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Chemical Peels

Here at True Beauty Medical Spa, we offer a variety of chemical peels from Lunchtime and Red Carpet Glam Peels for that instant glow, to deeper medical peels for longstanding concerns.

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What can Chemical Peels do?

Peels improve the skin by removing the damaged outer layers improving the skin’s texture, firmness and tone with visible results after only one treatment. Each contains a synergistic combination of different acids and exfoliating agents in concentrations that are safe for all skin types. They are designed to treat a variety of conditions including photo damage, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation, acne scarring and acne. They are non-invasive, penetrating the outer skin layers only, resulting in smoother, tighter looking skin without surgery or down time.

Which Chemical Peels are performed at True Beauty Med Spa?

ZO-Stimulator Peel

If you have been considering a peel but are unsure, this peel is for you. Consisting of a combination of mild alpha and beta hydroxy acids  such as salicylic, citric and lactic acids, it will reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve acne and pore appearance, and reduce pigmentation  by gently exfoliating the skin and  stimulating new collagen. The result is an improvement in  skin tone, texture and clarity without any downtime . This peel results in a glowing complexion, perfect for that glam night out. It is safe for all skin types and colors.


This is a very superficial chemical peel which maximizes skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation. It increases skin glow and radiance, tightens the skin and restores a more youthful appearance and improves clarity, color and skin texture. It is appropriate for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle peel with little or no down time. It will correct mild photo damage and is ideal for all skin types.


This is a powerful yet non-damaging peel that can take years off of aging skin. It helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. It addresses various skin conditions, such as hyperpigmentation, and moderate photo damage while also smoothing fine lines, wrinkles and roughness. It can achieve visible improvement after one treatment and significant results after a series of treatments. It can be customized for the treatment of each specific condition, using retinoic acid and phenol in combination with other mid strength acids to create more exfoliation than other chemical peels of the same depth resulting in more noticeable outcomes. These peels are well tolerated and have little down time. They result in peeling lasting about 2-3 days, beginning a few days after the peel solution has been applied, requiring about 5-7 days for complete healing. The best results are achieved with a series of 3-4 peels, and it is useful on all skin types.



This is the strongest of the peels, having an advanced formulation of peeling agents, with a built-in penetration enhancer that provides controlled exfoliation of the uppermost damaged layers of the skin to reveal fresher and healthier skin. It can be used after a client has demonstrated tolerance to the TRU-PEEL Medium or has conditioned the skin with Retinoids and or hydroquinones. It is useful in clients with significant photo damage, acne scarring and for fine lines and wrinkles. As with the other peels, the best results are seen with a series of 3-6 peels, but improvement is obtained with only one peel. Since this is the deepest of these peels, peeling of the skin lasts about 3-5 days, with complete healing requiring about 7 days. This peel is well tolerated and has minimal down time. It is not suggested for darker skin types.

What will my skin feel like after a Chemical Peel?

The ZO Stimulator peel and the TRU Peel Light have little to no downtime.  Your skin will feel refreshed and tingly. Just Apply makeup and have fun.  The deeper Medium and Forte peels, are associated with some tightness, tingling and or  itching after the procedure. There may also be a light discoloration or redness similar to sun burn. Highly emollient creams and ointments are recommended beginning the day after the procedure. Cold compresses may be used for comfort as well. These creams are applied every 3-4 hours as needed for dryness and itching.

How long does it take to heal from a Chemical Peel?

There are different levels of peels.  The ZO stimulator peel has no downtime or peeling.   Deeper peels  stimulate cellular turnover resulting in peeling that begins 3 or 4 days after the procedure and lasts about 2 days. Light peeling may continue for another day or two. Healing depends on your skin type and the type of peel used.

When can I apply makeup after a Chemical Peel?

Red Carpet peels allow application of makeup immediately afterwards.  With other peels, routine skin care products and makeup can be applied the day after the peel. Sunscreens SPF 30 or higher are essential afterwards. Retin A and exfoliating agents should not be used until you are completely healed.

How many Chemical Peels are needed?

The best results are achieved with a series of 3-4 treatments spaced 6-8 weeks apart.

Where can Chemical Peels be used?

Peels are intended to provide a deeper exfoliation of the skin to remove damaged cells and create a more youthful appearance. Lighter peels can be performed in other areas such as the neck, décolletage, chest, hands and arms. Deeper peels can safely be performed on the face.

Schedule a Chemical Peel consultation

For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for a chemical peel, please contact us to schedule a consultation or call our office at 973-524-7124.


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