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What Can a Chemical Peel Treat?

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What Can a Chemical Peel Treat?

Chemical peels can treat a wide range of skin conditions, including wrinkles, fine lines, facial scarring, and even hyperpigmentation. The procedure does not involve any surgery. Instead, it works by applying acids of varying strength to the skin, activating its latent rejuvenating potential. Mild peels rarely require any downtime, allowing you to get back to your regular schedule quickly. 

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Chemical Peels for Faded Scarring

Chemical peels are a great way to deal with old or light acne scars that might be affecting your complexion. Dr. Tenley Lawton gently applies the solution to your face so that it can do its work. 

Acne scars change the skin’s surface tension properties and cause it to take on a crater-like appearance. Chemical peels target this tissue, encouraging it to rejuvenate and regain its old characteristics. Over time, it recovers its pre-acne appearance, allowing you to feel more confident. 

Note that when you undergo a chemical peel, you’re not just touching up your skin. Treatment fundamentally changes the way it behaves.

Chemical Peels for Fine Lines and Wrinkles 

Many patients also choose chemical peels for their anti-aging effects. Peels reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by encouraging the skin to produce youthful compounds like collagen and elastin. Deep chemical peels can target the lower dermal layers, dramatically improving your complexion without the need for surgical intervention.


The first step is to schedule an in-person consultation with Dr. Lawton or one of our trusted providers at Tenley K Lawton M.D. in Neport Beach, CA. Simply fill out the form on this page and we will reach out to you promptly to schedule your appointment.

Chemical Peels for Facial Rejuvenation

Chemical peels are a convenient way to improve your complexion because of how easy they are to fit into your regular skincare regimen

Many of Dr. Lawton’s patients choose to get light chemical peels once a month to keep their skin looking radiant and youthful and delay the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Others choose it to combat acne scars or pigmented areas of skin. 

Light peels only cause mild reddening of the skin and do not require any downtime at all, making them easy to fit into your schedule. You can receive a peel in the morning and then get on with your life in the afternoon.

Deeper peels tend to lead to more peeling and blistering, which means that you might want to take a short break from your regular social calendar. Recovery includes avoiding sun exposure and applying ointments and ice packs. 

Candidate for Chemical Peels

Light chemical peels use mild acids and are, therefore, suitable for practically anyone. Patients who undergo the procedure typically do so to deal with fine lines, dryness, mild sun-damaged skin, and acne scars. 

Medium chemical peels target the middle layers of the skin and are for moderate acne scars, wrinkles, and sun-damaged skin. 

The deepest peels are for patients with the most serious wrinkles or severely sun-damaged skin. 

If you’re unsure which treatment you should choose, Dr. Tenley Lawton can consult with you on the right course of treatment. 


*Individual Results May Vary


Dr. Lawton strives to provide the best experience for everyone who chooses her practice for their aesthetic needs. Read why our patients love their results & experience with Dr. Lawton and her team of expert providers.

Take the Next Step

Would you like to learn more about chemical peels? Simply fill out the form on this page or call Tenley K. Lawton M.D. at (949) 640-0999 to schedule your consultation. Board-Certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Tenley Lawton, serves Newport Beach and the greater Orange County, CA area.

*Individual Results May Vary.

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