Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a way to accelerate cell renovation of the top layers of skin to achieve many different objectives. Including deep cleaning, nourishing, moisturizing, diminishing aging effects, anti-acne, depigmentation and reducing the appearance of pore size. Chemical peeling agents help to resurface the skin by inducing a controlled reaction and thus removing superficial layers of the skin. As a result, chemical peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and can improve many different skin concerns. The customizing of the peel will allow your Aesthetician to go over with you the particular benefits for your individual skin.

The BENEFITS of Chemical Peels

  • Exfoliates outer dead skin cells to reveal a healthy new layer
  • Helps minimize fine lines, creases, dark spots and scars
  • Helps brighten dull, blotchy and uneven complexions
  • Helps reduce the appearance of blemishes
  • Shown to stimulate collagen and elastin production for firmer skin
  • Improves the appearance of acne blemishes, blackheads and large pores
  • Fights sun damage, discoloration, age spots and scarring
  • Beneficial for face and body

What are the different types of chemical peels offered By Jamie Wade?

ZO Ossential Stimulator Treatment:
This is a must for skin that feels rough or looks dull. It will renew and revive the skin.
Indicated for All Skin Types, Fine lines, Dull appearance, Rough, Dry texture.
(recommended once a week for a month then once every 4 weeks). No downtime with this peel.

ZO Ossential Ultra Hydration Treatment:
This treatment is designed specifically to target Dry, Dehydrated skin.
Skin is left soft, restored and healthy.
No downtime with this peel.
(recommended once every 4-6 weeks as needed).

ZO Ossential Skin Brightening Treatment:
Treatment targets dark patches, Hyper-pigmentation and Uneven Skin Tone.
(recommended 6 treatments, 3-4 weeks apart as needed). No downtime with this peel.

ZO Effects Acne & Oil Control Treatment:
Treatment helps to clear skin and prevent breakouts.
Indicated for Acne, Oily skin, and Rosacea acne.
(recommended 6 treatments every 4-6 weeks as needed). It is normal to experience some dryness and flaking after this peel.

ZO 3 Step Peel:
This is a Multifunctional peel designed to provide longer-lasting treatment benefits. It stimulates collagen and restores moisture balance for a more even skin tone. Leaves skin looking softer, smoother and tighter.
Indicated for Aging skin, Skin Laxity, Sun damage, Uneven Skin Tone and Acne.
(may be repeated every 3-4 weeks if deeper repair is desired) Then Maintain 2-3 times per year. It is normal to experience flaking and peeling after this peel.

Customize Peel Treatment:
This treatment is used for all different skin types. These peels are used to help slough off dead skin cells and debris while stimulating the skins natural renewal process. Customized to your skin type. Downtime can vary depending on your skin. It is normal to see dryness, sensitivity, and some peeling after this treatment.
(recommended to have every 4 weeks or as needed)

Frequently asked questions about chemical peels

Individuals with darkly pigmented skin should be very cautious about having chemical peels. This is because there is a significant chance that the pigmentation of the newly healed skin will be substantially different from their current skin color.

Chemical peels are safe for most patients and although rare, the risks, side effects, and complications of chemical peels include scarring, infection, reactivation of herpes simplex infections, and a substantial contrast in coloration of the treated skin. All patients will have a recuperation period, the length of which depends upon the type of peel used. Your esthetician will discus which one is right for you.

People who get cold sores (herpes simplex infections) should start on antiviral medications like acyclovir (Zovirax) one week prior to treatment and continue taking these for two weeks after therapy to prevent reactivation of cold sores. All patients should be encouraged to use high SPF sunscreens prior to and after peeling.

The state of your skin after a peel depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness and sensitivity. Medium to Deep peels usually require down time of 7-10 days.

A. Light Peels- The light peel takes approximately three to five days to complete the shedding process. No downtime required.
B. Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. AHAs can produce some redness with little or no flaking, depending on the individual.


Fischer, T.C., E. Perosino, F. Poli, M.S. Viera, and B. Dreno. “Chemical Peels in Aesthetic Dermatology: An Updated 2009.” Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology 24 (2010): 281-292.

Roberts, Wendy E. “Chemical Peeling in Ethnic/Dark Skin.” Dermatologic Therapy 17 (2004): 196-205

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