chemical peel


About Chemical Peels

Chemical peels safely remove or exfoliate the top layer of dead skin, allowing new, more youthful, healthy skin to show through. While the skin typically sheds old, dull dead skin cells every 28 days, this process slows down with prolonged sun exposure and aging.
Chemical peels cause this natural cell turnover process to speed up, helping to stimulate the growth of new collagen—the skin-firming protein that acts like a scaffold for the skin. The speed or depth of cell turnover is determined by the concentration of the peel and the amount of time it’s left on skin.

Chemical peels can be done at different depths—light, medium, or deep—depending on your desired results. Deeper chemical peels produce more-dramatic results, but also involve longer recovery times.

The breakthrough is that now we have non-invasive gentle peels that result in little to no downtime, but still give patients extraordinary results. These low-downtime peels work best in a series of three, scheduled over a few weeks. While chemical peels are most commonly used on the face, they can also be done on the neck, backs of hands, décolletage, and the body.

Dr. Dennis Gross, is world renowned for the chemical peels he has developed and patented, which give unprecedented results without irritation. This is why we offer our patients an extensive peel menu to treat nearly every skin issue, including:

Alpha Beta® Professional Peels: Dr. Dennis Gross’ patented formulas use a blend of acids at low concentrations to deliver maximum benefits without irritation, dryness, or flaking.
• Frequency: Every 4 to 6 weeks.
• Downtime: None
• Available in: Original, Extra strength & Clinical strength

Retinol Peels: Our deeper peels—which also go by names like the vitamin A peel or retinoic acid peel—deliver a stronger concentration of acid, followed by a high dose of retinol, or vitamin A, to maximize ingredient penetration and absorption of the anti-aging actives.
• Frequency: A few times a year
• Downtime: 5 to 7 days
• Available in: Universal, Intermediate & Advanced

TCA Peel: The deepest peel in our arsenal; it can only be performed by physicians as it contains powerful but effective trichloroacetic acid to deliver intense treatment—and results.
• Frequency: Once every 5+ years
• Downtime: Up to 2 weeks

Body Peels: Great for treating body acne, aging skin, hyperpigmentation, and textural roughness.
• Frequency Every 4 to 6 weeks
• Alpha Beta® Body Peel Light peel – Downtime None
• Retinol Peel for Body Deep peel – Downtime 5 to 7 days

Before & After*


What are the side effects of a chemical peel?

With all peels, skin can become sun sensitive afterward, why we always recommend that patients, after having a peel, avoid the sun and wear daily broad-spectrum sun protection.  For lighter peels, an over-the-counter topical broad-spectrum sunscreen works best.  For deeper, more intense peels, we recommend that patients avoid direct sun exposure for several days to two weeks.

Are Chemical Peels painful?

With light chemical peels—such as the AlphaBeta® Peel we offer,—the skin may feel tingly and may turn slightly pink afterward, but this goes away immediately, allowing patients to go back to work or daily activities right away.

Medium depth or deeper chemical peels can cause slight stinging and redness (often described as a “sunburnt” look), which might last for several days.

Can people with darker skin have chemical peels?

Absolutely, particularly our patented Alpha Beta® Peel, which is gentle—yet effective enough—to be used on every patient’s skin. Sometimes, deeper peels can cause skin to become lighter (or darker in some fair-skinned patients)—why it’s critical to go to a highly trained board-certified dermatologist to administer a deeper peel.

I see a lot of home chemical peels. Are these the same thing as the chemical peels in a dermatologist’s office?

While these home chemical peels work in a similar way to dermatologist peels by speeding up the shedding of dead skin cells and stimulating collagen, at-home chemical peels contain lower concentrations of acids than a dermatologist can offer. For more dramatic results, book an appointment  with us for a more powerful in-office peel.

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