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Chemical Peels

What are chemical face peels for?

If you are looking for more luminous and softer facial skin, a treatment of facial chemical peels could be for you. While this depends on the intensity of your treatment and the desired effects, chemical peels have been shown to reduce certain skin conditions, such as acne scar removal. Facial chemical peels treat a variety of skin conditions: 

  • Acne 

  • Texture 

  • Acne Scarring 

  • Large Pores 

  • Sun Damage 

  • Hyperpigmentation 

  • Age Spots 

  • Scaly Skin

$700 | Reve Peel Fresh Fresh

$800 | Reve Peel Fresh Classic | Requires a consult, call before scheduling

All options include a month of medical grade skincare.

How Do Chemical Face Peels at Lushful Aesthetics Work?

A chemical peel utilizes a solution of actives (mainly acids) to induce a controlled injury to the outermost layers of the skin. The body removes the damaged skin via “peeling,” and the new skin that is revealed underneath has improved texture and more even pigment. Facial chemical peels also work beautifully to improve acne/blemishes by increasing the cell turnover rate of the skin and may help to reduce acne scars. Depending on the concern being targeted, as well as the area being treated, multiple sessions may be required for optimal results if you want to utilize facial chemical peels for hyperpigmentation or dark spots. Patients of our men’s med spa who receive this service are provided with medical-grade skincare to optimize and maintain their results.

Pre-Care | Post-Care
  • Do not wear makeup to your appointment at our NYC MedSpa. 

  • Avoid shaving, waxing, or chemical hair removal for at least 48 hours prior to your chemical face peel appointment. ​

  • If you’re prone to cold sores, begin taking your medication at least 3 days prior to your appointment.


Do chemical peels hurt?

This varies depending on the chemical peel itself and the patient's pain tolerance. The Reve Peel Fresh and Reve Peel Enlighten Plus are not particularly "spicy". However, the Reve Peel Classic is a  strong chemical peel that will address several skin conditions. This peel can be more intense for many. We utilize a medical grade cooling device to help with the initial stinging sensation. Once the peel has dried, the stinging sensation is very mild and tolerable. It will remain like this until it is washed off. Upon washing the peel off the skin will feel like you experienced a sunburn. Utilizing the post-care medical grade skincare provided will help soothe your skin and improve your results from the peel.

How long does it take to see results from a chemical face peel?

Patients will start peeling usually starting on the third day after the chemical peel treatment at our NYC MedSpa. It will take a full week for the patient to stop peeling (there may be some residual peeling one to two days after). Once the patient has stopped peeling they can fully appreciate their results, such as reduced acne scars, from the chemical peel.

What’s the downtime?

Recovery from a chemical skin peel is a week. Meaning, patients will be peeling throughout the week and need to be extremely conscious of avoiding sun exposure for the first week. SPF 50+ should be utilized following the chemical peel for at least two weeks to ensure proper protection.

Are facial chemical peels safe to do during the Summer?

It depends. Chemical peels can be safe to do in the Summer if the patient is completely out of the sun during the week-long recovery period. They must also have very limited sun exposure during the second week of treatment, along with appropriate sun protection (SPF 50+). Many patients find this challenging during the Summer months, but if they do want to proceed with a chemical peel it is possible with the appropriate safety parameters in place.

I have deep acne scars, can a chemical peel help with acne scar removal?

Yes! Chemical peels are great for improving the texture of your skin. It can take a combination of treatments such as chemical peels, microneedling + exosomes and laser resurfacing  to address significant scarring. But patients can expect an improvement with more luminous skin after every treatment.

Do chemical peels help with pigmentation?

Patients can appreciate luminous skin, reduced acne, softer skin, refined pores, and improved acne scars. The desired results of a facial chemical peel can help to minimize the appearance of skin conditions, such as acne, acne scars, and other forms of discoloration.

Chemical peel vs. laser resurfacing, what is the difference?

The difference between chemical peels and laser resurfacing is that chemical peels utilize acids to resurface the skin, stimulate collagen production and lift up pigmentation and texture issues. While laser resurfacing utilizes specific wavelengths of energy to target various specific concerns within the skin. Both modalities are highly effective and depending on your skin concern and skin type, one may be more effective than the other. That being said, oftentimes patients with complex acne scarring, significant texture, or prominent deep set wrinkles and fine lines will require a combination of chemical peels, microneedling + exosomes, and laser resurfacing to receive optimal correction.