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Betahydroxy (BHA) such as salicylic acid is used for surface exfoliators. BHA’s such as salicylic acid dissolve oil and is used for oily skin and acne. Salicylic acid is derived from sweet birch, willow bark and wintergreen. Salicylic acid also has antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties. They are a group of chemical preservatives with antioxidant capabilities, […]

Before You Buy a Chemical Peel

Before you buy a Skin Laboratory chemical peel, ask yourself, “Is a chemical peel right for me?”  To help you make a decision you should know changes you may need to make before a peel and how to choose the right peel. An example of why you shouldn’t use a chemical peel is that you must stop […]


Learning about Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA) helps when selecting a peel and is great for general skin care knowledge. The biggest difference between the two hydroxyl acids (BHAs and AHAs) is their lipid (oil) solubility. Alpha-Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) are water soluble and Beta-Hydroxy Acids (BHAs) are oil soluble. BHAs are able […]


AHA (Alpha Hydroxy Acid) is a collective name given to a group of fruit acids. The more common of the AHAs are glycolic (in sugar cane), citric (in citrus fruit) and tartaric (in grapes). They are used to exfoliate the skin chemically. How AHAs Work The Alpha Hydroxyacid is known for its anti-aging effects and […]

Using a Peel

Artificially removing the outer layer of skin helps speed up the body’s natural process of skin renewal. It can be done by a process called peeling or exfoliating. The skin grows back without replicating many of the problems that have developed during its life-such as fine lines, sun damage, dark spots etc. Consistently removing the outer […]

Does skin “peel”?

“Peels” can be deceiving because they will not necessarily induce a visible peel. Each person’s skin responds differently. While many people do notice visible peeling or sloughing, frequently, exfoliation is at a cellular level and not apparent to the naked eye; however, the peels will create a tighter and firmer complexion and appearance. Unfortunately, there […]

Results from a Peel

While individual results may vary, our clients are extremely satisfied with their results, which include: softening of the fine lines/wrinkles around the mouth/eyes; improvement in skin quality and texture; and improvement in complexion. Maintaining Skin The results are real, subjects had an average thickening of collagen of 20% after a period of 6 treatments performed […]

Peel Benefits

Immediately after the peel, you should notice a little redness or irritation, which only lasts a short time. Afterwards, you will notice softening of fine lines and wrinkles, and a leveling of acne scars and fading of hyperpigmentation. A chemical peel is a non-surgical solution to reveal newer, fresher skin for the face, neck and […]

Choosing the Best Peel

Choosing the Best Peel: Skin Laboratory offers different types of chemical peels to suit your specific needs. All of them will help with things like exfoliating the skin and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. But if you are looking for the BEST peel for your condition, the following list will help you select it. The peels […]

Choosing a Chemical Peel

A chemical peel is a non-surgical solution to reveal newer, fresher skin for the face, neck and hands. A chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing the older damaged layers to blister off. The benefits of chemical peels include the following: Lightens dark patches, freckles and age spots Reduces fine lines around mouth and […]

Chemical Peels Overview

What is a Chemical Peel It might not have the most pleasant sounding name in the world, but a facial chemical peel is a safe, commonly used method for treating acne, age spots, brown spots, large pores, fine wrinkles, bags under the eyes, and uneven skin pigmentation. The traditional chemical face peel procedure involves the […]

Chemical Peels for Different Skin Types

Can Your Products be Applied to All Skin Types? Absolutely! Our products were designed specifically for multiple skin conditions. However, careful selection for blending reasons must be done. Some skin conditions make specific products more critical. For example, some patients can very easily be more prone to hyperpigmentation (variations in skin color). This can be […]