chemical peel

We offer Jessners, TCA, and Glycolic acid peels in Dublin, which are cosmetic procedures intended to enhance the appearance of the skin on the face, neck, or hands. During the process, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, which causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off, and the new skin that replaces it is usually smoother, less wrinkled, and may have less damage than the old skin.

There are various advantages of chemical peels over other treatments available in medical spas, such as:

  1. Exfoliation and Improved Skin Texture: These peels offer deep exfoliation, which removes dead skin cells and promotes new cell growth, resulting in improved skin texture and a more radiant complexion.
  2. Reduction of Fine Lines and Wrinkles: By stimulating collagen production, these peels can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, especially under the eyes and around the mouth.
  3. Acne and Acne Scarring Treatment: Some types of peels can help manage acne by unclogging pores and reducing the appearance of acne scars.
  4. Hyperpigmentation, Sun Damage, and Age Spots: These peels can reduce hyperpigmentation, sun damage, and age spots, leading to a more even skin tone.
  5. Minimally Invasive: Compared to surgical procedures, these peels are minimally invasive, offering significant improvements without the need for cuts or incisions.
  6. Customizable Treatments: These peels are available in various strengths and types (light, medium, and deep peels), allowing for customization based on the individual’s skin type, concerns, and desired results.
  7. Short Recovery Time: Light and medium peels usually have a short recovery time compared to more invasive procedures, and people can often return to their normal activities immediately or within a few days.
  8. Cost-Effective: Despite offering significant improvements in skin appearance, these peels can be more cost-effective than other more invasive cosmetic procedures.

However, it’s vital to note that not everyone may be suitable for these peels, and the choice between a chemical peel and other treatments should be based on an individual’s skin type, specific skin issues, and desired outcomes. Consulting with a dermatologist or a professional at a medical spa can help determine the most appropriate treatment plan.


What are the different peels that you provide?

We provide Jessners peel, TCA peel and Glycolic acid peels. The distinctions among Jessners peel, TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) peel, and a peel that blends 50% Glycolic Acid with 12% Hydroquinone and 8% Kojic Acid mainly depend on their composition, depth of penetration, primary utilization, and the particular skin worries they tackle. Let me elaborate on each of these:

Jessners Peel

  • This type of peel is called a combination peel, which usually consists of lactic acid, salicylic acid, and resorcinol in an ethanol solution. Each component has a different target on the skin layers and aspects.
  • In terms of its depth of penetration, this peel is classified as a medium-depth peel, but the extent of its penetration can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of layers applied.
  • This particular peel is known to be highly effective in treating acne, oily skin, mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, and fine surface wrinkles. It works by unclogging the pores, reducing oil production, and improving the overall texture and tone of the skin.

TCA Peel

  • This peel is composed of Trichloroacetic Acid, a chemical that is not harmful and causes the upper layer of cells to dry up and peel off.
  • Depending on the concentration of TCA used, the depth of penetration of this peel can vary from medium to deep. To achieve a medium-depth peel, lower concentrations are used, whereas higher concentrations are used to achieve a deep peel.
  • These peels have a variety of applications and can be used to treat deeper wrinkles, more severe sun damage, moderate lines, and pigmentation issues. They aid in the production of collagen and elastin, resulting in firmer, more youthful-looking skin.


50% Glycolic Acid Peel with 12% Hydroquinone and 8% Kojic acid Peel

  • This peel is a combination of Glycolic Acid (an AHA), Hydroquinone, and Kojic Acid (both skin-lightening agents).
  • Depending on the concentration, the depth of penetration of these peels is generally considered to be superficial to medium. The 50% Glycolic Acid concentration is at the higher end of the spectrum, which makes it a potent peel for renewing the skin.
  • The primary use of this combination is to address pigmentation issues, including melasma, sun spots, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid are both effective in reducing melanin production, which lightens dark spots and evens out skin tone.

Key Differences between these peels

  • The depth and intensity of Jessners and TCA peels can vary, with TCA potentially penetrating deeper. Even at a high concentration, Glycolic Acid peels are generally shallower than high-concentration TCA peels.
  • Jessners peel is great for mild pigmentation and acne, while TCA peels are more versatile, targeting deeper wrinkles and scars.
  • The Glycolic Acid peel with Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid is designed to treat hyperpigmentation and achieve an even skin tone.
  • These peels have unique compositions that make them suitable for different skin concerns. The addition of Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid to a Glycolic Acid peel targets skin lightening, which is not a primary focus of Jessners or TCA peels.

