Chemical Peels

Chemical peels rejuvenate the skin, improve tone and texture and reduce the appearance of aging, scarring, skin discoloration and other unwanted blemishes.

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About Chemical Peels

What are chemical peels?

The chemical peels offered at Detroit Plastic Surgery are a new generation of medical-grade acids and peeling agents that rejuvenate the skin, improve tone and texture and reduce the appearance of aging, scarring, skin discoloration and other unwanted blemishes. The powerful formulas diminish wrinkles and lines, correct discoloration issues and greatly improve the overall health and appearance of the skin. Many peels are formulated to reintroduce essential vitamins back into the skin and intensely hydrate and moisturize.

Chemical peels come in a range of strengths, and certain peels are more effective at correcting specific skin issues. With a variety of chemical peels to choose from, our professional cosmetic technicians can help you select the peel treatment that is right for your skin type and desired results.

Chemical peel treatments are most commonly performed to achieve the following results:

  • Improve skin texture and tone
  • Increase skin’s natural glow and radiance
  • Diminish lines and wrinkles
  • Correct skin discoloration such as sun spots, age spots, birthmarks, rosacea, melasma and more
  • Reduce pore size
  • Improve acne scarring and scarring from surgery or injury
  • Draw out impurities and excess oils

Our most popular chemical peels include:

  • Glycolic Peels
  • Illuminize™ Peels by SkinMedica®
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Oxygen Peels
  • PCA Skin® Peels
  • Pumpkin Peels
  • Rejuvenize™ Peels by SkinMedica®
  • Ultra Peels®
  • Vitalize™ Peels by SkinMedica®

What to expect

  • Step 1Consultation
  • Step 2Preparation
  • Step 3Treatment
  • Step 4Recovery
  • Step 5Results

Step 1 Consultation

A thorough consultation is an important first step when deciding if a chemical peel is the right option for you. We thoroughly discuss your desired results and provide an honest, professional opinion on how best to achieve those results. We also make certain that you are a good candidate for the treatment, taking into account your skin type, age, health, medical background and other factors that could affect the safety and effectiveness of your treatment. All of our consultations are conducted with the goal of making sure our patients feel comfortable, confident and informed about chemical peels.

Step 2 Preparation

One week prior to your treatment, avoid sun exposure, electrolysis, waxing and depilatory creams. Two to three days prior and one week after treatment, discontinue Retin-A, Differin, alpha/beta hydroxyl acids and benzyl peroxide. The day of your treatment, please remove all makeup and lotion before you arrive. Men should avoid shaving the day of treatment.

Step 3 Treatment

Before your treatment, we will answer any questions that may have come up since your consultation. Every effort is made to make certain that all of your concerns are addressed and you are as comfortable as possible.

During treatment, a chemical solution is gently applied to the skin, causing it to peel and allowing new skin to surface. How long a treatment takes and the sensation felt during treatment depends on the strength of the peel.

Step 4 Recovery

Recovery time is dependent on the type of peel. Some peels have hardly any recovery time, while others require a week or more of downtime for proper healing. The recovery process and any after-care instructions will be explained at your consultation.

Step 5 Results

Results do vary, but most people report seeing a great improvement in texture, tone and clarity. Skin is more radiant and often tighter, creating a youthful appearance. During your consultation, we will thoroughly explain what results to expect. We also can customize a skin care product regimen that will help to enhance and sustain your results.


Q: Is a chemical peel right for me?

If you want to improve your skin’s texture and tone, reduce superficial lines, reduce scarring and correct skin discoloration while achieving a natural and healthy glow, a chemical peel may be the right option for you.

Q: Why choose Detroit Plastic Surgery for my chemical peel treatment?

When choosing a cosmetic professional for your chemical peel treatment, there are three important qualifications to consider: training, experience and personal attention. Dr. Hajjar is Board Certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Surgery in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Above all, your cosmetic professional should be someone you trust to deliver exceptional results and perform a safe and effective treatment.

At Detroit Plastic Surgery, our cosmetic technicians are chemical peel specialists with years of experience performing these treatments. We spend the necessary time with every patient to answer any questions and address any concerns. We make it a priority to ensure our patients are well-informed and completely comfortable with their decisions. We know that your time is valuable, which is why we maintain an efficient treatment calendar and use the latest techniques and products to minimize your downtime and maximize your results.

Q: Will my insurance cover a chemical peel?

Insurance companies commonly do not cover an elective or cosmetic treatment like a chemical peel unless it is performed to correct a medical or health condition. If you plan to use insurance as payment, we strongly suggest consulting with your provider to discuss if the treatment is covered in part or in full by your current plan.

Q: Will my chemical peel results look natural?

A chemical peel is a minimally invasive technique, providing treatment without the need for any surgical procedure, thus eliminating the possibility of scarring or other signs that a treatment was performed. During your consultation, we will thoroughly explain what results to expect.

Q: Can I have additional treatments in combination with my chemical peel to enhance results?

Yes, your Detroit Plastic Surgery doctor can recommend additional services that may enhance your desired results, which can include laser skin resurfacing, dermal fillers or broadband light therapy.

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I was highly recommended Detroit Plastic Surgery by a very good friend of mine to boost my confidence after having my baby. I made an appointment with Chris + form the moment I stepped inside the office, I felt extremely comfortable. She was SO friendly, knowledgeable, and honest while working with me on what I said bothered me. Chris was conservative in her approach with my face, and I can not be happier or recommend her enough! I am SO happy with the results, and will certainly be maintaining and visiting again very soon.

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I couldn't be more happier with the entire process. Dr. Hajjar and his staff were extremely competent, professional, and caring throughout the procedure, and the follow up. His skills at suturing are top-notch, and after a couple of weeks I couldn't even see the incision. So thankful that my family doctor referred me to him.

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I absolutely love Dr. Lumley!! He is an excellent plastic surgeon and his staff is awesome. I cannot say enough good things about him and the awesome revision job he did on my breast reconstruction surgery. I have recommended him to all of my fellow breast cancer cancer survivors as well as friends, family and coworkers that are looking to have elective surgery. You will not be disappointed.

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Dr. Hajjar is highly respected, intelligent and undeniably talented. He worked around an existing condition that could have been a disaster for someone less qualified. He appears to be all business, but does have a good sense of humor and a kind heart. I am thrilled with his office, the procedure and the results 100 percent. Equally as impressive, one of his Fellows, Scott Kreitzberg is probably one of the kindest people I have ever met. He followed up in hospital after surgery and at the first office visit. He is compassionate, listens and truly makes one feel comfortable. I am so thankful for the recommendation of Dr. Raymond Hajjar.

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Saw Dr. Hajjar for a breast reduction as I was having health issues due to the size of my breasts. I am now 15 days post op and I look amazing. The scars are healing amazing and they’ve been there for all the questions and concerns I have. I’m already feeling relief in my back and other parts of my body. Best decision I’ve ever made. Highly recommend!

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