Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic procedure that can help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, age spots, and other signs of aging.

A chemical peel is a cosmetic treatment that involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin to improve its appearance and texture. This procedure helps to exfoliate the top layer of skin and stimulate cell renewal, resulting in a more youthful and glowing complexion.

Chemical peels are commonly used to treat a range of skin concerns, including fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne, and uneven skin tone and texture. The treatment is usually performed on the face, neck, or hands, but can also be applied to other areas of the body.

Chemical peels come in different strengths, from light to deep. The strength of the peel depends on the type of acid used, the concentration, and the duration of application. Light peels are generally gentle and require little to no downtime, while deep peels require more recovery time and may cause significant peeling and redness.

It’s important to consult with a licensed and experienced skincare professional before getting a chemical peel to determine the best type of peel for your skin type and concerns. They can also advise you on how to prepare for the treatment and provide aftercare instructions to help you achieve the best possible results.

Types of Peels We Offer

Chemical peels come in different strengths and formulations to target various skin concerns. Here are a few types of peels that you may encounter:

VI Peel

 This medical-grade peel is formulated with a blend of powerful ingredients such as trichloroacetic acid (TCA), retinol, salicylic acid, and vitamin C. It’s effective for treating hyperpigmentation, acne, fine lines, and uneven texture.

SkinMedica Peels

 SkinMedica offers a range of peels that target various skin concerns. For example, the Illuminize Peel is a gentle option for brightening dull skin, while the Vitalize Peel contains a higher concentration of acids for more significant results.

SkinCeuticals Peels 

SkinCeuticals has peels that range in strength from superficial to deep. Their Micropeel Sensitive Skin Solution is a gentle option for sensitive skin types, while their Micropeel Plus 30 Treatment contains a high concentration of salicylic acid to unclog pores and improve acne.

It’s important to consult with a licensed esthetician or dermatologist to determine which peel is right for you based on your skin type and concerns.

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Chemical peels can have numerous benefits for your skin. Depending on the type and strength of the peel, you can see improvements in texture, tone, and clarity.

Here are some of the key benefits of getting a chemical peel:

Reducing signs of aging: Chemical peels can help minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots. They work by exfoliating the outer layers of the skin and stimulating collagen production, which can help smooth out wrinkles and improve skin firmness.

Treating acne: If you struggle with acne, chemical peels can help clear up blemishes and prevent future breakouts. They can unclog pores, reduce inflammation, and exfoliate dead skin cells that can contribute to acne.

Improving skin texture and tone: Chemical peels can help improve skin texture and tone by removing dead skin cells and promoting cell turnover. This can help even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of sun damage, and give your skin a smoother, more youthful look.

Enhancing product penetration: By removing the top layer of dead skin cells, chemical peels can help enhance the absorption of skincare products. This means that your serums and moisturizers will be able to penetrate deeper into the skin and provide more effective results.

Overall, chemical peels can be a great way to rejuvenate your skin and address a variety of concerns. However, it’s important to work with a licensed and experienced skincare professional to ensure that you’re getting the right type and strength of peel for your skin type and goals.

How to Prepare

Before undergoing a chemical peel, it’s important to take certain precautions to ensure that your skin is in the best condition possible. Here’s how you can prepare for a chemical peel:

Schedule a Consultation: Meet with your dermatologist or skincare professional to determine which type of chemical peel is best for your skin type and concerns.

Avoid Certain Skincare Treatments: Stop using certain skincare treatments like retinoids, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid at least one week prior to your peel.

Stay out of the Sun: Limit your exposure to the sun and avoid getting sunburned before the procedure.

Discontinue Use of Certain Medications: Inform your skincare professional about any medications you are currently taking, including over-the-counter medications and supplements. Certain medications like blood thinners may need to be discontinued temporarily.

Cleanse Your Skin: Cleanse your skin thoroughly before the peel, removing all makeup, oils, and other products.

Arrive with Clean, Dry Skin: Make sure your skin is free of lotions, creams, or any other products before your peel. This will help the peel to penetrate more effectively.
By following these preparation tips, you can help ensure that your chemical peel is effective and that your skin is in the best condition possible. Remember to follow your dermatologist’s instructions carefully and to keep up with a proper aftercare routine to maximize the benefits of your chemical peel.


Once you’ve had a chemical peel, it’s important to take care of your skin to ensure optimal healing and results. Here are some tips to follow during the aftercare period:

Avoid direct sunlight: After a chemical peel, your skin will be sensitive to the sun. Avoid spending time outside during peak hours (10 am-4 pm), and wear a hat and sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 when you do go outside.

Keep your skin hydrated: Moisturize your skin regularly to help with the peeling process. Look for gentle moisturizers with ingredients like aloe vera or chamomile to soothe your skin.

Avoid exfoliation: During the peeling process, your skin will naturally shed. Do not pick or peel at any flaking or peeling skin. Doing so could cause scarring or infection.

Be gentle with your skin: Avoid harsh cleansers and facial scrubs for at least a week after the peel. Opt for a gentle, non-abrasive cleanser to keep your skin clean.

Keep your skin cool: Use a cool compress or take cool showers to help soothe your skin during the healing process.

Be patient: It may take a few days for the peeling to stop, and for your skin to fully heal. Be patient and trust the process. Remember, the end result is worth the wait!

Following these aftercare tips will help ensure the best possible results from your chemical peel. If you have any concerns or questions, don’t hesitate to contact your skincare professional.

Frequently Asked Questions

Chemical peels can benefit people with a range of skin concerns such as acne scars, hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, and sun damage. However, it’s important to consult with a dermatologist or esthetician to determine if a chemical peel is right for you.

Side effects of a chemical peel may include redness, peeling, and temporary sensitivity to the sun. In rare cases, more serious side effects like infection and scarring can occur.

The duration of a chemical peel depends on the type and depth of the peel. Generally, a peel takes around 30-45 minutes.

The recovery time depends on the depth of the peel. Superficial peels may take only a few days to recover, while deeper peels may require up to two weeks.

The frequency of chemical peels depends on the type of peel and your skin’s reaction. Generally, superficial peels can be done every two to four weeks, while deeper peels should be done every few months.

You should avoid wearing makeup for at least 24 hours after a chemical peel. Once your skin has healed, you can resume wearing makeup.

Most people experience a tingling or burning sensation during a chemical peel, but it’s not usually considered painful. However, everyone’s pain tolerance is different, so it’s important to communicate any discomfort with your esthetician or dermatologist.