Chemical Peels Philadelphia

Chapin Aesthetics has a wide array of peels to choose from, depending on your skin type. This superficial form of chemical exfoliation provides multiple benefits to the skin, including:

  • Reduced appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Decreased signs of hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and age spots
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Brighter, clearer, more youthful-looking skin

To discuss chemical peels in the Philadelphia area, contact Chapin Aesthetics in Doylestown today. Call 267.880.0810 or send a message online.

Our medical aesthetic specialists will recommend which peel and the number of treatments is most appropriate to address your skin concerns. Their comprehensive treatment plan will include how many weeks apart to perform each peel and which medical-grade care products would complement your peel for optimal results.

Glycolic Peels

Glycolic acid is part of the alpha hydroxy family of natural ingredients, which is derived from sugar cane. These superficial chemical peels remove the top layer of skin to trigger collagen and elastin production. Glycolic peels improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, skin discoloration, and texture. When the outer layer is removed, a new layer of skin becomes visible. We offer varying strengths of glycolic acid peels that rejuvenate the skin to treat a variety of skin concerns.

Obagi® Radiance Peel

This exclusive blend of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and glycolic acid provides a gentle but effective facial chemical peel. Tighter, smoother, and brighter skin can be achieved immediately after just one treatment. Obagi® Radiance Peel can be utilized to improve patient outcomes for a range of skin concerns, including photo damage, acne scarring, melasma, and enhanced texture and tone. The uppermost damaged skin layers are exfoliated, leaving your skin fresh, renewed, and radiant with little to no downtime.

SkinMedica® Peels

SkinMedica® offers three levels of medical-grade chemical peels to effectively address individual skin needs and concerns. These peels deliver remarkable results and can help you achieve clearer, brighter, and more youthful looking skin.

SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel®

Give your skin an instant glow with this superficial, zero down time chemical peel. This is the perfect choice to achieve a radiant look prior to an event or to simply brighten the appearance of your skin. This non-invasive peel utilizes alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic and malic acid) in conjunction with phytic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol to maximize skin-rejuvenating effects without irritation.

SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel®

This medium-strength peel targets sign of aging, melasma, and sun-damaged and acne-prone skin. The proprietary blend of ingredients achieves improvement in texture, tone, pigmentation, acne, melasma, and collagen production. For optimal correction, the Vitalize Peel® should be performed monthly until the desired result is achieved. Skin will begin to shed two days after the peel is applied and will peel for approximately three days.

Meet Dr. Scott Chapin

Dr. Scott D. Chapin blends medical science, artistry, and humanity in every procedure he performs. As a board-certified plastic surgeon, he specializes in aesthetic surgery, with a particular focus on breast surgery. His national reputation and commitment to excellence make him a top choice for Doylestown and beyond.

  • Dr. Chapin has been inducted into the RealSelf Hall of Fame

SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Peel

The Rejuvenize Peel is the strongest of the three SkinMedica® peels and offers substantial improvements in fine lines, texture, tone, pigmentation, and acne. Significant visible improvements are produced and are ideal for those patients who have established tolerability to the Vitalize Peel®. Mild redness and irritation is common with the Rejuvenize Peel, but will usually resolve within seven days. Peeling will begin two to three days post treatment and will last for approximately five days.

VI Peel®

Our VI Peel® portfolio offers customized solutions to address specific skin problems. These pharmaceuticalgrade chemical peels target fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and other signs of aging, as well as acne, acne scars, sun damage and melasma. The unique, synergistic blend of rejuvenating acids is not only designed to reverse the signs of aging, but also reduces the pain, discomfort, and downtime commonly associated with chemical peels. Visible improvements in both tone and texture of skin can be seen approximately one week post treatment.

VI Peel® Age-Defying

This anti-aging chemical peel improves skin tone, texture, clarity, hyperpigmentation, sunspots, fine lines, and wrinkles. Dramatic results are achieved in as little as one week with minimal downtime. The VI Peel® is safe for all skin tones and delicate areas such as around the eyes, neck, and chest, making it an amazing selection for anyone looking to radically improve their overall skin complexion.

VI Peel® Precision Plus for Hyperpigmentation

The VI Peel® Precision Plus for hyperpigmentation is an intensified version of the Age-Defying VI Peel® that provides an ideal choice for those who suffer from stubborn hyperpigmentation and melasma. The key ingredients reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyperpigmentation and effectively manage melasma. Dramatic results are achieved in as little as one week with minimal downtime. This peel is packed with customized ingredients that tackle pigmentation issues without discomfort.

