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Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels involve applying a chemical solution to the skin that causes the outer layers to eventually peel off.  The new, regenerated skin is smoother, tighter and more even than the old skin.  Fully customizable, chemical peels can infuse the skin with agents that assist with drying up cystic acne or hydrate dull and thirsty skin. Our Medical Aestheticians can assess your unique skin profile, discuss your goals and tailor a chemical peel regimen that is perfect for your lifestyle.

Chemical Peel Types – Light, Mid-Depth and Deep
Light peels are progressive, meaning that you will not see any major sloughing; rather you will see results over a series of treatments.  Light or progressive peels are also sometimes called “lunchtime” peels because there is little to no downtime involved.  Mineral makeup can be worn immediately and only mild redness or blotchiness sometimes occurs and usually dissipates within a few hours.  The sloughing experienced is typically on a microscopic level and is not noticeable.  Light peels are perfect for anyone looking to rejuvenate their skin without any downtime.

Mid-Depth peels will give you faster results, but typically induce light to medium sloughing between the 3rd and 5th day after treatment.  Mid-depth peels are great for those looking to reduce lines and wrinkles, smooth out texture, dry up cystic acne, and improve overall skin health.

Deep chemical peels are reserved for those with deep lines and wrinkles, heavy acne scarring and thick, rough skin texture.  The most bang for your buck, these chemical peels typically require 7 to 14 days of downtime and cause heavy crusting and peeling.  The most aggressive of peels, deep peels penetrate deep in the epidermal layer, which in turn spurs the body’s natural trauma response, thereby creating new, healthy, scar free and even skin.

Benefits of Chemical Peels:

  • Lifts away dead skin cells
  • Stimulates skin at the basal layer which increases cell renewal
  • Smooths the texture of the skin
  • Evens skin tone, helps fade hyper-pigmentation
  • Firms and tones skin
  • Diminishes fine lines
  • Minimizes enlarged pores
  • Reduces sebaceous activity
  • Improves skin conditions
  • Promotes overall healthier skin and hydration

Types of chemical peels:

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA)
  • Beta Hydroxy Acid
  • Enzymes
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Malic & Tartaric
  • TCA


Go & Glow (45 minutes)
Firm, tone and hydrate the skin utilizing Lactose or Glycolic acids; this gentle lunchtime peel is designed for clients with dry, sensitive skin who could benefit from a rejuvenating treatment.  Perfect for special occasions.

Medik8 Eye Peel (30 minutes)
Ultra-gentle yet effective solution to treat the eye area through enhanced cell turnover and regeneration to leave skin smoother and rejuvenated. Diminishes fine lines and wrinkles without causing prolonged erythema. There is no excessive dryness or peeling. Offered in a series of 4 treatments every two weeks.

MID-DEPTH PEELS (Requires the purchase of a post peel kit to ensure outcome.)

Clear Skin (60 minutes)
Diminish acne and correct mild acne scarring using Salicylic acid.  Perfect for break out prone skin.  Maximum results seen within a series of 3 to 6 treatments.

Brightening (60 minutes)
Reduces hyper-pigmentation and melasma caused by sun damage using Kojic and TCA acids.  Performed in a series of 4 to 6 treatments for maximum results.   Includes a post peel facial one week after treatment to encourage the final stage of sloughing and re-fortify the skin for maximum results.

Firm & Tone (60 minutes)
Minimize fine lines, refine skin tone, stimulate cellular rejuvenation; especially good for photo-damaged, normal to dry skin and uneven skin tones.  This highly infused anti-oxidant chemical peel includes a post peel facial one week after treatment to encourage the final stage of sloughing and re-fortify the skin for maximum results.

DEEP PEELS (Requires the purchase of a post peel kit to ensure outcome.)

Lotus (60 minutes)
For skin with deep pigmentation and mild texture problems.  The Lotus gives similar results at that of the Modified Jessners with less downtime.  1 treatment will correct mild skin issues or a series of 3 to 6 can create significant improvement.  Includes a 10 day post peel facial.

TCA 15% or 25% (60 minutes)
Our most potent chemical peel designed to reduce deep photo damage and previous acne scarring quickly.  Improves texture of leathery, sun damaged skin; reduces fine lines.  Includes a 10 day post peel facial.

Body Peels
Treat pigment on hands, neck, décolleté and arms with an effective chemical peel treatment. Body peels can be done as a standalone treatment or as an add-on.

Add-on Treatments

Microdermabrasion & Peel Combo
Combines the effective exfoliation of Microdermabrasion for even more results.

Make-up Consultations
Looking for a great make up that won’t clog pores or irritate sensitive skin? We offer Colorescience® Pro for all of your make up needs. Receive tips and tricks on how to apply and customize your make up selections to get gorgeous, flawless skin.

Acne Spot Treatment
Have a problem blemish area? A quick High Frequency or Cyrogenic Therapy treatment oxygenates the tissue and provides fast cellular turnover to target bacteria and get rid of pimples FAST!

Brow Sculpting
Update your current style or just get the perfect brow for your face shape. Our Aestheticians create a sculpted and finely tuned look specifically for your features.

Dermaplane Treatment
Often used as a physical exfoliation step before application of chemical peel solutions, dermaplaning lightly removes excess skin cells. In the process it also takes off any “peach fuzz” located on the face creating flawless makeup application.

Dermatology Center of the Rockies cannot guarantee results as shown; results may vary due to individual skin health.