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Chemical Peel in Reno, NV


Here’s a great rule of thumb to go by when it comes to your appearance: Take care of your skin and it will take care of you. Our skin bears the brunt of the elements and can start to show signs of wear and tear. With aesthetic peels, Reno area clients can pamper their skin and revitalize it with exfoliation and stimulation. Chemical or aesthetic peels are a line of cosmetic skin treatments that can achieve a number of different goals. A specialized blend of chemicals is applied topically to the skin, which breaks up oils, dirt, and old skin cells. Different peels contain different blends of acids that can vary in strength depending on the goal of the peel. The strongest peel is the Obagi Blue Peel, which is designed to treat severe sun damage and wrinkles. The highly-experienced staff at Renovation Medical Spa inside the plastic surgery office of board-certified Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Charles Virden, will provide you with quality care and an effective treatment that can leave you looking absolutely beautiful. Renovation in Reno, Nevada wants to make looking more beautiful a quick and simple process that can give every client excellent results without eating away at their time. We offer a wide variety of aesthetic skin peels available for all skin types and conditions, including:

  • Cosmelan MD Peel
  • Glycolic Acid
  • Illuminize Peel
  • Lactic Acid
  • Rejuvenize Peel
  • Salicylic Acid
  • VI Peel
  • VI Precision Peel
  • Vitalize Peel


“Lori Nauman Dr. Virden’s esthetician is excellent! I love the way my skin feels after chemical peels. She communicates very well and explains all the options available I improve the appearance of my skin.”

– Z.B. / Yelp / Apr 09, 2014




The best candidates for chemical peels:

  • Are concerned about their skin tone or complexion
  • Have fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, hyperpigmentation, or uneven texture
  • Desire long-term results
  • Desire fresher, healthier skin


Before any chemical peel, the skin will be assessed to determine the exact skin concerns and the most appropriate type of peel. The skin will be thoroughly cleansed and prepped prior to the peel. The length of treatment depends on the type of peel administered. Afterwards, the patient will need to follow a skincare routine to protect the skin and enhance the effects of the peel. Additional treatments may be scheduled for maximum results.


The superficial/light chemical peel is the mildest form of peels that works by removing the outermost layer of skin. The peel is usually a diluted version of glycolic acid that is left on the skin for a few minutes. Afterwards, the skin will be slightly red, but there will be no downtime. The patient’s skin may peel slightly for 3 – 5 days and a series of treatments are usually required for optimal results.

A medium depth peel removes several layers of skin to treat deeper skin problems. These peels are good for moderate to severe lines and wrinkles, as well as moderate scars and other skin problems. TCA, or trichloreacetic acid, is applied in a controlled manner for a specific length of time. After a certain point, the acid will be neutralized to stop its effects. The recovery period is about 10 days for this peel and the results will be more dramatic than a light peel. 

A deep peel produces the most dramatic results, so it is reserved for more serious skin conditions. Since it’s an invasive procedure, local anesthesia or numbing cream may be used. Phenol acid is used for severe lines and wrinkles, various facial irregularities, and deep acne scars. It takes a patient about 14 days to recover since the peel is similar to second-degree burns. Most patients will only need one peel to reach their aesthetic goals.


Average Cost  $75 – $450


Problematic skin problems can be peeled away with a light, medium, or deep chemical peel. The peels are great at clearing up a number of skin issues, such as fine lines and wrinkles or tone and texture issues, to leave you with better, clearer, more rejuvenated skin. Call Renovation Medical Spa in Reno to schedule a chemical peel consultation or appointment.