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Chemical Peels

Reveal radiant skin: experience the power of chemical peels

Welcome to Beacon Dermatology in Asheville, NC, where the journey to radiant and revitalized skin begins. Our chemical peel treatments are designed to address various skin concerns, unveiling a more youthful and luminous complexion.

What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, causing it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process stimulates new skin growth, revealing a smoother and more even-toned complexion.

Benefits of chemical peels

  • Skin Renewal: Remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new, healthy skin.
  • Improved Texture: Smooth out fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture.
  • Pigmentation Correction: Fade dark spots, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Acne Scar Reduction: Minimize the appearance of acne scars and blemishes.

Types of chemical peels we offer

Chemical peels come in varying levels of strength. The type of peel best suited for you depends on your skin issues and goals.

Beacon Refresh Peel

The Beacon Refresh peel, also called the “lunchtime peel”, is a mild chemical solution that removes the outermost layer of your skin. It’s the gentlest facial peel and one you can repeat regularly.

Dr. Rains may recommend the light facial peel to treat fine lines, acne, or sun-damaged skin.

Beacon Renew Peel

The Beacon Renew peel is a specially formulated peel that removes the outer layer (epidermis) and the upper part of your middle layer of skin (dermis). This peel creates a smooth, even look and treats age spots, acne scarring, and moderate lines and wrinkles.

Beacon Reveal Peel

The Beacon Reveal peel is a specially formulated peel that targets a deeper level of skin to remove dead and sun damaged skin cells and stimulates new collagen to leave the skin smoother, more youthful and overall improved appearance. This peel targets acne scars, hyperpigmentation, and moderate lines and wrinkles. This peel also can remove precancerous growths called actinic keratoses.


The TCA CROSS Peel is a specialized type of peel predominately used for acne scars.  This peel uses a highly concentrated trichloroacetic acid to specific acne scars to help produce new collagen and elastin.  This can result in an improved appearance and texture of acne scars.

What to expect during your chemical peel treatment

  • Consultation: Schedule a consultation with to discuss your skincare goals and determine the most suitable peel for your needs.
  • Treatment Plan: The Beacon Dermatology team will create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your skin type and concerns.
  • Procedure: During the treatment, a solution is applied to the skin, which may cause a tingling or burning sensation. The duration varies based on the type of peel.
  • Recovery: Depending on the peel’s depth, the recovery time can last for a few days up to 2 weeks. Post-treatment care instructions will be provided for optimal results.

Schedule your consultation today

Ready to unveil a radiant complexion with chemical peels? Schedule a consultation with our Beacon Dermatology team. We are dedicated to providing personalized and effective treatments that enhance your skin’s natural beauty. Beacon Dermatology – Unveiling Radiance, One Peel at a Time!

At a Glance

Michael Rains, MD, FAAD

  • Board certified in dermatology
  • Specializing in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology
  • Author of multiple peer-reviewed publications and previous adjunct faculty at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin
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