Skin resurfacing is a non-surgical (non-incisional) technique used to treat acne scars, pre-cancerous lesions, and sun-damaged skin (brown spots; uneven pigmentation; wrinkles). The different types of skin resurfacing performed at our facility are chemical peels and laser resurfacing. There are a variety of chemical peels varying in intensity and depth, from very superficial peels to very deep peels.

The type of peel selected depends on the severity of the skin problem being treated. The light peels are used to treat mild sun damage and also as a preventative technique to keep the skin looking smooth and youthful. The deeper peels are used for more severe sun damage and will tighten the skin, even out the skin's texture and color, and afford permanent reduction of wrinkles.

Light Chemical Peels (

Light Chemical Peels ("Lunchtime Peels")

"Lunchtime peels" are appropriate for patients seeking a fresher look and brighter skin. These peels have no downtime and, when done as part of a treatment package, can help clients achieve healthy, younger looking skin.

Medium Peels

Medium Chemical Peels

Medium chemical peels used most often are the 30% to 35% TCA (trichloroacetic acid) peels and the straight 89% phenol peel. These are used to treat brown spots, uneven pigmentation, mild wrinkles and mild acne scars.

Deep Chemical Peels

Deep Chemical Peels

The deeper peels are the Hetter Peel, the Baker-Gordon Phenol Peel and the modified Baker-Gordon Peel. These are the most effective methods for treating moderate to severe wrinkles as well as some types of acne scars.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing can be performed with multiple devices. The type of laser used, the number of passes performed, and the energy and density of the laser pulses all contribute to the depth of resurfacing. Laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat fine lines and brown spots to deep lines and acne scars.