Clinical peels (also known as chemical peels) are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures in the world. They have been used since the days of Cleopatra to exfoliate the skin and produce a refreshed and more youthful appearance. A highly underappreciated anti-aging technique, regular skin exfoliation is one of the easiest ways to stave off the aging process and regular clinical peels provide everything you need to keep looking younger, longer. Recommended for most skin types, clinical peels offer an unmatched exfoliation experience. They have been shown to improve skin tone and texture, reduce fine lines and wrinkles, repair sun damage and help reduce acne breakouts and blemishes.

How it works

The treatment begins with a thorough cleansing of the skin. Next, the eyes, lips and nostrils are protected with a shielding petroleum. The customized chemical peel formulation is gently applied to the skin using a fan brush or gauze sponge. As the peel goes to work, the skin will begin to feel warm and tingly. Many patients describe the sensation as “itchy” rather than painful. After three to five minutes, the acid is then neutralized and washed off. Immediately following a clinical peel treatment, skin will feel instantly fresh and appear slightly flushed.

Treatment

Oakville Plastic Surgery and Advanced Skincare is committed to providing the highest level of care and safety to its patients. To determine if a clinical peel is right for you, we invite you to book a complimentary consultation with our medical aesthetician. Offering a variety of peel types and strengths, your treatment will be customized to achieve optimal results based on your unique skin condition.

Recovery

Depending on the peel’s strength, mild redness, swelling and skin irritation can occur. These responses may present more intensely with deeper peels and require several days of recovery. Patients are advised to discontinue topical retinoid applications and acne treatments seven to 10 days prior to a clinical peel treatment. These may be resumed after a minimum of five days post-treatment. Daily application of a minimum SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen is required to protect the newly revealed fresh skin.

Treatment Area
Face, neck, chest and back
Treatment Time
30-60 minutes
Average Recovery Time
2-7 days
Recommended Treatments
4-6