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Chemical Peels

Bedford, MA

Chemical peels exfoliate and rejuvenate skin, reducing wrinkles, acne scars, and hyperpigmentation for a radiant complexion. Experience renewal at Alainn.

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What are Chemical Peels?

Chemical Peels involve the use of mild acids to remove layers of skin. There are typically three types of Chemical Peels (light, medium, and deep) and require varying amounts of downtime and produce varying results. Alainn Medical Aesthetics does not offer Deep Chemical Peels as they require eight weeks of pre-treatment and address more serious skin conditions such as precancerous lesions.


-Light or "Lunchtime Peels" have little to no downtime, provides subtle improvement over time and is delivered as a series of 4-6 treatments for maximal results. These are best to smooth and refresh the appearance of skin, address dullness as well as fine lines and wrinkles.


-Medium Chemical Peels take up to 10 days to fully recover. The outermost and upper part of the middle skin layers are removed. You will see visible signs of peeling. The result is a smoother, refreshed appearance. This type of peel is best for moderate discoloration, age spots, acne scarring, and fine to moderate lines and wrinkles.

Individual results will vary. Schedule an appointment or consultation today.

Who is a good candidate for Chemical Peels?

Who is a good candidate for  Chemical Peels?

Good candidates for chemical peels typically include individuals who:


  1. Want to improve the appearance and texture of their skin.

  2. Have concerns such as acne, fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, uneven skin tone, or hyperpigmentation.

  3. Have realistic expectations about the results of the treatment.

  4. Are in good overall health and do not have active skin infections or conditions.

  5. Understand the potential risks and benefits associated with chemical peels.

  6. Are willing to follow pre- and post-treatment care instructions provided by their skincare professional.

It's important for candidates to have a consultation  to determine if a chemical peel is suitable for their skin type, concerns, and goals. We can assess your skin condition, recommend the appropriate type and strength of peel, and discuss the expected outcomes and potential risks of the treatment. Additionally, you should disclose any medical conditions, medications, or skincare products they are using to ensure the safety and effectiveness of the peel.

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What are the benefits of Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels offer several benefits for the skin, including:


  1. Exfoliation: Chemical peels remove dead skin cells from the surface of the skin, revealing smoother, healthier-looking skin underneath.

  2. Improvement of Skin Texture: By exfoliating the outer layer of skin, chemical peels can improve skin texture, making it smoother and softer to the touch.

  3. Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by stimulating collagen production and promoting cell turnover.

  4. Evening of Skin Tone: Chemical peels can help even out skin tone by reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and age spots.

  5. Treatment of Acne and Acne Scars: Chemical peels can help improve acne and acne scars by unclogging pores, reducing inflammation, and promoting healing.

  6. Stimulation of Collagen Production: Chemical peels stimulate collagen production in the skin, which can help improve skin firmness and elasticity over time.

  7. Enhancement of Skincare Product Absorption: By removing dead skin cells and exfoliating the skin, chemical peels can enhance the penetration and effectiveness of skincare products applied afterward.

  8. Customization: Chemical peels come in different strengths and formulations, allowing for customization based on individual skin concerns and goals.


Chemical peels can rejuvenate the skin, improve its appearance and texture, and promote a more youthful complexion. They are a versatile treatment option suitable for various skin types and concerns.

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Why Choose Alainn Medical Aesthetics?

Choosing Alainn Medical Aesthetics Med Spa in Bedford, MA for your aesthetic and wellness needs can significantly enhance your experience and results in your journey through the world of medical aesthetics. Choose us for:


  1. World-Class Expertise

  2. Exceptional Safety Standards

  3. State-of-the-Art Technology

  4. Proven Results and Satisfaction

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Frequently Asked Questions about Chemical Peels

What should I expect before and after my Chemical Peel?

To prepare for your chemical peel, some general instructions include:

  • Avoid tanning and direct sun exposure for two weeks before each treatment.

  • Apply topical products (such as hydroquinone) as instructed before treatment to prepare your skin.

  • Don’t use any products containing retinoids (such as tretinoin) one to two weeks before treatment, unless your clinician tells you differently.

  • If you have been prescribed oral antibiotics or an oral antiviral medicine, start taking it at least 24 hours before your chemical peel.

  • Peel areas must be free of any open sores, lesions or skin infections.

The professional who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then they 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.

During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging. You may need pain medication during or after a deeper peel.

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 one to four-week intervals until you get the look you're after.

Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in 6 to 12 months, if necessary. You'll need to avoid the sun for several weeks after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile.

How does a Chemical Peel work?

A chemical peel, also known as chemexfoliation or dermapeeling, uses a chemical solution to improve the appearance of your skin. In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, which causes trauma or injury to your skin’s layers. The skin layers eventually peel off revealing more youthful skin. The new skin is usually smoother with fewer lines and wrinkles, has a more even color and is brighter in complexion.

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