Medical Grade Chemical Peel Cincinnati

Revitalize your skin with a chemical peel in Cincinnati at Livio Med Spa. Our skilled professionals use safe and effective techniques to improve your skin's texture and tone, leaving you with a youthful and glowing complexion. Book your appointment today and experience the benefits of a chemical peel with Livio Med Spa.

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What is a Chemical Peel

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is an effective skin resurfacing treatment that can smooth fine lines and wrinkles, even out your complexion, remove sun damage, and improve scars' appearance. It's safe, effective, and widely used to correct uneven skin tone, brown spots and other signs of aging.

How it Works

A chemical peel involves the application of one or more chemical solutions to your skin by a professional. Common solutions include glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid and carbolic acid (phenol). Each causes controlled injury at various depths in the skin before peeling away to reveal healthy new layers beneath.

How it Looks

A chemical peel can restore your skin's youthful glow and smooth out fine lines and wrinkles. Results of a chemical peel may last up to six months depending on the type of peel used and your commitment to at-home care. A series of chemical peels is recommended for optimal effectiveness; make sure you select an experienced practitioner for safety and best possible outcome.

Brands We use

ZO Skin Health & Skinbetter Science

ZO Skin Health Chemcial Peel
Chemical Peel from Zo Skin Health effectively removes the outermost layer of your skin. It has become an effective treatment for sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, poor texture and acne scarring. The Zo 3-Step Stimulation Peel utilizes a powerful combination of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to combat signs of aging and discoloration.
Skinbetter Science Chemical Peel
Experience a new level of skin health with Skinbetter science Chemical Peel. This skin-resurfacing chemical peel stimulates collagen and increases cellular turnover for smoother, more vibrant skin. Not only does it reduce fine lines, wrinkles and uneven tone but it also minimizes scars, pigmentation and sun damage for a youthful and rejuvenated appearance.

Medical Grade Chemical Peel Benefits

Improve skin texture
Increase cellular turnover
Reduce fine lines
Correct hyperpigmentation
Unclog pores and clear acne
Improve minor scarring
Even skin tone
Impart a dewy radiance

Chemical Peel Before and After

While looking at before and after pictures of chemical peels can give you an idea of the potential results, it's important to remember that everyone's skin is unique and may react differently to the treatment. Additionally, the specific type and strength of chemical peel used can also impact the results.

chemical peel before and after

Chemical Peel Cost

The price of Chemical Peel varies and depends on the Peel your skin requires.

Cost of both Skinbetter science peel  and ZO stimulator peel is $129.



Chemical peels are used to reduce the appearance of acne, fine wrinkles, and sun damage. This cosmetic treatment uses acids to exfoliate the skin. The acid removes a uniform amount of damaged skin cells across the treatment area, this allows the skin to heal, with a more even and glowing


During a chemical peel, one of our providers will apply an exfoliant acid to your skin, beginning at thicker areas of skin, such as the chin and cheeks, and after to the thinner areas around the eyes and mouth. Directly after 1 to 3 passes, our providers may use a neutralizer to remove any remaining exfoliant, depending on the specific peel process.


Chemical peel treatments can cause swelling and peeling, which may take 1 to 2 weeks to go away, depending on the depth and intensity of the peel. It is important to keep the face dry and not use harsh face wash or other skin products for the first 24 hours. Also, we recommend not using makeup until the skin has fully healed.

Chemical Peel FAQs

How Do I Prepare My Face For a Chemical Peel?

The ideal way to prepare your skin for a chemical peel is to come into the office with clean skin. Prior to your appointment you should also avoid sun exposure and laser treatments the week before your peel.

Are chemical peels safe?

Light chemical peels are relatively safe . Depending on your skin’s condition and texture, we will choose the type of peel used for desired level of exfoliation. At Livio, we can tell you if you are a good candidate for a peel and help choose which is most suitable for your condition.

Do Chemical Peels Help Acne?

