Chemical Peels

Freya's Lair Medical Spa

Aesthetic Center and Wellness Spa & Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners located in Albuquerque, NM

Sun damage, acne, and the natural aging process can leave their mark on your face and hands. Thanks to modern medical spa treatments, you no longer have to accept these skin imperfections as a natural course of aging. At Freya’s Lair Medical Spa in Albuquerque, New Mexico, the team offers a variety of chemical peels to give you younger-looking, vibrant skin. To learn more, call the practice or schedule an appointment online today.

Chemical Peels Q&A

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a resurfacing procedure that uses a chemical solution to remove the top layers of skin and encourage new, younger-looking skin to grow in its place. Chemical peels can treat skin discoloration, scars, and wrinkles and are most common for use on the face, but use on the chest, hands, or neck is possible, too.

There are three depths of chemical peels, light, medium, or deep. The deeper the chemical peel, the longer the recovery time required.

What types of chemical peels are available?

Freya’s Lair Medical Spa offers a variety of chemical peels to improve your skin and give you a more youthful appearance:

VI Peel®

VI Peels are for your hands, chest, and face to eliminate acne or acne scars, sun spots, enlarged pores, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. After a VI Peel, your skin improves collagen production, looks younger, and glows.

Trichloroacetic (TCA) peel

TCA peels are a medium depth facial peel to rejuvenate and repair your skin. After a TCA peel, your face has fewer fine lines, improved skin texture, and improved skin tone.

Oxygen peel

If you have environmentally-damaged skin, an oxygen peel is a two-step rejuvenation treatment that improves problem skin. The skin is bathed in oxygen while a technician exfoliates, smooths, and hydrates it.

Glycolic or Retin-A peel

If you struggle with acne or have sun-damaged skin, glycolic or Retin-A peels are the ideal chemical peel to improve your skin. Using vitamin A-based drugs called retinoids or natural glycolic acid from sugar cane, you can repair and rejuvenate your face.

Lactic peel

For a mild chemical peel with little to no downtime, lactic peels give your skin a boost with alpha hydroxy acids derived from milk. There is little risk of allergic reactions with lactic peels, making them ideal for patients with sensitive skin or allergies.

4-layer peel

For severe skin problems, Freya’s Lair Medical Spa providers customize the 4-layer peel to treat your specific trouble areas, including:

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Rosacea


If needed, a 4-layer peel can include a deep cleanse, exfoliation mask, chemical peel, extractions, moisturizer, and sunscreen.

To learn more about the available chemical peels at Freya’s Lair Medical Spa, call the practice or schedule an appointment for a free consultation online.