Chemical Peels

Younger-looking skin, least invasive treatment.

Chemical peels are some of the most versatile and effective non-invasive skincare treatments available today. Over time, your skin loses its youthful appearance. Aging, sun exposure and acne can leave uneven skin tone, wrinkles, spots or scarring. A chemical peel (chemexfoliation) is considered to be one of the least invasive ways to rejuvenate skin tone and texture, using a chemical solution that removes the damaged outer skin layers.

Conditions Improved by Chemical Peels

The chemical peel is indicated for a variety of skin types and conditions including:

  • Acne or acne scars
  • Age, sun and liver spots
  • Rough texture
  • Congested skin
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Freckles
  • Melasma
  • Enlarged pores
  • Irregular skin pigmentation
  • Rough skin and scaly patches
  • Superficial scarring
  • Sun-damaged skin
  • Large or congested pores
  • Sensitive skin, inflammation/redness/blotchiness

Chemical Peels Offered

Here at Jeffrey C Dawes Plastic and Dermatologic Surgery we offer superficial peels or medium depth peels, depending on your skin concern and desired result. Using Glycolic, Lactic or Salicylic Acid as a peeling agent. Our Registered Nurse/ Skin Care Expert will evaluate your skin and recommend an appropriate treatment course.

Skin First (Sold as a package of 2 - 45 minutes ) $340

Experience the ultimate resurfacing treatment that will transform your skin. The Skin First Jessner Peel offers controlled exfoliation to promote cell renewal, clarity and radiance. Reduce inflammation, brighten unwanted pigmentation and recharge your skin, using 14% Salicylic Acid, 14% Resorcinol and 14% Lactic Acid, for a flawless complexion that is well hydrated!
*Required treatment frequency is once every 4 weeks*

Good things take time (Sold as a package of 6 - 45 minutes) $875

Pigment is one of the most difficult indications to treat, which is why a long-term consistent approach is needed! This treatment is designed to manage the complexity of skin discoloration and unwanted discoloration due to photodamage or hormonal irregularities. 20% Glycolic Acid and 10% Lactic Acid make up this Gel Peel to target sun spots, melasma, freckles, skin texture, tone, the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and pore congestion. By treating and removing damaged cells, your skin will see plumper, healthier cells. Lightening or erasing pigment will turn back the clock like nothing else!

Our professional recommendation is to complete a series of two gel peel packages per year. Peak results will be seen following a series of 6 peels, spaced 2-4 weeks apart - because good things take time!

Combination Treatments

What She Wants Facial & Gel Peel (75 minutes) $295

Reap the long-term benefits of our full-length facial combined with our classic Gel Peel. We are devoted to helping your skin radiate a healthy glow from the inside out. Our Registered Nurse will cleanse, steam, extract and stimulate new cell growth by chemically exfoliating your skin - leaving you with a clearer, smoother complexion.

Recovery Expectations

Recovery time for a superficial peel is usually one to four days. You will receive post-procedure ‘recovery kit’ and homecare instructions. Avoiding sun exposure and using sun protection is essential to help protect and sustain your results for as long as possible. Results vary but are usually immediate and long-lasting. Several treatments may be required to achieve the desired results.

Do Your Complexion a Favour. Schedule a Consultation for a Chemical Peel!

Book some “ME” time and come take a break with us! Skin care consultations are complimentary with our Registered Nurse. From skincare to facials, chemical peels and our array of advanced medical aesthetic services, we offer a variety of skin treatments that will allow you to relax, step back from the bustle of every day and reap the benefits of good, healthy skin. Our highly trained medical team is at your disposal! To schedule a complimentary skin care consultation or to learn more about the benefits of receiving a chemical peel, contact us today at 403.571.3141

Chemical Peel FAQs

The first step is very similar to a facial with the clinician cleansing and toning skin before applying the peel solution. Once your face is cleansed and free of dirt and debris, then Our Registered Nurse/ Skin Care Expert will apply the acid or blend of acids and ask what your “tingle level” is on a scale of 1 to 10. Most people say, it stays at a one to two for the majority of the peeling process. The peel experience will end with an application of corrective serums, moisturizers, and our favorite sunscreen SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion to moisturize and replenish skin from the acid solution. You won’t peel instantly but instead; you’ll leave with a glowing and hydrated complexion. Over the next few days, you should prepare to see some variation of peeling. How much you peel will depend on 1) how many layers of the solution were applied and 2) how your skin reacts to the solution. Peeling can range from minor flaking to sheeting.

