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Chemical Peels

Laura Moncada, FNP-C -  - Primary Care

Copper Valley Primary Care

Laura Moncada, FNP-C

Primary Care & Aesthetics located in Tucson, AZ

From age spots to acne, chemical peels erase many common skin concerns to improve your complexion. At Copper Valley Primary Care, Laura Moncada, FNP-C, develops personalized chemical peel treatments to match your specific skin concerns. Call the Tucson, Arizona, office or click the online booking button to schedule your aesthetic consultation to learn how chemical peels can improve the look of your skin.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are a cosmetic treatment Ms. Moncada offers at Copper Valley Primary Care to treat many common skin concerns and improve your skin’s appearance. She may recommend chemical peels as an aesthetic treatment for your:

  • Acne
  • Age spots
  • Lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Dry, rough skin

Ms. Moncada applies the custom-designed chemical solution to your skin and the active ingredients cause your skin to exfoliate and peel off, revealing the younger, healthier skin underneath.

What are the different types of chemical peels?

Chemical peels are divided into three categories based on the degree of exfoliation they provide. The types include:

Light peel

The light peel, also referred to as a lunchtime or superficial chemical peel, is comprised of a mild acidic solution that gently exfoliates the top layer of your skin. This peel can erase mild pigmentation and refresh your look.

Medium peel

The medium chemical peel contains a stronger acidic solution for a deeper exfoliation. You may benefit from a medium peel to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, age spots, and freckles. 

Deep peel

The deep peel contains a strong acid aimed at removing the damaged skin cells from the top and middle layers of your skin. This peel may improve the appearance of moderate lines, shallow scars, and skin discoloration.

Ms. Moncada custom-designs your chemical peel based on your specific skin condition and aesthetic goals. 

What happens during my chemical peel?

Chemical peels are an aesthetic treatment Ms. Moncada provides at her office. She first cleanses your skin with an antibacterial agent and then applies the solution. 

She carefully watches your skin as your chemical peel begins the exfoliation process and then removes the peel as soon as you’ve achieved the desired results.

After your chemical peel, you can expect your skin to be red and sensitive. Once the redness subsides, your treated skin should start to peel away. 

Ms. Moncada provides specific instructions on how to care for your skin following your chemical peel so you get the best results. 

How long does it take to see results from a chemical peel?

You should start to see an improvement in your look as soon as your skin has healed, which can take 1-14 days, depending on the type of chemical peel used. 

To maintain your refreshed look, Ms. Moncada recommends you use sunblock daily and cover-up with a wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses if you plan on being out in the sun for any length of time. 

To schedule your skin consultation and discuss your chemical peel options, contact Copper Valley Primary Care by phone or online today.