Chemical Peels

Ready to renew and rejuvenate your skin? Chemical peels are a great way to address a variety of skin conditions, such as acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, brown spots, melasma, and so much more – without excessive downtime and invasive procedures! 


If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels and how we use them to help our patients achieve the skin they desire, read Cumberland Skin’s quick guide on chemical peels below.

What is a Chemical Peel?


A chemical peel is a type of cosmetic resurfacing procedure that removes the outermost dermal layer of skin to peel. Chemical peels deeply exfoliate and reveal smoother, more vibrant skin after a few days of healing.

Chemical Peel FAQs


If you’re interested in learning more about chemical peels and how they are beneficial for the skin, read our dermatologists’ answers to frequently asked questions about chemical peels below.

What conditions does a chemical peel treat?

Chemical peels treat several skin conditions. If you have any of the following skin issues, a chemical peel may be able to help. 


  • Acne and acne scars. 
  • Uneven skin tone. 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles. 
  • Signs of sun damage (like age spots). 
  • Dull, lackluster skin. 


If you have any questions about chemical peels or are wondering if this type of cosmetic treatment can help a specific skin issue, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team of expert dermatologists! We’re always happy to answer any questions you may have.

Are there different types of chemical peels?

Yes, there are several different types of chemical peels for both at-home and in-office use. However, at-home peels are much gentler than in-office peels, and thus, don’t offer the same results. 


At Cumberland Skin, we offer the following types of chemical peels: 


  • Salicylic Acid – Great for clogged pores and acne-prone skin.  
  • Glycolic Acid – Ideal for uneven skin tone and reducing aging signs. 
  • Trichloroacetic Acid – Greatly improves skin discoloration and wrinkles.


Additionally, chemical peels typically come in three different levels: superficial, medium, and deep. This indicates how deeply the peels penetrate the skin. For example, salicylic acid chemical peels are superficial, so they only affect the top layer of skin.

How many chemical peels would I need to treat my skin condition?

This depends on the severity of the skin condition and what your specific aesthetic goals are. Since peels work slowly and gently, it often takes a sequence of treatments for patients to reach their desired results.

Can chemical peels help with acne scarring?

Yes, chemical peels are very effective at improving the appearance of acne scars. During a chemical peel, the old skin is replaced with fresh, new skin that is often softer and smoother. 

How much does a chemical peel cost?

The cost of a chemical peel treatment depends on the type of chemical peel and how many sessions are needed to achieve optimal results. 

What should I do after a chemical peel?

It’s important to take certain steps after receiving a chemical peel to protect your skin. Post-peel, the skin is more susceptible to sunburn, so avoiding direct sun and wearing sunscreen is essential. 


Additionally, stick to using gentle skincare products, such as a gentle cleanser, and avoid harsh or abrasive products, like retinoids and exfoliating loofahs. 


For a more comprehensive post-peel plan, it’s best to speak to your dermatologist.

Chemical Peel Before & After Photos


Take a look at the before and after photos below to see patient results from our exceptional chemical peel treatments. 

Schedule an Appointment for Chemical Peels at Cumberland Skin


Ready to schedule your chemical peel treatment? Find out how our specially formulated peels can give you a brighter, more even skin tone and signs of aging! Schedule a consultation with Cumberland Skin Surgery and Dermatology today. Contact us online or call us at 615-449-5771 for our Lebanon office, at 615-964-5941 for our Hermitage office, or at 615-824-7491 for our Hendersonville office.