Chemical Peel

Also known as light chemical peels and deep chemical peels

As we age, dead skin cells do not slough off as easily as when we are younger, causing the skin to appear dull. Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving the evenness of color and texture in your skin creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance.


* Professional peel treatments may increase skin's sensitivity to sunlight

* Wearing a Facial Sunscreen of Factor 40 daily is highly recommended

* GLO-THERAPEUTICS offers Advanced Treatments and Daily Skin Care regimens to enhance your skin's radiance, tone and texture.

* The use of recommended GLO-THERAPEUTICS Daily Skin Care is advised to extend the effectiveness of the treatment, target your skin concerns and help to continually  transform your skin.

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Jessner Peel 14%

* Recommended for: Aging, Sun Damaged Skin, Hyperpigmentation and Acne

A synergy of effective acids designed to have transformative results, providing a strong level of exfoliantion. Reducing the appearance of sun spots, pigmentation, lines, wrinkles and has the versatility to treat acne, creating dramatic change in the skin. Excellent results with a course of 3 treatments.

Lactic Peel 20%

 * Recommended for: Dehydrated, fine Lines, Pigmentation, Dull Skin

Hydrates, brightens and smooths, improving the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation discolouration. Added antioxidants help repair cell damage and strengthens skin.

 Glycolic Peel 30%

* Recommended for: Aging Skin, Fine Lines, Wrinkles, Uneven Tone, Acne Prone Skin

A versatile and fast acting acid exfoliant appropriate for most skin types. Repairs and regenerates - effectively aids oily, problematic skin and improves the appearance of lines, uneven tone and texture.

Glycolic Peel 60% 

* Recommended for: Aging Skin, Fine Lines,  Wrinkles, Acne Prone Skin, Acne Scaring, Uneven Tone & Texture   

A deeper peel - A significant improvement in  the appearance of blemishes and uneven skin tone,  acne scaring, tightens pores, fine lines and wrinkles.

TCA Trichloroacetic Acid 

TCA or Trichloroacetic Acid is a non-toxic chemical agent used for skin exfoliation, which not only results in a renewed and refreshed look on the surface but also tackles skin issues deep within the various layers.

Peels work on the principle of drying the upper layer of skin, which makes it peel over a period of time. In a week or more, the more regular and exposed skin peels off revealing undamaged skin, which possesses a smoother texture and in some cases, better tone and color.

Skin peels, like the TCA peel, are preferred by dermatologist  in general, due to the ability to adjust the strength and intensity of the treatment to fit the skin issue. Stronger concentrations of the mix will result in deeper treatments. This happens as the mix attempts to neutralize itself by finding protein strains and hence tackles only the affected areas.

Due to the ability to vary its strength, TCA peels are safe for a wide variety of skin types. While normal to oily or sun damaged skin show results faster, even sensitive skin has shown results to TCA peel treatments over time.

How is a chemical peel procedure performed?

Most often, your treatment will be performed by a licensed skincare professional in your plastic surgeon's office or medical spa. Peels involve the application of a chemical solution to your entire face or just to certain regions, such as the crow's feet area around your eyes or the vertical wrinkles around your mouth.

The chemical solution is either applied lightly or rubbed more vigorously onto the skin being treated using a sponge, cotton pad, swab, or brush (avoiding your brows, eyes and lips). During peel application, you may experience a slight tingling (light to medium peels) or a burning sensation (deep peels). These sensations are usually minimal for light and medium peels but are more severe for deep peels. The length of time the solution is allowed to work is determined by carefully observing the changes in the appearance of your skin. With certain types of chemical peels, the solution may be "neutralized" after an appropriate amount of time has elapsed.

The different types of chemical peels vary according to their specific ingredients and their strength. The depth of their peeling action may also be determined by factors such as how long they remain on the skin and how they are applied onto the skin.

No covering or after-peel ointment is necessary after a light or medium peel and you can expect little to no downtime. However, after a deep peel, a thick coating of petroleum jelly or other protective ointment is layered over the face, covering the protective crust that develops rapidly over the area. This stays in place for one to two days. In some cases, dressings, tape or a bandage may be applied (this is particularly effective in cases of severe wrinkling). A deep peel requires a longer recuperation period.





  • Light and medium chemical peels have minimal aftercare and recovery.
  • Deep chemical peels have long-lasting effects on treating deep wrinkles.


  • After peel, there will be sun sensitivity and pores may appear larger.
  • Deep chemical peels may have a bleaching effect.
  • Can exacerbate skin disorders, including allergic reactions or cold sores.

These are the top three pros and cons to weigh when considering chemical peels. If you wish to focus on what is unique to you, please consult with your aesthetic plastic surgeon.

Are you a good candidate for a chemical peel?
The following are some common reasons why you may want to consider a chemical peel:

  • You have sun-damaged skin
  • You have significant facial wrinkling
  • Your skin color is uneven with blotchiness, sunspots and brown spots
  • You have scars that have made the surface of your skin uneven
  • You have certain precancerous skin growths

Other characteristics of your skin, such as its thickness and texture, may influence whether you are a good candidate for chemical peels.

If you are in good general health, have a positive attitude and realistic expectations, you are most likely a good candidate for this procedure.