Chemical Peel in North Vancouver, BC
In-clinic chemical peels are essential for maintaining skin’s health and appearance. Combining glycolic and lactic acids to exfoliate surface cells, reduce irritation and hydrate the skin. Chemical peel treatments can revitalize photo-damaged skin by stimulating collagen synthesis and remodeling elastin.
Superficial chemical peels decrease the pH, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen. Superficial peels rarely cause side effects. However, hyperpigmentation can still occur with darker skin types.
Medium and deep chemical peels cause protein coagulation and cell necrosis (cell death) in the epidermis and dermis. This induces inflammation and the wound-healing cascade, which leads to dermal regeneration including collagen stimulation. Since medium and deep chemical peels treat through to the dermis, re-epithelialization starts from the epidermal lining of hair follicles outwards. Medium and deep chemical peels require more downtime and carry with them a higher chance of side effects including hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation, infection and scars.
How it Works
A chemical peel is a skin resurfacing technique to improve the appearance of the skin. A solution is applied to the skin which causes it to exfoliate and peel off. Chemical peels range from superficial to deep. The choice depends on the desired depth of penetration, treatment effect, and recovery time. Typically, the deeper the peel, the greater the results, but they are also associated with greater recovery period and adverse effects.
- Helps reduce visible signs of photoaging, including fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves the appearance of uneven skin tone and dullness by exfoliating surface cells
- Softens and smoothes the skin’s surface texture
- Decreases the frequency of acne breakouts and fades the appearance of post-acne discoloration
- Maintains and enhances the benefits of a SkinCeuticals homecare regimen
- Complements benefits of in-office procedures
We offer a full range of AlumierMD Chemical Peels, the SkinCeuticals GelPeel and ZO Stimulator Peel.
30 - 60 minutes
7 – 10 days
best seen with multiple treatments and maintenance over 3-6 months.