How do chemical peels work?
In a chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied to the face, neck, chest, or hands, damaging the outer layer of the skin and causing it to exfoliate. Eventually, the damaged skin peels off, revealing healthy skin that is smooth, even, and less wrinkled.
A chemical peel is ideal for anyone looking to:
Erase fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth
Improve the appearance of wrinkles due to sun damage and aging
Fade facial and acne scars
Reduce age spots, freckles, and rough patches
Invigorate and revitalize the skin overall
Chemical peel treatment options
There are different types of chemical peels that address specific skin concerns. The gentlest chemical peels use alpha-hydroxy, lactic, or fruit acid to correct mild skin discoloration, clogged pores, and rough patches. Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is typically used in a medium chemical peel, which improves the appearance of age spots, fine lines, and mild wrinkles. With a deep peel, trichloroacetic acid or phenol is used to penetrate the middle layer of the skin to minimize moderate wrinkles, age spots, and scars.
At Viva Wellness, our chemical peels address your biggest skin concerns to reveal a gorgeous, smooth complexion.
Single Treatment $45 | Package of 4 $150
This gentle peel treats the outermost layer of the skin to improve the appearance of acne, ingrown hairs, fine lines and wrinkles, and psoriasis. Salicylic acid peels are ideal for those who want to reverse the signs of sun damage, invigorate dull and lifeless skin, and reveal a smooth, even skin tone.
This superficial chemical peel stimulates cell turnover to reduce fine lines and wrinkles and improve skin tone, texture, and quality with zero downtime. It’s a perfect “lunchtime” peel! The ZO Stimulator Lunchtime Peel is ideal for those who want to shrink large pores, improve the appearance of age spots, and revitalize their overall complexion.
For those seeking a stronger peel with dramatic results, the ZO 3-Step Peel significantly changes the appearance of the skin. This chemical peel treats sun spots, discoloration, acne, fine lines, rough spots, large pores, and dullness. Step one exfoliates the skin, step two involves a stimulating retinol solution, and step three is the application of a calming cream that minimizes inflammation and irritation.
Light $159 | Medium $179 | Forte $199
This chemical peel is available in three different strengths to help you achieve your goals. APEELE Light is a superficial peel that delivers excellent results for those with acne-prone skin, mild sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. APEELE Medium targets fine lines and wrinkles, acne scars, moderate sun damage, and melasma. APEELE Forte delivers deep exfoliation to help correct aging skin, significant sun damage, loose skin, and hyperkeratosis.
What to expect from a chemical peel treatment
At your chemical peel treatment session, you will lie face up on a comfortable table as your skincare professional uses a soft brush to apply a chemical solution to your skin. Once the peel has been applied and begins to dry, you may feel a burning or tingling sensation. The degree of burning or tingling will depend on the type of peel as well as how sensitive your skin is. Your skincare professional will stay with you throughout the process to answer any questions and make sure your skin responds to the chemical solution. The entire treatment usually takes less than an hour; some chemical peels take only 30 minutes.
Immediately after your chemical peel treatment, you’ll notice tighter skin, unclogged pores, faded lines and wrinkles, and a velvety smooth texture. By the third day, your skin will begin peeling off to reveal the new skin underneath. Medium-depth chemical peels take three to five days to heal, while deeper peels can take seven to 10 days to recover from. Proper aftercare is important to ensure the best results. We recommend using a gentle cleanser and a hydrating serum or gel. Your skin will be especially sensitive after a chemical peel, so be sure to avoid sun exposure and use a high, broad-spectrum SPF to keep your skin safe while it heals.
Chemical peel results
A chemical peel removes the damaged outer layers of your skin at a microscopic level to reveal a fresh, glowing complexion. Chemical peel results include reduced fine lines under the eyes and around the mouth, improved appearance of wrinkles due to sun damage and aging, faded acne scars, and reduced age spots, freckles, and rough patches to promote an even skin tone. A chemical peel can take years off your appearance and give you a vibrant, youthful glow that matches how you feel.