Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels in Richmond, VA

Ideal for reinvigorating and improving the overall appearance of skin on the face, neck, or hands, chemical peels are a trusted and popular treatment at Rejuvenate MD. Chemical peels exfoliate the outermost layer of skin using a carefully balanced blend of ingredients, including glycolic and salicylic acid, or other fruit-based acids to stimulate new collagen growth and reveal fresh, new skin.

Exfoliation involves the removal of the oldest dead skin cells on the skin’s outermost surface. It’s what gives that amazing “glow” of youthfulness to your skin.

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels offer many benefits, including:

  • Diminished fine lines around the eyes and mouth
  • Improvement in the appearance of mild scars
  • Improvement in certain types of acne
  • A reduction in age spots, freckles, and dark patches
  • Smoother skin
  • More even skin tone

“Love it here! Staff is super nice and helpful. Have been going to Betty Gray in skin care for years and will continue forever!!!” – Catherine

Are Chemical Peels Painful?

Most of the peels we use at Rejuvenate MD you will experience some slight tingling and stinging but this is mild. We do offer deeper, more intense peels that will cause more temporary discomfort if that is indicated for your skin type.

Types of Facial Peels

Chemical Peels Richmond VA

At our Richmond office, we offer a variety of chemical peels depending on our patient’s skin. These include:

  • Clarity Peel
  • Stimulator Peel
  • 3-Step Peel
  • BG Peel

The Clarity Peel

This medical-grade peel by SkinCeuticals® is a mild exfoliation treatment, imparting a refreshed glow with little to no downtime. The peel will be tailored to fit your needs as determined by the esthetician, whether it be salicylic, glycolic or lactic. Depending on the condition and needs of the skin the peel can help:

  • The appearance of acne
  • Reduce excess sebum production
  • Aid in the improvement of rough texture, blotchiness, and uneven skin tone

Alternatively, a very gentle peel solution can be applied and used well for sensitive skin exfoliation.

The Stimulator Peel

Have you ever stopped and wondered at how celebrities look so flawless on the red carpet? It is more than likely they have discovered the secrets of a revolutionary chemical peel from Obagi’s ZO Health line- and now you too can be in on the secret!

It’s called the ZO Ossential® Stimulator Peel and it works its magic in just minutes. It’s quick, easy and it can be done during your lunch hour to miraculously smooth away fine to moderate lines and wrinkles, acne, age spots, uneven pigmentation, and rough skin texture.

The Ossential® Stimulator Peel exfoliates the skin by stimulating cellular turnover- which leads to improved skin tone, texture, and clarity. All of that with no downtime, peeling or redness afterward- just glowing healthy skin.

This peel is often referred to as the “Red Carpet Peel” due to the large and growing number of celebrities that use it to look FABULOUS before the paparazzi start snapping photos as they walk down the red carpet at major Hollywood events. These celebrities can’t afford the downtime that some other peels cause.

The Ossential® Stimulator Peel is gentle on the skin but strong enough to make a noticeable difference, brightening and refreshing the face for that youthful, dewy look.

The Ossential® Stimulator Peel contains 3 different acids known as AHA or Alpha Hydroxy acids. They act in concert to dissolve dead skin cells, promote cell turnover and increase moisture to the skin. Lactic acid helps to brighten and lighten the skin and clear out toxins and debris. Citric acid is perfect for giving skin an even healthy glow.

With just one peel you will look refreshed and have a healthy glow. To achieve maximum benefits, a series of four to six peels at two-week intervals is recommended.

The 3 Step Peel

The ZO 3 Step Peel is the deepest in-office chemical peel offered. This innovative, multi-action peel targets melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores, and dullness. Followed by an at-home treatment, this peel produces longer lasting results than ordinary peels. has the most dramatic skin-renewing benefits. The ZO 3-Step peel stimulates and renews the skin using a blend of exfoliating acids and retinol. This blended peel of salicylic, TCA and lactic acid along with Retinol yields beautiful results! With minimal to significant peeling, the ZO 3 Step Peel. The 3 Step Peel is safe for all skin types and colors.

Prior to this peel, you are required to meet with one of our estheticians for a full assessment and proper product preparation and education. In addition, to prepping the skin prior to the procedure you will also have specific products take home to use post-procedure. Your level of peeling is determined by the health of your skin prior to treatment.

Benefits of the 3-Step Peel

  • Dual-action, highly effective peel designed to provide skin renewal and stimulation
  • Utilizes a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to significantly improve skin health and treat many signs of aging
  • Supports improvement of skin barrier protection and improves the skin’s ability to repair and renew itself
  • Provides antioxidant protection as well as anti-irritant benefits

The BG Peel (Richmond Signature Peel)

Performed by our nurse skin care specialist, Betty Gray, who carefully tailors each treatment to your skin’s specific needs, The BG Peel replenishes the skin with vital nutrients, hydration, and renewing agents to reveal a luminous, energized complexion.

How Many Peels Will I Need?

The number of peels necessary is dependent on the condition of your skin. Speak with your esthetician to get a treatment plan. The frequency of peels is determined by depth. Some peels can be performed weekly, others require 6 weeks between.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about Chemical Peels, contact Rejuvenate MD at 804-270-5920. Our practice serves Glen Allen, Richmond, and nearby areas in Virginia.