Chemical Peels are composed of Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHA). They exfoliate dead skin cells and stimulate new skin cells to come to the surface, making your skin appear healthier and more youthful. We offer Lactic, Glycolic, Mandelic, and Salicylic Acid in various strengths.
The skin is cleansed and prepped with a degreaser to allow the best penetration of the chosen chemical peel. The liquid or gel solution is applied to the skin and left on for 3-5 minutes depending on your skin tolerance. The solution is then rinsed off with a neutralizer, cleansed with a gentle cleanser and a light moisturizer and sunscreen are applied. A typical chemical peel sensation could be compared to the feeling of shaving your legs and walking into the ocean…slightly tingly and sometimes itchy, but tolerable. It is advised to start light and work your way up through the different peel options. These peels typically do not have any downtime. As you maintain with regular peels (every 4-6 weeks), you will start to see a visible improvement in your skin. They can be done alone or in combination with other procedures in our 30 and 60 minute treatments.