Chemical Peel

Treatment Description

A chemical peel is a medical-grade treatment that removes dead skin cells by using a topical solution, leaving you with a radiant complexion.

Chemical peels can improve the overall complexion of your skin for a more refreshed look and feel. The treatment can be performed to address uneven skin tone, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, active acne, and skin discolouration.

During the procedure, an acid formula is applied to the skin to lower the pH of the skin, which helps to loosen dead skin cells, induce exfoliation and stimulate new cell growth.

La Vitalité Med Spa is the leading destination for a chemical peel in Toronto.


  • Reduce acne
  • Treat uneven skin texture
  • Minimize large pores
  • Decrease fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat dry/oily skin
  • Treat rosacea
  • Reduce hyperpigmentation

Personalized Care

With a variety of options available for a chemical peel in Toronto, our skincare professionals can customize a treatment program to target your specific skin concerns. This can include optimizing skin health & aging, pigmentation, acne, rosacea and more.

Chemical peels are divided into three categories: superficial, medium, and deep. They loosen the bonds between living and dead skin cells and encourage the creation of new cells, which thickens the epidermis, increases dermal volume, and encourages the synthesis of collagen.

Glow Peel

Dry, Normal, Oily, Dehydrated, Acne, Hyperpigmentation & Aging

The Glow Peel is a multipurpose resurfacing treatment that combines the powers of salicylic acid (7%), lactic acid (7%), resorcinol (7%), soy amino acids, and yeast-derived oligopeptide to improve the signs of aging and hyperpigmentation with less downtime.

We typically suggest this treatment to people who want to address issues like hyperpigmentation, fine lines, exfoliation, and overall rejuvenation.

BHA 20 Peel

Acne, Congestion

Using 20% salicylic acid, this chemical peel is formulated for oily, acne-prone or congested skin.

Oil-soluble and anti-inflammatory, salicylic acid penetrates the pore lining to exfoliate trapped sebum and debris, while reducing redness.

Enzyme Retexturing + Renew 30 Peel

Hyperpigmentation, Uneven Skin Tone, Dull Skin, Line & Wrinkles

The Enzyme Retexturing Treatment contains a unique blend of fruit enzymes to effectively exfoliate dead skin cells and promote skin renewal, minimizing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.

It can also be combined with a chemical peel to enhance the treatment, such as Renew 30 — the gentlest and most hydrating of AlumierMD’s peels — to reveal brighter, plumper, more even-toned skin.


Chemical peels cause intentional damage to the epidermis and/or dermis with the goal of stimulating new tissue to improve skin texture and tone.

Chemical peels improve skin texture and firmness, decreasing fine lines and wrinkles. Peels also even out skin tone, improve acne-prone skin and reduce pore size appearance.

Chemical peels decrease the pH level of the skin, which loosens the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Chemical peels can also thicken the epidermis, increase dermal volume and stimulate collagen.

Chemical peels are usually performed on the face, but may also be used on the neck, décolleté, back and hands.

Some common peeling ingredients include alpha hydroxy acids, beta hydroxy acids, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and retinol. Alpha hydroxy acids include glycolic acid (originally from sugar cane), lactic acid (originally from milk), malic acid (originally from apples and pears), tartaric acid (originally from grapes) and mandelic acid (originally from bitter almonds). Salicylic acid (related to aspirin) is the only beta hydroxy acid.

Not all peels are created equal, and one peel type doesn’t suit all. Certain ingredients may be more effective for treating acne, while others may be more successful in treating hyperpigmentation or the signs of aging.

AHA peels work by reducing sulfate and phosphate groups from the surface of corneocytes to decrease corneocyte cohesion leading to exfoliation of epidermal cells. Salicylic acid peels are lipid soluble allowing deeper penetration into the follicle. As well as exfoliating, salicylic acid works as both a keratolytic and comedolytic agent by causing cells of the epidermis and in the follicle to shed, clearing the pores and allowing room for new cell growth. In addition, salicylic acid has anti-inflammatory properties and is able to neutralize bacteria at low percentages. These properties make salicylic acid ideal for acne.

Like a chemical peel, an enzyme peel is also a treatment used to improve skin texture and appearance. Enzymes are applied to the skin, which loosen the connections between dead skin cells, inducing exfoliation and stimulating new cell growth. This process causes superficial layers of dead skin to peel off, revealing a smoother and more radiant complexion. Enzyme peels both nourish and exfoliate the skin and are usually made with fruit enzymes. The most popular fruit enzymes are papain, found in papayas, and bromelain, found in pineapple.

Clear, glowing skin awaits. Book your appointment or free consultation for a chemical peel in Toronto with us today!