Chemical Peels & Facials

Best Medical Grade Chemical Peels & Facials in Kitchener Waterloo. Only at The Premier Cosmetic Clinic & Medical Spa of the Kitchener Waterloo Region.

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Chemical peels exfoliate the skin and help treat almost any skin condition from acne, scarring, hyperpigmentation, and general skin aging.

Medical Grade Chemical Peels and Facials are applied to the skin to refine the pores, improve acne, brighten your skin, and smooth your complexion. Our medical treatments stimulate cellular growth through exfoliation. You will leave refreshed, rejuvenated, brighter, and feel younger! Chemical peels should form the foundation of every individuals general skin routine and should be combined with more advanced treatments like Botox, Dermal Fillers, Microneedling, and PRP.

Most people believe they may end up peeling and shedding a lot of skin. Chemical peels are also not a one-size fits all. Each peel differs depending on skin goals. Both the Jessner and Vivier Peel are self-neutralizing and take about 3 days before peeling may begin. You will want to leave the peel untouched for about 6-8 hours to really promote the results and allow the peels to penetrate the skin properly.

Best Chemical Peel Results:

You will notice a difference to your skin after 1 treatment but for chronic issues like scarring and acne you may need between 4-6 treatments to notice significant improvement. Initial treatments are recommend every 4 weeks for the first 3 months and then every 2-3 months for maintenance.

We offer 3 different treatments. Each peel varies from each other depending on the type of skin, skin goals, and the specific acids used.

Vivier Peel:

Rich exfoliating formula for a quick refresher. Exfoliates your skin, rejuvenating it’s appearance. Softens wrinkles and fine lines, reduces aging, blemishes. Reduces appearance of melasma and rosacea. Firms the skin. Reduces pimples and acne marks. Tightens pores. Improves skin complexion.

The Vivier Chemical Peel is a nice way to work up to a Jessner. It contains the same acids, just at less potency. So you’ll still reap the same benefits, just at a lower percentage. 

A Vivier Peel is great for skin maintenance, and for those that have a big event coming up that they want to look their best for. It helps remove any of the greying and uneven skintone by getting rid of any dead skin cells sitting on your face and clogging your complexion and pores. It will bring back a glow to your face. 

Jessner Peel:

Higher strength deeper peel for more targeted acne treatment. All the benefits of the Vivier Peel with just a bit more kick for the patient struggling with acne. The Jessner Chemical Peel is a safe and effecive way of maintaining your skin (and can be used on your back and chest too!). The Jessner peel falls between a superficial peel and a deep peel. This means the peel only affects the upper layer of the dermis. What is contained in it are salicylic, lactic, and resorcinol acid. 

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels use naturally occuring exfoliating acids to deconstruct the top layer of skin and trigger a response from the skin layers below. Your skin naturally will exfoliate itself, but it happens too slowly to adequately treat skin damage and aging. Chemical Peels will promote the shedding of skin which leads to the removal of skin damage, and an improvement of pigmentation, acne, scarring, wrinkles and improves elasticity. 


What is the difference between the acids?

Salicylic acid is keratolytic in nature and will dissolve hardened skin cells.  It also dissolves oil and skin debris that cause white and blackheads, while also containing anti-inflammatory properties that reduce redness from breakouts and scarring. Lactic acid adds hydration and it also is a tyrosinase inhibitor which gently exfoliates your skin. This is what helps prevent and combat any pigmentation. . The resorcinol has natural antiseptic properties, which treat acne and acne scarring. It is also the lightening and brightening component of the peel. 

Chemical Peel Aftercare:

The most important thing to do prior to a peel is to stop any retinol products and prescriptions for 2 weeks prior to a peel. After a chemical peel, it is essential to stay away from the sun as your skin will be more sensitive to UV rays. You’ll want to avoid the sun and sun tanning until healing is complete. SPF should be used daily (and used regardless of a chemical peel). If sun exposure is not avoided, hyperpigmentation can occur. Avoid any picking of the peeling skin as this will cause scarring. 


What does Chemical Peel treatment look like?

Skin is cleansed and toned as much as possible. After cleansing and toning, the skin is now prepared and ready for the actual acid to be applied. Regardless of whether the skincare analyst has selected a Vivier or a Jessner peel, a test patch is applied and “hot spots” are watched for. If there is immense discomfort, the peel will not occur. If there are no “hot spots”, then the peel is then applied to the rest of the face. The peel is left to penetrate on the skin for about 2-3 minutes, and then a second layer is then added and left to penetrate again. A corrective agent may then be applied on top, which can be anything from a retinol to vitamin c, to hyaluronic acid, but will not always be placed depending on the results intended. A neutralizing agent is then applied, followed by sunscreen.


Glow Medical Facial:

Our in-house formulated “Glow Medical Facial”. This is not your typical “spa facial”. Our Glow Medical Facial uses high quality, medical grade ingredients and combines the best part of a Facial, with the best part of a Peel. This high grade cleansing and exfoliating medical grade facial fights aging, treats acne and scarring, rosacea, melasma, and fine lines and wrinkles. Only high grade Medical Grade Products will be applied during your Facial. You will leave with healthier, glowing, and more radiant, youthful skin.

Any Downtime?

Downtime is minimal. There may be some redness or peeling post-treatment for 4-5 days. Avoiding excessive sun exposure day of and several days after is a must! We also recommend using on of our recommended brands of sunscreen to protect your skin.

At Kitchener Waterloo Cosmetic Clinic all treatments are done under the Medical Directive of Dr. Rayhaan Dawood MD. CCFP. We are a medical facility and take your care seriously. Our staff are professionally trained and ready to attend your needs.





570 University Ave E, Unit 2

Waterloo ON, Canada N2K 4P2

Phone: 519-746-8237
Email: info@kwcosmetic.com
Hours: By Appointment Only