Chemical Peels



Chemical Peels that reveal your best skin.

All ages

Once a month or as part of a professional treatment plan

Results typically last 4 weeks 

 Over 25 000 treatments have been done

No downtime

Facial chemical peels cause minimal discomfort that is well tolerated by most clients

15 minutes

Suitable for all skin tones and types, even darker skin

Novuskin, Las Vegas’ premiere membership MedSpa offers chemical peels to safely reveal your best, most beautiful skin. A chemical peel is exactly what it sounds like: it’s the use of chemicals to peel away the skin. Your skin is made up of layers upon layers of skin cells. The deep cells in the dermis are the newest cells. We can’t see these cells until they move outwards towards the epidermis. To help speed up this process, we can use chemical peels to remove that outer layer, so we can see the new, fresh, healthy cells. 

Chemical peels come in many strengths, often named light, medium, and deep peels. These peels may include a number of different chemicals, mostly plant-based, or naturally occurring in our bodies.

You can have chemical peels performed at a MedSpa like Novuskin, and you can also help achieve some of the effects at home. While home-based peels are less intense than medical grade peels, they can still be effective at keeping the skin soft. Medical grade peels are much stronger and can help minimize fine lines and wrinkles, reduce acne as well as black and whiteheads, improve the look or rosacea, minimize scars and skin damage, and generally improve the skin’s tone and texture.

This is the treatment you’ve been waiting for.
Healthier, more beautiful skin without needles or downtime.

Type of ChemicalWhat it DoesWho it’s Best ForAt-home / In-spa Use
Glycolic AcidBrightens skin, improves skin texture, reduces fine lines, increases the rate of cellular turnoverAll skin types (including darker (black) skin / african american skin), especially for early signs of agingBoth
Salicylic AcidHelps control acne breakouts, reduces blackheads and whiteheads, clarifies pores, removes oil buildup, clarifies skinAcne-prone and oily skin, those with large pores (including darker (black) skin / african american skin)Both
Lactic AcidProvides moisture, clarifies tone and texture, lightens pigmentation and sun damage spots, and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinklesAll skin types, especially for dry, damaged skin or skin with pigmentation spotsBoth
Mandelic AcidHelps improve the rate of cellular turnover and encourages collagen production for firming effects, helps regulate sebum production, and decreases the look of hyperpigmentationAll skin types, especially sensitive skin and can be used on those struggling with acneIn-spa use 
RetinolGentle peel that is used to improve overall skin tone and texture, reduce acne and oil production, and smooth fine linesAll skin types (including darker (black) skin / african american skin), but should be used sparingly on sensitive skin Both
TCA (trichloroacetic acid)A strong peel that can help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize the appearance of scars, lighten dark spots, reverse sun damage, and minimize pore sizeAll skin types, but should not be used on darker skin as it can cause skin lighteningIn-spa use 
AHA (alpha hydroxy acid)Allow for visibly brighter skin with a youthful glow, reverse the look of skin damage, help to smooth fine lines and wrinkles, treat and prevent acne, and promote an even skin toneBest for dry skin, or for people with thicker skinIn-spa use 
BHA (beta hydroxy acids)Help control oil production and acne breakouts, deep cleans poresBest for oily, acne-prone skinIn-spa use 

Types of Chemical Peels

Common ingredients in chemical peels and their uses:

Chemical Peel Treatment

Skin peel treatment using chemical peels have come along way since they were first introduced, decades ago. Now, effective chemical peels can help treat many skin conditions without scabbing or other adverse effects that cause you to have excessive downtime.

At Novuskin, we use medical grade, in-spa chemical peels for the improvement of:

Anti Aging
It can help remove wrinkles and fine lines. Laugh lines, crows feet, and skin laxity can all be improved

The appearance of freckles and sunspots can be lessened

Hydration & Skin Tone
Your skin will be hydrated, look plump and full, and be radiant and glowing

Skin will be smooth and even, pores will be cleansed, and skin congestion will be diminished

Chemical Peel Benefits

The effects after a chemical peel can often be seen immediately, but you’ll notice the results continue to be seen for a few days following, as the skin slowly sloughs away.

Benefits of a Chemical Peel

  • The skin on the face looks revitalized
  • Excellent effects for skin lightening on pigmentation or dark spots
  • Excellent results for evening areas of skin discoloration
  • Anti-aging – Smoothed fine lines and reduced wrinkles for aging skin
  • Oil production is reduced in teenagers and adults to get rid of acne
  • The skin is revitalized and rejuvenated to look younger and brighter
  • The skin is smoothed to improve the skin’s texture
  • Can be helpful at removing the look of scars
  • Can minimize and shrink pores

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Chemical Peel Before and After

Chemical Peel Treatment Cost

How much does a chemical peel cost? Our chemical peel services are members-only VIP treatments. The price of our treatments is included in your membership cost.

Novuskin is a membership-based MedSpa. We believe in a membership model because we believe consistency (regular skin assessments, treatments, and at-home care) is the only way to have truly healthy skin.

Learn more about our affordable Novuskin VIP membership options.

