Welcome to The Skin Center, a great destination for transformative chemical peel treatments in Buffalo, NY. Chemical peels have surged in popularity, thanks to their efficacy in addressing a range of skin concerns. Known for their versatility, chemical peels can rejuvenate the skin by removing dead skin cells, reducing signs of aging, and improving overall texture and tone.

Procedure & Effectiveness

Our chemical peel process is designed to ensure the highest standards of safety and effectiveness. The process begins with a 30-minute consultation appointment where our expert specialists perform an in-depth skin analysis. This discussion includes an overview of the various chemical peel options we offer, tailored to address your specific skin needs. Following your selection, we will schedule your treatment session, customizing it to benefit your unique skin type and concerns.

Explore Our Range of Specialized Acid Peels

At The Skin Center, we believe in a personalized approach to skin care, which is why we offer a diverse selection of acid peels. From rejuvenating aged and photodamaged skin to treating oily, acne-prone conditions, our acid peels are designed to deliver targeted results. Below, we delve into the distinct benefits and applications of each acid peel we provide, ensuring you find the perfect match for your skin’s needs.

  • Glycolic Acid Peel: This peel is a powerhouse for treating aging and photodamaged skin, effectively minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. Its ability to penetrate deeply makes it perfect for rejuvenating the skin, revealing a smoother, more youthful complexion.
  • Pyruvic Acid Peel: Designed to combat premature aging, the Pyruvic Acid Peel diminishes fine lines, wrinkles, and acne blemishes, promoting a more even skin tone. Its antioxidant properties also help to protect the skin from environmental damage, enhancing skin resilience.
  • Salicylic Acid Peel: Tailored for oily and acne-prone skin types, the Salicylic Acid Peel excels at unclogging pores, reducing breakouts, and controlling surface oil. Its anti-inflammatory benefits also soothe the skin, reducing redness and promoting a clearer complexion.
  • Mandelic Acid Peel: The Mandelic Acid Peel is gentle yet effective in reducing skin redness, improving skin color, texture, and reducing pore size. It’s particularly suitable for sensitive skin types, offering a less irritating solution to achieve radiant skin.
  • Jessner’s Peel: The Jessner’s Peel targets mild to moderate hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles, illuminating the skin with a brighter, more even complexion.
  • Eye and Mouth Peels: Specifically formulated for the delicate areas around the eyes and mouth, these peels utilize lactic acid and TCA to firm the skin, diminish fine lines, wrinkles, and reduce dark circles. They provide targeted treatment for these sensitive regions, restoring a youthful vitality and brightness.

Our diverse range of acid peels offers targeted solutions for a variety of skin concerns, ensuring that every client can achieve their ideal skin health and appearance. Treatment sessions typically last between 15-20 minutes, depending on the type of peel and the areas being treated. For optimal results, we generally recommend undergoing a series of about 4 peels, done every 2-4 weeks. Followed by a maintenance peel every 6-8 weeks. This frequency allows your skin to recover fully between sessions while maximizing the benefits of the peel. At The Skin Center, we’re committed to providing personalized care that aligns with your skin’s needs and your cosmetic goals, ensuring a rejuvenated, radiant complexion with each visit.

Gain insight into the transformative journey of a chemical peel with our video walkthrough. This video provides a comprehensive look into our chemical peel process, from the initial consultation through to the application and the stunning results you can expect. Discover how our expert clinicians use a variety of peels to address various skin concerns like acne, sun damage, fine lines, and uneven skin tone. You’ll learn about the meticulous preparation, the application method, the sensation during the treatment, and the care post-procedure, all aimed at revitalizing your skin with minimal downtime. Whether you’re considering a chemical peel for the first time or looking to understand more about the process, this video will provide you with the clarity and confidence to take the next step towards radiant, healthy skin.

Chemical Peel Treatment

Patient Instructions for Chemical Peels

Before your chemical peel treatment at The Skin Center, it’s important to follow specific guidelines to ensure the best possible results and a smooth treatment experience. Here’s what you need to know:

Preparing for Your Chemical Peel Treatment

To ensure the best possible results from your chemical peel and to minimize any potential side effects, it’s important to properly prepare your skin for the treatment. Follow these guidelines:

  • Avoid Sun Exposure: Minimize sun exposure for at least two weeks prior to your treatment to prevent sunburns, which can affect your skin’s healing process and increase the risk of unnecessary skin irritation after the peel.
  • Stop Using Certain Skincare Products: Discontinue the use of retinoids, exfoliating agents, and any products containing alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or benzoyl peroxide at least one week before your appointment.
  • Do Not Wax or Use Depilatory Creams: Avoid waxing, depilatory creams, or any other hair removal methods that affect the skin’s surface in the treated area for at least a week before your peel.
  • Inform Your Specialist About Your Medications: Some medications can impact the peeling process. Share your current medication list with your specialist, especially if you’re taking any acne medications.
  • Hydrate Your Skin: Ensure your skin is well-hydrated by using a gentle moisturizer leading up to your appointment. Well-hydrated skin can handle the peel better and recover more smoothly.
  • Postpone If You Have Active Skin Issues: If you have any active skin infections, or cold sores,, reschedule your appointment until after they have fully healed.

