HD Chemical Peels

Get renewed with radiant, youthful and glowing skin in just one week!


Since the days of antiquity, people have been using a variety of chemical exfoliation methods, also known as peeling, to rejuvenate skin. Chemical peel treatments produce a controlled ”partial thickness injury” to the skin following the application of a specific chemical solution. The skin’s natural healing process ensures regeneration of the underlying skin cells from surrounding upper layer of skin, replacing sun-damaged skin and reorienting dermal connective tissue. The result is healthy, younger looking skin with decreased pigmentation, improvement of fine wrinkles and an evenness of skin tone.



Who doesn’t want fuller, younger lips? This exfoliating lip-plumping treatment is followed by the application of a lip primer and plumper. This procedure is popular with men and women. Get those summer sunburned lips, or dry winter lips in shape!

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Glycolic Acid (35%-70%) Peel

This peel is excellent for the treatment of acne, melasma, hyper-pigmentation and sun damaged skin.

Acne bacteria are digested by the glycolic acid, resulting in an immediate lesion improvement. Best of all, this treatment has no patient downtime!

Physician-grade pure glycolic treatments are linically proven to decrease the thickness of the outer, dead cell layer (stratum conium) of the skin. This procedure corrects the dull, shallow look of the skin, improving clarity and brightness, resulting in an evenly toned complexion.

Some key components of a glycolic acid peel include:

  • Glycolic treatment unclogs pores and make them appear smaller
  • Increases the thickness of the underlying layer of the skin (epidermis), rejuvenating skin by restoring texture and vitality.
  • Increases water trapping elements (Glycosaminoglycans) in the dermis of the skin. This replenishes the skin’s water content, increases skin hydration, and smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel treatments are recommended in series of 6 treatments at 1-2 week intervals. After completion of the 6th treatment, maintenance treatments should be done every 4 to 8 weeks.

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Pomegranate-Pumpkin Peel

This gentle and effective chemical peel minimizes the appearance of pores and breakouts, helps to improve appearance of uneven pigmentation and promotes skin rejuvenation.

Key components of this peel include:

  • 10% Pomegranate, with up to 3 times the antioxidant power of Green Tea.
  • Gentle exfoliation for sensitive skin.
  • See and feel results with no irritation!
  • Combats acne.
  • Brightens skin tone and rejuvenates skin appearance.
  • Pumpkin enzymes gently dissolve dead skin layers, clean pores and stimulate dermal collagen and elastin production.
  • Pomegranate enzymes soothe skin as it exfoliates and revitalizes, leaving skin glowing.

Vi  PEEL (Physician-Grade Chemical Peel):

The Vi Peel is designed to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on the skin. Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend of gentle yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. Components of this chemical peel include:

  • Superior results for anti-aging: The Vi Peel reverses the effects of sun damage, environmental factors and time to enhance the skin’s natural beauty.
  • In addition to facial treatments, the Vi Peel can also be used to treat sun damage on the décolleté (front chest area, below the neck line) and hands.
  • Improves tone, texture and clarity of skin.
    Reduces and eliminates age spots, freckles and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma
  • Stimulates the production of collagen and elastin for firmer skin
  • Clears acne and other skin conditions
  • Vi Peels are highly effective treatment for acne. It clarifies acne lesions and pigmentation for patients as young as twelve years old; a series of treatments reduces acne scars.
  • Healing time is minimal, with dramatic younger, more beautiful skin in about one week
  • The peel is virtually painless. Sensitive individuals may experience a slight stinging sensation, which is controlled by use of a fan during application
  • Treatment time is only twenty minutes or less
  • Minimal or no down time is required.
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Chemical Peel FAQs

What are Chemical Peel Benefits?

  • Improvement of skin texture
  • Smooth and soft skin
  • Increases cell skin renewal factors and turnover rate, resulting in the prevention of dead skin cell buildup.
  • Increases skin hydration
  • Improves moisture retention
  • Boosts elastin and collagen production
  • Reduces fine lines, wrinkles and pigmentation
  • Controls acne and eczema

Who needs a Chemical Peel?

Anybody who desires younger and healthier looking skin will benefit from a chemical peel. Results include: improvement of skin tone, better texture and clarity, softer skin, softened lines and wrinkles, and reduction or elimination of age spots, freckles and hyper-pigmentation. Conditions such as acne and acne scaring can be dramatically improved; stimulation of collagen and elastin for firmer and more radiant skin also result from chemical peels.

Results vary with each individual and follow-up treatments are advised for optimal results.

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What areas can be treated?

Almost any part of the body can be treated. At HD MedSpa & Clinic, we treat the face, neck, lips, décolleté, and hands.

How often can you get a peel?

Superficial chemical peels can be applied in a series of 4 peels. Medium-to-deep chemical peels can be applied every 2 to 4 weeks, depending on the results and the skin condition being treated. The number of chemical peels necessary to achieve your skin care goals will be determined by Dr. Diaz, based on consultation.

For anti-aging purposes, Vi Peels’ New Generation chemical peels are recommended once or twice a year.

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What are the contraindications of a chemical peel?

  • Recent cosmetic surgeries, laser resurfacing or microdermabrasion treatments.
  • Allergies or sensitivities to products or ingredients
  • Pregnancy


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