Chemical Peel Treatments in Sycamore

At Radiant Dermatology, we offer chemical-peeling agents that provide great results in a progressive, not aggressive, manner. The words “chemical” and “acid” often scare individuals away from receiving these beneficial treatments, but they shouldn’t. The active acids in most chemical peels are found in nature. Glycolic acid comes from sugar cane, lactic acid from milk, and salicylic acid from wintergreen, just to name a few.

Resurfacing Treatments

Not all chemical peels are obvious the next day. What we call “resurfacing treatments” are mild acid treatments. They gently exfoliate without peeling, leaving you looking rested and refreshed! Dr. Amanda Friedrichs offers three types of resurfacing treatments at her office in Sycamore:

  • Glycolic peels are great for regenerating collagen, reducing fine lines, and aiding in moisture retention
  • Lactic peels brighten skin, aid in moisture retention, and are safe for sensitive skin types
  • Salicylic peels help to regulate oil production and break down excess oil and acne bacteria

Peeling Treatments

Peeling treatments are medium depth acid treatments. These are ideal for if your skin will allow a more aggressive treatment, if you are seeking maximum results, or if you are willing to peel for anywhere from a couple of days to a week. Though this treatment is a bit more aggressive than resurfacing chemical peels, the results are dramatic.

Common Chemical Peel Myths

Television Does Not Equal Truth: The Infamous Sex and the City Episode

In one episode of the popular HBO comedy Sex and the City, Samantha has a chemical peel that ends up leaving her skin extremely red and irritated. In reality, this type of reaction could only be the result of a deep surfacing treatment, which would require the patient to stay indoors until the surface skin has healed.

At-Home Chemical Peels: Don’t Waste Your Money

For a cosmetic company to retail something equivalent to a professional product is illegal. No matter what the company claims, you will not get the same results at home as you would in a professional setting. The grades and percentages of ingredients found in over-the-counter products are a small fraction of those used by a dermatologist’s office. At Radiant Dermatology, you will find the best, safest treatments backed by Dr. Friedrichs’ many years of practice.

Schedule a consultation with Dr. Friedrichs to find out what treatments are right for you.


Radiant Dermatology
(815) 981-4990
1740 Mediterranean Dr. Unit 102
Sycamore, IL