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Chemical Peel

Dr. J. J. Wendel Plastic Surgery offers effective chemical peels to improve the texture and quality of your skin and to repair sun damage. Our team can help you choose the right chemical peel for you, maintain your results and protect your skin with personalized skin care recommendations.

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Sometimes a healthier complexion is hiding just below the surface. A chemical peel is an effective, non-surgical treatment that helps diminish fine lines and wrinkles, repair sun-damaged skin and improve various skin conditions such as acne and melasma. Peels work by removing targeted outer layers of damaged skin, which exposes the underlying skin and enables new, healthy skin cells to generate; this process effectively resurfaces the treated area. Different chemicals are used in various concentrations to achieve specific penetration depths and desired results. Lori Lankford and Paige Hastings perform both glycolic and TCA chemical peels in our state-of-the-art Nashville office.


A glycolic chemical peel is one of the most popular. These peels are known for their mildness and the natural origins of their active ingredient, glycolic acid, which is derived from sugar cane and belongs to the alpha-hydroxy acid family. A glycolic peel is ideal for patients who produce excess sebum, a substance that can clog sebaceous glands. The peel speeds up the natural process of exfoliation to remove outer layers of dull, damaged or pigmented skin and unclog oil-filled glands. A series of glycolic peels may be required for some patients to obtain the best results.


A TCA chemical peel uses trichloroacetic acid to resurface skin. It’s commonly used to treat discoloration caused by excess pigmentation and fine lines and wrinkles. Depending on the concentration of the trichloroacetic acid, recovery and downtime can range from several days to a few weeks. A TCA peel may not be appropriate for all skin types, but it can deliver exceptional results under the right conditions.

Dr. J. J. Wendel’s expert aestheticians have the experience and talent to provide the chemical peel Nashville patients rely on to get smoother, healthier and younger-looking skin. Contact us for more information about professional TCA and glycolic peels.


Dr. Wendel and his associates will perform the procedure in their state of the art Nashville facility, using the latest technology.  First, a team member will thoroughly cleanse your skin to remove excess oil.  After covering your eyes and hair, she will add a chemical solution to your skin. The application removes the damaged skin, exposing the underlying skin. This enables new regenerated skin to appear.


Once you have completed your chemical peel or other skin treatment, we recommend that you moisturize regularly, use protective sunscreen and avoid prolonged exposure to the sun. Please watch our sunscreen educational video.


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We also offer Wendel Skin Care, our physician-exclusive custom skin care line.

Note: During Chemical Peel and Laser procedures, we use the Zimmer Cryo 6 Cooling System for your maximum comfort.

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