Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are an ideal way to treat skincare concerns such as pigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne and acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles and more. Aponi Aesthetics offers various levels of peels depending on the condition you wish to treat. All new patients consult with one of our skin care professionals to determine which level peel is appropriate for not only for your skincare concern, but also for your lifestyle.

We use only medical grade peel products to achieve the best results possible in a safe, confidential environment. We have carefully selected various peel products from Vitality Institute (VI Peel) and Skin Medica so you can be assured that you are receiving top quality products… at competitive prices.

To treat sagging skin please visit our skin tightening page for details about ThermiTight.

vi peel

VI Peels consist of a proprietary blend of TCA, Phenol, Salicylic Acid,Vitamin C, Reintionic Acid and a mineral blend. There are various strengths offered include:

  • VI Peel – Basic Level II for aging skin
  • Precision – Intermediate Level III for more advanced aging skin
  • Precision Plus – moderate to high Level IV for hyperpigmentation and sun damage
  • Purify – Basic Level II for acne
  • Purify Precision Plus – moderate Level IV for acne scarring and uneven skin tone

For more information on the VI peels, click here.


Skin Medica peels available are:

  • Vitalize peel – Basic Level I for the “beginner peeler”
  • Rejuvenize peel – Intermediate Level II

For more information on the Skin Medica peels, click here.

What are the benefits of Chemical Peels:

  • Brighten skin
  • Smooth texture/tone
  • Stimulation of collagen
  • Treats acne and reduces acne scarring
  • Reduce appearance of pores
  • Reduces sun damage (i.e. pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles)

Who should refrain from having Chemical Peels?

  • Used accutane within one year
  • Allergy to aspirin or any of the ingredients in peels
  • Pregnancy / Breastfeeding

What to expect during the treatment (peels may vary):

Skin will be thoroughly cleansed to remove oils from skin. A prepping solution will also be used to remove any additional traces of dirt and oils. Oils can prevent the peels from penetrating the skin and reduce the overall results. Lips and mucus membranes are then protected with Aquaphor.

The actual peeling solution is applied to the area, in some cases, multiple passes of the acids will be conducted. During this process, the patient can hold a fan to their skin if they are uncomfortable. Some may experience a slight tingling feeling. An SPF will be applied to the area treated post op. We recommend wearing a sunscreen and moisturizer throughout the day everyday for at least a week. Patients will experience a slight tightness for the first 24-48 hours. Skin may be red, warm and possibly itchy for the first 24 hours.

Post Peel Care:

While skin is peeling, we recommend no picking or peeling dead skin. This could lead to permanent scarring and pigmentation. Some of the peels come with an at home skin care kit that is used while skin is peeling. Gentle facial cleansers are recommended, no scrubs, exfoliants or loofahs. Sun exposure should be avoided for at least one week and sunscreen is important every day to maintain results.

Before and After Vi Peel Precision Plus
Courtesy of Suzanne Sladder, RN Palo Alto CA

Before and after Vi Peel Precision
Courtesy of William Turner, Longview, WA

If you are interested in learning more about the chemical peels offered, please contact our office at 508-791-2900 to schedule an appointment that is convenient for you!

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