Chemical Peels

In Chicago


Every individual deserves to feel confident and embraced in their own skin. While skin imperfections are a natural part of life and nothing to hide, they can sometimes affect our self-esteem. Know that if you feel this way, you're not navigating these feelings alone.

For those addressing concerns like aging signs, acne, or sun damage, a chemical peel might be the right solution. At Impressions Face + Body Clinic, our expertly administered chemical peels aim to rejuvenate your skin, helping you feel vibrant and letting your inner glow shine through.

Chemical Peels in Chicago

At Impressions, we aim to nurture confidence and deep love for one's skin. Everyone possesses innate beauty; our goal isn't to change that essence but to enhance it. We concentrate on subtle yet impactful modifications that seamlessly integrate with your natural look.

Incorporating treatments like our chemical peels into your self-care routine can be a transformative experience. Not only does it cater to your skin's aesthetic needs, but it also provides a moment of rejuvenation in your busy schedule.

What Is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a non-surgical treatment designed to improve the skin's texture, tone, and overall appearance. One of our trained medical professionals will apply the chosen solution to your skin. Over time, this solution will gradually peel away, revealing a smoother, more radiant complexion beneath.

Types of Chemical Peels

We offer five different types of chemical peels, each serving a slightly different purpose. Our team has the expertise to decide which type will be best suited to your unique skin.


Radiance Peel

Great for all skin types, a radiance peel treats wrinkling, sun damage, uneven skin tone, and acne scars. During the healing process, smoother, tighter, and brighter skin will emerge.

Alpha Hydroxy Acid Peel

An alpha hydroxy acid peel reduces pigmentation, exfoliates the skin, and stimulates collagen production, leading to smoother skin. If you have sensitive skin, this peel might suit you well.

Beta Hydroxy Acids Peel

Acne, pores, or oily skin will fade with a beta-hydroxy acid peel. This peel cleanses the skin by reaching deeper layers and helps remove bacteria.

Modified Jessners Peel

The modified Jessners peel is another excellent option for oily skin. It helps to reduce the tell-tale signs of aging and creates a youthful glow.

Retinol Peel

A retinol peel penetrates the deepest layers of the skin and is an excellent option for mitigating the effects of sun damage on the skin, such as aging and pigmentation.

Chicago’s Trusted Chemical Peel Specialists

Only a reputable specialist can give you the best chemical peel results. At Impressions, we are proud to have a team of highly skilled board-certified specialists who are vigorously trained in all five types of chemical peel procedures.

We have helped countless patients rediscover themselves and find joy in their appearance. No matter who you are or where you come from, we can also provide you with this experience.

What to Expect for Your Chemical Peel

From the moment you contact our clinic, we’re here to support you and answer any questions or concerns. You’re not only a patient to us—we see you as a person with goals and aspirations for how you want to see yourself.

Your Chemical Peel Consultation

As you embark on your journey with our team, you will be introduced to what’s involved in getting a chemical peel. One of our specialists will examine your skin and discuss your medical history so that we can make sure this procedure is right for you.

How to Prepare for Your Chemical Peel

To receive the best results from your chemical peel, we recommend avoiding at-home exfoliation, hair removal, and staying out of the sun before your transformation. Our team will tailor any additional guidelines to your needs.

During Your Chemical Peel

Our friendly team will welcome you into our clinic and get you comfortable. A licensed aesthetician will begin by cleaning your face before applying the chemical peel solution to your skin. You might feel a light stinging sensation, but it’s usually not painful. Once the ingredients have had time to absorb into the skin, they will remove the solution, allowing your skin to rejuvenate. The process usually takes up to an hour, making it an excellent option for busy people.

Chemical Peel Aftercare & Recovery Timeline

A chemical peel is a non-invasive skin treatment that requires minimal downtime. The recovery duration can vary: while some superficial peels may heal within a week, deeper peels might need a couple of weeks for full recovery.

During the healing process, your skin may be notably sensitive. Here are some aftercare recommendations:

Exercise: Refrain from activities that cause excessive sweating until your skin has fully healed.

Sun Exposure: Limit direct exposure to the sun. Once your skin begins to heal, use broad-spectrum sunscreen daily, even on cloudy days, to protect the newly emerged skin.

Skincare Products: It's best to avoid skincare products that contain exfoliating agents, retinoids, or high concentrations of alcohol. Consult with your dermatologist or skincare specialist about which products to avoid and when it's safe to reintroduce them.

Expect Skin Peeling: A natural part of the recovery process is the peeling of the skin. This allows for the rejuvenated skin to emerge. Try your best not to pick or peel.

Am I a Good Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

If you’re healthy, have shallow scarring, wrinkles, or discolored skin, and have realistic expectations of the results, you’re likely to be an excellent candidate for a chemical peel. We may recommend an alternative procedure if your skin concerns are more than superficial.

Chemical Peel Benefits

A chemical peel creates a youthful look by reducing fine lines, improving texture and tone, enhancing collagen production, and smoothing the skin. These physical benefits can also lead to improvements in your self-esteem and confidence.
How much does a chemical peel cost in Chicago?
The cost of a chemical peel depends on several factors, including the type of peel you receive. We will lay out the expenses involved during our consultation.
How painful is a chemical peel?
You might experience minor tingling, tightness, or a change in skin temperature, but chemical peels are usually painless. Our team will ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure.
What are the risks of a chemical peel?
Some people experience redness, swelling, itchiness, infection, and scarring after a chemical peel. These side effects are usually mild and temporary, and we take utmost care to minimize their occurrence.
How long do chemical peel results last?
Lighter chemical peels tend to last one to two months, while the strongest peels can potentially last years.
What procedures pair well with chemical peels?
The benefits of chemical peels are enhanced when combined with microneedling or microdermabrasion. Please contact our clinic to learn more about how we could do this.
How does a chemical peel work?
The chemical solution we apply causes a controlled “injury” and removes the top layer of the skin. As damaged cells are replaced by new cells, healthy and replenished skin emerges.
How often should you get a chemical peel?
Even a single chemical peel can have positive effects on the skin. If you receive a light or medium peel, you’ll likely experience enhanced effects by repeating the procedure every four to six months; each spaced a few months apart. The Impressions team will create the best plan for your needs
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