For more details on how to prepare for your laser tattoo removal session and what to expect, download our Patient Instructions for Laser Hair Removal.

Post-Treatment Care for Your Chemical Peel

Proper care after your chemical peel is crucial for your skin’s recovery and to maximize the benefits of your treatment. Follow these essential steps:

  • Avoid Direct Sunlight: Protect your new skin from sun damage by avoiding direct sunlight, especially in the first week post-treatment. When going outside, wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher.
  • Resist Peeling or Picking: As your skin begins to peel, it may be tempting, but avoid picking or peeling off the flaking skin. This can increase the risk of scarring and uneven skin tone.
  • Use Mild Skincare Products: Stick to gentle, non-irritating skincare products without any active ingredients like AHAs, BHAs, or retinoids until your skin has fully healed. Additionally, wait at least 24 hours after your peel before applying makeup to allow your skin to breathe and recover without any blockages.
  • Stay Hydrated: Drinking plenty of water helps your skin heal and regenerate more efficiently, contributing to the overall health and appearance of your complexion.
  • Skip Strenuous Activities: For the first 24 to 48 hours, avoid activities that cause excessive sweating or heat exposure, as this can irritate the treated skin.

Chemical Peel Before & After Photos

Embark on a visual journey of transformation and renewal through our curated gallery of before and after images. From addressing acne scars and uneven skin tone to reducing fine lines and sun damage, these images highlight the diverse concerns our skilled team can tackle, offering you a glimpse into the potential of your own skin transformation. Explore the real, tangible outcomes our clients have experienced and imagine what The Skin Center can do for you.

Glycolic Acid Peel

Before and After Glycolic Acid Peel

Pyruvic Acid Peel

Before and After Pyruvic Acid Peel

Salicylic Acid Peel

Before and After Salicylic Acid Peel

Mandelic Peel

Before and After Mandelic Acid Peel

Jessner’s Peel

Before and After Jessners Acid Peel

What Our Clients Say About Us

At The Skin Center, we’re proud of the transformative experiences we provide through our chemical peel treatments. But don’t just take our word for it—read what our clients have to say about their journey to radiant, rejuvenated skin.


Awesome place, Amazing staff. Love that they listen to your concerns and find a solution that your comfortable with. Great Results!!!


Appointments run on time. I like the reminder calls of upcoming appointments. If they get canceled it's always in advance. Staff is very friendly. They love their job.

Ready to Start Your Skin Transformation Journey?

Inspired by our clients’ success stories? Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover how our chemical peel treatments can reveal your skin’s true potential.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to remove the top layers. The skin that grows back is smoother and younger-looking. Chemical peels are used to treat wrinkles, skin discoloration, and acne scars.

Are chemical peels safe?

Yes, when performed by a qualified skincare professional, chemical peels are safe. The key to safety is following the pre-treatment and post-treatment care instructions provided by your specialist to avoid any complications.

How long does a chemical peel take?

The procedure typically takes between 15-20 minutes, depending on the type of peel being performed and the area being treated.

Will I experience any pain during the treatment?

You may feel a tingling or a slight stinging sensation during the application of the peel, but this is generally not painful. The sensation is temporary and usually subsides once the peel is neutralized.

What can I expect after a chemical peel?

After a chemical peel, you can expect some redness, dryness, and peeling of the skin, which can last from a few days to a week, depending on the depth of the peel. Following the post-treatment care instructions is crucial for a quick and smooth recovery.

How often should I get a chemical peel?

The frequency of chemical peels depends on the type of peel and your specific skin concerns. Generally, superficial peels can be done every 2-4 weeks, while deeper peels may require more time between sessions.

Can chemical peels remove acne scars?

Chemical peels can improve the appearance of mild acne scars by removing the outer layer of the skin and promoting new, healthy skin growth. However, the effectiveness varies depending on the depth and type of the scars.

Is there anyone who should not get a chemical peel?

Individuals with active skin infections, certain acne medications, or a history of keloid scars should consult with a skincare professional before undergoing a chemical peel. Pregnant or nursing women should also avoid chemical peels.

How do I know which type of chemical peel is right for me?

The best way to determine the most suitable type of chemical peel for your skin concerns is by consulting with a skincare specialist. They can assess your skin type, concerns, and goals to recommend the most effective treatment.

What is the difference between a chemical peel and a facial?

While both treatments aim to improve the appearance of the skin, chemical peels are more intensive, targeting deeper layers of the skin to address issues like fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. Facials are more superficial and are geared towards cleansing, exfoliating, and hydrating the skin.

Get in Touch with The Skin Center

Choosing The Skin Center for your chemical peel treatment means entrusting your skin to leading specialists in Buffalo, NY. Our customized approach ensures that you receive the most effective treatment for your specific skin concerns. Take the next step towards radiant, healthy skin by contacting us today.

To schedule an appointment, please call (716) 712-1050 or fill out the contact form below.