A treatment prescribed to chemically exfoliate and resurface the outer-most layers of your skin.
Pricing starts at $199
Chemical peels are procedures in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to exfoliate and remove the top layers of damaged or aging skin. This process stimulates skin regeneration and can improve various skin issues, such as fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, acne scars, and sun damage.
While chemical peels can provide significant skin rejuvenation, they also come with potential side effects and risks. Following your treatment you may experience redness, swelling, peeling, changes in skin pigmentation, and in rare cases, scarring.
It’s crucial to consult with your esthetician to determine the most appropriate type of peel for your skin concerns and to ensure the procedure is conducted safely and effectively.
Much like when you arrive for a facial, we begin with a comprehensive skin analysis and discuss your skin goals to determine which type of peel is best/safest for your skin.
Other steps we may include with your treatment:
Skin Preparation: The skin is cleansed and prepared for the peel.
Application of the Chemical Solution: The chemical solution is applied to the skin, and it’s left on for a specific duration determined by the type of peel being performed.
Neutralization (for medium and deep peels): The acid is neutralized using a special solution to stop the peeling process.
We recommend following up your chemical peel with dermaplaning to remove any remaining dry/dead skin cells. Or coming in for a soothing Glacial Rx Glide 24-48 hours post chemical peel to help calm the skin.
Before getting a chemical peel, it’s essential to prepare your skin properly. This helps to minimize the risk of complications and achieve the best results. Here are some products and treatments to avoid in the weeks leading up to a chemical peel:
Retinoids (Retin-A, Tretinoin, Differin): Stop using prescription retinoids for at least one to two weeks before the peel. Over-the-counter retinol products should be discontinued as well.
Other Exfoliating Products: Avoid using abrasive scrubs, microdermabrasion, and other exfoliating treatments for about a week before the peel.
Laser and Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Treatments: Avoid these procedures for at least two weeks before the chemical peel.
Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure and use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily in the weeks leading up to the peel. Sunburned or tanned skin is more sensitive and can react poorly to chemical peels.
Self-Tanning Products: Discontinue the use of self-tanning lotions or sprays for at least a week before the peel.
Skin Irritants: Avoid products containing ingredients that can irritate the skin, such as benzoyl peroxide, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), and vitamin C, for about a week before the peel.
Hair Removal: If you’re getting a chemical peel on your face, be cautious with any facial hair removal techniques (waxing, threading, depilatory creams) in the days leading up to the peel, as this can cause sensitivity.
Prescription Medications: Inform your healthcare provider about any prescription medications you’re taking, as some medications may need to be adjusted or discontinued before the peel.
Skincare Products: Consult with your esthetician for specific recommendations on which skincare products to avoid, as it may depend on the type and strength of the chemical peel being performed.