Circadia Chemical Peels

WHAT IS Superficial Peel?

Chemical Peels are classified according to strength, with Superficial Peels being the mildest form, so gentle it’s often called, “the lunchtime peel.” The most common peeling agents in a Superficial Peels are Glycolic Acid and Salicylic Acid, and more gentle ones are based with simple fruit enzymes. These peeling agents are blended with other mild potions to create a liquid or paste formula that is applied to the skin for a duration of time long enough to penetrate only the epidermis.  This process breaks down the binding elements of the skin’s top layer, causing dead skin cells to shed off to reveal the fresh, healthy underlying skin.

Chemical Peels are tailored per patient. Superficial Peels are customized to address minor skin irregularities like discoloration, acne, surface scarring, fine lines, and sun spots. Superficial Peels are also used to prepare the skin for deeper peels or to enhance the efficacy of other more invasive procedures that treat severe conditions like cystic acne, melasma, photodamage, dyschromias, and actinic keratosis.

WHO IS Superficial Peel FOR?

Superficial Peels are safe and effective on all skin types and can be applied to the face, neck, and body.

HOW IS Superficial Peel DONE?

During treatment the skin is cleansed and then a solution is evenly applied with gauze, small brush, or cotton-tipped applicator.  The solution stays on the skin for a length of time according to the specifics of your peel, usually no more than 15 minutes, and is then neutralized by water or alcohol and removed with gauze or cotton.

While the solution is active, the sensation will vary according to the strength of the peel, but a Superficial Peel does not require anesthesia or pain medication. During the treatment, most people will experience a temporary burning sensation followed by some mild numbing or stinging that is easily managed with a handheld air cooling device.


A Superficial Peel takes 10 to 15 minutes for the face; larger body parts will require more time.


After treatment, your skin will immediately look red with some possible swelling, drying, and flaking that will subside as quickly as the next day, or over several days with more aggressive treatments. Makeup can be applied as early as two hours after the treatment to conceal any redness.

Taking caution to properly moisturize skin before and after this treatment will lessen these effects dramatically.


It takes the skin approximately 5 days to heal itself after a Superficial Peel, at which point you will start to see first signs of results that will maximize after a week post treatment.

Results include minimized pores, fine lines, sun damage, and acne, and moderate improvements in tone, texture, and coloration. Skin will appear tighter, smoother, more even, and radiant for up to 2 to 3 weeks post treatment.


Minor results are realized after the first Superficial Peel treatment; optimal results will accumulate after 5 to 6 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart.

Duration: 30-45 minutes.

Price: $150

New customer price: $119.