Chemical Peels Specialist

Ali Ahmad, MD -  - Family Medicine

The Medical Dock

Ali Ahmad, MD

Family Medicine & Anti-Aging Specialist located in Huntington Beach, CA

Don’t let signs of aging negatively affect your self-esteem and quality of life, as a simple solution is within reach at The Medical Dock in Huntington Beach, California. Ali Ahmad, MD, and the aesthetics team use chemical peels to restore your skin’s natural beauty and help you look years younger. To learn more, call The Medical Dock today or book a free aesthetics consultation online.

Chemical Peels Q & A

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels rejuvenate and exfoliate your skin using a chemical solution. This minimally-invasive treatment removes outer skin layers to combat skin cell damage. At The Medical Dock, you’ll choose mild aesthetic chemical peels or deep medical peels depending on your skin type, the severity of your condition, and your preferences.


What are the benefits of chemical peels?

Chemical peels enhance your skin’s natural healing capability, remove dead skin layers, and promote new skin cell growth. This aesthetic treatment reduces the appearance of:

  • Aging skin
  • Sun and other age spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Acne scars and other scarring
  • Melasma
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Loose or sagging skin

Chemical peels offer varying degrees of aggressiveness and aesthetic results and are often the first line of defense against aging skin.

What should I expect during treatment?

Your custom aesthetics treatment plan at The Medical Dock might include a superficial, medium, or deep chemical peel depending on your desired results. During treatment you can expect:

Superficial chemical peels

Dr. Ahmad uses alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild solution to penetrate and exfoliate outer skin layers during superficial chemical peels. It helps you achieve smoother, brighter-looking skin, fewer fine lines and wrinkles, and improvements in hyperpigmentation, acne, and dryness. Healing usually takes about 1-7 days.

Medium chemical peels

A medium chemical peel uses glycolic or trichloroacetic acid to penetrate outer and middle skin layers to remove skin damage. It improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, age spots, freckles, moderate skin discoloration, and poor skin texture. The recovery period typically lasts 7-14 days.

Deep chemical peels

Trichloroacetic acid or phenol chemicals deeply penetrate middle skin layers to produce dramatic anti-aging results. Deep chemical peels reduce severe facial wrinkles, age spots, sun-damaged skin, blotchy skin, pre-cancerous growths, freckles, and scars.

You’ll notice dramatic improvements in your skin with deep chemical peels, but the recovery period is usually 14-21 days. During this time you must soak your skin and apply ointment as directed by Dr. Ahmad, or take medications to prevent infection.

Is a chemical peel right for me?

Chemical peels improve tired-looking skin and imperfections and work well for most skin types. Dr. Ahmad lets you know which chemical peel is appropriate for you.

Call The Medical Dock to learn more about chemical peels or schedule a free consultation online today.