chemical peels

♫ When I get that feeling, I need chemical peeling ♫

Turn back the hands of time! 

Cell turnover is the key to glowing skin 

Never under estimate the power of a peel 

Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to turn back the hands of time and have come a long way since Samantha Jones in her black beehive hat! If you have dull, uneven, acneprone or aging skin, a chemical peel may be exactly what you need to revitalize your complexion. Cell turnover reduces dramatically as we age resulting in dull, congested skin. Chemical peels stimulate cell turn-over to address premature aging, acne due to male hormones or high bacteria levels, skin discoloration, sun damage and other common skin concerns. Book your peel consultation today, for glowing skin tomorrow!

How do Chemical Peels work?

Chemical peels work with the help of alpha hydroxy (AHA) and beta-hydroxy (BHA) acids that raise the acidity of the skin to around a 3.8 pH level. Normally, skin has a pH of around 5.5, by changing the pH level, it chemically loosens the cells that form the “glue” between dead skin and healthy skin. When that bond is chemically broken up, exfoliation occurs and dead skin are removed to reveal healthy skin underneath. This process promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells, revealing glowing skin!

How often should I get a Chemical Peel?

At DBB, we suggest getting a medical grade peel four times a year, typically at the change of the seasons. We will apply medium strength peels to promote cell turn over during your routine monthly facials. We encourage you to take care of your investment by using our retail strength peels as part of your “at home skincare regimen.”

Are there different kinds of chemical peels?

Yes, and at Downtown Beauty Bar, we know that one size does not fit all. During your peel consultation, your medical aesthetician or RN will determine which peel is best for your skin’s condition.


Lactic Peels use the AHA family of acids and are recommended for dry, dull and uneven skin tone. Chemical peels using lactic acid treat skin at the superficial level and provide a gentle exfoliation to remove your skin’s outer layer and dirt buildup. Leaving your complexion clear and bright!


Salicylic peels use the BHA family of acids and are typically used for treating congested, oily and acne-prone skin. Salicylic peels exfoliate the skin on a superficial level to cleanse pores, reduce oil and combat acne. It’s not nicknamed “Draino for the pores” for nothing!


Glycolic peels use the AHA family of acids and are recommended for treating aging, sun damaged and hormonal skin. Glycolic peels deeply penetrate the skin, delivering a number of benefits, such as dissolving sebum (oil), stimulating collagen production, exfoliating dead skin cells and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. A key factor in turning back the hands of time.

Can chemical peels be combined with other treatments?

Yes. Chemical peels are an excellent addition to have with other treatments, such as Botox, dermal fillers, PDO threads, dermaplaning, and the facials. Using a combination of treatments will help you achieve your desired beauty goals.