Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck or hands. A chemical peel is a combination of acids and enzymes used to revitalize the skin and treat a variety skin conditions.

Different Types of Chemical Peels

Different types of peels are formulated to reduce pigmentation, promote even skin tone, minimize pores, correct blemishes and treat acne for a bright, clear, radiant complexion. The proper solution is applied to the skin which causes it to exfoliate and shed the dead skin cells. This new, regenerated skin will feel smoother, as skin texture improves, fine lines and wrinkles are decreased. The result is a more vibrant, glowing, youthful appearance!

There are three basic types of chemical peels:

Superficial or Light Peel: Alpha-hydroxy acid or another mild acid is used to penetrate only the outer layer of skin to gently exfoliate it. The treatment is used to improve the appearance of mild skin discoloration and rough skin as well as to refresh the face, neck, chest or hands. No peeling will be observed.

Medium peel: Glycolic or trichloroacetic acid is applied to penetrate the out and middle layers of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment is used to improve age spots, fine lines and wrinkles, freckles and moderate skin discoloration. It also can be used to smooth rough skin. Mild peeling may be observed.

Deep peel: Trichloroacetic acid or phenol is applied to deeply penetrate the middle layer of skin to remove damaged skin cells. The treatment removes moderate lines, age spots, freckles and shallow scars. Patients will see a dramatic improvement in skin appearance. Peeling can last for approximately 4- 8 days.


  • Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Patients with an allergy to any peel ingredient listed above, or to aspirin
  • Patients who have used Accutane within the past 6 months
  • Patients who have open wounds, sunburn, infected skin, cold sores or lesions. Patients with a history of cold sores (herpes simplex) may be given an antiviral 3 days prior to the peel
  • Patients who have recently had treatments such as waxing, electrolysis or chemical exfoliants
  • Patients who are undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy
  • Patients with a history of an autoimmune disease or any condition that may weaken the immune system

Chemicals peels sting but do not cause a great deal of pain. The gentlest peels use alpha-hydroxy, glycolic, lactic or fruit acids are also gentle. They may cause stinging, redness, irritation and crusting but as the skin begins to adjust all these problems will lessen. Trichloroacetic acids are used for stronger peelings. They remove wrinkles, superficial blemishes and pigment problems. Phenol is the strongest of all treatments and removes deep lines and wrinkles on the face. These types of treatments sting more than those with the gentler acids. After the treatment there may be redness, swelling and irritation but the use of creams and gels will reduce these effects. The doctor may also prescribe medications that will help relieve the problems after the peel.

The downtime depends on the type of chemical peel and a variety of factors, such as hormones, skin sensitivity, aftercare, etc. Consult with the medical esthetician for the expected downtime for the type of peel you receive.

• Temporary or permanent change in skin color, particularly for women on birth control pills, who subsequently become pregnant or have a history of brownish facial discoloration.

  • Scarring
  • Reactivation of cold sores
The number of treatments needed varies per individual and depends on a variety of factors such as skin condition, expected results, hormones, etc.
Fall and winter are the best time to get a chemical peel because it decreases the chances of damaging the new skin through UV damage (sunlight). With that being said, chemical peels can still be performed year-round, if proper precautions are taken.
The amount of peeling observed does not always correlate with the success of the peel. The best indicator of the success of the peel is the end result. A variety of factors influence the amount of peeling expected , such as the depth of the peel , the state of the skin prior to the peel and biological factors .


Ageless Beauty Laser & Spa is located in Surrey, BC. We offer safe and comfortable medical grade laser treatments and spa treatments.

Unit 111- 8645 160 Street
Surrey, BC V4N 1G4



  • Discontinue the use of retinol and hydroquinone 48 hours prior to the treatment.
  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 2 weeks prior to the peel.


You may experience the following:
  • Redness (erythema) lasts between 1 to 24 hours.
  • Tightness/dryness
  • Temporary sensation of heat and itchiness immediately following treatment.
  • Light to moderate exfoliation, lasting from 1 to 7 days.
  • Skin will generally flake off, actual peeling may not occur.
  • The amount of peeling does not correlate with degree to improvement.
  • Please follow the recommended procedures to avoid infection or any damage to the skin:
    • Do not pick or pull any flaking skin
    • Do not scratch or rub treated area
    • Do not apply ice on treated area
    • After the chemical peel, skin will be more sensitive to direct sun exposure. For the following 2 weeks it is important to use a reflective sunscreen containing zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide.
    • A chemical peel is formulated to remove the build up of dead skin cells in the stratum corneum (the top layer of the skin). This prepares the skin to be more accepting and readily absorbs topical products. It is highly recommended to apply active ingredients especially at this time to hydrate, moisturize, correct and protect your skin from free radicals which contribute to premature aging. professional products with concentrated amounts of active ingredients will improve acne breakouts, reduce pigmentation and diminish the appearance of fine lines and skin laxity.
    • Professional home care products will both enhance and also extend the results of your treatment.
  • No swimming
  • No hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas or excessively hot showers
  • No excessive heat, campfires, aerobic activity

  • No Waxing, Threading or Chemical Depilatories
  • No use of facial hair Bleaching Products
  • No use of Retinol A and Retinoid products
  • No use of Scrubs, Exfoliants, abrasive pads or gloves
  • No use of topical AHA/BHA and all other exfoliants topical skin care products

  • No Tanning Beds
  • No Direct Sun Exposure – * USE SUNSCREEN
  • No Microdermabrasion or Chemical Peels
  • No Laser Hair Removal or Laser Facial Treatments
  • No IPL (intense pulse light) Facial Treatments and Photo-Rejuvenation
  • No Botox Injections and Derma Fillers


Ageless Beauty Laser Spa Surrey
Unit 111- 8645 160 Street Surrey, BC V4N 1G4

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM