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Aging and environmental factors such as UV exposure and smoking can cause the skin to look dull and damaged. A chemical peel in Toronto, Ontario, from Bertucci MedSpa is a resurfacing treatment that uses exfoliating acids to smooth and refine damaged outer layers of the skin, restoring some of its natural beauty. Our practice offers 3 levels of exfoliation – light, medium, and deep – with various acidic formulations that can be customized to your specific concerns.

Chemical peels may be used for a number of purposes, including improving skin lustre, evening out skin tone, reducing melasma, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles and improving acne scars in Toronto, to name a few.

Dr. Vince Bertucci and the professionals at Bertucci MedSpa are available to help you determine which level of treatment is right for you. To learn more about different chemical peels in Toronto, Ontario, contact us or call 905-850-4415 today. Bertucci MedSpa is located in Woodbridge, Ontario, and serves men and women in Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Thornhill, Mississauga, Barrie and all of Greater Toronto.

Depending on the level of exfoliation and the type of acid used, a chemical peel can produce mild, moderate, or dramatic results. We will recommend the appropriate treatment based on your skin type, the nature of the issue and aesthetic preferences.

Light Peels
• Smooth out surface imperfections
• Refine and re-texturize the skin
• Improve skin lustre and melasma
• Improve acne

Medium Peels
• Reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles
• Even out skin tone and melasma
• Reverse prior sun damage

Deep Peels
• Improve acne scars
• Lessen the look of deeper wrinkles
• Restore a more youthful appearance
• Remove certain pre-cancerous growths 

Your treatment professional will thoroughly cleanse the skin before applying the chemical solution. Depending on the strength of the peel, the solution may remain on the skin between 1 to 5 minutes or longer. Some patients using topical acne medications may be asked to stop 3 to 5 days before their chemical peel.

As your skin heals, you will be able to enjoy brighter, fresher skin with enhanced radiance and clarity. Visible signs of acne, sun damage, and skin discoloration should begin to gradually fade as new, healthy skin is revealed. Because results are cumulative, we usually recommend a series of 4 to 6 glycolic acid peels every 4 weeks for optimal results. For stronger peels, a single treatment may be able to produce the desired results. Individual results can vary based on the existing condition of your skin and what you are looking to achieve.

Q: Are There Any Side Effects?
A: Side effects of chemical peels may include some redness, flaking, and dryness. You may also notice an increase in skin sensitivity, which should subside within a few days. Sun exposure should be avoided and a sunblock should be applied regularly after treatment. Deeper peels often result in more redness and some scabbing.

Q: What Type of Acid Is Used?
A: Some of the chemical peels offered by Bertucci MedSpa include: glycolic, kojic, trichloracetic (TCA), and Dermamelan. Glycolic and kojic acid are typically used for light to medium peeling while TCA and Dermamelan are intended for medium or deeper procedures. Your treatment professional can determine which type of treatment will be most effective for your specific needs.

Q: How Do I Care for My Skin after Treatment?
A: In addition to wearing sunscreen daily, we generally recommend applying a moisturizer that contains glycolic acid, or other products containing a Vitamin-A derivative. This will help to enhance the effects of your chemical peel between treatments and comfort your skin as it heals. People using a topical acne medication may be asked to refrain from taking their medication for a few days after their procedure so as to reduce the risk of irritation. Skin care instructions vary with each peel and will be reviewed with your by our experienced staff.

Q: What Other Options Are Available?
A: BOTOX® Cosmetic and dermal fillers may be performed after a chemical peel to provide additional anti-aging benefits. Some individuals choose laser resurfacing procedures for their many benefits.

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