Chemical Peel

At our Anchorage, Alaska, med spa, chemical peels are an integral part of basic skin care maintenance. Chemical peels also effectively treat a number of skin conditions, including acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation and photoaging (wrinkles). When you visit FACES, a skin care specialist who is trained to evaluate your skin and its needs will determine the appropriate peel solution for you.

Chemical peeling increases the skin's natural turnover cycle, which can slow as we age. Repeated, regular chemical peeling can stimulate collagen and elastin, which are the skin’s support structures. A chemical peel can also give the skin a smoother, clearer appearance, as well as assist in the treatment of acne or other skin conditions.

Chemical Peel Before-and-After Photos

Chemical Peel Before & After

Photos courtesy of VI Aesthetics

Your Chemical Peel Procedure

Chemical peels generally require a 30-minute appointment but may need to be longer if combined with extractions for acne treatment. Our specialists at FACES may recommend periodic treatments every 4 to 6 weeks.

Our highly-trained providers look forward to meeting you and answering all of your questions.

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Peels Used at FACES

At FACES, we use medical grade peels from Physician's Care Alliance and VI Aesthetics for a variety of skin types and conditions. FACES offers the following peels:

PCA Professional™ Enhanced Jessner's Treatments

The following peel formulations are light-to-medium depth and combine lactic, citric, and salicylic acids. These peel formulations are appropriate for controlling acne, reducing fine lines and wrinkles, and creating a smoother skin texture. These peels are available in the following formulas:

PCA Peel® HQ Free Exfoliating Treatment

  • Sensitive skin types, ethnic skin, and skin allergic to hydroquinone
  • Clear acne
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Even skin tone and correct discoloration

PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone Exfoliating Treatment

  • Correct pigment discoloration, including melasma and sun damage
  • Prevent acne breakouts and associated skin discoloration

PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone & Resorcinol Exfoliating Treatment

  • Most intense PCA Peel®
  • Good for thick, oily, or resilient skin types
  • Effective for sun-damaged skin
  • Excellent acne treatment

PCA Professional™ TCA Peels

PCA trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels use a blend of various ingredients to produce desired results without the downtime associated with traditional TCA peels. FACES offers PCA TCA acid peels available in the following formulas:

Ultra Peel Forte®

Ultra Peel Forte is especially suited to treat mature, dehydrated skin. Specifically, it can be used for smoker's skin, pigment disorders, sun damage, and acne. This peel will produce moderate to aggressive exfoliation, depending on the number of layers applied at the time of treatment.

  • Smoker's skin
  • Pigment disorders
  • Sun damage
  • Acne
  • Moderate to aggressive exfoliation

Sensi Peel® Exfoliating Treatment

  • Ethnic skin
  • Sensitive skin types
  • Calms rosacea-associated redness
  • Anti-acne and anti-bacterial properties

PCA Professional™ Salicylic Acid Treatments

Clarifying Mask

  • 20% salicylic acid and cherry extract blend
  • Brightens dull complexions
  • Improves acne-prone skin

Pumpkin Mask Treatment

  • Clears pores and smooths skin
  • Exfoliates and extracts impurities
  • Nourishes skin with vitamins, nutrients, and enzymes
  • Stimulates circulation
  • Promotes healing

Vi Peels

VI Peel with Precision Plus

This is a powerful, mid-depth peel developed specifically to treat stubborn melasma, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and pigmentation. The key ingredients for lightening and brightening are trichloroacetic acid, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C, hydroquinone, hydrocortisone, and kojic acid. This is the ultimate treatment choice for dramatic results. The VI Peel is safe for all skin types.

  • Mid-depth peel
  • Stubborn melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Age spots

VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus

This treatment contains the same powerful ingredients for lightening and brightening with the addition of benzoyl peroxide. This treatment is an excellent option for individuals with stubborn, resistant acne. VI Peel Purify is also safe for all skin types.

  • Helps smooth skin texture and repair acne scars
  • Brightens dark areas left after an acne scar
  • Soothes inflammation and redness

Depending on the peels used and the customized skin care treatment plan created by our specialists, a series of peels applied every 4 to 6 weeks may be recommended. We also offer facials and other customized treatments to boost your skin's health and beauty.

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Meet Our Physicians

Each of our physicians is board certified in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; in addition, Dr. Ellerbe is board certified in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.