Chemical Peels

A chemical peel restore clarity and improve appearance of the skin.

Resurfacing Treatments:

  • Lycoderm Salicylic & Mandelic acid peels
  • Neostrata Glycolic acid Peels (20%; 35%; 50%; 70%)
  • Neostrata Prosystem Retinol Peels
  • SkinCeuticals Micro 30 Peel
  • Skintech Easy Phytic Peel
  • Skintech TCA Peels 

Dermapen – available: (face and décolleté)

Retinol peel


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FAQ Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is one of the ways used to improve appearance of the skin on the face, neck and or hands. An acidic solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and peel off. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. The new skin is more sensitive to the sun for a few days after the chemical peel.

There are three basic types of chemical peels:

Superficial or lunchtime peel: 

A mild acid is used to gently exfoliate only the outer layer of skin. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and to remove old dead skin cells thereby refreshing the skin on the face, neck, chest and/or hands. No downtime is required

Medium peel: 

An acid is applied to penetrate the outter and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin and treat some precancerous skin growths. Redness and flaking may be present for a few days after treatment

Deep peel: 

Tricholoracetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. A dramatic improvement in skin appearance follows, however significant “downtime” is required after this treatment.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.

When can a chemical peel be used?

If you desire treatment for:

  • Acne
  • Aging skin 
  • Hyperpigmentation 
  • Melasma 
  • Enlarged pores
  • Scars 
  • Sun damaged skin 
  • Wrinkles 
  • Desire more clarity to your skin

When can a chemical not be used?

If you

  • Are pregnant (some chemical peels may be used when nursing).
  • Have taken Accutane in last six months.
  • Have active psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis on treatment area.
  • Active skin infection on the treatment area
  • cut or broken skin
  • sunburns
  • active Herpes Simplex 1 sores (cold sores). If you get cold sores, but have no active lesions preventative treatment can be prescribed by your doctor in order for you to proceed with the peel treatment.

Have used within 3 days

  • vitamin A/ Retinol products for example, but not excluded to: Retin-A, Retacnyl, isotretinoin.
  • products that contain ascorbic acid (Vit C)
  • bleaching or skin-lightening agents
  • acid-based products in the last 48 hours.

What should I do when I consider a chemical peel?

A thorough consultation with a doctor or medical aesthetician is essential before a chemical peel.

Is the chemical peel treatment painful?

The superficial to medium peels may cause mild stinging, redness, irritation and crusting but as the skin begins to adjust all these problems will lessen.

Trichloroacetic acid and Phenol are used for stronger peeling and they may sting more than those with the gentler acids. Sometimes mild discomfort may be experienced. After the treatment there may be redness, swelling and irritation but the doctor can prescribe medicines that will help relieve the problems after the peel.

Sun exposure and smoking after a chemical peel must be avoided because they can cause unwanted side effects, including infection and scarring.


What is dermaplaning?

Dermaplaning is a form of physical exfoliation. A sterile, specially designed medical blade is used to remove the top layer of dead cells on the skin. It also removes facial hair. The treatment is usually performed on the face and neck. A trained professional holds the skin taut and with the scalpel gently removes the top layer of skin including hair. A chemical peel or other active ingredients is usually added to enhance the treatment effect.
The procedure is painless.

What are the benefits of dermaplaning?

  • Diminishes appearance of fine lines
  • Reduce pigmentation
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Treat uneven skin tone
  • Increases absorption rate of peel solution
  • Prevents significant post-peel shedding to minimize downtime
  • Very effective way to exfoliate - revealing glowing skin immediately
  • No downtime is required
  • Safe for pregnant females who may not have chemical peeling
  • May also be used when a desired effect is required before a big event when the possible redness or flakiness of a chemical peel is not an option

When can dermaplaning not be used?

When the following is present:

  • Pustular or cystic skin lesions
  • Active Acne
  • Thin skin
  • Easily irritated skin
  • Open lesions
  • Allergy to nickel

How long does the dermaplaning treatment take?

Approximately 10-15 min.
A consultation with your aesthetic doctor is always essential in order to establish the best treatment plan for you.

Will dermaplaning cause hair to grow back thicker?

Not at all. Hair will grow back at the same quality and quantity than prior to the procedure.

How often can a dermaplaning treatment be done?

As often as every 3-4 weeks.

Are there any negative effects of dermaplaning?


What do I need to know prior to my treatment?

You are recommended not to have any other form of exfoliation within 7 days of this procedure.
Sunscreen has to be used diligently after this procedure for at least 7 days.
Preferably no retinol containing products 3 days prior to this procedure.



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