The state of your skin after undergoing a chemical peel in Calgary depends on the type of chemical used and your skin type. Superficial peels have limited effects. Medium peels may cause some redness. Peeling generally starts to occur at day 2-3 post peel and can range from minor flaking to sheeting.

Most superficial peels do not cause the skin to peel excessively—though some may experience very light peeling one to four days after the procedure. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates into your skin, requiring a proportionate amount of peeling and recovery time. During your consultation, our skincare experts will discuss recovery expectations, depending on his treatment recommendation.

Superficial peels are quite safe, although minor irritation of the skin can occur.

  1. Light Peels- The light peel takes approximately three to five days to complete the shedding process. The skin may or may not flake and fall away. No downtime required.
  2. Medium Peels- Medium peels usually persist for five to seven days. The skin can range from minor flaking to sheeting.

After getting a chemical peel in Calgary, it is vital that you follow the doctor’s recovery instructions in order for the procedure to be as effective as possible. What follows is list of what is involved in post treatment care:

  • Avoid sun exposure, including sunbeds, for a minimum of 1-week
  • Avoid strenuous exercise or swimming for 24-hours
  • No waxing, extractions, electrolysis, radiation therapy or microdermabrasion for at least 1-week
  • Don’t rub, pick or irritate skin
  • Do not use any AHAs, BHAs, Retinols, hydroquinone for 5 days. No type of exfoliating mask for 24-hours
  • Moisturize the skin day and night
  • Use sunscreen!

On the day of treatment, you will need to refrain from using makeup. However, you can resume your normal cosmetic regimen the following day. Prior to treatment, our trained staff will discuss all pre-treatment preparation, as well as give you a post-procedural ‘recovery kit’ and homecare instructions.

There are different levels of peels available—superficial, medium and deep, with different products used. Medium and deep peels are not often indicated, and usually apply to more severe conditions. The most common type is a superficial peel, where only the outer skin layers are penetrated for rejuvenation and improvement of skin issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles, tone/texture clarity, decongested pores, acne, and hyperpigmentation. Please call our office to book or enquire about a consultation with our trained staff.

After a superficial peel, your skin will temporarily have an increased sensitivity to sunlight. Other possible side effects are slight redness for up to 24 hours, and dry and/or flaking skin for up to four days. Avoiding sun exposure and diligent use of a mineral-based sunscreen is essential to help protect your sensitive skin during the peel-treatment series.

Our Registered Nurse/ Skin Care Expert will make recommendations based on your skin type and concerns. We offer medical-grade skin care formulated and backed by science.

  • Sun worshippers/sunbed users
  • Pregnancy/ Breastfeeding
  • Accutane- avoid for 6 – 12 months prior to peel
  • Recent microdermabrasion
  • Porphyria
  • Diabetes
  • Skin diseases
  • Radiation treatment or traumatized skin
  • Fever blisters (not a contraindication but an outbreak can occur)
  • Recent use of AHAs, BHAs, Retinols, hydroquinone, and Glycolic acids (Ask our Registered Nurse/ Skin Care expert for more information)

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What Happens in a Consultation?

  1. You will meet Dr. Dawes for an individualized, comprehensive evaluation. Dr. Dawes will offer individualized recommendations regarding the best treatment options available to you in a way that will allow you to make a confident, well-informed decision.

  2. You will then meet with a staff member to review your customized quote, discuss financial options and ask questions.

  3. Discuss potential treatment or procedure dates.

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