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Chemical Peel in Duncan, BC

What Is A Chemical Peel?

Chemical peels are a proven and affordable method for providing an even and controlled shedding of damaged skin cells.

Chemical Peel Procedure

The selected peeling chemicals are applied to the skin resulting in the destruction of the “glue” that holds dead skin cells together. This process increases cellular turnover and improves the overall structure creating a more uniform and normalized skin.

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$145.00 per session


Benefits of Chemical Peels

Regular chemical peel treatments help correct skin pigmentation irregularities, mild sun damage, wrinkles, and acne, giving you a smoother, healthier complexion with the added benefit of reducing follicular debris and blockage. The effect is a kind of ‘spring cleaning’ for your skin.

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels Viva Medical Aesthetics
We offer 2 different types of chemical peels:

Glycolic Peel

A high concentration of glycolic acid can remove cells in the upper layer of the skin (called the epidermis) exposing the lower layer of undamaged skin. It is generally used for mild skin scars and comedones.
Glycolic acid has the smallest molecular particle size, is the most potent of AHA’s and thus penetrates more effectively and deeply than any other AHA. Available in 20%, 30%, 40% and 50% concentrations.

Lactic Peel

Lactic acid is much larger in molecular size, cannot penetrate as fast or as deeply as Glycolic acid, and is considered a moisturizing agent. For these reasons, Lactic acid is best suited for people who require a less aggressive exfoliation and milder approach to skin rejuvenation. A gradual smoothing, brightening, and clearing of skin blemishes will be accomplished.

What should I Expect During and After A Chemical Peel Treatment?

When the chemical peel agent is applied to the skin you may feel a burning sensation for a few minutes. AHA peels may cause a transient pink discolouration which quickly returns to normal. Occasionally very slight flaking in a few localized areas is seen for 1-2 days. Do not expect the skin to really peel. With AHA peels you can return to work immediately after your treatment.

Viva Medical gives me the skin and the outlook I always wanted. I look rested and happy. I feel happy too! Thank you so much.

How many Chemical Peels Are Needed for Best Results?

To get the best results, peels have to be repeated. Most patients require 2-4 peels at 1-4 week intervals. Dr. Lyn Pascoe will work closely with you to determine the best number of treatments needed to reach your goals.

Chemical Peel Combination Therapy for Melasma

Glycolic peels combined with doctor prescribed cream (modified Kligman formula) can be very helpful for the treatment of melasma.


Watch this short video to see how a gentle chemical peel is applied

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If you’re interested in learning more about Chemical Peels please contact us for a consultation at 250-746-6512 or fill out our contact us form here. We will discuss your needs and concerns, and determine your best course of action.

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Exciting Changes Coming Soon!

Our clinic will be undergoing renovations from Saturday, April 20th until Tuesday, May 7th to enhance your experience.

However, we are committed to continuing to provide you with exceptional care and service during this period. Here’s how we’ll be available to assist you:

1. Virtual Consultations: Our team are available for virtual consultations to discuss your skincare needs, answer questions, and provide guidance on treatments.

2. Curb-Side Pick Ups: If you need to replenish your skincare products or have products waiting for you, we will offer curb-side pick-up services. Please contact us in advance to arrange a convenient pick-up time.

3. Online Resources: Explore our website and social media channels for helpful skincare tips, product recommendations, and updates on our renovation progress.


Should you have any questions or need further assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact us at 250.746.6512 or by email 


Thank you for your understanding and patience as we work to improve your experience at Viva Medical Aesthetics!