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What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels are used to control blemishes, reduce irregular pigmentation, and fade fine lines. Chemical Peels are often used as part of a treatment program that may include additional procedures such as dermaplaning, microdermabrasion, microneedling and lasers for accelerated results. Chemical peels are a relatively affordable option for skin correction that can be used to correct a number of unwanted skin conditions. The amount of downtime required varies on the depth of the peel, but usually side effects are very mild and don’t interfere with your normal activities. 

How do chemical peels work?

Chemical peels use different active ingredients to chemically exfoliate the outer layers of the skin. This causes more rapid skin cell turnover and brings fresh cells to the surface for brighter, smoother skin. Some peels formulated for acne-prone skin also help to eliminate acne bacteria, resulting in clearer skin.

Chemical peels are designed to treat a range of complexion concerns, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines

  • Hyperpigmentation & brown spots

  • Uneven skin tone

  • Sun damage

  • Acne scars

  • Melasma

  • And more!

What types of chemical peels do you offer? 

We offer a variety of peels to provide each patient with a customized treatment for his or her skin. Patients can choose from light to medium peels that use active ingredients such as glycolic acid, lactic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, retinoic acid, and more. Your skin will be evaluated during your consultation, and our medical aesthetician will make the appropriate recommendation based on your goals for treatment and your skin type.

ZO Skin Health 3 Step Peel: 

The ZO 3-Step Peel is a dual-action peel that is designed to stimulate and renew skin. With the use of a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents, we use Dr. Zein Obagi’s to improve skin health, significantly, and treat many of the signs of aging. Essentially, it supports the improvement of skin barrier protection as well as increasing the skin’s ability to renew itself.

ZO 3-Step Peel Exfoliating Peel – Mildy Aggressive Exfoliation and Epidermal. Potent exfoliants, retinol and anti-inflammatory agents penetrate the epidermis and upper dermis. Texture repair, pigmentation correction and anti-aging benefits.

This innovative treatment is initially performed in-office to target acne, melasma, rough texture, fine lines, dullness and large pores. Then, clients follow-up with at-home treatment in order to produce longer lasting results in comparison to ordinary peels. What’s even better is that the ZO 3-Step Peel is suitable for all skin types.

ZO Stimulator Peel:

The ZO Stimulator Peel is the perfect “lunchtime” peel with no downtime. This peel is made up of a combination of lactic, citric and salicylic acid plus potent concentrations of other active ingredients to exfoliate the skin, while stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. A highly effective treatment for the many signs of skin aging, this peel is ideal for treating Melasma, sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, dull skin, and even acne! Suitable for any skin type or color.

How many treatments will I need? 

Although you will see results with just one chemical peel, most people benefit from ongoing treatments on a regular basis. For light or moderate peels, a series of 3 to 6 treatments spaced 4 weeks apart is usually suggested. Deeper peels may need to be repeated only once or twice a year.