Chemical Peel

A customized professional chemical peel will address your skin’s specific needs. An acid solution is used to resurface the outer layers of skin.  A peel can reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve hyperpigmentation, stimulate collagen production, increase hydration of the skin, diminish acne, and decrease scaring. They help to improve the texture of skin by shedding the outer layer of cells to reveal firmer, younger, smoother, more vibrant skin.

Some benefits of a chemical peel:
  • Improve skin color, clarity, tone and texture
  • Stimulate new collagen and healthy skin cell growth
  • Get a radiant complexion
  • Correct sun damage
  • Soften and diminish appearance of scars
  • Smooth fine lines and wrinkles
  • Increase hydration and skin firmness
  • Address pigment issues: melasma, hyperpigmentation, age spots, dark circles, reduces blotchiness
  • Control acne and remove blemishes
  • Smooth out rough and scaly patches
  • Help skincare products absorb more deeply increasing their effectiveness

Prior to receiving a peel, we recommend that you use professional quality skin care to prepare your skin.

Contraindications : 

You will not be able to receive your peel if you come with any of these conditions.

  • No Glycolic products for 24 hours
  • No Accutane 12 months prior
  • No Retinol products 14 days prior
  • No use of Retin-A or any vitamin A derivatives 14 days prior to peel
  • Not pregnant
  • Not allergic to aspirin
  • Avoid Hydroquinone products 72 hours prior to treatment
  • No active cold sores
  • Not received any chemotherapy/ radiation treatment within the last 6 months
  • Not using any photo-sensitivity medications
  • No Sunburn
  • Avoid IPL/Laser procedures for 7 days prior (on area to be treated)
  • No waxing, depilatory creams, or electrolysis 5-7 days prior (on area to be treated)
  • Inflammatory rosacea within area to be treated
Considerations of a chemical peel: 
  • Avoid alcohol 2 days prior to treatment
  • Prepare for treatment with high quality skin care products 4-6 weeks prior to treatment.
Pre-Care Day of Treatment:
  • Do not shave the treatment area the day of the procedure
  • Arrive with clean washed skin. Omit lotions, creams, make up, or deodorant in area to be treated.
  • Take antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment if history of cold sores
  • Patient denied today: active cold sores, herpes simplex, or warts in the area to be treated, open sores, sunburned, or excessively sensitive skin within the application area, pregnancy, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea within the application area.
  • ALWAYS use SUNSCREEN after treatment.
  • No sun exposure, no tanning beds. ( For 3 days after treatment)
  • Follow post-care instructions by your aesthetician
  • To make your peel more effective we suggest adding onto your treatment either a microdermabrasion or dermaplaning treatment. This will deeply exfoliate your skin and take off the layers of dead skin allowing your peel to penetrate your skin more deeply.
  • Your peel is only half the treatment. It is extremely important to follow up your treatment with high quality products and serums specific to your treatment goals.
  • Get a microdermabrasion or dermaplaning treatment the week after your peel. You will have been peeling and shedding layers of your epidermis. Getting a deep professional exfoliation will completely take off the layers of dead skin you treated with the peel. You will feel fresh and your skin will glow.


How often should I get a chemical peel ?

Treatments should be at least 3-4 weeks in-between peels. Depending on your goals and quality of skin we recommend a series of 3 to 12 sessions.

I’ve heard that you can layer a peel. How does that work?

Usually when someone is new to chemical peels we suggest you start with one layer lower intensity peels to see how your skin reacts. As your skin builds resilience you can do more than one layer (Can go up to 4-6 layers) to make your peel stronger and ultimately have more stunning results.  (You may add-on layers for an extra fee)