While there are many chemical peel types and brands, the chemical peels we offer fall between two broad categories, quick peels and medical grade peels. 

Quick peels
Often called “Lunchtime Peels” due to the speed of the procedure and recovery, are most often used to treat dull skin, fine lines and fine wrinkles. They are wonderful for helping to restore smooth tone, and youthful skin appearance, with many patients describing their skin as "glowing" after recovery. 

Medical grade peels 
Medical grade peels are distinguished from quick peels by an increased strength of the active ingredients. They also often result in a small amount of peeling  at home after the procedure. This is because they penetrate more deeply into the epidermis which ignites regenerative changes and restores the skin's youthful tone and texture. 

​​There are dozens of ways our skin becomes damaged during even normal day-to-day activities. Acne, sun exposure, dry skin, pollen, and even normal aging result in damaged skin which can appear scarred, wrinkled, discolored, or rough.​ Healthy lifestyles are incredibly helpful, however every so often we still need to remove the damaged outer layers of skin leaving behind only the healthy, beautiful skin.

​Receiving a chemical peel is a quick and simple process, where a liquid (sometimes a paste) solution is applied to the treatment area with a cotton swab or brush. The solution is then allowed to rest on the skin for anywhere from one to several minutes, depending on the type and strength of the peel. This is when the peel is doing it's work removing the damaged outer layers of skin. Most patients feel anything from a small to moderate "burning" sensation with a possible mild discomfort, though many patients report feeling no discomfort at all. 

After the treatment is over a neutralizing agent is used to stop the chemical peels activity, and then the neutralized solution is gently wiped away. Skin after a chemical peel is more sensitive to the sun then before, so it becomes very important to use strong sunblock for at least a week after your chemical peel.


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A chemical peel is made to help the texture and health of your skin by helping to remove damaged layers of skin. Many people think chemical peels are exclusively for the face, however chemical peels can also be used on the chest, neck, arms and even hands. As one of the least invasive methods for increasing the health and beauty of your skin, a chemical peel is a great introduction to aesthetic treatments. 

Chemical peels are popularly known for improving the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, acne and even acne scars, however they can help with much more. Many uncomfortable skin discolorations including age spots and sun damaged skin can benefit greatly from medium and light or "lunch time," chemical peels. Even dry and roughened skin or scars can show marked improvement from regular use of chemical peels. The diversity and ease of chemical peels make them a fantastic tool for beautiful, healthy skin. 

 R Jessie Edwards, FNP