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Facial Chemical Peels

We provide a variety of superficial to medium depth chemical peels. VI Peel, Apeele, Refinity Peel, TCA, Jessner’s, and Salicylic acid peels are among the chemical peels we offer. Once we have identified your areas of concern we can advise you on the best treatment option. Our staff works diligently to provide a chemical peel that gives results with minimal to no downtime and the fewest risks possible.

Apeele- The Apeele is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines, improve skin texture, and enhance overall elasticity. The Apeele can also help with pigmentation and sunspots. Redness occurs for 1-48 hours, dryness and flaking begins after 48 hours and lasts up to 5 days. The Apeele can be used on all skin types, including ethnic skin.

VI Peel- An anti-aging peel that reverses the effects of sun damage and is highly effective in clearing acne. Redness for 1-48 hours dryness and flaking begins after 48 hours and lasts up to 5 days. The VI Peel can be used on all skin types, including ethnic skin.

Refinity Peel – A 70% glycolic acid peel used to improve fine lines and skin discoloration. The peel has minimal to no downtime, with the possibility of redness and dryness occurring for 1-24 hours.

Perfection Peel Jessner’s / Retinoic Acid - The perfection peel is used to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve skin texture and create a more vibrant and evenly colored complexion; it can also increase the production of elastin and collagen. Downtime includes a yellow tint to skin from the retinoic acid for 1-24 hours; dryness and flaking, beginning after about 48 hours and lasting up to 5 days.

Perfection Peel Plus Jessner's/ Retinoic Acid -Stronger than the Perfection Peel, for deeper penetration.

TCA Peel -This peel is similar to the Jessner’s Perfection Peel Plus with the addition of TCA which enables a deeper peel. Downtime includes redness for the first 48 hours or more, dryness and flaking/peeling, beginning 48 hours after the procedure and lasting up to 7 days in some cases.

Beta Lift – This salicylic acid peel is a great treatment for acne, minimal to no downtime, redness may persists for 1-12 hours, dryness and flaking, if at all, for 1-3 days.

Before Your Chemical Peel

  • Stop the use of Retin-A, Renova, Avage, Differin or other retinols 48 hours before your peel.

After Your Chemical Peel

  • Use extra care to protect your skin from sunlight by applying a SPF 15 or greater and reapplying frequently if outdoors. 

  • Expect some redness and peeling, time involved varies with the type of peel (see above). Generous use of moisturizer is a great idea to help skin heal faster.


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