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As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull.

A chemical peel is a solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. Light, medium, and deep chemical peels are a popular non-surgical skin-resurfacing procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer improving sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented, and wrinkled skin to restore a healthy, luminous, and radiant appearance. Most patients achieve marked improvements following a series of recommended treatments. Maintenance sessions may be required in the future even if excellent results have been achieved.

Fine lines & wrinkles  |  Dull tone, or “low glow”  |  Rosacea & redness  |  Pigmentation  |  Sun damage  |  Dark spots  |  Skin tone & texture  |  Acne & Blemish  |  Clogged, congested & enlarged pores

Chemical peels are an excellent choice for men, as they offer a fast, easy, and natural way to address skin flaws without having to resort to using cosmetics.

Advantages of Chemical Peels:

All Skin Types

One of the fantastic benefits of chemical peels is their versatility. They are available in various strengths and can be tailored to suit different skin types and concerns.

Quick Procedure

Chemical peels are relatively quick 15-30 min. treatments, often requiring minimal downtime. They can be easily incorporated into your skincare routine without disrupting your daily activities.

Immediate Results

You don’t have to wait weeks or months to see the benefits of a chemical peel. The results are often visible shortly after the procedure, making it an excellent option for those seeking rapid improvements.

Long-Lasting Results

Investing in chemical peel treatments means investing in long-term skin health and appearance. With proper aftercare and sun protection, you can maintain and enjoy the benefits of these treatments for an extended period.

Cost Effective

Compared to some other cosmetic procedures, chemical peels offer an affordable yet highly effective solution for achieving radiant and youthful skin.

Suitable for All Body Areas

Chemical peels are not limited to the face alone. They can be applied to various body areas, including the neck, chest, and hands, addressing skin concerns in those regions.

Suitable for All Ages

Whether you’re in your 20s or beyond, chemical peels can benefit individuals of all ages by addressing various skin issues.

Plays Well with Other Treatments

Chemical peels can be combined with other skincare treatments, such as microneedling or laser therapy, to enhance their results further.

Boosted Self-Esteem

As your skin transforms, so does your confidence and self-esteem.

Here at Avissa skin we offer a wide selection of chemical peels, with varying intensities and formulas tailored to suit your needs.

All peels are not created equal! Chemical Peels are available in several different strengths using the award-winning  ViPeel, Glytone, and PCA Skin, professional product lines. The different types of chemical peels vary according to specific ingredients and strength to combat specific issues. The patient’s skin characteristics, pre-treatment skin regimen, the chemical makeup and strength of the acids contained in the peel solution, and application all affect the peel’s depth of penetration. Professional peels are increasingly effective with pre- and post-treatment care, balancing your skin before the peel and nurturing it after the treatment.


1st Time Peel, Sensitive Skin, Rosacea
Anti-Aging, Wrinkles, Fine Lines, Body Peeling
Hyperpigmentation, Melasma, Uneven Skin Tone
Acne, Breakout Prone Skin
Acne with Hyperpigmentation, Acne Scarring


I – VI, Uneven Tone, Anti-Aging
I – VI, Redness, Sensitive Aging, Sensitive Uneven Tone
I – VI, Acne, Congested Oily Acne
I – VI, Aging, Uneven Tone
I – III, Moderate to Severe Aging, Uneven Tone and Texture


I – VI, Uneven Tone, Acne, Rosacea, Psoriasis, Visible Aging
I – III, Oily Skin, Uneven Tone, Acne, Visible Aging

Alpha hydroxy acids ( AHAs )
AHAs are a group of acids that occur naturally in fruits, sugar cane, and milk. Benefits of AHA include exfoliation, improved skin texture, and acne reduction. Popular uses for AHAs include smoothing the skin, reducing dark spots or hyperpigmentation, and reducing the appearance of scars. But they are not always suitable for darker skin tones. Glycolic acid, citric acid, and lactic acid are an example of AHAs.

Beta hydroxy acid ( BHA )
The most common types of BHAs in skincare are salicylic acid and its derivatives. Salicylic acid is a popular ingredient known for its exfoliating properties. Like all BHAs, it helps loosen dead skin cells to enable more efficient exfoliation. This helps promote a brighter, more even-looking skin tone.

Glycolic Acid Peel
Glycolic Acid is the most common alpha hydroxy acid peel. It is safe, non-toxic, and well-established, having been used by dermatologists for years. It is used in concentrations of 30% to 70% for light and medium depth peels. Also 50% Glycolic Acid can visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles and photo-damage while increasing hydration, plumping skin, and improving overall texture and tone.The higher the concentration of Glycolic Acid the lower the pH value will be. Lower concentrations with shorter application times are used for light peels while higher concentrations with longer application times are used for medium peels[4]. In all instances a lower strength is used initially and increased gradually in subsequent peels[4]. A minimum of two weeks between peels is required for optimal healing and regeneration[4].

