Chemical Peels in Burlingame

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What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels reveal the smoother, healthier skin below the surface. They tend to be stronger and deeper penetrating than our resurfacing treatments, light and gentle.

How They Work

Chemical peels dissolve the connection that holds dead cells together on the surface of the skin, revealing the smoother, healthier skin beneath. There are a number of different types of chemical peels available at our Burlingame, CA location depending on your skin concerns. Your aesthetician will help you peel for you during your complimentary consultation.

The SkinSpirit Experience

Chemical peels work from the inside of the skin out ,and peeling will take days to appear. Downtime is expected with these treatments but varies with each one. Our aestheticians will be able to provide more specific information and answer all of your questions during your consult.


Vitalize Peel

Ideal for those with pigment abnormalities, acne and photo damage.

This chemical peel treatment is the next step above a Pumpkin/Pro–Retinol Peel and a Salicylic Acid resurfacing treatment — perfect for those wanting their first “chemical peel.” It addresses various skin conditions, such as hyper pigmentation, breakouts and sun damage.

The Vitalize Peel cannot be combined with any other treatment. A series of three treatments is recommended for best results. Peeling will occur two days after application and last two to four days. Peeling results may vary with each treatment and for each person.

Modified Jessner Peel

Ideal for those with stubborn hyper pigmentation, moderate acne and oiliness.

More aggressive than a Vitalize Peel, this peel renews oily and ruddy skin while reducing the look of discoloration.

It cannot be combined with any other treatment. A series of three treatments is recommended for best results. Moderate shedding of the skin is expected. Peeling will occur 2 days after application and last 3-6 days. Results vary with each treatment and for each person.

TCA/Pro–Retinol Peel

Ideal for skin with visible sun damage, wrinkles and collagen depletion.

This peel is formulated to reduce the visible signs of moderate aging. Unlike the above, it can be combined with any other treatments (depending on your clinical aesthetician’s recommendation).

Mild to moderate shedding of the skin can be expected although peeling varies for each person and is not the indication of a successful peel. The improvement of skin may occur even without visible peeling. As a stand-alone treatment, a series of three sessions is recommended for best results.

Our chemical peels take an average of 30 minutes but can also be booked as an add-on to your facial, depending on your skin care goals and concerns. For more treatment details, including pricing, please call SkinSpirit Burlingame at (650) 825-4100.

You may also be interested in our resurfacing treatments, which provide more immediate surface exfoliation. More info on resurfacing here>>

Anticipated Results

Chemical peel treatments are more aggressive than resurfacing treatments and are designed to deliver optimal results.

Results vary depending on the treatment that best fits your skin type, but ultimately all chemical peels help skin look noticeably brighter, more even and smoother. There’s a reason they are a favorite facial treatment for our clients in Burlingame, CA and the surrounding Bay Area!

Scheduling Chemical Peels in Burlingame, CA

Reveal smoother, healthier skin with a chemical peel from the experts at SkinSpirit! We’re ready when you are. Click here to schedule your appointment online or call our Burlingame clinic at (650) 825-4100 to learn more about our chemical peel services.

“For my first visit at SkinSpirit, I received a signature facial, in addition to dermplanning, microdermabrasion and a custom peel that she selected out based on my skin type (she knows it VERY well by now!). The care Sara gives her client goes above and beyond that of anyone I know and is the reason I keep coming back to her. She truly is in this business to pamper people and provide them “medical-backed” goodness for their face, which is exactly what I have benefitted from for over 7 months now of seeing her. .”