chemical peels, dermaplaning, and facials

We offer professional medical-grade chemical peels, dermaplaning, and facials using the best SkinCeuticals products. Treatments are available in our Merrillville and Munster offices. Please call 219.769.7060 (Merrillville) or 219.513.9415 (Munster) for more information and to make an appointment. 

Chemical peels are non-invasive, in-office treatments that help reveal smoother, brighter, healthier looking skin. Chemical peels work by removing the top layer of skin to reveal the younger, brighter skin underneath. Chemical peels can help reduce visible signs of photoaging, including fine lines and wrinkles, and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and dullness. Chemical peels can soften and smooth skin's texture, decrease the frequency of acne breakouts, fade dark spots, and improve the appearance of discoloration. Results are typically seen after one treatment, with maximum results achieved after a series of 4–6 treatments. Downtime is minimal and you will be able to return to your daily routine after the procedure. 

Dermaplaning is a physical exfoliation procedure that safely and evenly clears away dry, dead, superfluous skin layers and fine vellus hair to deliver high-strength peel efficacy, while minimizing visible post-peel shedding. During the procedure, the trained esthetician will move a special scalpel delicately across the surface of your skin. This will remove the top, dead layer of skin (the stratum corneum), vellus hairs (sometimes called “peach fuzz”), dirt, and oil. Dermaplaning is an excellent alternative to facial waxing. The result is soft, smooth, clearer looking skin and a more radiant appearance. Dermaplaning is non-invasive, extremely gentle, and there is no downtime. Dermaplaning is available as an optional add-on to many of our chemical peel treatments.

Facials (express treatments without chemical peels) are designed for patients who have very sensitive skin and cannot tolerate a chemical peel, and for patients who would like more frequent treatments in between their chemical peel sessions. We offer a variety of facials customized to your skin type. 


menu of treatments

Age-Defying Peel Treatment

This anti-aging treatment is designed to revitalize and repair dull, tired skin, while restoring luminosity and preventing future damage. SkinCeuticals Micropeel 20 or 30 reduces the appearance of fine lines and skin imperfections, and improves radiance. Dermaplaning is available as an optional add-on to this peel. 

Brightening Peel Treatment

This enhanced restorative treatment will deliver a refined, radiant glow. SkinCeuticals Pigment Balancing Peel reduces the appearance of mild discoloration, and improves skin radiance and clarity. Dermaplaning is available as an optional add-on to this peel.

Clear Peel Treatment

This detoxifying treatment purges skin of impurities, rebalances congested skin resulting in a clear glowing complexion. SkinCeuticals Micropeel Plus 20 or 30 treats acne-prone, aging, uneven texture, and discolorations in the skin. Also helps improve the appearance of uneven texture, blotchiness, and surface imperfections. 

Nourish and Hydrate Peel Treatment

This nourishing treatment will encourage skins self-repair and will result in supple, nourished and hydrated skin. SkinCeuticals Micropeel Sensitive Skin solution treats photo damage in sensitive skin. Helps smooth texture, decongest pores, and hydrates skin. Dermaplaning is available as an optional add-on to this peel.

Advanced Corrective Peel Treatment

This clinical-grade peel contains a highly-concentrated blend of salicylic and lactic acid with a maximized concentration of phenylethyl resorcinol, to help refine texture and reduce the appearance of discoloration associated with photo aging, hormones, and post- inflammatory hyperpigmentation. SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective Peel is the strongest peel that we offer. 

Facials / Express Treatments (without peels)

Age-Defying Facial: This anti-aging treatment invigorates and firms the skin. 

Brightening Facial: This high-speed treatment will brighten, firm, and re-energize tired and stressed skin. 

Clear Facial: This detoxifying treatment will rebalance congested skin associated with blemishes. 

Nourish and Hydrate Facial: This equalizing treatment will calm, restore, and rehydrate sensitive, irritated skin. 


before your chemical peel

It is important to prepare your skin before a chemical peel. Please follow these instructions prior to your procedure:

  • Do not use the following skin care ingredients for at least 1 week prior to your peel: glycolic acid or other AHAs, salicylic acid or other BHAs, vitamin A, retinoids, retinol, hydroquinone, or any other excessively drying or irritating products. 
  • Refrain from electrolysis, hair chemicals, waxing, depilatories, or threading for at least 1 week prior to your peel.
  • Do not use Botox or fillers for at least 2 weeks prior to your peel.
  • If you have used oral retinoids, undergone laser treatment, or had cosmetic facial surgery in the past 6 months, consult with your physician before undergoing a peel.
  • Arrive with a fully cleansed face, free of makeup and perfume/cologne. 
  • It is recommended that men do not shave within a few hours prior to the treatment.
  • Arrive without contacts or remove contact lenses before the clinical procedure.

after your chemical peel

After your peel, you may experience redness, mild flaking, and a tight, dry feeling. Redness and flaking can last anywhere from 2–6 days. Your skin will be very sensitive to the sun, so it's important to wear sunscreen. We will give you a detailed handout of post-procedure care instructions to follow, which will help minimize these side effects. 

If you have any questions, please call us at 219.769.7060 (Merrillville) or 219.513.9415 (Munster), or email us at hello@dermatologyindiana.com.

 

Dermatology Associates of Northwest Indiana, PC
Merrillville/Valpo phone: 219.769.7060
Munster/Whiting phone: 219.513.9415
email: hello@dermatologyindiana.com