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Celebrities Who Use Chemical Peels

Novuskin knows that these celebrities use chemical peels on their face to look and feel their best.

Jennifer Aniston

Gwyneth Paltrow

Courteney Cox

Joanna Vargas

Freida Pinto

Beauty is a Feeling

With chemical peels feel beautiful! Radiant, like a star!

About Novuskin Staff

At Novuskin, we’re your chemical peel specialists. We’re ready and waiting to help you get the relief you want and deserve. We can’t wait to see you glow!

Our team consists of licensed medical staff, Aestheticians, Laser Techs, and Beauty Consultants. 

Our Aestheticians are highly trained professionals who’ve studied extensively to deliver world-class technological treatments with excellence. Aestheticians are trained to know the physiology of the skin at a cellular level, and to understand the relationship between the science of our bodies and the technological treatments we offer.

We’ve performed more than 58,000 treatments for our members.

You’re in excellent hands at Novuskin.


What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a facial treatment that uses chemicals for a deep exfoliation, peeling away the dead layers of skin cells, exposing the bright and fresh layers underneath. The chemicals are applied directly to the skin, usually of the face. Chemicals used in chemical peels can also help to improve the skin’s moisture levels, and can also have other positive benefits, like helping to speed up cellular turnover, lighten dark spots, and boost collagen production. Chemical peel burn is uncommon, as newer chemical peels are formulated to be effective, yet protect the skin from too much chemical exposure.

What does a chemical peel do?

Chemical peels really work to help deeply exfoliate the skin. The chemicals are gently laid on the skin, then they do their magic, breaking down the outermost layer of skin and helping to expose the fresh layers underneath. As they ‘eat’ through the dead skin, they also help to open up the pores and destroy debris and oil trapped inside. As the chemicals absorb into the skin, they can help make the deep layer – the dermis – more healthy by improving the rate of cellular turnover and encouraging the production of collagen.

What stages does this procedure havel

The chemical peel process is quite simple. But in some cases, your treatment may include other technologies alongside a chemical peel. Continue reading to learn what happens during the chemical peel portion of a treatment.

All our chemical peels are performed by our skincare professionals; aestheticians who know exactly how to make sure they use our chemical peels safely and effectively. You’re in great hands at Novuskin.

Before your chemical peel, you will have had a complete skin analysis and consultation, and we will have developed a treatment plan for you. So, your aesthetician will be familiar with your needs and goals beforehand, but they will still talk to you about the procedure, and what will happen throughout. We encourage you to ask questions about your treatment if you have them.

At the start of your treatment, your aesthetician will thoroughly cleanse your skin, gently wiping away makeup and other residue. When your skin is ready, we will gather any necessary supplies and begin gently applying the chemicals. Normally, they are applied with a soft brush that helps us apply it in just the right places. 

The chemical peel will go on much like a face mask. It will be light and may feel a little like a cool cream, but will likely warm up quickly. It won’t be massaged into the skin. It’s possible you may feel a little uncomfortable during your chemical feel. While chemical peels don’t typically cause pain, they may cause an itchy sensation and may feel like mild burning. After the allotted time, the chemicals will be removed with a cool, soft cloth. 

You may experience redness after your chemical peel. It should fade within a few hours. Your aesthetician will give you complete after-care instructions following your treatment. 

Does it hurt?

While chemical peels don’t typically cause pain, they may cause an itchy sensation and may feel like mild burning. Most people find our chemical peels tolerable. If at any time you aren’t able to tolerate your peel, your aesthetician can remove it. If you remove your peel early, you won’t get the full effect of the treatment, but you will receive the benefit of what the chemicals were able to do in the time they were on your skin.

How do I prepare for the procedure?

Before your chemical peel, discontinue uses of retinol or other chemicals and harsh products for 10 days. You’ll want to avoid direct sun exposure for 10 days as well. This will make sure your skin isn’t too sensitive for the chemicals, so they can be used safely. 

You can arrive without makeup on your skin, but if you have makeup on, we will remove it for you. The day of your peel, please try to apply as little as possible to your skin.

How long does a chemical peel take?

This depends on the treatment you book. Some chemical peel sessions can take 30-45 minutes. When chemical peels are part of another treatment, they typically take approximately 15 minutes of your treatment time.

What to expect during the procedure?

Our chemical peels are performed by our aestheticians. They will make sure they understand your skin concerns and goals before your session begins. Your skin will be cleansed so that it is free of makeup and excess residue and oil. Then, we’ll apply the chemicals to your skin. 

The chemicals will begin to dissolve the top layers of your skin, allowing new fresh layers underneath to be exposed. Your results will be seen almost immediately, and will depend on the chemical peel you receive.

Chemical peels are generally divided into three categories: Light, medium, and deep.

