Chemical Peels

TCA Peel

Trichloroacetic peels are used in different strengths to produce different effects.

  • 15% TCA:
    Very helpful for acne. Visit
    Performed up to weekly to help control blemishes.
  • 20% TCA:
    A more aggressive superficial peel for mild photodamage of the face, neck, upper chest, arms, and hands
  • 35% TCA:
    A medium depth peel of the face for moderate photodamage.
    Enhanced effects when combined with Jessner’s peel.
    One week downtime.
  • 60-100% TCA:
    Used for focal remodeling of ice pick and box car acne scars.

SkinMedica Peels

Vitalize Peel®

Vitalize Peel helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. A superficial peel using lactic acid and resorcinol combined with a finishing application of retinoic acid. Very helpful for acne, mild photodamage, and melasma. There will be a 4-5 day period of visible skin peeling.

  • Addresses various skin conditions, such as pigmentation abnormalities, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and photodamage
  • Effective (achieve visible improvement after one treatment, significant results after a series of treatments)
  • Can be customized for the treatment of each specific condition
  • May be performed on Skin types I- VI
  • Little or no down time
  • Peeling solution combined with Retinoic acid creates more exfoliation than other chemical peels same depth
  • Well tolerated (minimum or no burning, peeling solution has pH 2-3, higher than most chemical peels)
  • Easy to use (does not require timing or neutralization)
Rejuvenize Peel™

Rejuvenize Peel is an advanced formulation of peeling agents, with a built-in anti-irritant and penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin. Provides predictable results with minimal down time.

  • Effective for use on skin with sun damage, melasma, pigmentary changes and acne scarring
  • Noticeable improvement with just one peel
  • Recommended for Skin types I-VI
  • Can be used on skin types V-VI after the patient has established tolerability to Vitalize Peel, or with physician consent
  • Well tolerated with minimal “down time”
  • Easy to use (does not require timing or neutralization)
  • A novel synthetic surfactant, Isoceteth-20, creates more uniform peeling while controlling penetration of salicylic acid, and therefore reduces skin irritation associated with the stronger chemical peels without diminishing peeling effect