The Perfect Time for Chemical Peels

While we aren’t gathering in the same ways this winter, we can take advantage of mask wearing and social distancing when considering chemical peel treatments.

A chemical peel uses custom-formulated, acid solutions to chemically exfoliate the skin and remove dead and damaged skin cells. The gel-like solution is applied to the face to smooth out the surface of the skin, treating concerns such as signs of sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven tone, and textural problems. A chemical peel is one of the best ways to rejuvenate the skin, and they work great as both a deep treatment and a regular part of your skincare routine. Most dermatologists recommend undergoing medical-grade skincare treatments around once a month, though this can depend on your goals and concerns. Dr. Diggs can discuss the right treatment plan for you during a consultation.


The downtime of a peel depends on the depth and intensity. With light and medium peels, redness usually subsides within a few hours and skin peeling is minimal. With a deeper peel, more skin peeling is to be expected. After any chemical peel, you’ll want to avoid direct sun exposure and use proper sunscreen. As we continue to stay inside this winter, the shedding of skin and avoidance of sun can be done from the comfort of your own home.

If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels and if they are right for you, contact the CosmedicDerm office today to schedule a consultation. Dr. Shauna Diggs and her staff are ready to offer you best-in-class medical and cosmetic care as Michigan’s leaders in comprehensive skin health and rejuvenation.