Chemical peels and Non-invasive Peels
A chemical peel uses a chemical solution to remove the top layer of skin from your face, neck, or hands, leaving you with fresh glowing skin. Light chemical peels are one of the safest and least invasive ways to improve your skin, and treat a wide variety of conditions: acne or acne scarring, age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles, irregular skin pigmentation, and sun damaged skin.
Commonly Treated Areas
How to Prepare
Your clinician will help you decide what type of peel is right for you through a skincare consultation, so that your skin concerns are factored into the peel selection process. Discontinue any retinol products 3-5 days prior to your skincare appointment. Eyebrow and facial hair waxing should be avoided 3-5 days prior as well.
What to Expect During
Your clinician will cleanse your face then, depending on your peel, may use a dermaplane blade to gently remove the top layer of dead skin. You may feel some mild burning as the chemical solution is applied to your skin in some cases, but that will subside within a few minutes. After washing the chemical solution off your skin, your clinician will apply a soothing moisturizer. Most chemical peel appointments last for approximately an hour.
Lighter superficial chemical peels, such as the Micropeel or Silk Peels, cause almost no discomfort afterwards, and most people can return to their normal activities. With a more intense peel, such as the Vitalize Peel, 3 Step Peel, or the Micropeel +, you will peel visibly for about 5-7 days after treatment. Your clinician will provide you with extensive aftercare instructions that will guide you through the peeling process.
Most people are ideal candidates for chemical peels. If you’re suffering from any skin care conditions, such as a rash or a cold sore, you may have to wait to be treated.