895 Brant Street, Suite 6 Burlington, Ontario, L7R 2J6

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Chemical Peels in Burlington, Ontario

At The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery, we provide chemical peels to enhance your skin by applying a topical solution that works to exfoliate the top layers of the dermis. The result is rejuvenated and refined skin on areas such as the face, neck or hands. Chemical peels can be effective for various conditions including:


  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma
  • Skin redness
  • Uneven skin tone

Chemical peels come in various types. A light, superficial peel utilizes alpha-hydroxy acids to exfoliate gently and only reaches the outermost layers of the skin. This option is suitable for managing wrinkles, acne, and dryness. For deeper effects on the middle and outer layers of the skin – including treatment of wrinkles, acne scars, or uneven tones – a medium chemical peel with trichloroacetic or glycolic acid can prove highly effective. In contrast, a deep chemical peel fully penetrates through the middle layer by employing phenol or trichloroacetic acid; it may be ideal for treating more severe wrinkle lines and scarring. Those seeking to enhance their overall appearance who have mild imperfections make good candidates for any type of chemical peel treatment. Individuals who have a record of abnormal scarring, heightened skin sensitivity, or possess naturally dark pigmentation are unsuitable for the procedure. Additionally, if you have recently taken Accutane within the past six months, we will advise postponing the chemical peel. During your consultation, our team will evaluate your skin and determine which form of chemical peel is most appropriate for you.

Preparing for a Chemical Peel

In order to get ready for a chemical peel, it is important that you avoid using retinol-based products at least two days prior to treatment. It would be beneficial to make use of glycolic acid lotion as an alternative and avoid any sort of exfoliation, waxing or hair bleaching. 

Recovering from a Chemical Peel

The healing period for a mild chemical peel generally ranges from four to seven days, whereas the recuperation time for a moderate peel typically falls between five and seven days. In contrast, if you undergo an intense chemical peel, your recovery could last at minimum two weeks.
Medical-grade skincare products are capable of addressing various skin concerns, from acne scars and fine lines to hyperpigmentation and preventive measures. At The MedSpa at Burlington Plastic Surgery, we can create a personalized skincare plan that caters to your specific needs for optimal results. Don’t hesitate to reach out today and discover the available options for achieving healthier-looking skin in Burlington, Ontario!

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