When choosing between these peels, it’s crucial to consider your specific skin concerns, desired outcomes, and any potential sensitivities or contraindications. A consultation with a skincare professional or doctor is advised to determine the most suitable peel for your skin type and goals.


What are the common skin conditions treated using chemical peels?

Different types of chemical peels are designed to treat particular skin problems. The following is a catalog of typical skin concerns that these peels address:

Jessners Peel

  • The salicylic acid element found in this treatment is effective in reducing the severity of acne and acne scars by unclogging pores and breaking down oils. It also plays a role in minimizing the appearance of acne scars.
  • If you have oily skin, this peel may be of interest to you, as it has the ability to regulate oil production, which results in a decrease in skin greasiness.
  • This peel is effective in treating mild to moderate hyperpigmentation such as age spots, sun spots, and melasma, as it exfoliates and renews the skin surface.
  • One of the benefits of this peel is that it promotes a smoother texture by removing the outer layers of skin, which also helps to minimize fine lines and surface wrinkles.
  • If you suffer from a dull complexion, this peel can rejuvenate your skin, giving it a more radiant appearance.

TCA Peel

  • This peel is suitable for addressing moderate to severe hyperpigmentation issues, more significant than those that Jessners peel can handle.
  • Higher concentrations of this peel can penetrate deeper into the skin, effectively stimulating collagen production and addressing deeper wrinkles and fine lines.
  • These peels can help with sun damage, including actinic keratosis and other precancerous lesions, by removing damaged outer skin layers.
  • These peels promote skin regeneration and can help improve scarring, including acne scars and other types of facial scars.
  • While not their primary indication, these peels can help improve the appearance of stretch marks to some degree.

50% Glycolic Acid Peel with 12% Hydroquinone and 8% Kojic acid peel

  • Melasma: The combination of these ingredients is highly effective in the treatment of melasma, which is characterized by patches of discolored skin.
  • Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH): This peel can effectively lighten dark spots resulting from skin injuries such as acne.
  • Sun Spots and Age Spots: The peel can help reduce the appearance of sun damage, leading to a more even skin tone.
  • Freckles: The peel can lighten freckles caused by genetics or sun exposure.
  • Dull Skin and Uneven Skin Texture: Glycolic Acid works to exfoliate the skin’s surface, while Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid help to brighten the complexion.

Key Points to Consider

  • Jessners Peel is recommended for people with oily or acne-prone skin, as it can also help improve mild pigmentation and texture issues.
  • TCA Peel has a wider range of uses, as it can be used to treat deeper wrinkles and scars, as well as significant sun damage and pigmentation problems. It is a good option for those looking for more intensive rejuvenation.
  • Glycolic Acid Peel with Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid is a specially formulated peel designed to address hyperpigmentation and skin lightening. It is particularly effective for people with melasma, sun spots, and uneven skin tone.

It’s important to note that the effectiveness of these peels may vary depending on individual skin types and conditions. It is recommended to consult with a professional to determine the most suitable peel and to customize a treatment plan for optimal results.


How many sessions of chemical peel is needed for the common skin conditions?

The amount of sessions required to manage typical conditions can be influenced by various factors such as the gravity of the condition, the person’s skin type, and their reaction to treatment. The following is a brief summary of each type of peel:

Jessners Peel

  • Typical skin concerns addressed include acne, mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and uneven skin texture.
  • For noticeable improvement, it is generally recommended to undergo 3 to 6 treatment sessions, with intervals of 4 to 6 weeks between each session. To sustain the results, maintenance treatments may be required every few months.

TCA Peel

  • Typical issues that can be addressed through the treatment include moderate wrinkles, acne scars, significant sun damage, and more pronounced hyperpigmentation.
  • The number of sessions required for the treatment varies; in the case of deep TCA peels, a single treatment is often recommended due to their intensity and the significant recovery time required. However, deep peels are relatively uncommon, primarily due to the higher risk of side effects and longer downtime associated with the treatment.

