Chemical Peels in Algonquin

Don't let signs of aging like fine lines, brown spots, dullness and other skin imperfections get you down. A chemical peel with our experienced, licensed aestheticians can remove the dull, damaged outer layers of skin to reveal the smoother, healthier skin beneath. In a matter of days, a peel can help you enjoy your best skin in years.

Initital Recovery Time: 5 days
Final Results: 10 days

Many signs of aging, such as fine lines, age spots, and acne scars, appear on the skin’s surface. The bad news is that these bothersome blemishes are easy to see and difficult to hide with makeup. The good news is that a chemical peel can help you reduce imperfections and renew your skin’s youthful glow with little to no downtime.

By removing the outermost layers of skin, a chemical peel allows the smoother, healthier skin cells beneath to emerge for a smoother skin texture and more radiant appearance. Our licensed aestheticians are experienced in a variety of premium quality chemical peels and offer safe, effective treatment for noticeably better looking skin within days. Keep reading to learn more about the peels we offer at Dr. Thors’ practice in Algonquin.

SkinMedica Chemical Peels

Vitalize Peel

The Vitalize Peel from SkinMedica uses a blend of mild acids to provide a complete, consistent and predictable peel.  This non-invasive peel is safe for all skin types. A Vitalize Peel can help you:

  • Improve mild to moderate fine lines
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Reduce brown spots and pigmentation irregularities
  • Improve skin tone and texture

No downtime is necessary after a Vitalize Peel. Temporary, mild redness is common the first few days after treatment, and improvements are noticeable after the skin is finished peeling, usually within 1 week of treatment. Most patients need 3 to 6 treatments, spaced about one month apart, to achieve their desired result.

Rejuvenize Peel

If you have more progressive signs of aging, you may need a slightly deeper peel to get the results you want. The Rejuvenize Peel is designed to address moderate to severe skin imperfections and restore a smoother texture and more balanced, youthful skin tone. While a day or two of downtime may be necessary while you peel, the results are also more dramatic. Consider a Rejuvenize Peel to:

  • Smooth moderate fine lines & wrinkles
  • Reduce acne scars
  • Improve more advanced sun damage and hyperpigmentation
  • Restore a more youthful, balanced skin appearance

SkinCeuticals MicroPeel

Based on more than 30 years of clinical research into the anti-aging and skin health benefits of antioxidants, SkinCeuticals peels are an excellent option to improve your skin’s overall health and appearance. SkinCeuticals MicroPeels are available in a variety of formulas to customize your treatment to your skin type and goals, with options to improve:

  • Sensitive skin
  • Acne and inflammation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage
  • Dullness, laxity and rough patches

Each Micro Peel uses a multi-step process to cleanse and unclog pores, exfoliate dull, damaged skin cells, calm inflammation, and moisturize and protect for firmer, smoother skin. Following treatment, pores appear smaller, skin feels toned and refreshed, and texture is improved.

Not sure which chemical peel is right for you? Our experienced skin care team can help at a personalized consultation and skin evaluation. We will take the time to listen to your concerns and goals and help you design a safe, effective, and affordable plan to improve your skin’s health and appearance.

Ready to get started? Call us at 847.458.8808 or contact us here at our website.

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