A chemical peel allows you the opportunity to unveil radiant skin and say goodbye to acne scars, dark spots, sun damage, fine lines, hyperpigmentation, and more.  Learn more about this effective treatment that can address your complexion concerns.

What is a Chemical Peel?

This non-invasive skincare treatment is safe to use for most people and has been utilized to achieve a renewed complexion since 1882.  What first began as an offering by a German dermatologist, has now become a common cosmetic treatment that allows you to achieve radiant skin.

What Type of Acid is Used?

There are many types of acid used in skin care products and treatments, however, for our chemical peels, Dr. Beauty utilizes the powers of trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and a solution of water, 10 to 35 percent,  and sometimes, up to 50 percent TCA is applied.

Professional Vs. At-Home Chemical Peels: What is the Difference?

Both types of peels utilize the powers of acids such as glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxyl acid, but offer different levels of results.

Strength

The best place to start when explaining the difference between at-home treatments and those offered at our med spa is the strength of the peel.  At home peels are less powerful; they will only affect the most superficial layers of skin.  At-home peels can address minor skin issues.

Professional peels are composed of prescription-strength peeling solutions.  Because of these high concentrations, peels offered at your local med spa can target deeper complexion issues and offer more dramatic results than at home peels.

Personalization

A chemical peel at our med spa, also provides the chance for customizing your peel formula.  Due to skin type, skin sensitivity, as well as the desired results, a customized peel can provide you so much more than one found at your local beauty store.  Also, when you opt for over-the-counter formulas, there is a greater chance to choose the wrong peel that may ultimately, irritate your skin.

Should I Get a Chemical Peel?

For most people, our answer is a resounding yes! A chemical peel offers many advantages, however, your skin tone can affect the type of peel used and your results.  Those with lighter skin tones have the optimal complexion for superficial to deeper treatments; those with dark skin tones, benefit from less deep treatments as a solution with higher acidity can negatively affect pigmentation.

What Kind of Acid is Used in A Chemical Peel?

A variety of acids can be used to achieve desired results: glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxyl acid, however, our med spa utilizes the power of trichloroacetic acid (TCA).  We dilute TCA in a solution of water with 10 to 35 percent, and up to 50 percent acid.

Are Chemical Peels Safe?

Chemical peels are extremely safe, however, like any cosmetic treatment, to get the best results, you must follow all pre- and post-treatment instructions and have your peel applied by a trusted med spa professional.  Using the right proportions of water to acid during your treatment is crucial for your procedure’s success, the health of your skin, and your safety.