Chemical Peels

What is Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel utilizes specialized chemicals to remove outer layers of dead skin and reveal healthier skin underneath. Chemical peels like glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid are customized for your skin issues and can reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and uneven texture.

How does it work?

A chemical peel is a procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back is smoother, healthier and renewed. With a light or medium peel, you may need to undergo the procedure more than once to get the desired results.


What to expect during your treatment?

We prepare your skin with a pre-peel solution, avoiding your eyes and mouth, followed by the peel application. We allow the peel to work for five to seven minutes before removing it with a neutralizer. While the chemical peel is on your skin, you may feel a tingling or heat sensation. The chemical peel works by removing the outermost layers of dead skin so damaged skin can peel off. Most chemical peels take three to seven days to show full results.


What to expect after your treatment?

After a chemical peel of any depth, your skin will be red, tight or slightly itchy. Follow the provider’s  directions for using a gentle cleanser, gentle moisturizer and applying protective sunscreen and ointments like Aquaphor ointment for quick and better healing of your skin. Avoid picking, rubbing or scratching your skin.


What are the benefits of this treatment?

You can see a noticeable reduction or elimination of fine lines, wrinkles, sunspots, acne, and dry or oily skin after your peel. By removing the outer layers of dead skin to reveal healthy, new skin, chemical peels exfoliate the skin and improve the tone, texture, and color of your skin. Chemical peels also stimulate cell turnover, which improves the overall health and appearance of your skin. Cellular turnover increases blood flow, increases collagen production, creating a more youthful glow and fullness in your skin.


What types of chemical peels are available?

NOVA DERM INSTITUTE offers a variety of chemical peels to treat different skin conditions. These include: 

  • VI PeelThe aging process can cause your skin to become lax, pigmented and rough. Sun exposure and environmental assault just add to the problem. VI Peels work by exfoliating and stimulating your skin to produce new collagen.

  • CosmelanCosmelan Peel is a two-step treatment for resistant type hyperpigmentation resulting from sun damage, melasma or hormonal pigmentation or post inflammatory pigmentation from previous skin procedures. The first step of the treatment is an in-office peel application. Second step is a home care regimen provided and explained by NOVA DERM INSTITUTE.

  • Carbon Laser Peel – A Carbon Laser Peel is an adept non-invasive and pain-free treatment that is great for treating minor skin discolorations and giving skin a glow from within.

  • Micropeels – Micropeels are an adept non-invasive and pain-free treatment that is great for treating minor skin discolorations and giving skin a glow from within.


Does it hurt?

During the treatment most patients describe it as a warm sensation. The skin might feel dry, tight, and tender for one or two days following treatment.


What are the side effects?

After a chemical peel of any depth, your skin will be red, tight, irritated or swollen.


How many treatments will you need?

Ideally, at NOVA DERM INSTITUTE, we recommend a series of three to six chemical peel treatments, performed every two to four weeks apart to see superior results.


How to prepare for the treatment?

Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) daily. A week before your treatment, stop using Retinol prior to your appointment. Also avoid the use of facial exfoliants, exfoliating brushes or scrubs, peel pads, AHA products, and BHA products one week before your peel. Stay hydrated.


Is this treatment permanent?

Results from a series of any chemical peel will last from six to twelve months. But with aftercare including lightening serums, moisturizers and sunscreen, results can be extended.


Who can get this treatment?

Chemical peels are safe for all skin types but some chemical peels are better for certain skin types then others. Booking a consultation is the best way to find which chemical peel will be best for you.



Here at NOVA DERM INSTITUTE we give professional care with kindness and compassion. Our treatments are the latest up-to-date practices in the industry and our equipment is the highest medical grade in the market. Our office is clean, professional and welcoming. You enter your session feeling welcome knowing you’re in good hands; and leave feeling you were taken care of and more confident than when you arrived.


Pricing: $185 and up per visit


*Individual results may vary.