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Chemical Peels

Centre For Cosmetic Surgery

Professional chemical peels are an important part of skin health. As an effective treatment option for most skin types and concerns, they improve tone, texture, fine lines and wrinkles, breakouts and dark spots, but many people are intimidated to go in for their first peel treatment. The fear of leaving with a bright red face that hurts prevents some from experiencing the many benefits of a peel. The post-peel reality is a glowing, healthy complexion!

Choices in Chemical Peels 

ZO 3-Step Peel – Step Peel is an innovative, in-office treatment peel followed by an at-home treatment to combat the signs of aging + skin discoloration. The treatments utilize a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to help improve skin health and treat many signs of aging.


The Perfect Derma Peel – The Perfect Derma™ Peel is safe, effective medium depth peel for All Skin Types & Ethnicities.  This product is virtually painless, with no pre-peel skin preparation and little downtime.  The Perfect Derma™ Peel is the only peel that includes the powerful antioxidant Glutathione, which lightens and brightens the skin, slows down the aging process and helps prevent wrinkles.


Stim Peel – The ZO Stimulator Peel is the perfect “lunchtime” peel with no downtime. This peel is made up of a combination of lactic, citric, and salicylic acid plus potent concentrations of other active ingredients to exfoliate the skin, while stimulating the growth of collagen and elastin. A highly effective treatment for the many signs of skin aging, this peel is ideal for treating Melasma, sun damage, fine lines, uneven texture, large pores, dull skin, and even acne! Suitable for any skin type or color.


PRX-T33 – The PRX-T33 is a skin tightening peel without exfoliation. It is an improved formula of a trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peel. PRX-T33 is a non-peeling peel, that it is revolutionary for correcting facelift scars, stretch marks, and sagging skin, and large pores!


Glytone Mandelic Acid Peel – Formulated for redness-prone, sensitive, and reactive skin, this peel retexturizes skin and soothes redness for a calm, more even complexion. It reduces mild chrono- or photo-aging and mild hyperpigmented skin while improving overall skin texture and tone.


Glytone Salicylic Acid Peel – Visibly reduce the appearance of mild to severe acne-prone skin while improving skin clarity, texture, and tone. Salicylic Acid peel combats existing blemishes, boosts complexion brightness, enhances smoothness and prevents new acne from forming on the face, back and chest.


Glytone Eye & Lip Peel – Visibly improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet. The Eye and Lip Peel is formulated to significantly increase skin firmness while decreasing the appearance of dark spots and dark circles for a more youthful appearance.


Glytone Pyruvic Acid Peel – Decrease the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and other premature signs of aging. Pyruvic Acid visibly reduces acne blemishes while minimizing pore size, lessening the appearance of dark spots, and improving skin tone, texture and smoothness.


Glytone Neck Peel - Brighten, visibly firm and even skin tone on the neck and décolleté. Each Neck Peel decreases the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes dark spots, and improves overall skin firmness and elasticity.

How does a Chemical Peel Work?

Peeling is Exfoliation

When your skin peels or flakes after a treatment your skin is shedding dead or damaged surface cells and revealing new, healthy skin cells on the surface. This action is called cell turnover. Supporting the cell turnover process with chemical peels is what allows the skin to shed dead cells and bring new, fresh skin to the surface, free of signs of aging, sun damage, dirt and debris. The result is glowing skin.

You Won’t Necessarily Experience Visible Peeling.

That doesn’t mean your treatment was ineffective. Everyone experiences different levels of peeling, dependent upon skin type, resilience, type of peel and the number of layers applied. Some people experience ‘sheeting,’ when large portions of the skin peel off at once. Some experience ‘flaking,’ when small pieces of skin peel off, similar to dry, winter skin or mild peeling after a sunburn. Others experience exfoliation that is not visible. If you don’t peel, your skin is still exfoliating. In this case, the exfoliation is happening on a cellular level that can’t be seen by the naked eye. Typically, the deeper the peel you receive, the more extensive peeling you will experience. Schedule a consultation to find out what type of peel is best for your skin.

Why Chemical Peels

There is no downtime with chemical peels — you’ll leave your appointment with a healthy glow and able to carry on with your regular activities. There are steps to ensure that your results are maximized. Following a post-procedure regimen will enhance your results and keep peeling and redness to a minimum. You should also avoid anything that causes sweating for 48 hours after treatment. We will give you more detailed instructions after your procedure, catered to your skin’s needs.

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