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Chemical Peels Specialist

Replenish Health & Wellness Center

Holistic, Anti-Aging, and Functional Medicine located in Long Island, NY

Chemical Peels Q & A

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a technique used to improve the appearance and smooth the texture of the skin. A chemical solution is applied to the skin that causes it to exfoliate and eventually peel off. This process can take up to 2 weeks. Chemical peels are used to treat a number of conditions including acne scars, aging skin, crow’s feet, hyperpigmentation, melasma, scars, sun damaged skin, sagging skin, and wrinkles. The new skin that forms is very sensitive to sunlight. It is very important to avoid the sun and wear SPF for 1-2 weeks after you receive your chemical peel.

What is PCA Skin Care?

PCA Skin® prides itself on being a manufacturer of gentle, yet effective skin care products and skin condition treatments that work at a cellular level. As an originator in blended chemical-peel formulations, PCA Skin® is recognized in many medical textbooks as an experienced provider of professional-grade products to the medical and aesthetics markets. After two decades in the industry, it remains a leader in the industry in producing high-quality and highly effective skin care products.

PCA Skin® products focus on many skin conditions that are difficult to treat and improve upon without professional-grade formulations. Skin conditions such as acne, hyperpigmentation, sensitive and aging are conditions that significantly improve through long-term treatment with PCA Skin® products.

PCA Skin® products that focus on a condition and are used with one another ensure improvements in your skin's look, texture and feel. PCA’s broad spectrum of SPF protection products are recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. 

PCA Skin® doesn't use synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, petro-chemicals or chemical preservatives. Its products aren't tested on animals, too.

What is a Jessners Peel?

One of the keys to achieving healthy, beautiful skin is understanding the science behind the professional treatment products your clinician may use during your appointment so that you feel comfortable with them pushing your skin to its appropriate limits. A popular peel type amongst professionals is a Jessner’s peel for how it aids in correcting common skin challenges like acne and uneven pigmentation. Learning about some of the basic science behind a Jessner’s peel is beneficial for helping those that are seeking safe and effective results to feel more comfortable.



A Jessner’s peel is a peeling solution that is designed to improve skin on a deeper level. It combines lactic and salicylic acids with resorcinol to exfoliate while treating conditions such as acne and hyperpigmentation. 
PCA SKIN was the first in the business to formulate a modified and enhanced Jessner’s peel called PCA Peel®, allowing treatments to be performed on a wider range of clients with increased benefits.

PCA SKIN’s PCA Peel® range include kojic and citric acids, and hydroquinone blended in a traditional Jessner’s solution for safe and effective results for a variety of skin types. 


Most PCA SKIN peels are self-neutralizing treatments, meaning they can be layered and left on the skin. The use of water or a comparable neutralizing substance is not needed. All PCA SKIN liquid chemical peels are blends of a variety of peeling agents at lower percentages making them gentle, effective and able to deliver more desirable, beautiful results.

Sensi Peel

Formulated as a unique peeling option for all patients, including those with highly sensitive skin. This gentle 6% TCA solution will improve surface texture and brighten the skin while helping to promote an even skin tone. This multi-faceted and skin-brightening treatment is an excellent option for sensitive skin.

PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free

This enhanced Jessner’s formula is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin or those allergic to hydroquinone. This treatment will help unclog pores, clear acne and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of brighteners and alpha and beta hydroxy acids, it also is an excellent choice for correcting pigment discolorations and maintaining even pigmentation for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone

This formula is for those who want an even skin tone, and have no sensitivity to Hydroquinone. This peel helps promote an even skin tone as well as a clear complexion. This peel is best for clients with rough textured skin, that is not sensitive.

PCA Peel with Hydroquinone and Resorcinol

The most potent of Jessner formulas, this peel provides a more even skin tone and exfoliation for thicker, oilier and more resilient skin types. It is also excellent for those with cystic acne and asphyxiated skin (dry on the surface, oily underneath) or those who require deeper treatment.

Ultra Peel I

The most suitable candidates for this treatment are those with resilient skin. This treatment rejuvenates the skin and improves the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

Ultra Peel Forte

This enhanced Jessners formula is ideal for more sensitive skin types, ethnic skin, or those allergic to hydroquinone. This treatment will help unclog pores, clear acne and rejuvenate the skin. With its blend of brighteners and alpha and beta hydroxy acids, it is also an excellent choice for correcting pigment discolorations and maintaining even pigmentation for those with hydroquinone sensitivities.