Chemical Peels

Modified Jessner Acid Chemical Peel

This peel is great for everyone. Whether it’s your first time having a peel or whether you’re doing it for ongoing maintenance, the Jessner works for everyone and is our most popular chemical peel at StarSpa Uptown Minneapolis.

This is a medium to deep peel that includes 14% lactic, 14% salicylic, and 14% resorcinol in one. The Jessner is designed to be aggressive and targets hyperpigmentation from the sun, minimizes fine lines, aids in dissipating blemishes, evens out skin texture and tone, and minimizes pore size. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 6 recommended every 4 weeks.

Triplex Acid Chemical Peel (Aging)

This is a light to medium depth peel with 50% glycolic, and it is known as the “refresher” peel. Combined with 10% TCA and 10% Salicylic, the glycolic peel generates collagen synthesis and is excellent for aging, wrinkles, rough complexion, uneven skin tone, tired dull skin, and oily acne skin. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 6 recommended every 4 weeks.

AlphaBeta 17% Acid Chemical Peel (Acne/Oily)

This is a medium depth Salicylic/Glycolic/Lactic acid peel that has anti-bacterial properties and is primarily for clients with oily acne skin and acne scarring. This peel is also great for aging, fine lines, evening out pigment due to sun damage, and rosacea. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 6 recommended every 4 weeks.

TCA 15% Acid Chemical Peel (Mature Skin)

The 15% TCA is a medium to a deeper peel with outstanding results that include improvement in superficial discoloration and rolling acne scars, removing superficial blemishes, minimizing age spots, formation of new collagen, decreased wrinkles, minimizing dark circles under the eyes, and improved skin color, texture, and tone. Not a recommended peel in the summer months. A topical Retinoic acid is also applied.

A series of 3 are recommended every 12-16 weeks.

Star Spa Uptown Minneapolis medical grade chemical peels that offer all of these benefits:

  • No petrochemicals
  • No chemical preservatives
  • Fragrance composed of 100% essential oils
  • Respect of the environment
  • The only no parabens peel!
  • And NOT tested on animals

Benefits of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove dead skin cells from the surface of your skin to allow lighter, brighter, newer skin to grow. Chemical peels have been used since ancient times to improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Modern chemical peels don’t just make you look younger; they can also address skin conditions like acne, melasma, and even precancerous growths. Let’s look at the benefits of skin peels.

Chemical Skin Peels Can Make You Look Younger

Many people get chemical peels for cosmetic reasons. Mild chemical peels remove a portion of the epidermis, or upper layer of the skin. They can reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, even out skin tone, and improve skin texture.

Medium-depth skin peels remove more of the surface of the skin, penetrating down to the dermis, or secondary layer of the skin. Medium-depth skin peels can improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, providing results that last much longer than those associated with mild peels.

Deep peels are used to treat deep wrinkles, the most severe hyperpigmentation, and the worst scarring. Deep peels can dramatically improve the appearance of your skin.

Skin Peels Protect Skin Health

Modern medical grade chemical peels aren’t just used for cosmetic purposes. These skin peels can address a number of skin conditions, ranging from acne to melanoma. Mild chemical peels are often used to treat acne, since they help to keep pores clean. For sun damage and hyperpigmentation problems like melasma, medium-depth peels are often more effective. Medium-depth and deep peels are also used to treat severe acne.

Skin Peels May Reverse Sun Damage

Many people get chemical peels to remove sun spots, age spots or other types of hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage. Mild and medium-depth chemical peels can remove sun spots, freckles and sun damage, or help the discoloration fade especially in combination with photo light therapies. Medical grade peels can be used in combination with microderms, fractionals and medical grade skin care for an incredible non-invasive transformation of your skin.

About the Peeling Process

For all peels,the amount of “peeling” that occurs is dependent on the state of your skin. If you have had many peels, your skin won’t have much dead skin to “peel.” If you have never had a peel before, then your skin may have a lot of buildup and it may take several peels before you start to peel significantly. This is one reason why we recommend a series of peels. If you have never had a peel before it will be difficult to predict how much peeling you will have. We suggest you be prepared for significant peeling and plan accordingly with your lifestyle. The Jessner is a gentle peel, which is why it’s recommended for first time peelers or as maintenance. The real benefit to a chemical peel is what’s happening underneath the top layer of the skin, the stimulation of collagen growth. The short term benefit is the peeling of the top layer of skin. The goal with chemical peels is to stimulate healthy internal cells so that new healthy outer layers of skin will regenerate over time giving your skin a beautiful, healthy glow.


