The Benefits of Chemical Peels

What is a chemical peel and how can they benefit your skin?

Chemical peels have been used for decades to brighten, clarify and rejuvenate aging skin. They're the secret to our most-loved facial services and, when used properly, can have a dramatic impact on the look, feel, and function of your skin. 

What is a peel?

Modern peel formulations are designed to rejuvenate the skin by diminishing lines, softening scars, building collagen, and brightening discolorations. Peels may be formulated for at-home use or in higher strengths for in-clinic use. They can be used on the face and the body, and contain a variety of additives for specialty peeling. You can learn more fro your aesthetic professional. 

Peels do not always make your skin peel and slough. Light skin peels formulated with lactic acid, glycolic acid, or salicylic acid remove superficial layers of dead skin and rejuvenate without redness or downtime. For more aggressive peeling, pre-peel skin prep and specialty peels with resorcinol, TCA, or retinol can offer visible peeling results. 

Professional In-Clnic Peels

Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts Professional peels offer a range of options and concentrations, including AHA's (glycolic acid, lactic acid, and acid-enzyme blends) and BHA (salicylic acid). ARC Professional also features targeted peels with brightening, clarifying, and texture-smoothing benefits in a 7% or 14% Jessner or A+ Retinol Peel. 

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Why do I need a peel?

Once it touches your skin, a peel dissolves layers of cellular buildup and activates your living cells to increase hydration levels, promote renewal, and reveal a softer, smoother complexion. Your skin care products will work better and, over time, you can expect an improvement in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, acne-prone skin, uneven skin tone, texture, and complexion.  

At-home peels complete your skin care regimen. They prep your skin for monthly Professional peels and provide optimal results for both immediate and long-term skin rejuvenation. 

How often should I get a peel?

Maximize your skin investment with both home peeling in your skin care routine and in-clinic with an aesthetician. Professional light skin peels are done once every 4-6 weeks and may be incorporated with microdermabrasion or ultrasonic infusion, depending on your skin's needs. Home peels are done 1-3 times per week to help maximize results from professional facial treatments and maintain the results you achieve immediately and over time.  

ARC Professional Peels 

Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts Professional peels and protocols deliver the perfect balance of scientifically researched ingredients with innovative technology to ensure long-lasting benefits towards graceful aging and improved skin health.

Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts Professional peels are developed with micro encapsulation and optimal pH levels to encourage rapid delivery and lasting benefits for skin, with little to no redness or irritation.

Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts Professional peels are formulated with clinically proven ingredients that deliver results, and are chirally optimized for lasting wear and bioavailability delivers optimal results for the most troublesome skin concerns.

Are peels right for your skin?

A professional skin evaluation and consultation are at the forefront of every professional peel facial. Your aesthetician will generally ask about your skin, medications you are using that may affect results, and sun exposure habits. Your aesthetician should also evaluate your skin after cleansing before administering a peel. 

What does getting a peel feel like? 

During the facial, you may or may not experience light tingling, burning, or itching sensations as the peel works on the skin's surface, but these should not be painful. Your aesthetician should ask about your level of discomfort as s/he evaluates your skin. After a brief 1-4 minutes, depending on your skin, the peel is removed with tepid water and a second skin cleansing.

At the end of the facial, your skin should look brighter and refreshed, and feel soft and hydrated. Some individuals may experience some light flushing that should fade within hours after the treatment. All skin types will be sun sensitive for a duration after the peel and should use sunscreen daily and avoid prolonged sun exposure. 

Should my skin physically peel and slough for a peel to be effective?

Specialty peels that target superficial to mid-depth peeling for up to 10 days require a proper skin evaluation, pre-peel regimen, and post-peel care for optimal results. Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts MD peels target advanced signs of aging, sun damage, and superficial scarsfor a fraction of the cost of laser procedures.

Once they touch the skin, Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts MD Peels work-down to the papillary dermis to lift and detach superficial layers and encourage sheet peeling and sloughing. Over a seven-to-ten day period a more radiant, brighter and receptive skin is revealed. 

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Advanced Rejuvenating Concepts At-Home Peel Options  


Resurfacing Pads 15% or 20%
AHA Glycolic Peel Pads (Use 1-2 Times Weekly)

Single-use exfoliation delivers anti-aging, brightening, and texture-smoothing skin benefits. Simply swipe over clean skin on the face and/or body and allow it to dry. 



Cranberry Exfoliating Peel 
AHA Glycolic Acid + Enzymes (Use 2-3 Times Weekly)

Apply Cranberry Peel to clean, dry skin and allow it to penetrate. The combination of acids and enzymes delivers dual-action peeling to help smooth texture, brighten complexion, and refine pores. 



A+ Exfoliating Gel 

AHA Glycolic Acid + Retinol (Use 2-3 Time Weekly)

Promotes exfoliation and regeneration to address texture concerns, blackheads and breakouts, and post-inflammatory scars. Ideal for normal, combination, and oily skin types. 


Rejuvenation 10 
AHA Glycolic Acid 

Cream-based exfoliation that helps repair damaged skin by improving texture, brightening tone, and diminishing the look of lines and wrinkles.