Are you thinking about getting a chemical peel but unsure if it’s the best treatment for your acne? Here is all the information necessary to make an informed decision.

Medium chemical peels, typically 20-35%, remove the top layers of skin and stimulate new collagen production in the dermis. Collagen helps plump up acne scars and make them less visible.

Acne can be difficult to treat, but it can be minimized with a healthy skincare routine. A practitioner at Livio Med Spa will assist in discovering the best products that will keep your acne under control.

Do I Have to Wait Until My Skin Heals Before Treating Breakouts After a Chemical Peel?

It’s normal for your skin to appear worse before getting better, but you should still continue using the topical products your Provider has prescribed for you. These could include sunscreen, moisturizers and prescription skincare, which help decrease breakouts.

Fortunately, if you adhere to these guidelines, your face should be smooth and clear in just a few weeks. Your doctor may also suggest other treatments like microneedling or lasers which may help increase your results.

How Often Should You Get a Chemical Peel?

The frequency of your chemical peel depends on your skin condition and your desired results. For instance, lighter or medium chemical peels may require more frequent treatments than deep ones.
Typically, light chemical peels should be used every three to five weeks; medium chemical peels should be done once every two to six months.

Can You See Results After 1 Peel?

Yes, you can see results after 1 peel! After having a single chemical peel session, you’ll likely see improvements to your skin’s texture, improvement in pigmentation , as well as reduction in fine lines and wrinkles. However, more than one peel may be necessary to get the desired outcomes; therefore, we suggest scheduling multiple treatments for optimal success.

Can You Wear Makeup After a Chemical Peel?

The American Academy of Dermatology recommends waiting for a period of time after any chemical peel, especially if you get a medium or deep peel. This gives the skin time to heal. Avoid applying makeup or retinols if your skin is still actively peeling or red.

After a chemical peel, it’s best to follow a strict no-makeup policy and maintain it throughout the recovery period. By taking time away from pore-clogging makeup and allowing your skin to breathe freely during this time, you can help expedite healing.

If you must wear makeup every day, opt for a light mineral type, free from parabens, oils and fillers that could irritate your skin or lead to breakouts. Additionally, it’s wise to use sun protection after a chemical peel.

Do Chemical Peels Help Acne Scars?

Use this: Using chemical peels for acne scars can be an effective way to encourage new collagen growth and can decrease the appearance of acne scarring in certain circumstances. Often acne scars are deep, and may need a more invasive treatment to improve them.

At your initial consultation, we will assess the condition of your skin and decide which chemical peel type and strength would be most suitable for you.

Can You Get a Chemical Peel While Pregnant?

Your skin may go through numerous changes during pregnancy, such as darkening (melasma) and an increase in acne. If these issues don’t resolve once your baby is born, chemical peels can improve those conditions.

At Livio Med Spa, we do not treat pregnant women with chemical peels. However after you are done breastfeeding, you can safely get a chemical peel.

Do Chemical Peels Help With Wrinkles?

Everyone dislikes seeing fine lines, wrinkles and crow’s feet on their skin; however, there are ways to help reverse or minimize their appearance.

Chemical peels are a safe and effective treatment that can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in just one session. That improvement is usually temporary, and patients often will need treatment every month to maintain their results.

Chemical peels are an easy way to address skin aging issues such as fine lines, wrinkles, and sun spots. They work by removing the top superficial layers of epidermis to reveal newer, fresher skin underneath.

Is a Chemical Peel Good For Pigmentation?

When it comes to chemical peels and your skin condition, the answer depends on which peel you choose. If hyperpigmentation is an issue for you, chemical peels can help by stripping away the top layers of skin and allowing new, healthier cells to take their place.

Generally, three types of chemical peels can be used to treat hyperpigmentation: salicylic acid, beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and trichloroacetic acid or TCA.

We will discuss your specific needs and suggest the peel that best meets those objectives.

What Month Is Best for Chemical Peels?

When considering a chemical peel, any time is the ideal time. You must be careful with sun exposure prior to getting a chemical peel. Do not have more than 30 minutes of direct sunlight for 2 weeks before getting a chemical peel.