Salicylic Acid
A beta hydroxy acid, Salicylic Acid is lipid soluble, which makes it particularly useful for treating oily or acne-prone skin. Salicylic Acid has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties that help reduce oil production, break down acne blemishes and prevent clogged pores by slowing the shedding of skin cells within the pores. It is also considered a keratolytic, a compound that helps even skin texture by softening the protein keratin and reducing thickened or scaly areas of skin. Salicylic Acid can visibly reduce the appearance of mild to severe acne, on the face, back or chest, while improving skin clarity, texture and tone. Concentrations below 30% are available in over-the-counter light peel products but higher concentration Salicylic Acid peels can only be obtained through a dermatologist.

Mandelic Acid
Mandelic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid derived from bitter almonds. It has been used in medicine for many years as an antiseptic and more recently has gained popularity as a chemical exfoliant. Mandelic Acid works by dissolving the biological cement that holds skin cells together and by stimulating collagen production and promoting cellular regeneration. Formulated for redness-prone, sensitive and reactive skin, this chemical peel ingredient retexturizes skin and soothes redness for a calm, more even complexion. Mandelic Acid is also safe for darker skin types.

Jessner Peels
The Jessner peel is considered a medium-depth peel. It helps minimize the appearance of mild to moderate hyperpigmentation and improve the appearance of oily, blemish-prone skin. Jessners’ solution combines beta-hydroxy Salicylic Acid with alpha hydroxy Lactic Acid and Resorcinol.

        • Lactic Acid is an alpha hydroxy acid that, in addition to exfoliating and smoothing the skin, at higher concentrations inhibits melanin production, giving it skin-brightening effects.
        • Resorcinol is derived from phenol, an acne medication and exfoliant. Resorcinol works by breaking bonds that hold keratin molecules together. It has skin-brightening and antiseptic effects.

Pyruvic Acid
Pyruvic Acid is an alpha keto acid with the unique property of being slightly lipid-soluble, giving it some characteristics similar to those of beta-hydroxy Salicylic Acid. Pyruvic Acid is used as a medium-depth chemical peel ingredient for treating oily skin, inflammatory acne and acne scarring. A Pyruvic Acid Peel is also an excellent option for decreasing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and other premature signs of aging, as well as lightening hyperpigmented areas. It is usually applied in a series of sessions starting with a very short application time and increasing the length of application in subsequent sessions as the skin becomes accustomed.

Retinol Peel
Retinol is a form of vitamin A, which is used in skincare products as it encourages the growth of skin cells once it is applied. Due to its small molecular size, retinol is able to penetrate into the deeper layers of your skin. As this is where your live skin cells are, the retinol that reaches this level encourages your skin cells to grow and renew.

TCA Peels
Trichloroacetic acid, or TCA peels, are effective for treating a range of skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne scars, and dull, uneven skin texture. They are generally stronger and penetrate deeper into the skin and typically require a longer recovery period than most other chemical peels. The depth of the peel can be adjusted based on the number of coats applied, making it a versatile treatment option for a variety of skin types and concerns. Overall, TCA peels are a popular choice for experienced peel users seeking a more aggressive chemical peel treatment for their skin concerns.

Phenol Peel
A phenol peel is the deepest and most effective type of chemical peel. These peels can penetrate deeper into the skin layers than other peel options can, including TCA peels or AHA peels. Phenol peels can solve harsh skin imperfections like acne scars, blotchiness, and coarse wrinkles. Compared to light and medium chemical peels, phenol peels can achieve more dramatic and effective results.

How soon will I notice results? How long does the results last?
You will feel an improvement in the softness of your skin in as little as 1 week. As the treatment progresses, you will notice a difference in the overall appearance of your skin. Treatment plan generally consists of a series of peels given every 2-4 weeks. The length of the program and frequency of visits, however, will be determined by you and the practitioner. The at-home regimen provides daily exfoliation and maximizes the benefits of your peels. Keep in mind that it will take several months of treatment before you see the optimal skin rejuvenation benefits.

Can men or younger adults benefit from chemical peels?
Yes! Chemical peels provide the same exfoliation benefits for men as for women, including helping to slough away dead skin cells to reveal healthier skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Glycolic acid also helps minimize razor bumps. For teens with acne-prone skin, chemical peels help eliminate oil and reduce the further breakout of acne.

Are chemical peels safe?
Yes. Dermatologist have been performing chemical peels for more than 50 years with an excellent safety record.

Is there downtime?
Depending upon which solution we agree upon, there can be absolutely no downtime! For someone looking for a brightening glow for the weekend, a light, refreshing peel is perfect!

Is it painful?
People typically find getting a chemical peel quite relaxing. Imagine laying down, eyes closed and having your face attended to and pampered. There is some minimal discomfort when the solution is applied, but this typically only lasts for a few minutes.

Do you want to find out if Chemical Peels are the right aesthetic treatment for you? Contact Avissa Skin clinic today for more information on the best  Chemical Peel Treatment in Ann Arbor, Michigan, for information on other cosmetic procedures, or to schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!