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Chemical Peels

Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles; improve skin tone, texture, color and elasticity with chemical peels at Second Skin Medspa.    


Chemical peels are extraordinary treatments that can help repair a variety of skin problems and improve the overall look and feel of your skin. Depending on your needs, Second Skin offers an array of medical chemical grade peels ranging from the “lunch time peel” with no downtime to a deeper peelings with minimal downtimes varying on your personal skin requirements and goals. Chemical peels exfoliate the outer layers of dead skin, revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture and color. The stronger the peel, the deeper it penetrates into the skin for maximum cell renewal and collagen synthesis. Immediately after the first treatment, your skin will feel softer and smoother. This chemical peel is successfully used on the face, neck, hands 

PCA Chemical Peels

We currently use the PCA SKIN line of products which we believe give the best results for all skin types.  Whether your concerns are pigmentation, melasma, acne, acne scarring, fine lines, skin tone, skin texture, dry skin or rough skin – PCA Skin  line of peels are gentle, self-neutralizing and safe for all skin types.


Sensi Peel®

Sensi Peel® is formulated as a unique peeling option for all patients including those with highly sensitive skin. This gentle 6% TCA solution will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone. This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin and higher Fitzpatrick skin types.

  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – is most commonly used as a superficial and medium-depth peeling agent to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Lactic Acid – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.

  • Azelaic Acid – helps promote a clear complexion and even skin tone.

  • Arbutin – is an antioxidant that also helps promote an even skin tone.

  • Kojic Acid – helps promote an even skin tone.

PCA Peel® Hydroquinone Free

This enhanced Jessner’s solution is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin or those allergic to or sensitive to hydroquinone. This treatment will help to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of breakout-prone skin, while also promoting an even, bright skin tone.

Lactic Acid – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.
Salicylic Acid – is a calming lipophilic beta hydroxy acid that helps promote a clear complexion.
Citric Acid – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in citrus fruits.
Kojic Acid – helps promote and even skin tone.


Ultra Peel Forte®

The most suitable candidates for this more active treatment are those with resilient skin. Ultra Peel® Forte rejuvenates the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting an even skin tone.

  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – is most commonly used as a superficial and medium-depth peeling agent to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Lactic Acid – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.

  • Azelaic Acid – helps promote a clear complexion and even skin tone.

  • Kojic Acid – helps promote and even skin tone.

Ultra Peel® I

Specially formulated to treat maturing skin, Ultra Peel® I is also appropriate for many other skin types, conditions and sensitivities. It will help improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while promoting an even skin tone and clear complexion.

  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – is most commonly used as a superficial and medium-depth peeling agent to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Lactic Acid – is an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) naturally found in milk and sugars. It is part of the skin’s natural moisturizing factor (NMF) and moisturizes the skin.

  • Azelaic Acid – helps promote a clear complexion and even skin tone.

  • Kojic Acid – helps promote and even skin tone.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can a Chemical Peel Do For Me?

A Chemical Peel at Second Skin Medspa can:

  • Smooth rough skin and improve its texture

  • Reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Eliminate brown splotches and age spots

  • Improve the appearance of scars caused by acne

  • Control acne breakouts

How long does it take to perform a chemical peel?

The chemical peel generally takes 15-30 minutes.

What can I expect following the chemical peel treatment?

Following the chemical peel treatment most patients immediately resume their normal activities. Most patients report that their skin feels softer and smoother. Most post-peel redness is slight and can be covered with makeup. Some patients may experience slight flaking in the few days following the peel treatment, but it is not necessary to see flaking skin for the peel to be effective.

Will I need more than one treatment?

This depends on what type of chemical peel is being used, the desired improvement wanted and the acceptable amount of discomfort and downtime. Generally, the process may take several chemical peel treatments over a period of time to achieve the best results.

Who is a candidate for a chemical peel?

The chemical peel can be applied to the face, neck, hands, and chest, and provides an excellent treatment option for a wide range of consumers who:

  • are just beginning AHA treatments

  • are currently using lower strength AHA products and have reached the “efficacy plateau” and want to “step up” to a higher free acid level

  • would like the benefits of higher-strength products with little or no irritation

  • have normal to sensitive skin

  • want smoother and clearer skin

  • have photo-damaged skin

How do I know which chemical peel treatment is right for me?

Our medical esthetician will be trained on each of the PCA Professional Products. This training will allow them to not only choose a treatment designed for your skin type, but customize a treatment, addressing your personal skin care needs.

How much discomfort should be expected when having a peel?

The level of discomfort experienced depends on the treatment. Most PCA Professional chemical peels are gentle and create little or no burning or stinging sensation in the skin. Dramatic wrinkling, sun damage or acne scars may require a deeper peel, which may cause moderate stinging for a few minutes. More dramatic results can be expected from a deeper peel, however deep peels are not necessary for most skin types and conditions. PCA’s philosophy of taking a low-dose approach means our superficial chemical peels create minimal discomfort and produce beautiful and immediate results for most patients.

Should people who are frequently in the sun receive peels?

Yes, but only if they are compliant with using sunscreen protection every day. Sunbathing should be avoided directly following a treatment and while the skin is peeling. If you are getting peels to lighten the skin, it is imperative to use the appropriate pHaze 13 Pigment GelR Dyschromia Controller (with HQ or HQ Free) followed by pHaze 6+ Hydrator Plus SPF 25 or pHaze 7 Protecting Hydrator SPF 25 and avoid unnecessary sun exposure to reduce any chance of further hyperpigmentation.

Which peels may be used on someone who exercises frequently?

Someone who is active may have any peel, but all peel patients must wait 48 hours after a treatment to exercise. If this is not an option, the Non-Burning Facial Peel or Intensive Vitamin C Treatment are alternate choices. These treatments use our Ultra PeelR II Exfoliating Treatment which is an acid-free retinol cream. Its delayed flaking action will not cause irritation or downtime, and leaves the skin glowing and hydrated.

Will a chemical peel make thin skin even thinner?

Dry skin is partially the result of dead cell buildup, which actually hinders natural exfoliation as well as the absorption and penetration of vitamins and nutrients. Having a PCA ProfessionalT chemical peel will remove surface buildup, hydrate the skin and give it a plumper, “thicker” appearance. The use of topical vitamin C and peptide products in a treatment, as well as in your daily care regimen will help build collagen in the skin, thus making it stronger and more durable.

What is the cost or pricing of having a chemical peel?

Please visit our Pricing page HERE to view chemical peel pricing and package options.

Can you match online dealsite coupon or voucher prices?

You get what you pay for! We cannot lower our standards to meet the pricing of an online coupon or voucher or dealsite. Unfortunately, companies that advertise through Groupon, Teambuy, Ncrowd, etc, often are losing money on their deals, and thus must recoup as much money as possible through upselling, or giving a less than expected treatment – thus saving money or making money. Also, price should not be the main thing when you are wanting to do medical grade treatments on your skin or body. We’ve seen the results or lack there of from clients who have tried using online vouchers to save money on their treatments, however, they often have to spend more money to correct the treatment they did have. Ensure that you are going to a reputable company that have nurses and experienced medical estheticians doing the treatment, or you may fall victim to sub par treatments.