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Chemical Peel

Facial Treatment

Glowing skin is a beauty goal for millions of people. Skincare products and sun protection are excellent tools for helping skin look great. If you have stubborn concerns like acne, discoloration, or age-related skin changes, you may find that over-the-counter products aren't enough.


A chemical peel is solution applied to the face to remove dead skin cells and stimulate the growth of new cells. The aim is to improve the appearance of the skin – for example, by reducing age spots and evening out skin tone. 

Scroll down to see the different chemical peels available at Rockport Physical Medicine.



A Jessner's peel is a type of chemical peel to improve the appearance of your skin. Like other chemical peels, a Jessner's peel breaks down the surface layer of skin. The cells die off and slough away after the peel. Your body then begins a healing response, which brings new, fresher-looking skin to the surface.


Jessner's solution was invented nearly 100 years ago. A doctor named Max Jessner developed the formula as a way of treating benign skin conditions. His original formula contained several acidic ingredients that effectively break down the skin's surface layers and encourage new brighter skin to take its place.


Peels using Jessner's solution can treat a number of skin concerns, including:

  • Acne or acne scars

  • Age spots or other discoloration, including melasma

  • Dull complexion

  • Fine lines

  • Freckles or sun damage

  • Rough-feeling skin




The VI Peel from Vitality Institute is a medium-depth chemical peel that's administered by a licensed professional either in a medspa or doctor's office. There are six different types of VI peels, each with their own benefits, but in general these peels utilize a combo of TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and phenol to exfoliate the top layers of the skin and reveal the smoother, brighter, and less damaged layers of skin underneath,


Depending on the type of VI Peel you get, the treatment can be fantastic at:

  • Smoothing fine lines and wrinkles

  • Reducing acne and acne scarring

  • Improving skin texture

  • Fading hyperpigmentation (like melasma or sun spots) caused by UV damage and inflammation.

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