Q: How does The Perfect Derma Peel compare to other peels?
The Perfect Derma Peel combines powerful ingredients with effective acids to deliver outstanding results after one treatment. This unique formula allows for an increase in lifting of fine lines and wrinkles as well as reducing hyperpigmentation including Melasma. The Perfect Derma Peel is a non-invasive, virtually painless treatment with only 2-4 days of peeling.
Q: How many treatments are necessary for visible improvement?
After one treatment of The Perfect Derma Peel, overall skin tone and complexion will appear smooth, glowing and fresh. Depending on skin conditions, multiple treatments may be necessary for desired results. A series of 2-3 treatments applied once every 4 weeks will allow for optimal results for more severe skin conditions such as Melasma and active acne.
Q: How long will my results last?
As long as the skin is maintained with proper skin care products like The Perfect AThe Perfect C, and The Perfect Bleaching Cream the improved results will last. We recommend 2 – 4  treatments of The Perfect Derma Peel per year to sustain desired results for regular maintenance and rejuvenation.
Q: What skin types respond well to The Perfect Derma Peel?
All skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6) and all ethnicities are safe to treat and will benefit from The  Perfect Derma Peel.
Q: What type of preconditioning is required?
The Perfect Derma Peel requires no preconditioning of the skin prior to treatment. Only those patients who use Accutane must stop usage (12) months prior to treatment in order to achieve desired results.
Q:  Does The Perfect Derma Peel burn?
The patient may feel a slight stinging or tingling sensation which will subside after 30-60 seconds. Numbing takes place once the first pass of The  Perfect Derma Peel solution is applied. A fan or cool breeze may be used for the comfort of the patient.
Q: How long will the application process take?
The Perfect Derma Peel application only takes 15 minutes to administer.
Q: How severe is the peeling and what is the duration of the peeling process?
The amount of peeling skin associated with The  Perfect Derma Peel is mainly a sloughing of thin sheets of epidermis skin that begins around day three and generally is completed by day six or seven.
Q: What will I look like during The  Perfect Derma Peel treatment process and post peel?
Immediately after the peel has been applied the skin will either appear red, like a sunburn, or darker. On day three, peeling will begin. The Perfect Derma Moisturizer will reduce the visibility of peeling by hydrating. By day six or seven the peeling process should be complete.
Q: Will my daily routine be affected after the treatment?
Normal activities may be resumed immediately post peel. We recommend avoiding heavy exercise and excessive sweating during the peeling process.
Q: Can make up be worn post peel?
The day the peel is applied the patient should not put any make up or other products on his or her face post peel. Make may be worn on day 2 of the peeling process.
Q: How many treatments are required?
The Perfect Derma Peel may be applied initially every four weeks if necessary. Thereafter, we recommend once every 3 – 6 months to maintain improved skin results, as well as to prevent further aging and environmental damage.
Q: Can The Perfect Derma Peel be applied to other parts of the body other than the face?
The face, neck, chest and hands are the most commonly applied areas. The Perfect Derma Peel can be applied to other areas of the body, but the process and the results will not necessarily be the same.
Q: Will The Perfect Derma Peel help improve acne and acne scars?
The Perfect Derma Peel formula was designed to help improve various problematic skin conditions, including acne. The Perfect Derma Peel helps minimize the damage and scarring that can result from acne. Glutathione helps increase cellular turnover thus reducing stubborn acne scars. A series of peels is required.
Q: How many treatments are necessary to resolve acne scars?
Depending on the severity of the scarring, a series of 3-4 peels spaced four weeks apart is recommended for optimal results. The number of treatments will also depend on how vigorously the layers are applied.
Q: How will The Perfect Derma Peel improve my skin?
The Perfect Derma Peel will reduce or eliminate hyper pigmentation, sun damage and Melasma. It will control Acne and reduce Acne Scars. In addition, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, reduce enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin for a healthier, firmer complexion.  The overall tone, texture and clarity of the skin will be improved.
Q: Will my skin be sensitive post peel?
Skin will be more sensitive during the peeling process until the PH level is replenished.
Q: Who is qualified to purchase/order The e Perfect Derma Peel?
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Medical Spas.
Q: Is sun exposure permitted post peel?
Sun exposure should be limited if not avoided before and during the peel process to avoid uneven exposure.
Q: When can the patient receive his or her next treatment of The Perfect Derma Peel?
3-4 weeks after recovery (once the entire peel process is complete.)
Q: Is there an age requirement or restriction to use The  Perfect Derma Peel?
Patients range between 13-75 years old.  Those with a health condition or concern should consult with their physician prior to scheduling a peel treatment.
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