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Chemical Peels at Arcanum Medical Spa | Canon City & Colorado Springs, Colorado

Medical grade alpha-hydroxy acid and beta-hydroxy acid peels provide for a stronger method of corrective exfoliation and are non-invasive. Peels have numerous benefits and may be used in conjunction with your aesthetic services to enhance and maintain the desired results. For instance, they effectively treat sun damage, fine lines, large pores, acne, congestion, and hyperpigmentation. We will evaluate your skin and discuss our findings with you, and together we will determine which peel or series of peels would benefit your skin’s needs the most.

A person having a chemical peel applied.

Chemical Peels at a Glance

Treatment ForA variety of conditions including aging skin, sun damage, discolorations, acne, and fine lines
Expected ResultHealthier and more youthful skin
Treatment Time30 to 60 minutes
RecoveryFlaking or peeling may occur for two to seven days depending on the type and depth of the chemical peel performed
For Best ResultAvoid sun exposure and maintain results with a recommended home care regimen

Types of Chemical Peels


ZO® 3-STEP PEEL | 45 MINUTES | ALL SKIN TYPES & CONDITIONS

(Skin Preparation Required)

An innovative, in-office treatment peel targeting melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores, and dullness, followed by an at-home treatment that produces longer-lasting results than ordinary peels.

  • Dual-action, highly effective peel designed to provide skin renewal and stimulation
  • Utilizes a blend of exfoliants, retinol, and multi-action agents to significantly improve skin health and treat many signs of aging
  • Supports improvement of skin barrier protection and improves the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself
  • Provides antioxidant protection as well as anti-irritant benefits

VI PEEL | 45 MINUTES | ALL SKIN TYPES/ANTI-AGING

A blend of powerful ingredients is used to improve the tone and texture of your skin. As a result, you will experience a reduction in discoloration, acne scarring, lines, and wrinkling by stimulating the production of collagen, leaving your skin more youthful and firmer.


JESSNERS PEEL | 45 MINUTES | DISCOLORATION/ANTI-AGING/ACNE/BLEMISH

A light to medium-depth chemical peel designed to control breakouts and inhibit pigmentation while softening lines and smoothing the surface texture of your skin.

*Fee varies depending on layers


VITALIZE PEEL | 30 MINUTES | ALL SKIN TYPES/ANTI-AGING/ACNE

A blend of peeling agents is used to reverse the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults resulting in a powerful yet non-damaging peel that can take years off aging skin. Combining this peel with Dermabrasion can produce dramatic results.


ZO® STIMULATOR PEEL | 30 MINUTES | ALL SKIN TYPES

This peel is gentle enough to use weekly and provides exfoliation and skin renewal. It evens the skin tone, improves pigmentation, and minimizes the appearance of fine lines.


ILLUMINIZE PEEL | 30 MINUTES | SENSITIVE SKIN TYPES

This non-invasive, very superficial peel utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling to maximize your skin’s rejuvenating effects with low irritation.


GLYCOLIC PEEL | 30 MINUTES | ALL SKIN TYPES/ANTI-AGING/OILY SKIN

10, 20, and 30-percent strengths—This chemical peel removes keratin build-up and reduces the appearance of scarring, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines, making skin smoother and more radiant.


EYE & LIP PEEL

Illuminate and smooth your eye and lip contour with this series of peels by Glytone. Recommended for mild to moderate photo-aging of the eye and lip area. Our patients love this peel because it increases the skin firmness around eyes and lips, improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and crow’s feet, and also decreases the appearance of dark spots and dark circles. A series of four peels is done every seven to ten days and may be combined with other treatments for optimal results.


HAND PEEL

Reveal brighter and smoother skin for younger-looking hands with this series of peels by Glytone. Recommended for mild to moderate photo-aging of the hands. Our patients love this peel because it reduces the appearance of dark spots, fine lines, small scars, and wrinkles on the hands. The peels give an immediate skin brightening effect, improving skin texture and tone. A series of three peels is done at three-week intervals and may be combined with other treatments for optimal results.


Schedule a Chemical Peel Consultation Today

We offer many options for exceptional skincare to help you develop more youthful and healthy skin. You will be pleased with the results and will love the care you will receive from our exceptional skin care specialists because enhancing your natural beauty is our goal. If you want to improve your skin with chemical peels, book an appointment today.

Chemical Peel FAQs

What is a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are a category of advanced clinical skin rejuvenation treatments that aid in reversing damaged skin due to factors such as aging, sun exposure, and acne.

Who Are Candidates for Chemical Peels?

Clients who have facial blemishes, wrinkles, large pores, congestion, dull tone, acne, and uneven skin pigmentation are candidates.

How Long Will the Treatment Last?

From start to finish, the procedure should take approximately 30 minutes to one hour. There is little or no downtime and you may have some mild flaking or peeling for a few days.

When Can I Schedule My Next Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels can be done every four weeks depending on the type of peel. We recommend a series of three to six for maximum benefits depending on the skin condition being treated.

What Should I Do After My Chemical Peel?

You may be more sensitive to the sun, so limit sun exposure during treatment and for at least one week afterward. Use a sunscreen of at least SPF 30 and follow the recommended home care regimen.

  • Avoid strenuous exercise for at least two to three days, as the perspiration may irritate the skin.
  • When washing your face, do not scrub and use a sensitive cleanser.
  • Do not “help” the skin peel to avoid scarring or rashes. Do not pull on or peel shedding skin. You can control the flaking with a light moisturizer.
  • Do not have any facial treatments for at least one week after your chemical peel. You may resume regular use of Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) products, or bleaching creams only after the peeling process is complete.

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