• Posted on: Apr 16 2015
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Chemical peels can effectively be used on a variety of skin issues from acne to age spots and fine lines and wrinkles. The term “chemical peeling” sounds harsh and some peels of the past were aggressive, leaving patients with mixed feelings about the process. Now, there are peels for every skin type and tolerance. Most peels take less than an hour to perform, with minimal discomfort during the treatment.

Chemical peeling is a non-invasive technique used to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of the skin. With this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, encouraging cell turnover and renewal for a smoother texture, fading of hyperpigmentation and age spots, and improvement of skin tone and texture.”- Dr. Adam Asarch

Your skin health provider should thoroughly evaluate your skin for type, tolerance and desired results prior to a peel treatment. Then, a chemical solution is applied to your skin, which removes the damaged outer layer of skin revealing the soft, healthy skin underneath.

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At Asarch Center DERMAspa, we offer a variety of Chemical Peels.

Our Top Picks:

1. Illuminize Peel

The gentlest and most superficial peel, Illuminize non-invasive peel utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling with a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids (Mandelic Acid and Malic Acid) in combination with Phytic Acid, Salicylic Acid and Resorcinol to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with very low irritation.


  • Non-invasive
  • Increases skin glow and radiance
  • Tightens the skin and restores a more youthful appearance
  • Improves skin color, clarity, and texture
  • Little or no visible peeling

Used for: Patients with mild skin imperfections such as fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage and pigmentary irregularities. First time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle peel.

2. Vitalize Peel

Vitalize is a very superficial peel requiring little downtime for the patient. The peel includes a unique combination of alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acids (BHA) and resorcinol. A proprietary retinol solution is included as the final step to the procedure.


  • Non-Invasive
  • Well tolerated with little downtime
  • Noticeable results after just one peel, significant results after 3-6 treatments

Used for: Patients with mild to moderate skin imperfections including sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentary irregularities, and acne-prone skin.

3. Rejuvenize Peel

Similar to the Vitalize Peel, but more aggressive, this superficial peel targets the deeper layers of the epidermis to produce enhanced exfoliation of the skin. The peeling solution includes a unique blend of peeling agents: alpha-hydroxy acids (AHA), beta-hydroxy acids (BHA), and resorcinol. A proprietary retinol solution is included as a final step to the procedure.


  • All inclusive, easy to use
  • Non-invasive
  • Well-tolerated with minimal downtime
  • Noticeable improvement after just one peel, significant results after 3-6 treatments

Used for: Patients with moderate to severe skin imperfections including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigmentary irregularities and acne-prone skin.


A unique blend of Salicylic Acid, Retinoic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C to deliver powerful results on the face as well as the neck, hands and chest. This peel is safe to use on a wide range of ethnic skin types, from the lightest to the darkest of skin colors.


  • Safe for all skin types and ethnicities
  • Safe to use on the eye area, neck, chest and hands
  • Well-tolerated with minimal downtime
  • Results in as soon as one week

Used for:

Patients with hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne, acne scarring and early signs of aging.  

We also have some exciting additions in the peel category!


The Cook Total Body Peel has been designed to improve sundamage on non-facial skin. This technique uses a combination of glycolic acid gel and TCA (trichloroacetic acid). Neutralization of this peel permits precise limitation of the depth of the peel. The Cook Total Body Peel can be applied to the neck, chest, arms and hands. Wrinkling is reduced, pigmentation, such as age spots, is greatly reduced, and the skin texture is smoother. The skin appears more even in color and texture.


DERMAspa recently introduced two new light chemical peels; a Glycolic Peel and a Peptide Peel. Both peels have been medically formulated by Denver Dermatologist, Dr. Richard Asarch and are performed in-office, by our licensed aestheticians. Chemical peels are an easy way to greatly improve your overall look, and significantly boost your level of confidence!

The Glycolic Peel has a 50% concentration.  Glycolic acid is considered the smallest of the Alpha Hydroxy Acids and it is this small size which allows it to penetrate the surface of the skin and enhance the results. Glycolic acid can minimize and reduce the appearance of sun spots, acne breakouts, and fine lines while restoring fresh healthy skin on the surface by polishing away dry dead skin cells.

The Peptide Peel is great for people with sensitive skin. This peel is extremely hydrating, soothing, and perfect for seeing an overall improvement in the appearance of your skin. Peptides can help minimize the signs of aging including sun spots, fine lines and other imperfections seen on the surface of the skin.

These peels are done best in a series of six, at 2-4 week intervals. Because there is no downtime to these peels, they can be done at any time without disrupting your normal routine.

After your peel, you will be given care instructions and follow up information from your aesthetician. Schedule your appointment now by clicking here or calling us at 303-761-6325.

“I had a glycolic peel here, which I was fairly nervous about. The amazing ladies at DERMAspa put me right at ease and the treatment was great. My aesthetician listened to my concerns and asked about experiences I had with other glycolics, i.e. irritation and sensitivity, then made a suggestion on what percent to do as well as follow up care. My skin was radiant and glowing when I left, without a trace of irritation! It is obvious that DERMAspa is a Medical Spa and that the Aestheticians are thoroughly trained on the procedures and care. I would definitely encourage friends and family to go to this spa!”-     MF, Denver




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