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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels are done to treat various skin imperfections, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. There are several different chemical peels, ranging to different depths of the skin. The depths comprise of: very superficial, superficial, moderate, and deep. Three factors determine what the depth of the peel should be: how acidic it is, how strong the peel is, whether it is 20% or 70% glycolic, and how long it remains on the surface of the skin.

Lighter peels exfoliate the outer most layer of the skin, helping to unclog pores and abolish dead skin cells. Light or superficial peels provide no downtime and feel somewhat hot on the face. Moderate and deeper peels have a greater risk,  more discomfort, and more recovery because it involves going down into the skins' live tissue. Deep peels use the strongest of the chemical solutions, so expect downtime that ranges from a week to ten days, allowing new skin to form. 

Through this process, radiant and healthier skin rises to the surface giving the patients face a softer, smoother, and brighter look. A series of 4-6 treatments a week or two apart will help to improve sun damaged skin, lift impurities, diminish acne, lighten acne scars, and bring a youthful look back to your face.

Brief Description of our Chemical Peels:

Glycolic Acid: which is found naturally in sugar cane and grapes, is commonly used for acne treatments, deep exfoliation, and for anti-aging factors, such as wrinkles. 

Lactic Acid: (also known as milk acid) helps with hyperpigmentation (by fading away the dark pigment), clears your skin, and stimulates natural collagen production. 

Salicylic Acid: is great for improving your skins texture, clearing up acne and blemishes, as well as fading fine lines and wrinkles. percentage based TCA Peels: are great for getting rid of those few top layers of your skin to improve any sun damage, helps uneven skin tones, improves wrinkles to reveal more radiant, youthful skin. 

Jessner Peels: are great for those with oily and acneic skin types. Jessner Peels contain 14% salicylic, resorcinal, and lactic acids. Please note, this peel is not intended for darker skin tones due to an increased risk of hypo-pigmentation. 

After a chemical peel, it is crucial to avoid direct sunlight and to wear plenty of sunscreen.

Procedure Description

  • Skin is first cleansed
  • Skin is degreased from any excess oils
  • Chemical peel is carefully applied with a fan brush and remains on skin for a short period
  • Skin is then neutralized and cleansed
  • Calming gel/mask is applied to diminish any skin irritation or discomfort
  • Calming moisturizer with sun block is applied


  • Patients should wear sun block, and if outside, a summer hat to prevent sun exposure on skin for 7-10 days
  • Do not pick on or peel the loose skin or pull off scabs
  • Do not use any exfoliants or abrasives when cleansing your skin
  • Avoid Retin-A or alpha or b-hydroxy products

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