Chemical Peels

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Chemical peels have been around for years and are a non invasive skin technology that produce great results that should not be feared. The word peel does not necessarily imply your face will peel. Some patients just experience mild flakiness of the skin or none at all.


Chemical Peels are an excellent corrective treatment for lifting pigmentation off the skin and creating an over all smoother, brighter skin tone and texture. They help with cellular turn over which produces fresh new skin cells that improves lines and wrinkles.


Peels come in a variety of formulas to meet clients' needs, from gentle peels that are more superficial and great for all skin colors and types, to medium depth peels to target anti-aging skin care goals. A complimentary consultation is required to discuss which peel is right for you.

There is no downtime with PCA SKIN chemical peels. You’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow, able to carry on with your regular activities. You will receive a Post Procedure kit to use following your peel to maximize results and keep redness and peeling at a minimum. Avoiding sun exposure and wearing SPF is mandatory.  Avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. 


Sensi Peel - This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin, mild rosacea, and higher Fitzpatrick skin types. Sensi Peel® is a gentle 6% TCA solution that will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone. Includes a Post Procedure Kit to properly nourish, hydrate and protect your skin post peel  45 min $200+ 

Anti-Aging Peel - Specially formulated to treat maturing skin, Ultra Peel® I is also

appropriate for many other skin types, conditions and sensitivities.

It will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while

promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion. Includes a Post Procedure Kit to properly nourish, hydrate and protect your skin post peel. 45 min $200+


Brightening Peel - PCA Peel® with Hydroquinone- This enhanced Jessner's formula is for those who want an even skin tone and have no sensitivity to hydroquinone. This peel helps promote an even skin tone and a clear complexion. Includes a Post Procedure Kit to properly nourish, hydrate and protect your skin post peel. 45 min $200+

4% Pure Retinol Peel - Indicated for all skin types in need of rejuvenation. Reduces fine lines, wrinkles, discoloration and smooths the skin’s texture. Patients should expect peeling and/or sheeting for up to a week following their treatment. Includes a Post Procedure Kit to properly nourish, hydrate and protect your skin post peel. 45 min $225+

Body Chemical Peel-Lift discoloration, and anti-age the skin of lines, wrinkles and textured skin with a peel for the body. The body peel can be applied the arms, legs, back, chest, hands and feet. 60 min $200+

Dermaplaning may be added on to a chemical peel. Clients must have been dermaplaned and peeled separately first to gauge the response to each, to be sure they can receive the dermaplane with peel. 

Post Procedure Care

For two days post-procedure:

  •  Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation. 

  •  Do not put the treated area directly into a hot shower spray.

  •  Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.

  •  Do not go swimming.

  •  Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.  

  •  Do not use loofahs or other means of mechanical exfoliation.

  •  Do not direct a hair dryer on the treated area.

  •  Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.

General Guidlines:

After receiving a PCA SKIN® professional treatment, you should not necessarily expect to “peel”. However, light flaking in a few localized areas for several days is typical. Most patients who undergo these treatments have residual redness for approximately one to 12 hours post-procedure.

  • As with all peels and treatments, it is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight; however, makeup may be applied 15 minutes after the treatment if desired.

  • To minimize side effects and maximize results use the Post-Procedure Solution for three to five days or until flaking has resolved.

  • If the skin feels tight, apply ReBalance for normal to oily skin types or Silkcoat® Balm for drier skin types to moisturize as needed. For maximum hydration, you can apply Hydrating Serum under ReBalance or Silkcoat® Balm.

  • Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day, but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.

  • It is recommended that other topical, over-the-counter medications or alpha hydroxy acid products not be applied to the skin seven days post-procedure, as they may cause irritation.

  • It is recommended to delay use of tretinoin, Retin-A®, Differin®, Renova®, Tazorac®, Avage®, EpiDuo® or Ziana® five days post-procedure. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any prescription medications.

  • Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Use the SPF that comes in the Post Procedure Kit daily.

  • Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post-procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.

  • Do not pick or pull on any loosening or peeling skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.

  • Do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories for approximately five days.

  • Do not have another treatment until your clinician advises you to do so.