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What Is a Chemical Peel?

Our chemical peel in Pittsburgh is a cosmetic treatment that uses a chemical solution to remove the top layers of the skin, revealing smoother, healthier, and less wrinkled skin underneath. It's used to address a variety of skin issues, including wrinkles, acne scars, uneven skin tone or texture, sun damage, and age spots. The chemical solution used in the peel causes the skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off, hence the name "chemical peel". Chemical peels come in three different strengths: light, medium, and deep. The Gloss Peel is a light peel that gently exfoliates the skin's surface.

About the Gloss Peel

Among our most popular facial pick-me-ups is the Gloss Peel, a painless, superficial chemical peel created to revive stressed-out skin cells and boost your youthful glow. It is among the first chemical peels created to be effective without wounding or harming the skin in the process. 

Using trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, azelaic acid, cell turn-over enhancers, and Vitamin A, the Gloss Peel is very mild. You will be able to undergo treatment and then return right away to your normal routine. You will also receive a take-home product kit to complement your in-office session.

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Candidates for a Pittsburgh Gloss Peel

Understanding which chemical peel is right for your skin type is an art form, and should not be attempted by inexperienced practitioners. The skin is a very delicate and complex organ that deserves the expertise of a board-certified facial plastic surgeon such as Dr. Leong, who personally oversees every treatment to ensure its effectiveness, appropriateness and comfort levels. 

We will meet with you for an in-depth consultation at our Pittsburgh offices and complete a preliminary evaluation of your complexion. Patients seeking a natural and refreshing procedure that boosts their skin’s suppleness and vibrance may be ideal candidates for this painless chemical peel in Pittsburgh, PA - the Gloss Peel.

Key Benefits of the Gloss Peel

  • Provides youthful, radiant skin
  • Can help lighten the skin
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces enlarged pores
  • Treats acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines
  • Appropriate for all skin types
  • Cost-effective
  • Painless
  • Treats mild signs of aging
  • Requires no downtime
  • Restores self-confidence

What Can I Expect After My Procedure?

After your Gloss Peel, you will be sent home with a kit that contains a perfume-free cleanser, sunscreen, retinoid pads, and a moisturizer containing niacinamide. It’s common to experience facial redness for up to five days after your peel; however, any actual peeling or flaking should be minimal. You are advised to use sunscreen every day in order to protect your newly minted skin from hyperpigmentation. The Gloss Peel can be repeated twice a year.


Do chemical peels damage your skin?

When conducted or overseen by a board-certified plastic surgeon, such as Dr. Leong, chemical peels are exceptionally safe. However, it’s critical to carefully follow pre-and-postop instructions to reduce the risk of skin damage.

Can you see results after one peel?

Yes! You may notice a significant improvement in the appearance of your skin tone and texture in as little as one Glossy Peel treatment. Because a peel functions as an exfoliant, it quickly and drastically improves the superficial quality of your skin.

Who is not a good candidate for chemical peels?

You may not be a good candidate for chemical peels if you have the following:

  • A history of abnormal scarring
  • A higher risk of developing pigmentation issues
  • Used specific acne treatments within the last year, such as Accutane
  • Skin conditions or medications that increase your skin’s sensitivity

Which is better, Microneedling or chemical peel?

Microneedling and chemical peels treat similar concerns but produce different results. Chemical peels remove damaged skin layers, and microneedling induces a healing process that replaces skin damage by filling it in with collagen.

Why Should I Select Sistine Aesthetics for My Gloss Peel?

From our beautiful results and dedicated nurse injectors to our chic Pittsburgh office décor, Sistine Aesthetics may quickly become your new home away from home. All treatments are overseen by Dr. Leong, an internationally renowned board-certified facial plastic surgeon who is celebrated for his minimally invasive injection techniques. Dr. Leong will supervise your personalized care, ensuring that you are never treated as just a faceless number. With us, you are unique. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation to receive one of the best treatments of chemical peels Pittsburgh has to offer.

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