VI Peel® Purify Precision Plus for Acne

The VI Peel® Purify Precision Plus peel concentrates on all acne-related issues including blemishes and acne scars. This peel solution removes bacteria, clears the pores, increases cell turnover, brightens the skin, and reduces acne scars. For optimal results, a series may be recommended depending on individual needs. Dramatic results are achieved in as little as one week with minimal downtime. This is the ultimate peel to fight the damaging effects of acne with minimum discomfort and downtime.


Uncover radiant, younger-looking skin immediately with the MicroPeel. Your pores will be vacuumed, and excess dead skin will be polished away with our DiamondTome microdermabrasion treatment. This crystal free treatment provides an unparalleled approach to microdermabrasion that yields superior results. This resurfacing method reduces the signs of aging such as fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and uneven texture. A mild peel will be applied to penetrate the skin and clean out pores to give a healthy glow. This combination of exfoliation treatments will leave your skin soft, smoother, and brighter without downtime.


This gentle exfoliation of a dermaplane with the boost of chemical exfoliation can do wonders for your skin instantly without any downtime. Fine facial hair known as “peach fuzz” will be gently sloughed off through dermaplaning to reveal brighter, smoother skin. A mild chemical peel will be applied to gently remove dead skin cells and to penetrate into the skin to clean out pores. This dual-action treatment immediately brightens and tightens your skin for a more rejuvenated appearance.

Phenol Peel

The phenol peel is a powerful chemical peel that is utilized as a skin resurfacing technique to remove the outer layers of the facial skin. This peel penetrates deep into the skin to allow new, healthier skin to emerge. A phenol peel is often recommended to treat the signs of severely sun-damaged and rough textured facial skin. Pigment concerns can be corrected, including hyperpigmentation, age-related brown spots, and blotchiness. Fine lines, wrinkles, and even profound facial creases can be significantly reduced with a phenol peel treatment. Phenol is particularly useful for improving the crepe-wrinkled skin below the lower eyelids or for minimizing the vertical lines that often form around the mouth as a result of aging. A more youthful, rejuvenated appearance of the skin can be achieved with a phenol peel.

Phenol Peel Can:

  • Smooth out rough, wrinkled, and sun-damaged skin
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation (brown spots) and even out skin tone
  • Diminish lines and wrinkles around the eyes commonly known as “crow’s feet”
  • Decrease lines and wrinkles around the mouth
  • Remove certain precancerous skin growths
  • Minimize the appearance of facial scars

Our Customized Approach

During your consultation, Dr. Scott D. Chapin will carefully listen to all of your cosmetic concerns. Dr. Chapin will study the condition of your facial skin, and he will provide procedure recommendations that are best suited to address your individual needs. It is common for phenol peels to be performed in conjunction with other procedures such as facelift surgery, eyelid surgery, and brow procedures to achieve optimal results.

Day of Your Procedure

Your procedure can be performed as an outpatient procedure at our Doylestown office or under general anesthesia at a Bucks County or Montgomery County AAA-certified facility. Generally, a phenol peel treatment takes one to two hours to perform. The location and length of the procedure will be determined by how many procedures, if any, have been elected to be performed simultaneously. On the day of your procedure, Dr. Chapin and his highly trained team will meet with you to review all details and answer any questions before surgery. You will receive exceptional and comprehensive care following your procedure to ensure your comfort.

Phenol Peel Recovery

For the first five to seven days post treatment, your skin will be dry, red, and flaky. It is common to experience stinging and/or tightness. An ointment such as Aquaphor will be administered to the area for comfort and to promote healing. After the peeling subsides, the redness may be present for about four to six weeks, but this can easily be camouflaged with makeup. These side effects will gradually subside. Generally, at the two-week mark, you will begin to see the results of your treatment, and they will continue to improve. If you experience any post-operative discomfort, Dr. Chapin will prescribe oral pain medication for relief. You should rest and relax during your recovery, avoiding any strenuous activities. Dr. Chapin will provide complete preoperative and postoperative care instructions. He will monitor and advise when patients can gradually resume their daily activities, including exercise.

Contact Our Office

Our medical aesthetics team serves patients from Philadelphia, Bucks, and Montgomery counties. To learn more about our medical skin care treatments or to schedule a complimentary cosmetic consultation, contact our office today.

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