What Chemical Peel is The Best For Superficial Acne Pitted Scars?

What Chemical Peel is The Best For Superficial Acne Pitted Scars

Chemical peels are a very flexible way to improve the way you look. There is no question that they work well to treat acne and acne scars. But there are many kinds of chemical peels to choose from. So, which one is the best?

At Refresh Medical Spa, we’re here to help you identify which chemical peel would best remove those scars. We know frustrating and challenging it can be to have those, so take your time to read this post! 

Choosing The Best Chemical Peel 

Refresh Medical Spa offers a variety of chemical peels here in our office. The chemical peel that will work best depends on your skin type, skin tone, the problem you want to fix, and how much time you can take off work. 

Changes to the top layers of skin, like hyperpigmentation and skin texture, can be fixed with a superficial peel. When it comes to deeper lines and wrinkles, especially around the eyes (periocular) and mouth, experts suggest a deeper chemical peel (perioral wrinkles). 

When you see us for a consultation, you’ll be able to talk to us about your specific skin concerns and overall aesthetic goals.  We will help you determine which chemical peel is best for your rejuvenation treatment plan based on your needs and desires.

The Chemical Peel For Acne & Acne Scars

Glycolic acid or diluted trichloroacetic acid is the best chemical peel for acne on the skin’s surface (TCA). Alpha-hydroxy acids, like glycolic acid at 30–50%, are great for superficial chemical peels for acne and acne scars. 

These acids help to open up the pores and remove dead skin cells through a process called exfoliation. The pimples and acne breakouts are unblocked by peeling, and the acne is much better under control. 

Regarding acne scars and hyperpigmentation, the spots are lighter when new skin forms after the peel, and the discoloration is better. Salicylic acid has also been used for many years and is still an excellent peeling agent for people with acne.

Even after just one chemical peel, your skin’s appearance will improve! Depending on how bad the acne, scars, and hyperpigmentation are, 3 to 6 chemical peels are the best way to treat acne and acne scars. 

During this chemical peel process, you should use SPF protection so you don’t get sunburned or do more damage from the sun. After the chemical peel, your new skin will be even color and look healthy.

What Chemical Peel is The Best For Superficial Acne-Pitted Scars?

A chemical solution is put on your skin’s surface at Refresh Medical Spa. You may need to go through the process more than once with a light or medium peel to get the best results. 

As mentioned above, chemical peels eliminate wrinkles, scars, and discolored skin. There are different ways to do them. 

Deeper chemical peels give you more noticeable results, but healing will take longer. Here’s what we offer at Refresh Medical Spa.


The Jessner Peel is a mild to moderate Chemical Peel that helps skin problems that are moderate to severe. Its combination of salicylic acid and resorcinol lactic acid gives the area treated a healthy glow. 

This peel is for people with wrinkly skin, acne scars, or other flaws. You’ll have skin that looks and feels fantastic.


The Lactic Acid Peel is made with an alpha hydroxy acid that removes the top layer of dead skin cells and speeds up the turnover of new skin cells. 

This peel naturally keeps moisture in the skin and pulls it from the collagen level to the surface. It cleans deeply and gets rid of toxins. Its formula is best for people with dry or sensitive skin.


The Salicylic Acid Peel is made with beta hydroxy acid that dissolves in oil and treats skin discoloration, acne, and wrinkles. 

It kills the bacteria that cause acne and keeps the oils on the skin’s surface balanced. For the best results, we suggest getting treatments at regular intervals.


These peels are the easiest to use, as they only take 30 minutes or less to put on. It’s the most popular mild medical peel we have.

Glycolic is an alpha hydroxy acid that removes dry skin patches and reduces acne. You’ll get smooth, rejuvenated skin.

ZO 3-Step Peel

The ZO Peel improves the skin’s color, tone, texture, and smoothness. It will peel for ten days and help deep-down cells repair and work. This peel is a mix of medical-strength exfoliants, retinol, and multi-action agents that improve the skin’s health and eliminate skin flaws. 

Getting a Professional Chemical Peel

When looking for a good chemical peel pro, there are two types of skin care experts to think about: dermatologists and estheticians. Dermatologists are doctors who have had extra training in skin health. 

They work in a wide range of healthcare and medspa settings. Estheticians are people who take care of the skin but are not doctors. They work in spas and salons.

If you have deep acne scars, going to a professional for a more robust, medical-grade chemical peel with ingredients like phenol and trichloroacetic acid is usually the best treatment (TCA).

At Refresh Medical Spa, Paige is a nurse who knows how to administer. She has also worked as an ambulatory nurse and a project manager for clinical research. As the owner of Refresh Medical Spa, she can now do what she loves: helping people look and feel their best. 

Refresh provides a unique family environment for clients. No one feels judged or uncomfortable in this flexible space. Paige and her well-trained staff will listen to your wants and give you the best self-care experience possible.

Get Rid of Acne Scars Today!

Chemical peels are sometimes an excellent way to treat acne and acne scars. But the results can differ depending on the type of acne scarring, the skin type and tone, and other things. It might take some trying and failing.

There are a lot of peels you can try at home. But your best bet for a safe and effective peel may be to see a professional or, at the very least, ask for advice on which DIY products to try. Contact us here at Refresh Medical Spa for more details and services!

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