Do You Need a Chemical Peel?

Skin Care Tip: For end of summer skin repair, schedule a chemical peel to remove sun damaged skin. Minimal downtime with maximum results.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel involves applying a chemical solution (acid) to skin of the face to remove and exfoliate the outer layers of skin so that a clearer, more evenly pigmented, glowing layer of skin can appear. The new, regenerated skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. It is also instrumental in the stimulation of fibroblasts and creating new collagen. The new skin also is temporarily more sensitive to the sun, so daily use of sunscreen is a must. Depending on the type of peel, they are often repeated every 1-6 weeks to achieve the desired results…

*Caution: when it comes to chemical peels, it’s extremely important that the person administering the treatment is well-versed and experienced—if the peel isn’t left on long enough, there will be no effect on the skin; if it’s left on for too long, you run the risk of potential damage.

Here is more information about the various chemical peels available.

At Renée Rouleau, we offer a variety of corrective skin peels all with the goal in mind of giving aggressive skin-smoothing exfoliation but without the downtime and extreme irritation associated with chemical peels administered by a doctor. After all, who has the time to hibernate in their house for a week?

We love our Skin Repair Program. It’s a series of three chemical peels and three hydrating skin repair treatments given over the course of six weeks. It’s considered a controlled exfoliation since it’s not a one-time treatment. It gives amazing results in smoother, healthier skin with a smaller-pored, brighter, clearer-skin look.

Or try our at-home skin peel Triple Berry Smoothing Peel. It gives incredible smoothing to the skin. Our clients love it

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  1. Hi Renee,
    How old should you be for chemical peels? Also, can the berry peel cause any potential damage to your skin since it is an at home peel?
    Thank you!

    Posted By: Maggie  | 

    • Hi Maggie,
      As for the age to get chemical peels, there are many different strengths. Light peels using salicylic acid work very well for teenagers to manage acne, so technically you can start them as young as say 16. No, the Triple Berry Peel will not damage the skin as long as you are using as directed. I have a whole section about chemical peels at Select the “chemical peels” category. Great questions! -Renee

      Posted By: Renée Rouleau  | 

  2. C est interessant!!j ai fait un peeling chimique mais le docteur n a pas mis assez”d acide” et donc le resultat n est pas celui que j esperais…cela à amelioré l etat de ma peau mais pas assez.J ai des cicatrices d acnée et quelques ridules.Je vais essayer le laser,c est interessant car cela ressere les pores,retend la peau et efface rides,ridules,cicatrices”legeres”et taches brunes…J y mets beaucoup d espoir mais je serai interessée par vos produits,en particilier le peeling chimique mais c est delicat,le dosage doit etre en fonction de l etat de la peau et la mienne est tres fine et sensible,faites-vous 1 diagnostic avant??ou est -ce 1 peeling assez leger?pour oter les rides?meme profondes??

    Posted By: Anna  | 


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