Woodbridge, ON (905) 850-4415

Chemical Peels

At Bertucci MedSpa near Toronto, we see a lot of women and men seeking chemical peels because aging and environmental factors such as UV exposure and smoking have caused their skin to look dull and damaged. Our various formulations of chemical peels may be used for a number of purposes, including improving skin lustre, evening out skin tone, reducing melasma, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and improving acne scars, to name a few.

Dr. Vince Bertucci and the professionals at Bertucci MedSpa are available to help you determine which level of treatment is right for you. Request a consultation online today, or call (905) 850-4415 to schedule an appointment. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario, and provides chemical peels and other services to men and women in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie and all of Greater Toronto.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a resurfacing treatment that uses exfoliating acids to smooth and refine damaged outer layers of the skin, restoring some of its natural beauty. Our practice offers 3 levels of exfoliation – light, medium, and deep – with various acidic formulations that can be customized to your specific concerns.

Some of the chemical peels offered by Bertucci MedSpa include: glycolic, salicylic, trichloracetic (TCA), and Derm-Eclat. Glycolic and salicylic are typically used for light to medium peeling while TCA and Derm-Eclat are intended for medium or deeper procedures. Your treatment professional can determine which type of treatment will be most effective for your specific needs.

Is a Chemical Peel Right for Me?

Depending on the level of exfoliation and the type of acid used, a chemical peel can produce mild, moderate, or dramatic results. We will recommend the appropriate treatment based on your skin type, the nature of the issue and aesthetic preferences.

Light Peels

  • Smooth out surface imperfections
  • Refine and re-texturize the skin
  • Improve skin lustre and melasma
  • Improve acne

Medium Peels

  • Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Even out skin tone and melasma
  • Reverse prior sun damage

Deep Peels

  • Improve acne scars
  • Lessen the look of deeper wrinkles
  • Restore a more youthful appearance
  • Remove certain pre-cancerous growths

What Can I Expect?

Your treatment professional will thoroughly cleanse the skin before applying the chemical solution. Depending on the strength of the peel, the solution may remain on the skin between 1 to 5 minutes or longer. Some patients using topical acne medications may be asked to stop 3 to 5 days before their chemical peel.

In the days after your peel, you may experience some redness, flaking, and dryness. You may also notice an increase in skin sensitivity, which should subside within a few days. Sun exposure should be avoided and a sunblock should be applied regularly after treatment. Deeper peels often result in more redness and some scabbing.

As your skin heals, you will be able to enjoy brighter, fresher skin with enhanced radiance and clarity. Visible signs of acne, sun damage, and skin discoloration should begin to gradually fade as new, healthy skin is revealed. Because results are cumulative, we usually recommend a series of 4 to 6 glycolic acid peels every 4 weeks for optimal results. For stronger peels, a single treatment may be able to produce the desired results. Individual results can vary based on the existing condition of your skin and what you are looking to achieve.

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Dr. Vince Bertucci

As a globally recognized dermatologist and skincare leader, Dr. Vince Bertucci has devoted his career to enriching the lives of patients from all walks of life. As a patient at Bertucci MedSpa, you're treated to thoughtful, personalised care and up-to-the-minute treatments – a unique combination which makes our clinic one of Toronto's premiere destinations for skincare.