Chemical Peel

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel can be done to improve the appearance of skin on the face, neck, or hands. A chemical solution will be applied to the skin that will cause it to exfoliate and later peel off. The new and regenerated skin will be smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.


  • Treats wrinkles caused by sun damage and aging
  • Improves appearance of mild scars
  • Improve the look and feel of your skin
  • Minimize age spots, freckles, and dark patches
  • Treat acne

Types of Peels

Your aesthetician will consult with you prior to the procedure to go over any questions you may have. They will evaluate your skin and recommend the best facial treatment plan for skin type and skin expectations.

  • Superficial: Alpha-hydroxy acid or other mild acid is used to target and exfoliate only the outermost layer of skin. This peel is often ideal for mild skin discoloration and rough skin. Your skin will heal for 1-7 days.
  • Medium Peel: Glycolic or Trichloracetic acid is applied to penetrate middle layers of skin. This treatment will remove damaged skin cells and improve age spots, fine wrinkles, and moderate skin discoloration. This peel requires 7-14 days of healing.
  • Deep Peel: Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied for deep penetration of middle layer skin. This peel will give the patient a dramatic improvement by removing damaged skin cells, moderate lines, age spots, and shallow scars. Your skin will heal for 14-21 days.

Post Chemical Peel

Treated skin will initially be red, scale, swell, or blister depending on the treatment you receive. All peels require some follow-up care and your aesthetician will advise you how to care for your skin with the help of lotions, ointments, and sunscreen.

Following a chemical peel, your skin will temporarily be more sensitive to the sun. You will be advised to limit sun exposure and to protect your skin with sunscreen above SPF 30 every day to protect against UVA and UVB sunrays. You may also want to wear a wide-brimmed hat especially if you will be out when the sun is at its highest points between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Getting Started

Are you experiencing fine lines under your eyes or around your mouth? Do you want to reduce the appearance of acne scars, wrinkles, or sagging skin? Refresh your face, neck, or hands with a chemical peel. Our experienced aestheticians are passionate about helping you achieve beautiful and healthy skin. Schedule an appointment at Infinity Medical Spa today by calling (630) 851-3223.

Our Client Testimonials

I'm so glad I found Dr. Rubach and Dr. Franco; both doctors are kind and considerate. They take into account what your goal is and guide with their expert advice to come up with the best and a realistic outcome. I had gone to them for a mastopexy and rhinoplasty, in which, both I had felt completely at ease about. The result for both are amazing. I'm not insecure about my breasts anymore and I finally feel like my nose belongs on my face. The refined, subtle changes with the rhinoplasty have made a huge difference that looks natural. The mastopexy has given my breasts a more youthful look, and has allowed me to be comfortable with my shape. I can't praise these doctors enough. And I can't forget the rest of the staff. Margo, helped work with me to get everything sorted along the way, and really helped me to feel comfortable for what I was stepping into. Looking for doctors, to have this done by, wasn't easy. I tried to find to someone experienced, skilled, caring, and honest, and I can genuinely say that I not only found one, but two doctors with those characteristics.

~ S

I was a rhinoplasty patient at the Center for Laser and Cosmetic Surgery in Naperville during May of 2015. I needed surgery after encountering "a foul ball to the face" at a minor league game . My nose was shattered into pieces and Dr. Rubach helped me return to my normal self. He perfected my facial symmetry, increased my confidence and increased my breathing ability to 100%. Dr. Rubach did not transform my face into something that I wasn't. He maintained my facial character while naturally making me look "better". If you are considering rhinoplasty, I would highly recommend Dr. Rubach. I had the best experience and a fantastic outcome. The nurses were so kind and everyone made me feel very comfortable throughout the process. The surgery was simple due to the great employees and professional service. Also, I was given as much attention as I needed post-operation. Dr. Rubach was with me every step of the way through my recovery. My face is a mirror image of my pre-op digital imaging, just as Dr. Rubach and I discussed. I cannot believe how fantastic my outcome is!

~ Maria Vondrasek

Words can not express my gratitude to Dr. Franco, he made me feel normal again!!! After carrying twins to full term, my stomach had seen better days. From the minute I met Dr. Franco, I knew he was the right surgeon to perform my tummy tuck. He listened during the consultation!!!! He didn't want to do more than I needed (another PS wanted to do much more work) and answered all of my questions. I am two weeks post op and my results are better than I ever could have imagined. I would highly recommend Dr. Franco and his wonderful staff!!!

~ Jessica A

Both Dr Rubach and Dr Franco are wonderful, understanding and informative. If you describe what you are looking to achieve they will guide you to the best possible procedure. I have had both Dr Rubach and Dr Franco assist me in making very important decisions regarding changes I was looking to make. I would and I have recommended both doctors to friends and family. I would also like to add that the office staff and office environment is friendly, helpful and very courteous. It was a very positive experience for me and I will always go to this office should the need arise.

~ Cherie Gabbert

I could not be more pleased with both the outcome of my surgery and my experience. Dr. Rubach and the entire staff have been amazing from the first consultation through every post op appointment. I would (and have) referred this practice to others.

~ Stephanie Pass

Dr. Franco is the best! He's very caring and takes great care of his patients. No matter what you need at anytime. Him and the staff make you feel very comfortable and are always there for you. I highly recommend him if you are considering plastic surgery.!

~ Talina Thorton

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