Chemical Peels

Enhance and smooth your skin tone and texture with a customized facial peel. We will select the right peel for you depending on your skin type and condition. We even have skin peels that are non-photosensitizing and safe to use during pregnancy. Keep your skin fresh all year round!

Chemical PeelsLook Young, Feel fresh

Facial (chemical) peels have been used for decades in medical cosmetology.  Cleopatra first introduced her version of a chemical peel, bathing in sour milk (lactic acid) to produce smooth skin. While Dermatologists pioneered skin peeling for therapeutic benefit beginning in 1882.  Today we can synergize the knowledge of 100 years to produce highly effective and safe peeling by blending agents for maximum facial rejuvenation!

Chemical peels, or facial peels, are an accelerated form of exfoliation, that is induced by a chemical agent which is applied to the skin to remove the damaged outer layers of the skin.

The peels help lighten, tighten, and brighten the skin, which enhances and smoothes the texture of the skin. An effective treatment for:

  • facial blemishes
  • superficial scarring
  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • uneven skin pigmentation (sun damage, age spots, melasma)

We use highly effective combinations of alpha hydroxy acids(glycolic & lactic acid),beta hydroxy acids(salicylic acid), retinol, L-Ascorbic acid(Vitamin C) and amino acids to customize our peels leaving your skin feeling fresh and healthy!

All treatments may be complemented with daily professional home care products to enhance and maintain outstanding results!

The Peels are categorized into 3 levels:

  • Level 1 - superficial peeling (usually no visible exfoliation), 1-3 days of light exfoliation, little to no flaking.
  • Level II - medium to moderate peeling, 2-4 days of light/medium exfoliation, light to moderate flaking.
  • Level III - deep peeling, 3-5 days of aggressive peeling.

Please note: Peels may not be suitable for all skin types. A skin consultation is required and a pre-peel treatment protocol may be necessary, as well as, a skin test spot.

Can be used as a stand-alone procedure or in combination with Microdermabrasion or SilkPeel Dermalinfusion

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  • Prices

    Chemical Peels very in price depending on the type of peel and area being treated.

    A skin consultation is necessary to confirm pricing.

    Price variable:
    Full Face
    depending on type of peel

    Custom Pricing Available

  • Before & After

Types of Facial Peels

ReFresh Peel (Level II & III)  
The perfect blend that totally refreshes the skin. Lightens, brightens and tightens skin in just one treatment!
Minimum 3 days of peeling can be expected with this skin peel. Skin indications: All levels of aging skin, pigment, melasma, oily/acne and scarring.

Vitamin C Infusion Peel (Level I - II)
A potent combination of AHAs , 27% L-Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) & 4% Emblica. Evens skin tone and and greatly improves skin radiance after 1 peel. Skin indications: All levels of aging skin, pigment, melasma.

Acne Lift (Level I & II) A beta-hydroxy acid cocktail.
This safe and outstanding resurfacing modality has a dual benefit. It reduces and treats all kinds of acne while resurfacing and smoothing the skin after just one treatment. Skin indications: acne/oily, aging skin, post microdermabrasion.

Fresh (AFA) Peels - 20%-60% (Level I - no visible exfoliation)
Simple & Effective Antioxidant Skin Rejuvenation. Skin indications: All levels of aging skin, pigment, melasma, rosacea, sensitive skin.
Find out more below.


AFAs are the newest and unique cosmeceutical to be patented this millenium.  AFA is an acronym for Amino-acid Filaggrin-based Antioxidants. 
Filaggrin is a protein that naturally occurs in our upper layer of our epidermis and is metabolized into several acidic moisture retaining amino acids.  It is these highly moisture retaining amino acids that are used to produce the AFA peels and the AFA (home care) gels.

AFAs are able to penetrate the outer skin layer and exfoliate, hydrate and anti-oxidate to make your skin feel smoother and softer, while diminishing fine lines and wrinkles.  Skin tone will appear brighter and sun damage will even out.


  • Promote Greater Moisture Retention
  • Show Visible Effects Quickly
  • Are Powerful Antioxidants
  • Are Effective Exfoliants
  • Improve Photo Pigmentation/Sun damage
  • May be used on Sensitive and Rosacea prone skin
  • Are Non-photosensitizing (acidic amino acids produce a bi-product of Urocanic Acid which is a recognized UV filter)
  • Are safe to use during pregnancy
  • Are safe for all skin types

Fresh (AFA) Clay Peel - Optimizing exfoliation and antioxidant benefits:

  • A simple two-step procedure that will immediately create smoother, softer and younger-looking skin.  A more intense peel utilizing a rare earth clay base to draw out impurities in the skin.
  • Secondly, a specially formulated AFA antioxidant facial peel is applied.  Resulting in dramatic improvement with no downtime!  Great anti-aging benefits, as well as for acne control.

Chemical Peel FAQ’s

What is a Chemical Peel?

A special  chemical solution is applied to the skin, for a specified amount of time to initiate the removal of the outermost layer of skin or deeper skin layers. The time the solution is left on the skin varies between 2-15 minutes, depending on the type of peel, peel treatment number, and the skins' response to the solution.

What are the benefits of having a Chemical Peel?

  1. Reduce/soften fine lines and small wrinkles
  2. Reduce/remove age spots
  3. Reduce/remove sun damage
  4. Reduce scars and acne scars
  5. Unclog pores
  6. Clear acne
  7. Reduce hyperpigmentation and melasma
  8. Revitalize dull skin/improve texture

What areas can be treated with a Chemical Peel?
Peels can be applied to the entire face or individual areas that require treatment, such as sun damage or to control acne.  Other areas that can be treated are the: neck, decollete,

How many peels will I need?
This is variable and depends on your skin condition and skin type.  All peels are customized to each individual, but all are managed using a step-up approach, which begins at the superficial layer with gradual increases to enable the skin to safely and effectively reach a Level 3 peel, if required. In general 4-8 peels are needed for optimum results, scheduled every 10-14 days or as required. Please note: Chemical peels are not effective for removal of medium or deep acne scars and will not clear skin from acne, if used as a stand-alone procedure.

What other treatments can be done with a Chemical peel?
Effective combinations for skin rejuvenation and acne control include: microdermabrasion(micropeel), photofacials or laser. Customized combination therapy can be discussed during your complimentary consultation.

What should I expect during & after the treatment?
Chemical peels are usually very gentle and create a temporary sensation of tingling (activity) or warm flushing to the skin  during application.  Your skin may be pink for several hours after a treatment and you may experience some tightening of  the skin, which may last for several days. Typically you may return to work right after the peel. The amount of peeling, if any, varies from person to person.  You may see light to medium flaking by two or three days after the treatment.  Depending on the type of peel, flaking may last up to five or six days, while some clients may experience very little peeling.

Are there any pre and post instructions to follow?

Pre Treatment:

  • Do not use any products containing Retin-A (or other active ingredients) 3-5 days prior to treatment
  • Must not have taken Accutane in the past year
  • Must agree to wear a SPF 30+ physical sunblock daily
  • Only the AFA Peels are safe during pregnancy
  • A minimum 2 week pre treatment program may be necessary depending on your skin type

Post Treatment:
  • Avoid direct sun exposure for 48 hours
  • Wear a minimum SPF 30+ physical sunblock daily
  • Follow post peel directions for one week or as directed
  • Do not use exfoliating products for one week or as directed
  • Do not use any products containing Retin-A (or other active ingredients) 3-5 days after treatment or as directed

Contraindications for Chemical Peels

Peels are not recommended for people with very sensitive skin, active cold sores, undiagnosed lesions, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or lupus.

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