Chemical Peels
in Boise, ID

Exfoliation is the key to younger, healthier, more vibrant skin. Our skin is in a constant state of change, shedding old, dull, and damaged skin cells and replacing them with new cells.

At Silk Touch, we offer chemical peels to simply give the exfoliation process a boost. We offer a series of different peels depending on the degree of exfoliation your skin needs to look its best.

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What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. It can reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne, wrinkles, and age spots, as well as improve the overall texture of the skin. During a chemical peel, a solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layer of dead skin cells, stimulating the growth of new skin cells and collagen production. The new skin is often smoother, revealing a more youthful complexion.

A woman getting a chemical peel treatment.

How do chemical peels work?

When the acids used as peeling agents are applied to the skin, they raise the acidity of the skin. Our skin normally has a pH of around 5.5, and peeling agents raise the acidity to around a 3.8 pH level (lower numbers mean more acidic, neutral levels are 7.0). This change in pH loosens the cells that form the adhesion or “glue” between dead skin cells and healthy skin cells beneath. Once the peeling agent loosens those bonds, exfoliation occurs as the dead skin cells are shed and healthy skin cells are revealed. The process speeds the natural exfoliation cycle, and it promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells.

What issues can chemical peels treat?

At Silk Touch Cosmetic Surgery and Medspa, we use chemical peels to improve these skin issues:

  • Sun damage
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Texture issues
  • Pigmentation problems
  • Age spots
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Freckles
  • Scaly patches
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Types of Chemical Peels:

Silktouch RX Peels

Jessner Peel

Jessner is a stronger peel that uses Vitamin A, Salicylic acid, and Lactic acid. It treats pigmentation such as age spots and melasma, along with fine lines and wrinkles. It also is beneficial for treating acneic skin and acne scars.

Retinol Peel

This Peel helps improve skin texture, reduces hyperpigmentation, and helps treat fine lines and wrinkles. Not only does it give your skin a youthful glow, this peel also helps reduce pore size and slows the breakdown of collagen.

Micronage Peel

This Peel has Salicylic acid, Hydroquinone, and Retinol, making it a great treatment for most skin types, and is especially beneficial for acne prone skin or those wishing to lighten pigment. This peel is a great boost to give you a refreshed look.

Glycolic Acid Peel

Our revitalizing chemical peel effectively targets signs of aging by diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, while simultaneously combatting acne and minimizing pore size for a rejuvenated and smoother complexion.

Epionce Peel

Lite Refresh Peel

This peel is a great starter peel that helps brighten and smooth the skin using Malic and Salicylic acid. The Lite Refresh peel helps stimulate collagen and helps rejuvenate your skin.] by promoting healthy, new cells to rise to the skin's surface.

Sal- E Peel

Sal-E is a Salicylic acid peel that helps treat breaks out such as acne and black heads. This peel can also assist in treating rosacea. This peel is great for skin clarity, it also has anti- bacterial and anti inflammatory benefits.

Mal- E Peel

Mal-E is a Malic acid peel with exfoliation properties to help cell turn over rate for your skin cells. This peel also helps treat hyperpigmentation and melasma.

ZO Skin Health

3-Step TCA Peel

This anti-aging, moderate-depth peel contains a blend of Salicylic, Lactic, and Trichloracetic acid (TCA) in combination with retinol cream restoring moisture balance. This peel helps reduce visible signs of aging, sun damage, acne scarring, and hyperpigmentation.

Stimulator Peel

Stimulator Peel is a moderate strength peel that exfoliates the skin while reducing inflammation, and helping with uneven skin tone and congestion. Safe for all skin types, it features the combined potency of high concentration Glycolic, Lactic, and Citric acids for a comprehensive complexion renewal.

How do I know which peel is right for my skin?

At Silk Touch, our skin experts help you decide which peel is the best for your skin type and unique skin issues. Whether you have dry or oily skin, whether your skin is normal or sensitive, our experienced, knowledgeable team will help you decide on the peel that is best for your situation.

How is a chemical peel done?

The actual peel portion of these treatments at Silk Touch varies depending on the type of peel and the peeling agent. Overall, the entire treatment usually takes around 30 minutes. We first thoroughly clean your skin. We then apply the peeling agent. We can do this with a cotton ball, gauze, or brush. You may feel a mild stinging, but this is minimal. We leave the agent on for the prescribed time and then wipe it off. Neutralization may be necessary depending on the chemical peel chosen. We then rinse your face and apply a hydrating mask.

How often can I get a chemical peel?

Chemical peels can be done as often as every two to four weeks, depending on the type of peel you are using and the results you are trying to achieve. It is recommended to wait at least four weeks between chemical peels to allow your skin to heal and recover.

Are chemical peels considered to be safe? What are the risks?

Though rare, the most common risks associated with chemical peels include burning of the skin, scarring, changes in skin pigmentation, allergic reactions, crusting of the skin, sensitivity to sunlight, or skin irritation

Are chemical peels painful?

Generally, mild chemical peels cause little to no pain, while stronger chemical peels can cause more discomfort. It is important to discuss any pain concerns with your aesthetician prior to the procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment Today!

We proudly serve patients from Boise, Idaho and surrounding areas with chemical peel services. Call today for your consultation at 208-939-3110 or click here to complete a contact form!

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