What Are Chemical Peels?

Innovative Aesthetics offers chemical peels in Denver and Aurora, CO. Chemical peels are a chemical exfoliation used to improve and smooth skin texture by removing its damaged outer layers. They are commonly used to treat acne, uneven pigmentation, mild scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, redness, dry skin, and rough and sun-damaged skin. Pre-treating skin with topical skincare products may be necessary before a chemical peel.

What to Expect During Chemical Peels?

The experience of a chemical peel depends on the type you are getting. Generally, a chemical solution is applied on clean and prepped skin and left on for varying lengths of time. Sometimes, a neutralizing solution or water is used to remove the chemical solution. In some chemical peels, the chemical solution is left on the skin, and it self-neutralizes. A moisturizer and sunblock are applied before the chemical peel. Post-care is discussed at the time of treatment, and you will receive take-home instructions.

We utilize various types of chemical peels, both pharmacy and specialty peels. The following are some of the most common chemical peels.

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Perfect 10 Chemical Peels

These medical-grade, in-office, aesthetic treatments are formulated to deliver desirable results for the motivated patient who wants a peel. The hallmark of the Perfect 10 chemical peels is that they provide visibly apparent skin peeling. Within days, the patient’s skin is smoother and softer with a more even tone. The Perfect 10 chemical peels contain a synergistic blend of alpha, beta, and amino acids that visibly reduce the signs of aging. Each component of the system has been formulated with soothing antioxidants to support these effective peeling agents.

Results with Perfect 10 Chemical Peels

Results you can expect after the Perfect 10 peel:

  • Smoother and softer texture
  • Improved tone
  • Youthful, radiant look
  • Diminished appearance of wrinkles, fine lines, and pore size
  • Increased skin radiance and luminosity
  • Reduction in the appearance of dark spots
  • Unclogged pores

Universal peels are good for sensitive skin, first-time peel patients, and all Fitzpatrick skin types 1-6. Intermediate and Advanced Perfect 10 peels are great for slightly sensitive to tolerant skin. This peel can be used on Fitzpatrick skin types 1-3.

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Pharmacy Peels


These peels can decrease mild to moderate signs of aging, fine lines, and wrinkles.


A salicylic peel decreases the appearance of oily, blemish-prone skin impacted by milia (whiteheads), comedones (blackheads), papules, and pustules. It provides an exfoliating effect. We do one peel 2 weeks apart for a series of 3, with extractions.

woman getting a chemical peel


A mandelic peel can help decrease occasional to permanent skin redness. It provides a general improvement in skin color, texture, and pore size. It provides superficial exfoliation. Mandelic peels are formulated for patients experiencing redness, sun damage, or reactive skin.


A Jessner’s peel is a peeling solution designed to improve the skin on a deeper level. It combines lactic and salicylic acids with resorcinol to exfoliate while treating conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation.

Hand Peel

This peel is a cocktail of acids used to decrease hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, and signs of aging, as well as give a skin-lightening effect. It provides medium-depth exfoliation.

Lactic Acid Peel

This peel is an excellent skin refresher and brightener. The botanical extracts provide emollient humectants. There is usually no downtime, and it rejuvenates the skin and gives you that radiant glow back.

Innovative Vitalize Peel

This is a great peel for acne and anti-aging. Treatment requires you to leave the peel product on your face for 7 to 8 hours, or you can wash it off in the morning. For acne treatments, we do one peel 3 to 4 weeks apart for a series of 3, along with extractions.

We tailor chemical peels to the patient’s individual skin type and needs.