50% Glycolic Acid Peel with 12% Hydroquinone and 8% Kojic acid Peel

  • Typical skin conditions that can be treated with chemical peels include severe hyperpigmentation, melasma, and sunspots.
  • A series of 4 to 6 sessions are typically recommended to significantly lighten hyperpigmentation, and these sessions are spaced 4 weeks apart. The number of sessions required can vary based on the severity of the pigmentation and how the skin responds to the chemical peel. Maintenance treatments may be necessary to sustain the lightening effect, particularly if the underlying cause of the pigmentation, such as sun exposure, is not controlled.

Key Points

  • The number of sessions required for a chemical peel can differ significantly from person to person.
  • A skincare expert can create a customized treatment plan based on your skin type, condition, and desired outcomes. They can modify the plan based on how your skin reacts to the initial sessions.
  • Consistent maintenance treatments can help sustain the results of a chemical peel and manage any new or recurring skin problems.
  • It’s crucial to follow the guidance of a skincare professional and follow the aftercare instructions to reduce risks and support the healing process. Adequate skin care, including sun protection, is necessary to maintain the results of any chemical peel treatment.


How to prepare for chemical peel treatment?

Pre-care instructions play an important role in achieving optimal results and reducing potential side effects of a chemical peel. Although specific recommendations may differ depending on the type of peel and individual skin characteristics, there are general guidelines that are usually suggested:

  • Protect your skin from direct sunlight exposure and sunburn for at least one week prior to your peel as sun-damaged or tanned skin can increase the risk of uneven pigmentation and other complications.
  • Discontinue the use of retinoids, exfoliating agents (such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid), and any products containing benzoyl peroxide or sulfur for about a week before the peel to avoid increasing skin sensitivity and potentially leading to excessive peeling or irritation when combined with a chemical peel.
  • Inform your skincare professional about your skin history, including any history of cold sores, facial warts, or recent cosmetic treatments. This information can affect pre-care instructions and the choice of peeling agents.
  • Keep your skin well-hydrated in the days leading up to your peel as moisturized skin responds better to chemical peels and heals faster.
  • Avoid waxing, depilating, or using hair removal creams on the treatment area for at least one week before your peel to prevent skin irritation.
  • Smoking should be avoided before and after your peel to optimize skin recovery and results as it can impair healing.
  • Inform your practitioner about all medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs and supplements, as certain medications like aspirin or ibuprofen might need to be paused or adjusted since they can increase the risk of bleeding.
  • Cosmetic injections, laser treatments, and other skin procedures should be avoided for a period before your chemical peel, as suggested by your skincare professional.
  • Having gentle, hydrating skincare products ready for use after your peel can be helpful. This includes a gentle cleanser, moisturizer, and broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher, although this is more about post-care.
  • If you’re undergoing a medium or deep peel, or if you have sensitive skin, your practitioner might recommend a consultation and a patch test to assess how your skin reacts to the peeling solution.

By following these pre-care instructions, you can help ensure that your skin is in the best possible condition for a chemical peel, resulting in more effective outcomes and a smoother recovery process. Always adhere to the specific guidelines given by your skincare professional since they may have additional or customized advice based on the type of peel and your skin’s needs.


What can I expect post a chemical peel treatment?

Expectations for the outcome of this treatment can differ depending on the depth of the peel, whether it’s light, medium, or deep. Nonetheless, there are comparable experiences and care requirements for all types. Here is what you can usually anticipate after receiving a peel treatment:


Immediate Post-Peel Effects


  • Redness and Sensitivity: You’re likely to observe redness and feel sensitivity in your skin, much like a sunburn. This is typical and differs in intensity and duration based on the depth of the peel.
  • Peeling and Flaking: Peeling typically begins a few days after the treatment. Light peels can cause mild flaking, while moderate and deep peels can result in more pronounced peeling that lasts longer, often several days to over a week.
  • Tightness and Itching: As the old skin starts to peel away, you might feel tightness and itching. It’s important not to scratch or peel off the flaking skin manually to avoid scarring.


