Chemical Peels in North York

Chemical peels are topically applied acids that aid in the restoration and rejuvenation of the skin's surface. The function of a skin peel is to create an even controlled shedding of several layers of damaged cells. This exposes a new fresh layer of skin with a more even color and a smoother texture. In addition, the peel stimulates new cells to grow, thereby tightening the skin, which decreases wrinkling.

Chemical peels can effectively improve many conditions, including:

  • Dull, weathered skin
  • Freckling
  • Blotchy pigmentation (including the mask of pregnancy)
  • Sun damage (including pre-cancerous lesions)
  • Fine wrinkles
  • Shallow acne scars
  • Blemishes
  • Freckles

What substances are used for chemical peel?

  • AHA: Alphahydroxy acids such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids are the mildest of the peel formulas and produce light peels that can often provide smoother, brighter-looking skin. AHA peels may be used to accomplish the following:
  • reduce fine wrinkling
  • treat areas of dryness
  • reduce uneven pigmentation
  • aid in control of acne
  • smooth rough, dry skin
  • improve texture of sun-damaged skin

AHA peels may cause the following:

- stinging, redness, irritation, crusting, flaking, or scaling, dryness.
Generally, no anesthesia is needed for AHA peels since they cause only a slight stinging sensation during application.

Prices

Chemical peel$150

* Please note that all prices are quoted as per session.

* All prices are subject to change without notice as well as addition of applicable taxes.

FAQ

Q: How Procedure is done?

A: Your skin will be prepared with a variety of cleansers and astringents by the practitioner. Following that, a chemical will be applied to your face (or other body part as indicated). You will experience a moderate burning sensation for 1-15 minutes until the acid is neutralized with water. The skin will be “frosted” or appear slightly white for up to 2 hours following the procedure.

Q: How much time will I miss from work?

A: Most people take 5-7 days to heal from an average peel. During the healing process there is no pain, but the skin looks as if it has had a severe sunburn. Therefore, most patients choose to stay home during the healing time.

Side Effects:

  • The most common side effect after a peel is brown discoloration of the skin. This is usually reversible but can rarely be permanent.
  • This side effect usually occurs only in those who have had sun exposure after a peel.
  • Peels can cause persistent redness of the skin.
  • If you get cold sores, a peel can cause them to flare.

Who Should NOT Have a Peel:

If you have any of the following problems, a peel should not be done at this time:

  • Accutane use within the past six (6) months
  • Active herpes simplex (cold sores)
  • Facial Warts
  • If you are now pregnant
  • If you form keloid or hypertrophic scars
  • If you have a history of sun allergies
  • Prior bad reaction to a peel
  • Recent radiation treatment for cancer
  • Sun burn or significant sun exposure in the last two days