Over time, the inevitable signs of aging and skin imperfections can erode our self-assurance and mar our once-smooth complexion. A highly sought-after solution for addressing such concerns is the chemical peel, a transformative treatment offered to our valued patients in Delray Beach at Feinstein Dermatology.

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What Is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels utilize carefully curated chemical solutions to delicately exfoliate the outermost layer of skin. This meticulous process not only eradicates common imperfections but also stimulates the growth of a fresh, healthy layer of skin. Chemical peels can leave you with a clear, radiant skin tone, and a renewed sense of self-confidence.

The Benefits

The advantages of chemical peels are numerous, including:

  • Reversal of Aging Signs: By loosening dull build-up, chemical peels minimize wrinkles and fine lines, restoring a youthful appearance.
  • Acne Clarification: Addressing both inflamed and non-inflamed acne, chemical peels reduce the risk of future breakouts.
  • Hyperpigmentation Correction: Say goodbye to uneven skin tone as chemical peels effectively clear signs of hyperpigmentation.
  • Reduction of Skin Redness: Common skin conditions like rosacea-induced redness are visibly reduced through chemical peel treatments.
  • Stimulated Collagen Production: Beyond aesthetics, chemical peels enhance skin health by stimulating collagen production.

Types of Chemical Peels

VI Peels

VI Peel (face, neck, chest, arms, back and legs)

VI Peel is a cosmetic peel designed to rejuvenate the skin and address various skin concerns. This chemical peel contains a unique blend of ingredients, including TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid), Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol, and Vitamin C. The combination of these ingredients aims to exfoliate the skin, stimulate collagen production, and improve overall skin texture. The VI Peel is suitable for treating a range of skin issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and sun damage. It involves the application of the VI Peel solution to the skin, leading to controlled peeling and subsequent regeneration of new, healthier skin cells.

VI Peel® Precision Plus

VI Peel Precision Plus is an advanced chemical peel designed to target specific skin concerns and provide comprehensive skin rejuvenation. This peel builds on the original VI Peel formula but includes additional ingredients such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, and bearberry extract. These ingredients work synergistically to address hyperpigmentation, melasma, sunspots, and other skin discolorations. VI Peel Precision Plus aims to exfoliate the skin, promote collagen production, and inhibit the formation of pigmentation. The precision and targeted approach make it particularly effective for individuals dealing with uneven skin tone, dark spots, and pigmentation irregularities.

Active ingredients: 10% Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Phenol, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C

VI Peel® Purify

VI Peel Purify is a specialized chemical peel formulated to target and address acne-prone skin. This peel is designed to improve the appearance of skin affected by acne, reduce inflammation, and promote a clearer complexion. VI Peel Purify contains a blend of powerful ingredients, including salicylic acid, benzoyl peroxide, Vitamin C, and Kojic acid, which work together to exfoliate the skin, unclog pores, and control acne breakouts. VI Peel Purify is suitable for individuals with acne-prone skin, including those dealing with active acne, acne scars, and oily skin. The peel helps to reduce the frequency and severity of breakouts, while also promoting smoother and healthier skin

Active ingredients:  Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Phenol, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C, Kojic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide and Hydrocortisone

ZO Skin Peels

The ZO 3-Step Deep Medical Peel
Premium, high-strength peel designed for diverse skin concerns like acne, melasma, sun damage, fine lines, rough texture, large pores, and skin dullness. First, a blend of acids will remove the dull outer skin layer, then a 6% retinol crème will be infused to boost collagen, trigger cellular renewal, and provide antioxidants. Lastly, a calming crème will be applied to soothe the skin, reduce redness, and restore moisture balance, all resulting in softer, smoother, and replenished skin.

The ZO Stimulator Peel
Known as the “Red Carpet Peel,” this peel is an excellent option just before any major event. With no flaking and an instant glow, this mild-strength peel delivers visibly brighter, refreshed skin. Harnessing a blend of alpha-hydroxy acids (citric, glycolic, and lactic), this peel will exfoliate the epidermis (the outer skin layer), fostering skin renewal for a radiant complexion post-treatment.

