Chemical Peels

Are You Bothered by Your Aging or Sun-Damaged Skin?

Is poor skin quality a source of embarrassment? Have years of fun-in-the-sun finally taken its toll? Would you like to restore a smooth, blemish-free complexion with a quick in-office visit? If so, you may want to consider enlisting the help of minimally-invasive chemical peels at Derrow Dermatology today.


Medical-grade chemical peels are the perfect way to achieve a more youthful appearance with little downtime. Derrow Dermatology offers a wide range of peels designed to combat visible signs of aging, sun damage, acne scars, melasma, and more. Treatments are done in-office by a skilled provider well-versed in the precise depth it takes to produce exceptional results each and every time.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels are a resurfacing technique that uses a variety of active ingredients depending on your personal concerns and goals. Typically, the peel is applied in layers by a skilled practitioner who closely monitors and adjusts the procedure throughout. Medical-grade chemical peels remove skin layer by layer until desired results are achieved. After treatment, dead skin cells will gradually flake off improving the quality of your skin with renewed cellular turnover.

At Derrow Dermatology, we have several customizable peels. Some of our most popular include the following.

  • Young Pharmaceuticals (Melange / Actinage): Improve overall texture and tone with Young Pharmaceuticals Peels. These advanced peels reduce the appearance of wrinkles, pigmentation issues, and acne scars for blemish-free skin.
  • Glytone Peels (Glycolic 30% / Pyruvic Acid / Mandelic Acid 40%): These in-office peels are the ideal treatment for patients seeking facial, back, or chest rejuvenation. With three peels to choose from, you can’t go wrong.
  • Jessner Peel: This peel provides smoother, more radiant skin. Patients can reverse sun-damaged skin including wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, and acne scars.
  • Apple Wine Peel: This unique peel is relatively gentle and helps address mild to moderate signs of sun damage. The Apple Wine Peel is also a good choice for patients seeking preventative care rather than anti-aging treatments.

Chemical peels come in a range of depths from light to aggressive. Our esthetician will help you decide what’s right for you at the time of your in-person consultation.


Am I a Good Candidate for Chemical Peels?

Because of the vast array of chemical peels available, almost anyone can benefit. Whether you’d like a quick pick-me-up before a big event, a preventative treatment to keep skin looking fresh, or a long-term anti-aging solution, chemical peels can help. The ideal candidate for chemical peel procedures is a healthy adult with realistic expectations.

Women who are pregnant or nursing are not viable candidates for chemical peels. Patients with darker skin tones or tanned skin may not be suitable for certain peels. Dr. Witt can help determine which treatment is best for your individual needs at the time of your consult.

How Long Does a Typical Treatment Take?*

Chemical peels are performed on a layer by layer basis. It’s not a process that can (or should) be rushed. We typically ask that you plan to be in office for at least one hour. More aggressive peels can take more time but have greater overall results for severe concerns.

“Dr. Witt is the best dermatologist in Orlando! I’ve been to other dermatologists who just have the PA come in and see you for 5 minutes and try to get you out as soon as possible. She is totally different. She gives you her full care and attention.”*

Marizela, Patient

What Results Will I See?*

Individual results vary from patient to patient. Immediately after treatment, your skin will appear red and raw. As cellular turnover occurs, you’ll notice dead, damaged skin cells begin to peel away leaving you with a younger-looking appearance. Chemical peels have long-lasting results for months after treatment.

Is There Any Downtime?

Chemical peels can have anywhere from zero downtime with lunchtime peels to upwards of 2-7 days with more aggressive treatments. Patients can opt for multiple lighter sessions, or a single procedure with more downtime to get the results they want.

Take the Next Step – Request an Appointment Today!

Ready to learn more about  Chemical Peels? The first step is to come in for an in-person consultation with our expert providers at Derrow Dermatology in Maitland, FL today.

Please fill out the form on this page or call our office during normal business hours (407) 389-2020.

*Individual Results May Vary*