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If you're looking to rejuvenate your skin, minimize fine lines and wrinkles, or address hyperpigmentation or acne scarring, chemical peels at Chicago Skin Clinic may be just what you need.

Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo V. Del Campo use chemical peels to exfoliate the outer layer of your skin and reveal smoother, more radiant skin underneath. Whether you're looking for a gentle or more intensive treatment, a chemical peel at our Chicago office can help you reach your skin goals.

Chemical Peels: Promoting Smoother, More Youthful Skin

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that uses a specialized solution to exfoliate the skin and promote cell turnover. This process removes the top layers of the skin, revealing a smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking appearance.

Dr. Danny Del Campo and Dr. Danilo V. Del Campo may recommend chemical peels to address various skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, acne, scarring, and uneven skin tone and texture.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

When you get a chemical peel at Chicago Skin Clinic, your board-certified dermatologist will apply a solution to your skin. This solution is made up of various acids and exfoliates your skin’s outermost layers. As we apply the solution, you may feel a tingling or stinging sensation, which is completely normal.

The acids in chemical peels break down the bonds that hold dead skin cells together, allowing them to slough off gradually to stimulate cell turnover and promote the growth of new, healthier skin cells.

Over the next few days or weeks, depending on the intensity of the peel, you may experience peeling and flaking as you shed the old skin, revealing a fresher, smoother complexion beneath.

Type of Chemical Peels

There are three main types of chemical peels with varying strength and penetration: superficial, medium, and deep.

Superficial Peels

Superficial peels are the mildest form of chemical peels and remove only the topmost layer of your skin. They typically use alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs) or beta-hydroxy acids (BHAs) to exfoliate your skin and improve its texture and appearance. These peels treat mild skin discoloration, sun damage, and fine lines.

Medium Peels

Medium peels penetrate deeper into your skin than superficial peels and use trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to exfoliate. This peel treats moderate skin discoloration, fine lines, and acne scars. They also improve the texture of your skin and can stimulate collagen production.

What You Can Improve With Chemical Peels

Fine Lines & Wrinkles

Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by promoting cell turnover and collagen production. They can also help improve skin texture and tone.


Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of acne by exfoliating the skin and unclogging pores. They can also help reduce inflammation and promote healing.

Sun Damage

Sun damage can cause brown spots, discoloration, and uneven skin tone. Chemical peels address these issues by removing the damaged top layer of skin and revealing brighter, more even skin.


You can reduce the appearance of scarring with chemical peels by promoting cell turnover and collagen production. They can also help improve skin texture and tone.

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Should You Get a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are safe and effective for most skin types and tones. However, they may not be suitable if you have certain medical conditions, such as eczema or rosacea. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also avoid chemical peels.

To determine if a chemical peel is right for you, consult Dr. Del Campo or Dr. Danny at Chicago Skin Clinic. Our team can assess your skin concerns and recommend the best treatment options for you.

Start Your Skin Transformation

If you're ready to address your skin concerns and get a brighter, smoother, and more youthful complexion, schedule a consultation with our experienced dermatologists at Chicago Skin Clinic.

Dr. Danny Del Campo or Dr. Danilo V. Del Campo will work with you to determine the best type of chemical peel for your skin type and goals, and to create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Contact us today to take the first step towards radiant, rejuvenated skin!