How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels are one of the most popular treatments performed by skincare specialists. But what are they? How do they work? And what can you expect from them? You probably have questions on chemical peels. Here are some answers!

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a solution applied to the skin to improve its appearance. The solution contains specialized ingredients that cause the dead skin cells to slough off, revealing the new and healthy skin below.

A chemical peel has many benefits during each step of the process. 

  1. Prep
    The first step in the chemical peel process is prepping the skin to ensure it is ready for the peel application.
  2. Application
    The second step is to apply the peel to the prepped skin. The solution penetrates skin cells on the surface of your face.
  3. Peel
    The final step is allowing the peel to dry on the face for four hours before washing the peel off the skin. Over the next few days the skin will peel and reveal beautiful, healthy skin!


The main benefit of a chemical peel is to improve the appearance of your skin. Chemical peels can:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hydrate and exfoliate the skin
  • Reduce sun damage and hyperpigmentation
  • Reduce acne scarring and redness

One type of peel that we offer is the Vi Peel. The Vi Peel contains a blend of Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Tretinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and other minerals to mitigate skin issues on the face, neck, and chest and is the only chemical peel safe for under your eyes. The blended formula works to remove damaged skin and entice cell growth for results including clear, firm, radiant skin. Some of the benefits of a Vi peel include diminished acne, acne scarring, age, sunspots, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, melasma, oil balancing and rosacea. 

If you are considering a chemical peel, visit The LookShop. We employ licensed, registered nurses and nurse practitioners. We offer a complimentary consultation to see if you are a good candidate for the treatment. Schedule a consultation today with The Lookshop to learn more about chemical peels and how they can benefit your skin!