Bryn Mawr Dermatology

Villanova, PA | Collegeville, PA
Chesterbrook, PA

Villanova, PA | Collegeville, PA

Peels and Facials

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Fresh, beautiful-looking skin is often hiding just beneath the surface. A chemical peel helps remove the dead and dull skin cells sitting on the surface of your skin, revealing smoother and more youthful skin beneath. Many patients seeking effective skin care look for chemical peels, as the active ingredients can be customized to provide the level of peel you’re looking for – whether cosmetic issues are mild or extensive, including lines and wrinkles. At Bryn Mawr Dermatology, our experienced aestheticians provide a range of skin peel services to meet your needs and help you feel confident in your skin.

What are Chemical Peels?

Removing the top layer of dull-looking skin is an effective way to help skin look fresh and glowing. Chemical peels successfully do this through the application of several different solutions with an active ingredient that creates the peeling process. As the skin is exfoliated, the body’s natural collagen processes are trigged, which helps increase the anti-aging effect of the procedure.

The chemical solutions used in skin peels are typically alpha hydroxy acid and beta hydroxy acid, but most patients may know these as AHAs, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid. These active ingredients can be used in varying concentrations to create the desired skin-clearing and anti-aging effect. The knowledgeable and friendly aestheticians at Bryn Mawr Dermatology customize a skin peel process to fit your expectations and correct skin complaints that can adversely affect your confidence.

For Peels and Facials in Villanova or Collegeville, contact our dermatologists today at 610.525.7800!


Many patients choose a chemical peel to look more youthful and avoid the interference of a more invasive procedure, like a laser treatment. A deep chemical peel is effective at smoothing and plumping aged skin, and reducing the lines and wrinkles that make you look older than you feel. Patients seek chemical peels for additional aesthetic benefits including:

  • Corrects melasma
  • Reduces wrinkles
  • Firms skin
  • Minimizes acne scars
  • Reduces excess oil production
  • Fades hyperpigmentation
  • Treats sun damage

The best way to determine whether a cosmetic skin peel will meet your goals and help you look refreshed is by scheduling a consultation with our aestheticians. We provide one-on-one appointments to better understand your concerns, goals, and medical or cosmetic skin care needs. From here, we can create a treatment plan that exceeds your expectations. As the gentlest form of a peel, mild salicylic acid treatment can be a great addition to any treatment plan, making most patients good candidates for this therapy.



Many patients choose gentle or superficial skin peels to gain a cosmetic boost without extensive downtime. While some redness and peeling are to be expected, the downtime is short-lived and mild. Bryn Mawr Dermatology offers different strength chemical peels to help address age spots, discoloration, acne breakout, and fine lines. Patients can also opt for several mild skin peels in a treatment series to create the effect of a deep peel, and avoid spending days at home to recover from their procedure. Visit our aestheticians and ask for a customized treatment.


For patients who want the dramatic results of several mild or moderate peels, without the repeat visits, we offer deep chemical peels. After one treatment, patients notice their skin look significantly younger, smoother, and more vibrant. The Revitalize Peel is the perfect choice for comprehensive care within one visit. Other options are trichloroacetic acid peels or a micropeel (the combination of microdermabrasion and a chemical peel). The recovery period for a deep chemical peel is longer and causes additional skin flaking, peeling, and redness. However, as the skin heals, and results continue to develop, patients notice beautiful results that allow them to look years younger and more refreshed.

What Type of Peel is right for me?


Treat yourself to our signature experience! The BMD peel is a combination of treatments, a full spa experience, designed to create an excellent anti-aging and refreshed result. We begin with microdermabrasion to safely exfoliate dull skin. This is followed by a penetrating glycolic peel to improve tone and texture. The final step is a soothing mask coupled with a relaxing hand and scalp massage to restore vitality. Expect your skin to be glowing and your senses to be reinvigorated.


This skin peel is considered midway between a mild procedure and an advanced peel that targets deep layers of skin. During a glycolic peel, a natural plant extract is used to resurface the skin, rapidly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This peel also treats areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation, and superficial scarring. You will experience notable improvement with just one treatment and more dramatic results with a series of peels. Minimal downtime with mild peeling is to be expected.


This safe, exfoliating treatment is a gentle skin peel used to combat acne. The salicylic acid can penetrate the skin surface and minimize oil excretion. One quick step resurfaces, clarifies, and helps your skin to appear smooth. Minimal downtime with mild peeling is to be expected. Patients do not need to take any time to recuperate and enjoy the benefits of this procedure.


This customizable treatment combats hyperpigmentation, scarring and uneven skin tone with a powerful one-two punch. Whether you are interested in rapid rejuvenation or long-term results, the combination of salicylic and lactic acids, resorcinol and Retin-A will not disappoint. The revitalize peel is recommended to soothe and correct comprehensive skin issues, including lines and wrinkles. Moderate downtime with peeling is to be expected on the third post-procedure day, and patients may need to take a few days at home to recuperate and prevent sun exposure.


Maximize results with the Perfect™ Derma Peel. Powerful ingredients including TCA, Kojic Acid, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C and anti oxidant Glutathione work in tandem to attack the signs of aging.  The treatment is customizable and safe for all skin types and ethnicities. Whether you are managing sun spots, acne scars or a dull completion, this peel delivers results. The experience include a take-home after peel care kit to manage side effects and enhance results.


This treatment is designed to gently exfoliate skin, neutralize toxins and is a great way to freshen up for big events like weddings, reunions or speaking engagements. Two potent masks are used during this spa facial, with aromas of cinnamon and peppermint combined to rapidly resurface the skin without residual peeling. The heat encourages cell turnover for a rejuvenated appearance while cooling helps soothe any surface irritation and redness. Treatment is quick and produces beautiful results that can help you go makeup-free and look your best.

You have choices in your preference for a chemical peel at our Villanova and Collegeville dermatology offices. Our aestheticians are here to help you enjoy beautiful results with professional skin care.


Did you know that when you are pregnant or lactating there are major changes going on with your skin that accompany the changes your body endures while creating life? The unfortunate truth may be that skin health may suffer during pregnancy AND there are few ways to safely treat it. Glycolic peels (made from natural sugar) are one of the only 100% pregnancy-safe services available to help with fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation and acne while pregnant or lactating. These peels pair perfectly with glycolic washes and lotions for skin maintenance during this vital time.

learn More About Peels and Facials IN VILLANOVA & COLLEGEVILLE

If you’re looking for a chemical peel or facial near you in Collegeville or Villanova, contact Bryn Mawr Dermatology. We are happy to offer effective cosmetic and medical skin care to our patients. Get started today by calling our dermatology team at 610.525.7800 or easily book an appointment by clicking the Schedule Now button at the top of the page. We look forward to caring for you!
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