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Chemical Peels in Chicago and Northbrook, IL

Chemical Peels

Whether your skin concern is aging, acne or sun damage, chemical peels have been one of the most effective, professional treatments available. Our highly trained aesthetician uses a medical grade chemical solution to remove dead skin cells, allowing new skin cells to grow in their place. This in turn, reveals a healthier more radiant complexion.

Our Menu of Chemical Peels

Circadia Alpha-Beta Peel

This very effective Circadia peel uses the perfect blend of acids to exfoliate gently without irritation, or inflammation. Using the latest technology in peeling, clients experience little to no stinging and should not experience flaking or peeling.

NOTE: This peel can be added to any Circadia Facial for $50.

  • Purpose: Pigmentation, Improving Tone and Texture

Cost: $100

Circadia Derma Frost Peel

Because of salicylic acid from the beta-hydroxy acid family, this job-specific peel is more effective in treating conditions of hyperkeratinization including acne, all stages of photoaging and heavy callousing on hands and feet.

NOTE: This peel comes with a post-peel take-home kit to protect the skin through the peeling process.

  • Purpose: Sun damaged skin (actinic keratosis), acne grades I and II, oily skin, pigmentation abnormalities, aging skin, fine wrinkles, deep wrinkling, loss of elasticity

Cost: $135

Circadia Jessner’s Peel

The Circadia Jessner’s Peel uses a combination of resorcinol, lactic and salicylic acid.

NOTE: This peel comes with a post-peel take-home kit to protect the skin through the peeling process.

  • Purpose: Acne, Hyperpigmentation, Lentigines, Pigmentation, Sun Damage

Cost: $150

Circadia Lactic Acid Peel

This Circadia lactic acid peel uses alpha hydroxy acids to lightly chemically exfoliate the skin while maintaining hydration levels.

NOTE: This peel can be added to any Circadia Facial for $50.

  • Purpose: Aging, dry and sensitive skin; all skin types

Cost: $90

Circadia MandeliClear Peel with Vitamin A Accelerator

The Circadia MandeliClear Peel with Vitamin A Accelerator is classified as a modified Jessner, containing lactic, salicylic and resorcinol, in an ethanol base with quillaja bark. It also contains mandelic acid. This peel is safe, gentle, and well tolerated by most skin types.

NOTE: This peel comes with a post-peel take-home kit to protect the skin through the peeling process.

  • Purpose: Effective for lightening pigmentation due to acne, melasma, or photo-damaged skin.

Cost: $150

ZO® 3-Step Peel™

This innovative peel provides skin renewal and stimulation for all skin types. Using a unique blend of retinol, exfoliants, and multi-action agents, the ZO® 3-Step Peel™ significantly rejuvenates the skin and treats signs of aging. The treatment also reinforces the natural protective skin barrier and helps the skin to repair and renew itself. This dual-action peel is used to treat melasma, acne, fine lines, skin texture, enlarged pores, and skin vibrancy and is followed by an at-home treatment for longer-lasting results. Clients should avoid direct exposure to the sun for 7 to 10 days following treatment.

  • Purpose: Hyperpigmentation
  • Recommended Time Between Treatments for Optimal Results: 8 weeks

Cost: $300

ZO® Stimulator Peel

The ZO® Stimulator Peel is a “lunchtime” peel that offers no downtime. A revolutionary combination of salicylic, lactic, and citric acids exfoliates away dead skin cells and stimulates cellular turnover to reduce fine lines and improve skin tone and texture. The treatment soothes, repairs, and restores the skin to induce cellular renewal, reduce collagen degradation, restore elasticity, protect against photoaging, and preserve the skin. It can also reduce pore size and treat brown spots.

  • Purpose: Acne, Anti-Aging, Rosacea
  • Recommended Time Between Treatments for Optimal Results: 4 weeks

Cost: $150

Chemical Peels

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What Can I Expect During a Chemical Peel?

    Prior to your appointment, your aesthetician will help determine which type of chemical peel is best for you. A chemical peel is a rather quick treatment, taking about 30 minutes. First, your skin will be cleansed and prepped to remove all surface oils. Then, the chemical solution is applied to your skin. During this time, you may feel some discomfort- a slight burning or tingling sensation. This is the acids penetrating into your skin and working at the cellular level. Your aesthetician may give you a cooling fan to keep you comfortable and then a neutralizing toner will be applied, which should stop the stinging, followed by soothing balm and broad spectrum sunscreen.

  • What Happens When I Go Home?

    You may experience some slight redness immediately after your treatment but this should dissipate after a few hours. With very superficial chemical peels such as glycolic and mandelic, some light flaking is common a few days after your treatment whereas with the deeper superficial peels such as a Jessner’s or TCA, it is common to experience some moderate peeling as you shed the dead outer layer of your skin. The most peeling usually occurs from days 2 to 5 but you should plan on peeling for about 7-10 days depending on the depth of your peel. Your esthetician will give you detailed post-care instructions to guide you through your post-care journey. Following your treatment, it is important to avoid sun exposure and use sunscreen daily, as your skin is very susceptible to injury. You may wear makeup but some patients find that it enhances the appearance of peeling skin and prefer to go without it. A post-peel regimen will be prescribed to ensure proper healing.

  • Are Chemical Peels Right for Me?

    Chemical peels are minimally invasive procedures, making many patients seeking skin rejuvenation good candidates. It is not recommended for women who are pregnant or nursing. Patients should be in overall good health, free from any conditions that could delay the healing process. At North Shore Aesthetics, we can cater our chemical peels to your skin type and lifestyle, making it the appropriate treatment for just about anyone!

Call today to get your questions answered about our Chemical Peels at North Shore Aesthetics.