Circadia Chemical Peel

Circadia chemical peels are formulated in various strengths and combinations to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, improve the appearance of mild scars, and to treat acne and pigmentation.

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Facial Chemical Peels | Riviera Spa Dallas

What is A Chemical Peel?

At its very essence, there is nothing to worry about. The chemicals are not exactly harsh industrial chemicals. They are a combination of natural acids and collagen as well as other chemicals which can be used safely on facial skin without doing anything more than giving it a thorough exfoliation and cleansing.

The peels do this by lifting the dead skin cell layer off the face. This reveals smoother, younger and newer skin underneath it.

Chemical peels contain acids like alpha-hydroxy, lactic acid, salicylic acid, or glycolic acid. These will help the top layers of the skin peel off naturally. It is not painful, and the skin underneath grows in a healthier, smoother and more perfect way.

The Benefits and Effects of A Chemical Face Peel

If you have dark spots, wrinkles, skin discoloration, acne scars or other imperfections, a face peel can improve them drastically.

You can get a light peel which contains a mild acid like alpha-hydroxy. This will lift off just the outer layer of the skin. It is good for dry, rough skin or for some skin discolorations.

A medium peel is stronger and contains something called TCA. This will get into the top and middle layers of the skin. This can benefit you if you have age spots, wrinkles or even freckles. If you have actinic keratosis, this type of peel can improve the appearance of the growths on your skin.

A deep peel also contains TCA or phenol. These get down deep to the middle layers of skin and eliminate damaged skin cells. This type of treatment improves lines, scars and age spots. Because it is so strong it is only to be used once.

Your skin will also benefit by growing back with much more smoothness, hydration, and brightness. For anyone who is troubled by signs of aging, the biggest benefit of a peel is looking years younger afterward!


Always have a professional dermatologist examine your skin before you do a peel for the first time. It is not good for anyone who is pregnant or nursing or anyone who has taken the drug Accutane. It is also not good for rosacea, dermatitis, or eczema. It is required to discontinue any products containing retinol three days prior to your chemical peel.

Chemical face peels can give you brighter, younger skin. Visit your doctor to get the okay for the one right for you today.  Book a Dallas Chemical Facial Peel today at Riviera Spa!

A chemical facial peel uses chemicals to remove the top layers of the skin on your face. This treatment can radically improve the appearance of your skin by removing dead skin cells, reducing wrinkles, fading blemishes, and reducing acne. 

By removing the top layers of the skin, more youthful and smoother layers of the skin show up. 

Chemical peels come in three types – light, medium, and deep peels. 

Light chemical peels – Uses mild acids like alpha hydroxy acid (glycolic acid, lactic acid), or beta hydroxy acid). 

Medium chemical peels – Uses a medical-grade chemical peel called Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), or Jessner’s solution. 

Deep chemical peels – Uses a powerful chemical peel called phenol.

The benefits depend on the strength on the strength of the facial applied:

Light chemical peel benefits: Light chemical peels only exfoliate the topmost layer of the skin (epidermis). This peel:

  • Brightens skin and makes reduces the appearance of hyperpigmentation 
  • Reduces uneven skin tone
  • Controls acne breakouts and gets rid of acne
  • Reduces dry skin

Medium peel benefits: Medium peels are more potent and they remove the epidermis and layer below it (top layer of the dermis).

A medium peel:

  • Reduces acne scarring 
  • Further reduces appearances of hyperpigmentation
  • Reduces wrinkles, especially around the eyes and mouth
  • Reduces appearances of age spots and freckles
  • Reduces and improves the look of acne scars

Deep chemical peel benefits: These peels remove the epidermis and the top and middle layer of the dermis. A deep peel:

  • Reduces signs of aging like deeper wrinkles, age spots, crow’s feet, and marionette lines
  • Reduces and improves the look of deeper scars
  • Eliminates precancerous skin patches

Before getting a chemical peel, your specialist will:

  • Ask you about your skincare goals – Your specialist will ask you about your skincare goals. You need to tell your specialist what you want and expect from the chemical peel facial. Knowing these details will help the doctor decide the best treatment option for you. 
  • Ask you about your medical history – Your specialist will ask you questions about your medical history, medications, and anything they believe is essential to know before selecting the right treatment plan.
  • Conduct a physical exam – Your specialist will examine the features of your skin, like its tone and thickness, and then decide what peel will best work for you.

After any chemical peel, you might notice that your skin will appear red, swollen, or irritated. 

After a light peel – Your skin might appear dry, red, or mildly irritated. It might take anywhere from one day to a week for your skin to come back to normal. 

After a medium peel – You might notice your skin looks swollen, red, or has some stinging. It might take around one to two weeks for the skin to return to its usual look.

After a deep peel – Severe swelling, redness, and burning sensations might occur. In some cases, the swelling may cause puffy eyelids. New skin will emerge after two weeks, though your redness might last a few months. 

Chemical peels are very good for your skin. Caveat – only if conducted by a plastic surgeon, a board-certified dermatologist, a licensed healthcare provider, or a trained skincare specialist (which we are). 

Do not apply a chemical peel yourself or get it done by someone who isn’t a professional. 

Before undergoing a chemical peel, there are a few things you need to keep in mind. 

Do not use retinol or Retin-A topical medication for at least 48 hours. Also, let your doctor know if you have a history of scarring, recurring cold sores, or facial x-rays. Inform your doctor of the medications that you take.

Chemical peeling has certain side effects, so it’s best to consult a professional before treatment. These include:

  • Infection – A chemical peel can lead to a fungal, viral, or bacterial infection. 
  • Change in skin color – Chemical peels might cause your skin to become lighter or darker than average. This occurs more in brown and black-skinned people.
  • Scarring – Chemical peels can cause scarring on the lower part of the face.

Light peels last anywhere from a month to two. Multiple applications of light peels can result in longer-lasting effects, with the best results lasting up to 6 months.

Medium peels last longer for 2 to 4 months or so durations. Like light peels, the results can last longer when applied regularly. 

Deep peels last much longer than both the above. It can last for decades. At best, a whole lifetime.

A chemical peel is much stronger than a facial. A chemical peel is akin to using a sledgehammer to get the job done (especially deep peels), whereas a facial is akin to using a screwdriver. 

Chemical peels are used for more advanced skin problems and signs of aging, whereas facials are better suited for surface-level skin issues. Chemical peels remove freckles, age spots, sun damage, and other deeper skin issues. However, they don’t nourish your skin with nutrients like some facials do. Facial also give your skin a radiant look.

Yes, dermatologists recommend chemical peels if your skin condition warrants one. The procedure has been in place for 50 years and is safe to undergo. 

A dermatologist will recommend the proper chemical peel treatment after looking at your skin type, skin condition, and your personal treatment objectives.

This depends on the strength of the peel used. You should get a light peel done every four to six weeks. The discomfort from these peels is minimal, and your skin will look even-toned in a week’s time. 

Medium peels should be done every three to nine months. Talk to your specialist and ask them for a more specific timeline. 

Deep peels are much stronger and should be done once every two years. Healing takes longer, and aftercare should be continued for a couple of months after treatment. 

Skin issues like scarring, acne, and wrinkles tend to be persistent, and basic over-the-counter solutions and mild treatments like facial won’t be enough to improve them. This is where chemical peels come in and they improve the appearance of your skin when other treatments won’t. 

If you’re looking for a professional to look at your skin and give you state-of-the-art chemical peel facials, visit our clinic or book a session with Riviera Spa Dallas today!