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What is a deep chemical peel?

A deep chemical peel is a surgical procedure to resurface scarred, wrinkled, or discolored skin. The peel utilizes a chemical solution to smooth the texture of your skin by removing the damaged outer layers. Dr. Poulos selects the appropriate peeling agent and depth of peel to achieve the desired results. Primarily utilized on the face, chemical peels can also be used to improve skin texture on the neck, chest, and hands.

What are the benefits?

  • Clearer, healthier skin
  • Improved skin texture and skin tone
  • Improved sense of confidence in one’s appearance
  • Refreshed, rejuvenated feeling

What are the different types of peels?

Light peels – Light peels are for gentle exfoliation of the skin’s more superficial layers. They are typically made with alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or salicylic acid.

Medium peels – Medium peels offer more thorough exfoliation, penetrating the deeper skin layers to help remove debris and damage below the surface. They are usually made using trichloroacetic or glycolic acid.

Deep peels – This type of peel has the longest recovery period, but can be instrumental in revitalizing a complexion that has become dull and depleted. A deep peel is made using phenol or trichloroacetic acid, and can treat acne scarring, melasma, hyperpigmentation, wrinkles and fine lines, and many other chronic skin problems.

What will my recovery be like?

Depending on the depth of peel, patients can expect anywhere from a 2-day to 6-week recovery time. Skin may look slightly sunburned with a mild peel, or may crust with a moderate to deep peel. 

Who makes a good candidate for a deep chemical peel?

Dr. Poulos will evaluate your skin to determine the best type of chemical peel for your complexion. Those suffering from sun spots, hyperpigmentation, sun damage, enlarged pores, wrinkles and fine lines, flaky skin and facial scarring can all find relief with personalized chemical peels. You will be asked to stop smoking several weeks before your treatment, and to discontinue any current acne medications. Those with active skin infections will not make good candidates for this treatment.

Why choose Dr. Poulos for a deep chemical peel?

Dr. Poulos has designed a practice where cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art equipment meet compassion, integrity and the highest safety standards in the industry. Her approach is personal, and she treats each client as an individual, tailoring your procedure to suit your comfort level, anatomy and aesthetic goals. 

Dr. Poulos was named “Best Plastic Surgeon” by Worcester Magazine. She is certified by the American Board of General Surgery, the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and the National Board of Medical Examiners. After graduating from the State University of New York School of Medicine, Dr. Poulos completed her general surgery residency at the Hospital of Saint Raphael in New Haven, and her plastic surgery residency at UMass Medical Center in Worcester. 

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We'd like to inform you of the proactive steps we are taking to prioritize the health and safety for you and our staff. Our office is taking the necessary safety precautions in guidance with CDC regulations to ensure your visit goes smoothly. We look forward to seeing you in our office soon!

Prior to the start of every workday, all employees will complete a check-in procedure including safety precautions such as: taking their temperature to ensure they are ready and able to work. Employees will be required to actively practice social distancing, wear face masks and gloves with any patient contact, and all employees will continue frequent hand washing.

We are committed to the health and well-being of our patients and staff. We will continue with cleaning and sanitizing protocols that meet CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This includes the use of EPA approved products in the treatment of all clinical areas and surfaces between every patient.


  • When you arrive for your appointment please call (508) 393-4544 and let us know you are here. (please give us your name and phone number).
  • Wait in your car, and we will call you as soon as we are ready to see you. All doors will be locked to avoid any worries about anyone else entering during your visit.
  • You will need to be wearing a face mask to enter the facility. Only one person at a time is being seen. (If someone came with you, they will need to wait for you outside the office).
  • We will be taking your temperature at the entrance, ask you a series of questions, and if all checks out, we will have you enter the office . We will have you use hand sanitizer, and then bring you right into the exam/ treatment room.
  • The surfaces in all exam rooms are cleaned and disinfected in between each patient to meet strict standards.
  • Dr. Poulos and staff will be using PPE during your entire visit.

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