Chemical Peels 




​ Glycolic Acid Peel
Type of alpha hydroxy (AHA) peel
Good for fading acne marks and other dark spots
Helps with blackheads
Deep cleans pores
Harsher than lactic acid peels
Smooths rough skin Evens skin tone
Improves the appearance of light wrinkles
Considered light peels
Peel solution is usually clear and watery
Little to no downtime (unless you use a very high percentage peel)

Lactic Acid Peel

Type of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) derived from milk
Good for hyperpigmentation (better than glycolic acid peels for this)
Good chemical peel for first time users
Good peel to use on all skin types
Considered a light peel
Smooths skin
Gives healthy glow
Better than glycolic acid peels for those with dry skin
Fades dark marks
Improves the appearance of light wrinkles
Peel solution is yellowish and thicker
Little to no downtime (unless you use a very high percentage peel)

Salicylic Acid Peel

Type of beta hydroxy acid (BHA), a deeper peel than alpha hydroxy (AHA) peels
Good for oily, acne-prone skin
Helps to unclog pores
Considered a light peel
Little to no downtime
Peel solution is clear and watery
Must avoid this peel if allergic to aspirin 

Enzyme Peel

Non-acid type of peel, usually made from fruits
Exfoliates the surface of your skin without being as harsh as other chemical peels
Good for those with skin sensitive to acids
Refines poresGood for all skin types
Considered a light peelLittle to no downtime

Jessner's Peel

Good for those with oily, acne-prone skin
Not good for those with sensitive or dry skin
Usually based in alcohol, so can be drying for some people
Stronger than glycolic or salicylic acid peels, but weaker than TCA peels
Peel solution is usually a combination of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol
Need approximately one week of downtime
Skin will frost and physically peel
Often recommended for cystic acne

TCA Peel
Good for acne marks and hyperpigmentation
Helps repair sun damage
Improves fine lines and wrinkles
Can improve the appearance of very shallow acne scars
Can improve the appearance of stretch marks
Can improve the appearance of skin tags at high concentrations
Medium-depth peel that requires several days of downtime (approximately 7-10 days)
Stronger peel than the above chemical peels
Skin will physically peel
Can be painful during the peel