The Treatment Process

Upon your arrival at Feinstein Dermatology, you’ll be welcomed into a private, relaxing treatment area. Our skilled team will gently cleanse and prepare your skin for the procedure, administering layers of carefully selected chemicals. Depending on the desired outcome, the peel sets for five to 15 minutes before removal through a thorough rinse.


The beauty of chemical peels lies in their minimal downtime requirement. After the procedure, we recommend sun avoidance for a few days and the consistent use of adequate protection outdoors. Also, refrain from saunas, hot tubs, and tanning beds until your skin fully recovers.

Medical Grade Skincare Options

Medical grade skincare products are designed to complement and enhance professional skincare treatments. Formulated with active ingredients and advanced technologies, these products can help optimize results, promote skin health, and prolong the effects of your treatments.

Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery proudly offers the following skincare products:

  • Alastin
  • Avene
  • Elta MD
  • Revitalash
  • SkinMedica
  • Heliocare
  • ZO Skin Health
  • Skinceuticals
  • Dr. Feinstein Cosmeceuticals
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Meet Our Board-Certified Team

At Feinstein Dermatology in Delray Beach, FL, our commitment is patient satisfaction and loyalty. We are defining the new standard in customer experience and outcomes, striving to lead by example for others to follow. With a dedicated patient base of over thirty-five thousand (35,000) individuals who have entrusted us with their dermatological and cosmetic needs, we have earned our reputation as a leading provider in the field.

Our team comprises dedicated professionals, including board-certified dermatologists, a board-certified Mohs surgeon, and a board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon, with a particular highlight on Dr. Feinstein. As a diamond level injector and a top 2% injector, his expertise is a testament to our commitment to exceptional care. We invite you to experience the exceptional care and dedication that defines Feinstein Dermatology, where all treatments are performed by our board-certified experts.


Meet Your Providers


Brian Feinstein, D.O., FAAD

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Thomas Cahn, M.D., FAAD

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Lawrence Enisman, M.D., FACS

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Meredith Hancock, M.D., FAAD

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Robb Wilentz, M.D.

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Nathalie Allison-Fecteau, PA-C

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Chemical Peels FAQs

When performed by qualified professionals, chemical peels can be safe and beneficial for skin rejuvenation. Prior consultation with a skincare provider, such as the doctors at Feinstein Dermatology, and adherence to pre- and post-peel care instructions are essential for a safe and successful experience.

Chemical peels can be effective in reducing the appearance of certain types of scars, particularly superficial scars and those caused by issues like acne. Keep in mind that while chemical peels can be beneficial, they may not completely eliminate all types of scars. More advanced treatments may be necessary for more significant scar revision.

Chemical peels can effectively reduce the appearance of dark spots by exfoliating the outer layer of the skin, promoting the growth of new, healthier cells, and addressing uneven pigmentation. These peels, often containing ingredients like alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or trichloroacetic acid (TCA), work to break down excess melanin and stimulate collagen production. This process contributes to a more even skin tone and can be particularly beneficial for dark spots caused by sun exposure or age-related pigmentation changes.

The number of chemical peels needed depends on various factors, including your skin concerns, the type of peel used, and your skin’s response to the treatment. Generally, a series of chemical peels is recommended for optimal results. Mild peels may require multiple sessions, spaced several weeks apart, to achieve the desired outcome gradually. Deeper peels may show more noticeable improvements with fewer sessions, but they often involve more downtime. Your dermatologist or skincare provider will assess your skin, discuss your goals, and create a personalized treatment plan, determining the appropriate number of chemical peels for your specific needs.

Feel Good About Your Skin

At Feinstein Dermatology & Cosmetic Surgery, we aim to help you feel your absolute best, radiate confidence, and regain a youthful glow. Chemical peels can enhance your natural beauty and leave you feeling fantastic in your own skin. You don’t need to wait; it’s time to take the first step towards embracing a more confident you. Schedule a complimentary consultation at our Delray Beach office today at (561) 498-4407, and let us be the partners you can count on, every step of the way.