Chemical Peels

The Image Center

Aesthetics Med Spa & Plastic Surgery located in Huntington Beach, San Clemente, Irvine, & Downey CA

Chemical peels rejuvenate your skin by removing damaged and blemished skin and allowing fresh, new skin to replace the old. Peter Newen, MD, at The Image Center offers medical-grade chemical peels that can deliver a brightening exfoliation or go deeper to treat wrinkles and sun damage. If you have questions about chemical peels or you’d like to schedule a consultation, call the office in Huntington Beach, California, Irvine, San Clemente, and Downey, California or use the online booking tool.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What skin conditions are treated with chemical peels?

Chemical peels remove one or more layers of your skin. As the outer layers are removed, skin imperfections and problems disappear along with the skin. The new skin that grows is stronger and more resilient.

Chemicals peels treat a variety of skin problems, including:

  • Dry, dull skin
  • Skin redness
  • Clogged pores
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Superficial scars
  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Brown spots, age spots, and sun damage

The cosmetic problems that each kind of peel treats are determined by the depth of skin removed during your chemical peel.

What are the three primary types of chemical peels?

There are many different types and brands of chemical peels, but they’re all categorized as:

Light peel

A light chemical peel exfoliates the outer layer of skin, which makes it gentle enough to use on a regular schedule to maintain your results. Light peels can eliminate dry skin and improve the appearance of blotchy skin.

Medium peel

Medium peels go a little deeper to treat texture and skin tone problems, age spots, and moderate wrinkles. Since this treatment goes deeper, you may need up to a week of downtime.

Deep peel

As you might expect, deep peels produce dramatic results. However, they also require about two weeks of downtime. A deep peel penetrates to the lower layer of your skin, where it produces all the results of a medium peel and more. A deep peel treats severe skin discolorations, sun damage, and deeper wrinkles.

What chemical peels are available?

The team at The Image Center offers a broad selection of the highest-quality, medical-grade chemical peels. These are a few examples of the peels available:

Obagi® Medical

The team at The Image Center offers several Obagi facial treatments that exfoliate and revitalize your appearance. For example, the Blue Peel treats blemishes, facial lines, scars, uneven pigmentation, and acne.


RevePeel® is a true medium depth peel works to repair skin at cellular level with integrated pre and post peel treatment . Effective on face, neck, décolletage, chest and hands. Just one  RevePeel®   will:

  • Significantly reduce hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots and sun damage.
  • Help clear up scars or acne, and prevent acne formation.
  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles, firm skin, and minimize pores to give you a healthy, youthful complexion.

RevePeel Fresh®

A less intense variation of RevePeel®, perfect for young acne patients, sensitive skin, first time medical grade chemical users and summer time. You skin is clear, bright and glowing after just one RevePeel Fresh® treatment. You will notice the difference in your skin almost immediately. Think of this skin peel as a “light” version of a skin peel but still very effective.  

RevePeel Enlighten®

The Enlighten Depigmentation Mask reduces and eliminates acquired skin blemishes for certain types of skin pigmentation that don’t respond to more traditional treatments, increasing skin luminosity and equalizing skin tone. This two-step prescription process actually communicates with your cells, bringing discolored pigmentation up to the surface to increase cell turnover, and then goes even deeper to inhibit discolored pigmentation. 


SkinMedica offers several peels that are available at The Image Center, such as:

  • Illuminize Peel®: provides vibrant, radiant-looking skin with minimal downtime
  • Vitalize Peel®: smooths the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Rejuvenize Peel®: treats moderate-to-severe skin imperfections

SkinMedica produces numerous science-based skin-care peels and products.

TCA peel

A TCA peel is a light-to-medium strength chemical peel used on your face, neck, and other areas exposed to the sun.

To explore whether a chemical peel is the right treatment for you, call The Image Center or book a consultation online. 


The services provided have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. The material on this website is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice. Always consult your physician before beginning any therapy program, aesthetic treatments, plastic surgery, and other services that the Image Center provides.   Any designations or references to therapies are for marketing purposes only.