Information and treatment options

Chemical Peels

When is a chemical peel appropriate?

Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including

Acne scars, Aging skin, Crow's feet, Hyperpigmentation, Melasma  Scars, Sun damaged skin, Sagging skin & Wrinkles 


Who is not a candidate for a chemical peel?

The procedure is not recommended for individuals with infections, active skin disease, cut or broken skin, sunburns or active Herpes simplex 1 sores. Other counter-indications include patients who are:


Nursing or pregnant.

Have taken Accutane in last six months.

Have psoriasis, eczema, dermatitis or rosacea.

Have used Retin-A, Renova, prescription skin care products in the last 48 hours.


Glycolic Peel: Glycolic acid peels are simply a chemical peel that features glycolic acid as the main component. Glycolic acid is currently a popular treatment for winkles and acne. Part of the alpha hydroxyl family of natural ingredients, glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and is a fruit acid. When applied to the skin, it helps to remove the “glue” that holds the older, rougher and dryer skin on the surface.

When it removes that top layer of skin, the fresh, new layer is visible. It’s this layer that’s without damage and which looks fresher.



Salicylic Acid: Salicylic acid is part of the beta hydroxyl acid family. It’s a natural product that is usually fairly gentle to the skin. Salicylic acid is often used as an ingredient in products that provide care for acne and those that are used for exfoliating purposes. In these products, the salicylic acid concentration is usually limited.


Jessener Peel: A Jessner peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that works to improve skin health by helping remove and heal skin damage that is more extensive than regular “wear and tear.” This skin care treatment is stronger than most superficial chemical peels, and therefore creates more temporary damage to the skin in the process. The Jessner peel consists of three main ingredients: lactic acid salicylic acid and resorcinol


Vivier Peel: 

  • stimulate collagen and elastin production for smoother, firmer skin

  • minimize redness

  • reduce hyper-pigmentation for more even tone

  • tighten pores

  • increase suppleness

  • give you a lovely glow!

You’ll notice an improvement in your skin quality after just one session, but we recommend 3-6 treatments for the best results. Our patients rave about this treatment because it gives them glowing skin immediately! It is gentle enough to have done just days before a big event.  It works best in combination with the Viviereskin Anti-Aging System.