What Are

Chemical Peel Treatments?

A good at-home skincare regimen can go a long way, but sometimes a little help can do wonders to improve your skin’s natural glow too. At Essential Aesthetics, chemical peels go deeper than topical skincare products can, helping men and women from San Ramon, Walnut Creek, Danville, and surrounding areas do just that.

Learn more about chemical peels and your other skincare options. Request a consultation online, or call our office at (925) 855-1773 to set up your appointment at our Danville, CA medical spa.

What Are Chemical Peel Treatments?


Chemical Peel Treatment

Chemical peels use ingredients such as alpha-hydroxy acids to gently slough away the outermost layers of skin and improve the deeper layers without damaging the skin’s surface (as physical exfoliants often do). Peels improve the skin’s overall appearance and can also remedy more specific concerns, such as sun damage, fine lines, discoloration, or uneven tone/texture. We offer the following peels, all from SkinMedica®:

Illuminize Peel®

The gentlest of the peels, Illuminize is best for your first experience. The treatment will remove minor skin imperfections, leaving you with brighter skin — and no downtime.

Vitalize Peel®

Appropriate for all skin types, Vitalize improves pigmentation and smooths away signs of aging, including melasma. A series of treatments yield the best result.

Rejuvenize Peel™

Once your skin has become tolerant of the Vitalize peel, the Rejuvenize formulation can go deeper to improve wrinkles and fine lines, uneven tone or texture, and acne scarring.

In other cases, you may also want to consider laser services or other resurfacing options.



At Essential Aesthetics, we customize your chemical peel treatment to make sure we precisely treat your specific concerns. Your consultation is a good opportunity to learn exactly what to expect so that you can plan your treatment day accordingly. Depending on your goals, multiple treatment sessions may be recommended.

During your appointment, PA Ellie prepares the peel and lightly brushes it on your skin, layer by layer, before removing it. Depending on the strength of the checmical peel, your skin may physically slough off over the next few days, or you may simply see an improved complexion.