Chemical Peels and Skin Care

Chemical Peels and Skin Care

Chemical Peels

Salicylic Acid Peel - These chemical peels are milder peels used for acne, skin texture, and brown spots (hyperpigmentation.) They are usually done in a series of 2-3 peels. Most patients begin to peel on days 3 and 4 and are completely healed by day 7.

Obagi Blue Peel - treats blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation and sun damage. This chemical peel uses a low concentration of the chemical trichlororacetic acid (TCA) mixed with a special blue base to slow penetration, and allow your physician to control the depth of the peel.

Application of the chemical peel takes about 20 minutes, depending on the number of coats Dr. Erwin determines is necessary to achieve your goals. You will experience a burning sensation that lasts minutes. A bluish tint remains on your skin, which will usually wash off in 12 to 24 hours.

The recovery period is usually 7 to 10 days. Most patients experience a peeling that starts within 2-3 days and continues until it is completely healed, which is usually an average of 7 to 10 days.

SkinCeuticals MicroPeel - The SkinCeuticals Micropeel is specifically designed to target the signs of photoaging. This particular peel improves skin tone, increases radiance and diminishes fine lines and wrinkles. The three step process is fully customizable, even for the most sensitive of skin, and patients will enjoy improved skin radiance even after one treatment. Patients generally experience no downtime, and may experience typical epidermal peeling for a period of time after the procedure. The level of epidermal peeling in no way indicates the success of the peel. For optimal results, patients generally require a series of 4-6 treatments every two weeks in order to achieve the desired results. A 3 month break is required between each series.

SkinCeuticals MicroPeel Plus - The SkinCeuticals Micropeel Plus targets acne and post-inflammatory dark spots. This peel is a great choice for those patients interested in reducing acne blemishes and related dark spots, while improving skin tone and increasing radiance. The fully customizable peel provides enhanced results 7-10 days after treatment. Patients generally experience no downtime, and may experience typical epidermal peeling for a period of time after the procedure. The level of epidermal peeling in no way indicates the success of the peel. For optimal results, patients generally require a series of 4-6 treatments every two weeks in order to achieve the desired results. A 3 month break is required between each series.

VI Peel - Th VI Peel works teo improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acneic skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. Vi Peel works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and other cosmetic procedures.

It is essential to protect your face with sunscreen and sun avoidance after any chemical peel, dermaplaning or Hydrafacial™ procedure.

For more information, or to purchase treatments, please visit the product store.

We have a variety of chemical peels to suit almost every skin type and condition you may wish to be treated.

Some benefits that can been seen from a single or even a series of chemical peels:

  • improved skin tone
  • increased radiance
  • diminished fine lines and wrinkles
  • reduction in dark spots or melasma
  • improved skin texture
  • improved skin clarity
  • firmer, more youthful skin


The peels we currently offer:
  • SkinCeuticals Gel Peel sm - Salicylic/Mandelic acid peel for problematic skin
  • SkinCeuticals Gel Peel gl - Glycolic/Lactic acid peel for photo-damaged skin
  • SkinCeuticals MicroPeel 20 Solution- 20% glycolic acid peeling solution
  • SkinCeuticals MicroPeel 30 Solution - 30% glycolic acid peeling solution
  • SkinCeuticals MicroPeel Plus 20 Solution - 20% salicylic acid with biomedic formulation technology for acne prone, aging, uneven texture, discoloration
  • SkinCeuticals MicroPeel Plus 30 Solution - 30% salicylic acid with biomedic formulation technology for acne prone, aging, uneven texture, discoloration
  • SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel - concentrated blend of 14% salicylic acid, 14% lactic acid, 10% phenylethyl resorcinol - mild to moderate discoloration, uneven texture, aging
  • SkinCeuticals MicroPeel Sensitive Skin Solution - niacin and lactic acid with biomedic formulation technology
  • SkinCeuticals Pigment Balancing Peel - 40% glycolic acid, 10% citric acid for correcting hyperpigmentation
  • VI Peel (with and without Precision Plus) - innovative skincare formulation - for photo-damaged skin, uneven texture, improved clarity and tone
  • Obagi Blue Peel - TCA formulated peel - discoloration, uneven texture, photo-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation