combined with Dermaplaning. 

How Long Does it Last?
Patients can expect visible peeling within 2-3 days after the procedure, the peeling will last between 7-10 days.
Is Financing Available?

Yes, we offer financing and you may apply here.

Is it Painful?

During a chemical peel, most people feel a slight burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a slight stinging sensation.

What is Recovery Like? Is There Downtime or Medication?

Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at four-week intervals until you get the look you’re after.

Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in some slight swelling, redness, and sensitivity and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Light/Superficial peels offer a nice radiance and glow with zero downtime. You’ll need to avoid direct sunlight for several months after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile.

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Dr. Shaw specializes in minimally invasive cosmetic surgery and non-surgical rejuvenation to help you look your best with the least downtime possible.

We're proud to serve Richmond and the surrounding communites in central Virginia including Chesterfield, Short Pump, Bon Air, Tuckahoe, Glen Allen, Mechanicsville, Midlothian, Chester & more.

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