Summer’s UV rays can be particularly harsh, creating more pigmentation, damage, and dryness on your skin. A chemical peel helps resurface and refresh your complexion by improving dullness and sun damage to bring out your natural glow.

Can a Chemical Peel Whiten Skin?

Peels differ from other skin treatments in that they gently exfoliate without harming the epidermis (outer layer of skin). By speeding up this natural exfoliation process, chemical peels help improve complexions by helping to make pores less noticeable and increase skin clarity. Chemical peels can improve dark spots on your skin from sun damage.

Does Skin Glow After a Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are easy treatments that use acids to rejuvenate your complexion. It’s an effective and safe way to improve skin texture and tone as well as reduce skin pigmentation and dullness.

Your skin’s outer layer will be refreshed after the chemical peel process, exposing healthy new cells beneath. This leads to more even skin tone as well as an overall brightening effect afterward.

Why is my face shiny after a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is an aesthetic skin treatment that utilizes natural ingredients and acids such as glycolic acid to gently exfoliate the top layer of dead cells on your face. This eliminates buildup that causes discoloration, scarring and other skin issues while encouraging new, shiny, younger-looking skin.

Can I Use Vitamin C Serum After Chemical Peel?

Vitamin C has long been known for its brightening, protecting and firming effects on skin. Additionally, it may reduce hyperpigmentation, acne scars and fine lines/wrinkles in appearance.
Experts advise using vitamin C serum after a chemical peel as part of your treatment routine, as it can speed up healing time. This is especially beneficial for dry areas such as hands and face that may take longer to heal.

Livio advises waiting at least 24 hours before applying vitamin C serum immediately after a chemical peel, since your skin will still be exfoliated and more delicate. We suggest waiting about a day to apply the serum, then including it as part of your cleansing, treating, and moisturizing routine.

Remember, most vitamin C serums are generally safe to use; however, some may cause irritation. The ideal vitamin C serums are those with a water-free formulation and packaged in opaque, airtight bottles. Doing this prevents oxidation, which causes the vitamin C to break down and become less effective.

Can I Wash My Face After a Chemical Peel?

After receiving a chemical peel, it may be tempting to wash your face but this is not recommended.

After having undergone exfoliation your skin needs rest from any extra vigorous cleaning or harsh chemicals that could potentially irritate and disrupt its healing process. It is best to trust the treatment and only use gentle cleansers with warm (not hot) water without scrubbing, while avoiding environments and activities that promote heat such as saunas, exercises, jacuzzis or hot showers until all of your skin has fully recovered.

What Should You Avoid After a Chemical Peel?

It is essential to know what steps should and shouldn’t be taken after receiving a chemical peel in order for your skin to heal properly. Neglecting proper post-peel care can cause increased sensitivity, hyperpigmentation to return faster, and an overall slower healing process.

  1. Avoid Picking At Flakey Skin: It is extremely important not to touch or pull any loose, peeling skin that may appear after a chemical peel. Doing so will impede the natural process and may result in scarring.
  2. . Limit Sweating After Treatment: Excessive sweating in the first two days after a chemical peel can lead to salt buildup on the skin, further irritating it.
  3. Avoid Exfoliating Products: It is not advised to use any physical exfoliants after a chemical peel, such as scrubs or washcloths, since they can make skin red and irritated.
  4. Avoid Utilizing Facial Cleansers With Exfoliating Ingredients: It is advised to not use facial cleansers that contain exfoliating ingredients, such as acids or enzymes, after a chemical peel. Doing so could aggravate the peeling and flaking of your skin and even lead to burning or scarring.
  5. Do Not Utilize Retinols, Glycolic Acid or Any Anti-Acne Products: After a chemical peel it is best to wait five days before using retinols (Retin-A, Differin), glycolic acid or any anti-acne products in order to give your skin enough time to heal without further irritating it. This will allow the skin time to fully repair itself naturally.

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