Care and Recovery

  • Moisturization: Keeping your skin hydrated is vital. Use a gentle, fragrance-free moisturizer to help soothe and hydrate the skin. Your skincare specialist will recommend suitable products.
  • Sun Protection: Your skin will be more vulnerable to sun damage after the peel. Stay away from direct sunlight as much as possible, and apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher every day, reapplying as necessary.
  • Avoid Certain Products and Activities: Avoid using exfoliating agents, retinoids, and other potentially irritating skin care products for a period as advised by your practitioner. Also, avoid strenuous exercise, saunas, and anything that might cause excessive sweating for the first few days to prevent irritation.
  • Gentle Skin Care Routine: Use a gentle cleanser and avoid scrubbing or using hot water on your face. Pat your skin dry gently without rubbing.
  • Follow-Up Care: Depending on the type of peel, follow-up visits may be necessary to monitor your healing process and apply post-peel treatments if needed.


Healing Time

  • Light Peels: Recovery usually takes about 4-7 days, with minimal downtime. You can usually continue with your daily activities.
  • Medium Peels: Expect a recovery period of about 7-14 days. You might prefer to stay indoors during the initial days when peeling is most intense.
  • Deep Peels: These require the most downtime, with a recovery period that can extend up to several weeks. The skin needs careful monitoring to manage healing and prevent complications.



Immediate vs. Long-Term Results: Some results, like brighter skin, may be noticeable immediately after the peeling process ends. However, the full benefits, especially from medium and deep peels, such as reduced wrinkles and scars, can take several months to fully manifest as the skin heals and collagen production is stimulated.


Side Effects and Risks

While chemical peels are generally safe, there is a risk of side effects, especially with deeper peels. These can include infection, scarring, changes in skin coloration, and allergic reactions. Following pre and post-care instructions carefully and choosing an experienced practitioner can help minimize these risks.

After a chemical peel, it’s crucial to follow your skincare specialist’s specific instructions to ensure the best possible outcome and to support your skin’s healing process.


What all conditions needs additional consultation and precaution before going for chemical peel treatment?

Before undergoing this treatment, it’s crucial to discuss your medical history and current health status with your skincare professional, as certain conditions can increase the risk of adverse reactions.

  1. Active herpes simplex (cold sores), warts, open wounds, psoriasis, eczema, or dermatitis in the treatment area can increase the risk of complications.
  2. If you have used Isotretinoin (Accutane) within the past six months to a year, you may be at a significantly higher risk of scarring and other adverse effects due to its impact on skin healing and regeneration.
  3. The hormonal changes during pregnancy and breastfeeding can affect skin sensitivity and healing, and certain chemicals used in peels have not been established as safe for pregnant or nursing mothers.
  4. If you have a tendency to form keloids or hypertrophic scars, you may experience abnormal scarring after a peel. If you have recently undergone cosmetic treatments, such as laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, or fillers in the treatment area, you may be at higher risk of complications if the skin has not fully healed.
  5. Recently sunburned skin or skin that has been significantly exposed to the sun prior to the peel can be more prone to adverse reactions, including uneven pigmentation.
  6. Use of certain medications, including but not limited to, topical retinoids, antibiotics, or medications that increase photosensitivity, can affect the skin’s response to this treatment.
  7. Allergic reactions to the chemical agents used in the peel itself or to pre/post-treatment products are also possible.
  8. Individuals with darker skin types are at a higher risk of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) or hypopigmentation following this treatment.
  9. Conditions such as lupus, scleroderma, or other autoimmune disorders can affect healing and increase the risk of complications.
  10. Waxing or depilatory use can increase skin sensitivity and should be avoided in the treatment area for a specified period before and after the peel.

To minimize the risk of adverse reactions, it’s important to provide your skin care professional with a comprehensive medical history and to follow all pre- and post-care instructions. A qualified professional can help determine whether this treatment is suitable for you, considering any potential risks based on your specific conditions or health status.


Why choose Onestop Aesthetic Travel and Wellness Center for your aesthetic procedure like Chemical Peel?

At Onestop Aesthetic Travel and Wellness Center, the majority of the procedures are performed by the doctor herself or are closely supervised by Dr. Anuja Garg. Our clinic’s doctor has received training in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Board of Aesthetic Medicine, and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Obesity Medicine. With over 15 years of experience treating patients, she is fully capable of handling any complications that may arise. Therefore, you can rest assured that you are in safe hands when receiving treatment at Onestop Aesthetic Travel and Wellness Center.

How much does it cost to get one session of the chemical peel?

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What other treatments do you provide at your clinic?

We provide a plethora of aesthetic treatments including Botox, Dermal Fillers, Laser skin resurfacing. You can check the complete list on this page.


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