What Is a Chemical Peel?

Throughout November 2016 at UW Health Transformations, get 15% off chemical peelsSkin care advice from UW Health Transformations Jeune Skin Care:


The term "chemical peel" may sound scary, but when performed by a licensed professional aesthetician, the benefits can be profound. Don't miss out!


Typically performed as a facial peel, a chemical peel enhances and improves the texture of the skin, all while leaving your skin with "that healthy glow." Chemical peels also:

  • Are an effective treatment for facial blemishes
  • Help prevent future breakouts
  • Can revitalize the skin while decongesting pores
  • Help with fine lines and wrinkles
  • Help lighten uneven skin tone

Superficial Peels


Superficial peels are the mildest type of chemical peel and can be used on all skin types. Superficial peels usually use liquid containing a mild (dilute) acid, most often glycolic or lactic acid. Glycolic acids are part of the group of active compounds known as AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids):

  • Glycolic acid is derived from sugar cane and has the smallest molecules in the group, allowing the acid to penetrate skin deeply. Glycolic acid is more effective for treating fine lines, acne, blackheads and oiliness.
  • Lactic acid is derived from sour milk. Lactic acid is a much milder alpha hydroxy acid, which makes it ideal for sensitive skin. 

Where to Begin?


If you've never had a chemical peel, a great start would be to try our Micropeel "Lunch Hour Peel" or Illuminize Peel. These peels can be performed every 4-6 weeks. 



(regular price: $110; November 2016 Discount: 15% Off Chemical Peels)


A three-step peel using glycolic or lactic acid, dermaplaning (physically exfoliating the top most layers of skin cells) and cryogenic therapy.  This peel will improve the skin's tone and texture and is one of our most popular peels, requiring little or no recovery time. 


Illuminize Peel

(regular price: $140; November 2016 Discount: 15% Off Chemical Peels)


This peel uses alpha-hydroxy acids to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation. The Illuminize peel will increase skin glow and radiance while improving clarity, color, skin texture and overall tightening of the skin.


Note: Retin A, retinols and any face waxing need to be stopped one week prior to chemical peels. Chemical peels are not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, or anyone that has taken Accutane in the last year.


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Schedule a consult with one of our licensed professional Jeune Skin Care aestheticians to decide the best chemical peel for your skin care needs. Call (608) 836-9990 or (866) 447-9990 (toll-free) to request a free UW Health Transformations Jeune Skin Care consultation or to schedule an appointment. You may also request a consultation online: