What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels refresh and rejuvenate your skin. We offer a variety of peels designed to target your specific skin conditions. Chemical Peels contain a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for many skin types. Treatment with a chemical peel can improve skin tone, texture, and clarity; reduce age spots; improve hyperpigmentation (including melasma), soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. Treatment will be customized to your skin needs and goals!



How long does the procedure take?

A Skin Synthesis chemical peel appointment is roughly 30 minutes. This process includes cleansing and prepping the skin for treatment, administering the peel, and applying the aftercare serums. This is followed by post-care education and at-home skincare recommendations. You will be sent home with step-by-step instructions for care.

Is it painful?

Chemical peels are not painful, but some people can experience a ‘spicy’ sensation for a brief period of time depending on skin sensitivity.

How long is the recovery?

Depending on the strength and depth of the peel, your recovery could be as minimal as 1 day and without obvious peeling. However, chemical peel ingredients vary, and the typical peel can result in a 3-7 day recovery/peeling process. Please ask your provider for specific healing times in regards to your proposed treatment. 

What results can I expect?

Chemical peels help with cellular turn over and improves skin tone, texture, and clarity. They also help routine skincare products penetrate the skin deeper which increases their effectiveness. 

Do I need more than one treatment?

A series of chemical peel treatments is recommended for patients who are targeting a specific skin condition – such as acne or hyperpigmentation. Many patients benefit from quarterly chemical peels to maintain healthy, vibrant skin. Please consult with your provider to get a personalized treatment plan recommendation. 

Am I a good candidate?

You may NOT be a candidate for a chemical peel if any of the following apply: active infection or disease, especially if present on the area being treated; cut or broken skin; sunburn; currently have an active Herpes simplex 1 sore (cold sore); if you are nursing or pregnant; if you have taken Accutane in last 6 months; if you are unwilling to discontinue use of Retin-A or other prescription topical treatments 5 days prior to your peel; or are unwilling to use sunscreen daily. If you have an ASPIRIN allergy, please contact the clinic to determine which peel or chemical peel alternative best suits your needs.