Chemical Peel


Skin Rejuvenation

A chemical peel is a skin treatment procedure used for skin rejuvenation. The procedure is performed on the face (face peel), neck (neck peel) and hands (hand peel) to stimulate the production of new skin cells. Chemical peels use a liquid peeling agent to remove dead skin cells, promote skin rejuvenation and skin tightening. Chemical peels effectively treat fine lines and wrinkles, uneven pigmentation, acne and acne scars, sun-damaged skin, age spots, freckling, and general scarring. At our Denver skincare clinic, highly qualified and experienced medical aestheticians will properly assess your skin care needs and recommend the best skin peel for your unique skin type. A chemical peel is one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin and an essential part of any good clinical skin care program.

Cost effective results

People suffering from sun exposure damage, fine lines and wrinkles or acne will find this treatment especially beneficial. The best results are seen after a series of peels, designed specifically for you and your skin’s changing needs. Ideally, this should also include an at home skin care program. The chemical peel is a wonderful way to produce a subtle yet visibly healthier appearance with minimum risk involved. When you’re looking for quality customer service and fast results, be sure to turn to Aesthetics by Design. Let our friendly and professional Denver-based team help you plan your custom skin plan using our Visia Skin Analysis system. All chemical peels at Aesthetics by Design's Denver medical spa are performed by a certified, experienced medical aestheticians. 

Chemical Peel Procedural steps

  1. Select an appropriate peel based on skin type, e.g., a number of factors, including but not limited to skin age, condition, and pigmentation.

  2. Prepare the skin using an enzyme mask or dermaplaning, facilitating the full and complete penetration of the chemical peel solution.

  3. Apply the appropriately selected chemical agent. This process prompts the natural exfoliation processes or peeling.

  4. After a carefully monitored period of time, the peeling agent is neutralized and gently washed away.

  5. Topical healing agents delivered via moisturizers are applied with protective sunblock.

Over the next several days, the upper skin layers heal leaving a regenerated, smoother, more evenly textured and uniformly colored skin surface.

Chemical Peeling Agents

At Aesthetics by Design, we use a variety of different superficial chemical peeling agents from the Glytone Enerpeel system including: glycolic acid (Enerpeel GA), salicylic acid (Enerpeel SA), mandelic acid (Enerpeel MA), and pyruvic acid (Enerpeel PA). We also offer a combination superficial peel system from Dermaceutic, the “Milk Peel” (lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid) system that excels at skin reujuvenation.

Light Peels + Medium Peels

Superficial peels are considered light peels. With little to no downtime, light peels restore a bright, youthful appearance to one's skin. Medium depth peels, as the name suggests, offer a deeper, more substantive effect. Using either trichloroacetic (Enerpeel TCA) or Jessner’s Peels (Enerpeel JR), a medium depth peel is ideal for advanced aging, and require approximately one week of healing time.

Addressing age + Sun Spots

For sun spots and pigmented skin, the VI Precision Plus Peel from VI Aesthetics is an excellent solution. All the peels stimulate the cells present in skin resulting in the rejuvenation of new, healthier skin. Whether you choose a superficial peel or a medium depth peel, our experienced staff members will ensure that you achieve optimal outcomes for your desired skin care result.

Expected REsults + Follow-Up

Having a chemical peel is a minor procedure with little to no downtime. Depending on the depth of the peel, you may experience a minor degree of burning or tingling during and immediately following the peel. It is important to follow all of the after-care instructions that our skin care clinic aestheticians provide to maximize healing and prevent any complications such as hyperpigmentation.