  • A light chemical peel provides a gentle peel with subtle changes in the look and texture of the skin over time. With a light peel, the outer layers of skin are removed. A light peel feels mildly uncomfortable and itchy, but is well tolerated. You may need a few hours to recover from mild redness, and downtime is generally not needed.
  • A medium chemical peel is a stronger peel that removes the outer layers of skin and part of the upper middle layers as well. This peel feels more itchy and might feel like something is irritating your skin. Sometimes, this peel takes a few days to recover from. Due to dry, peeling skin, you may need to take a few days to rest at home.
  • A deep chemical peel is the strongest peel available and provides the most dramatic results. It removes the outer layers of skin and the lower middle layer as well. These types of peels are not performed regularly. Usually, they are used only for a very specific medical purpose since recovery time may be significant — you may need a few weeks to recover from a deep peel.

What to Expect After A Chemical Peel

After your chemical peel, you’ll likely notice positive changes in your skin after a few hours, and you’ll see those results continue to improve your skin in the coming days and weeks. Depending on the strength of your peel, you may see results sooner or later. Your aesthetician will explain your results based on the treatment you receive.

Adverse reactions are not usually serious, but most people experience mild symptoms on their face after their treatment. Some of these may include:

  • Pink or red skin
  • Red blotches on the skin
  • Dry skin
  • Itching
  • Lightly peeling skin
  • Mild burning sensation

Depending on whether you have a light, medium, or deep peel, your reaction may be more serious. These reactions don’t mean the chemicals caused harm or that they are bad for you. But if they cause more significant peeling, the reaction will be stronger as well.

With deeper peels, you may see prolonged redness and significant peeling. 

Recovery Time

After a light chemical peel, you should recover in a few hours. After a medium peel, you may need a few days to a week to recover. Following a deep peel, you’ll likely need at least a few weeks to fully recover and healing time may be significant. Downtime for chemical peels is directly related to the strength of the peel

What do I do after my procedure?

Post chemical peel instructions and skin care will be explained in full at your treatment. General at home instructions:

  • Avoid washing your face for 24 hours or more to protect it. Don’t use any harsh chemicals and if you must wash, use a very soft cloth.
  • Use the best moisturizer you can daily to help protect your face from excessive dryness
  • Avoid using cosmetics on your face for the remainder of the day if at all possible
  • Minimize sun exposure following your treatment and be sure to apply sunscreen every day
  • Avoid coconut oil or other oils that can clog pores following your treatment

Can you wear makeup after a chemical peel procedure?

You can wear makeup after a chemical peel, but it’s not advisable. Your pores are fully cleansed and open, so you’ll want to keep them free of cosmetics for as long as possible to get the full effects of your treatment.

What not to do after a professional chemical peel?

Please try to avoid direct sunlight after a peel. Your skin will be very sensitive and vulnerable, so you’ll want to protect it from sun damage. 

You should avoid workouts that cause sweat as it may irritate your skin or even cause an infection. You’ll also want to avoid increased circulation that might cause excessive heat. It may cause excessive tingling or itching, and may prolong post-treatment redness.

Don’t use retin A or retinols, abrasive products, at-home chemical peels, or other exfoliants until your aesthetician says you are free to. Your peel exfoliated your skin very well, so don’t feel the need to exfoliate further.

How many procedures are needed to see results?

This depends on your goals and the strength of your peel. Most people see excellent results after just one peel. However, to reach your skincare goals, you may need more – even as many as 10 peels – to see your full results. How many treatments are needed to see results will be discussed at your consultation and included in a treatment plan.

How long will the results last?

This depends on your skincare goals and the strength of your peel. In some cases, results may only last a few weeks. In other cases, results may last years or even be permanent.

How often should you get a chemical peel?

How often you should get a peel depends on the strength of the peel. Light peels can be applied every month. Stronger peels may be applied every few months, or even only once every year or two. How often you can get a chemical peel will also depend on your tolerance and how quickly you heal. 

Are chemical peels safe?

Chemical peels are very safe when performed by qualified skincare specialists and dermatologists. While they technically damage your skin, they are carefully crafted to not cause unnecessary harm. When performed correctly, peels are good for your skin and provide a safe alternative to surgery.


We will make sure to discuss any contraindications, dangers, and risks to chemical peels at your consultation. If you feel you may have a contraindication, please feel free to ask your aesthetician. Some common reasons not to have a chemical peel:

  • If you’ve been using Accutane or other products or medication that thins the skin
  • If you’ve had recent cosmetic surgery or laser treatments
  • If you have psoriasis, active rash or open wounds on the face
  • If you have any infectious diseases
  • If you have high blood pressure or heart disease
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • If you have severe rosacea
  • If you’re suffering from active herpes simplex
  • If you have gotten a tattoo or permanent cosmetics in the past week
  • If you have folliculitis 
  • If you have skin cancer

Side Effects

A chemical peel can cause:

  • Red skin or inflammation; most people experience redness after their chemical peel. This is a normal reaction. 
  • After a medium or deep peel, the redness may last longer.
  • Peeling and scabbing.
  • Scaring
  • Unwanted skin lightening – a chemical peel can cause skin to become lighter
  • Infection – in some cases, the skin may become infected after your treatment
  • Allergic reactions like blotchiness or hives
  • Breakout after the treatment

Can we combine chemical peels with other procedures?

Yes, your chemical peel can be added onto other procedures we offer. Talk to your esthetician for more information.

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