Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Near You

a women getting a chemical peel

‘Chemical peel’ is an umbrella term for a variety of chemical treatments designed to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. As early as your mid-twenties, cellular renewal begins to slow down, often resulting in a dull, uneven, and rough complexion.

As you age, your natural skin exfoliation process becomes even more sluggish, leading to an accumulation of dead cells and further subduing youthful, glowing skin. Chemical peels are designed to accelerate your skin’s natural renewal process, revealing the healthy, fresh skin underneath. At Derma Dolce, we offer an array of medical-grade peels designed to improve a variety of mild to severe signs of aging and skin damage. Contact our team to learn more.

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are available in a wide range of strengths and ingredient profiles. Based on the treatment you select, your chemical peel cost will vary; however, at Derma Dolce, we strive to make high-quality skincare affordable for everyone. Depending on your unique aesthetic goals, our skincare professionals can recommend the most appropriate peel for both your budget and your individual needs.

Jessner Peel

The Jessner peel is a medium-depth peel that penetrates beyond the upper layers of your skin. Essentially, the Jessner peel solution works to deconstruct the upper-most layer of your skin, triggering a slight inflammatory response from the skin underneath. Because inflammation triggers your body to engage its natural healing mechanisms, this process stimulates the regeneration of new skin cells. The Jessner peel utilizes a combination of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol to address skin issues that go beyond the capabilities of more superficial peels. It is most commonly used to improve the appearance of skin discoloration, wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and scarring.

Micro Peel Plus

If you struggle with acne that just won’t respond to conservative treatment, the Micro Peel Plus is for you. This unique peel is a one-step chemical exfoliation process designed to decrease acne and keep persistent breakouts at bay. Salicylic and glycolic acid also work to improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, along with dullness, fine lines, and minor skin imperfections.

Illuminize Peel

If you struggle with fine lines, sun damage, wrinkles, or pigmentary irregularities, but have never tried a chemical peel before, Illuminize peel from SkinMedica is the perfect option. This gentle, superficial peel utilizes a combination of new generation alpha-hydroxy acids, along with phytic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol. This novel approach to superficial chemical peeling works to maximize skin rejuvenation while minimizing post-peel irritation. If you’re looking for a gentle, yet effective chemical peel to increase the luminosity of your skin, this is it.

Vitalize Peel

Our Vitalize peel combines the benefits of alpha-hydroxy acid and other peeling agents in a unique formulation designed to accelerate skin exfoliation. This highly effective, yet gentle peel is appropriate for all skin types and works to turn back the clock on visible signs of aging. If your skin suffers from persistent blemishes, sun damage, scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, or overall dullness, the Vitalize peel can deliver the glowing complexion you’re looking for.

Rejuvenize Peel

If your skin suffers from moderate to severe sun damage, pigmentary irregularities, melasma, scarring, acne, fine lines, and wrinkles, the Rejuvenize peel from SkinMedica is for you. This peel penetrates beyond the upper layers of your skin into the deeper layers of the dermis, producing extensive exfoliation. As the deepest of our superficial chemical peels, the Rejuvenize peel combines a unique blend of alpha-hydroxy acid, beta-hydroxy acid, resorcinol, and retinoic acid to deliver noticeable results. Built-in penetration enhancers and anti-irritants produce controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of your skin to reveal the healthy, fresh skin beneath.

VI Peel

The VI peel is one of the gentlest, most effective chemical peels available today. This peel brings together the benefits of trichloroacetic acid, Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C to provide powerful rejuvenation of damaged and aging skin. Hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, fine lines, sun damage, and acne scarring can all benefit from the effects of this gentle, yet effective peel. The VI peel is so gentle, in fact, that it can even be applied to the most delicate regions of the face, such as beneath the eyes. This peel is safe for all ages and skin types.

Chemical Peel Target Areas

Chemical peels are effective against numerous skin abnormalities on the face, neck, chest, and hands. The depth and strength of each peel, along with the length of application time, determine the skin issues that it will treat. Peels are grouped into three classifications: mild, medium, and deep, depending on the depth of penetration. Medium and deep peels typically provide the most dramatic results, but also carry a higher risk of side effects.

  • Mild peels. Mild chemical peels target more superficial skin abnormalities by treating the uppermost layer of your skin (epidermis). These peels work well for minor skin issues such as fine lines, mild hyperpigmentation, minor sun damage, and acne.
  • Medium peels. Medium chemical peels work to treat slightly deeper skin issues by targeting both the superficial skin layer (epidermis) and the middle layer of your skin (dermis). Medium peels are effective against age spots, deeper fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage, and moderate hyperpigmentation.
  • Deep peels. Deep chemical peels penetrate all the way to the lower dermal layer of your skin, working to treat more severe signs of aging and damage. They are effective against moderate to severe sun damage, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and scarring.

    Depending on your skincare concerns, our experienced aesthetic professionals can recommend the most appropriate and effective peel for your skin type and unique needs.

How Does a Chemical Peel Work?

Chemical peels use a combination of chemical exfoliants and peeling agents to strip away dull, lifeless skin cells, revealing the healthy, fresh skin underneath. When applied, chemical exfoliants interact with proteins in your skin, causing peeling of the various dermal layers. This process also encourages increased collagen and elastin production, resulting in noticeably firmer, smoother, more supple skin.

Chemical Peel Results

Your candidacy for chemical peel treatments depends largely on your skin type and existing skin issues. Because certain peels are recommended for specific skin types, it is important you consult with our skilled aesthetic professionals to determine the most appropriate peel for you.

Chemical peel results will vary based on the strength of the peel we perform. Generally, superficial and medium peels require no downtime, but do increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun. As such, it is vital that you apply sun protection every day after your procedure.

Patients report experiencing redness, warmth, and peeling following their treatment, all of which are normal, expected responses. With superficial peels, you can expect to see noticeably smoother, more radiant skin within 2-3 weeks. Medium and deeper peels may require several weeks before noticeably more youthful skin emerges.

Our licensed, certified medical aestheticians at Derma Dolce are ready to help you achieve the youthful, glowing skin you’ve always wanted. If you’ve been looking for an effective chemical peel near you, contact us at 612-221-2514 to set up your complimentary consultation. We’re ready to help you put your best face forward!