Chemical peels are categorized based on the depth of effect.
|Classification||Type of Peel||Depth of Penetration|
Lactic acid 20 – 50%
Glycolic acid 20 – 50%
Salicylic acid 10 – 30%
Jessner’s peel 1 – 3 coats
|Thins and removes stratum corneum; does not create a wound below the stratum granulosum|
Glycolic acid 50 – 70%
TCA 10 – 30%
Jessner’s peel 4 – 10 coats
|Creates necrosis of part of, or all the epidermis, anywhere from the stratum granulosum to the basal cell layer|
Glycolic acid 70%
TCA 35 – 40%
|Creates necrosis of the epidermis and part of the papillary dermis|
|Deep||Phenol||Creates necrosis of the epidermis and papillary dermis, which extends into the reticular dermis|
Some compounded formulas require a prescription from the doctor. Contact our pharmacy or one of our sales representatives for more information.