Chemical Peel Treatment

What is a Chemical Peel? and Benefits of Chemical Peel Treatments

Rejuvenate your skin, new layer of skin, healthy looking skin and reverse aging with chemical peels. We offer it in our clinic in Montreal and to our Laval clients!

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Chemical Peel Procedure fast facts

  • Exfoliation: Promotes removal of dead skin cells, revealing more youthful skin.
  • Treatment Variety: Offers a range from superficial to deep peels for different skin concerns.
  • Skin Concerns Addressed: Targets wrinkles, fine lines, acne scars, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation.
  • Downtime: Varies from none to several weeks, depending on peel type and strength.
  • Cost: Cost can vary, please look at our prices below. 
  • Chemical Peel Aftercare

Chemical peels in depth

If you’re in Montreal and looking to improve the overall health and appearance of your skin, consider a chemical peel at Reimagine Clinic. This state-of-the-art clinic offers a range of skin care services, including chemical peels, to help clients achieve their desired skin goals.

A chemical peel is a non-invasive treatment that uses a solution to exfoliate the top layers of the skin. This treatment helps to improve the texture and tone of the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.

One of the benefits of a chemical peel is that it is a quick. The procedure is typically completed in about 30 minutes, and clients can expect a downtime of 2-5 days. 

In addition to chemical peels, Reimagine Clinic also offers a range of other skin care services, including facials, microneedling, and hydra dermabrasion. These treatments are designed to improve the overall health and appearance of the skin, giving clients a more youthful and radiant complexion.

Overall, Reimagine Clinic is the perfect choice for anyone in Montreal looking for high-quality skin care services. With expert practitioners and state-of-the-art techniques, this clinic can help clients achieve their desired skin goals.

Learn more about chemical peels!

Learn more about the different peels

Salicylic Acid Peel (Level 1 Peel: Light Peel)

This peel is a perfect lightweight peel for first-time users as it produces excellent immediate results as it penetrates and cleanses clogged pores. This peel is ideal for sensitive skin.

Glycolic Acid Peel 35% (Level 2 Peel: Light to medium)

This peel is a medium strength peel, perfect for those with less sensitive skin. This peel is best for sun people with sun damage and uneven skin tones. This concentration removes pore-clogging debris evenly and stimulates the production of new elastin and collagen.

AHA / BHA Acne Peel (Level 3 Peel: Medium to strong)

 – Removes dead cells on the surface of the skin, leaving it smooth and rejuvenated

 – Unclog pores, clearing breakouts and combing acne

– Improves fine wrinkles, fighting aging and scarring

– Brightens your complexion

– Beneficial for hyperpigmentation, keratosis pilaris and melasma

– Helps with inflammation

– Gentler on the skin rather than physical exfoliation

TCA 20% (PH 1.0) (Level 4 Peel: Strong)

This peel is a medium strength peel. It revives the skin with radiance and glow at moderate downtime and peeling. It can be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, uneven complexion, acute acne and mild acne.

TCA 30% (PH 1.0) (Level 4 Peel: Strong)

This peel is a medium strength peel. It revives the skin with radiance and glow at moderate downtime and peeling. It can be used to treat fine lines, wrinkles, uneven complexion, acute acne and mild acne.


Superficial Level 1 Peels are safe and effective on all skin types and can be applied to the face, neck, and body.

Medium-depth Level 2 & 3 Chemical Peels are ideal for those who want more dramatic results than a Superficial Peel can offer but wish to avoid the risk and recovery time associated with deeper peels.

Level 4 (TCA) Peels are ideal for those with severe skin concerns/irregularities. Recovery time is moderate (Up to 2 weeks).


After a Chemical Peel treatment, you can expect mild swelling, redness, crusting/scabbing, cracking, flaking, and peeling. Often skin may also turn a darker shade and become stiff before it begins the peeling process. The downtime before your skin is restored can be anywhere from 2 to 7 days depending on how quickly your skin heals.

You will physically be able to return to normal activities immediately following treatment; however, your appearance may deter you from wanting to be seen in public. You should be able to comfortably return to the public eye within 2/3 days. You will maintain a flushed appearance that will fade slowly over the course of several days post treatment.

Taking caution to properly moisturize skin before and after treatment will dramatically lessen the effects. No makeup for at least 3 days after the initial treatment.


It takes the skin approximately 5 days to heal itself after a Superficial Peel, at which point you will start to see first signs of results that will maximize after a week post treatment.

Results include minimized pores, fine lines, sun damage, and acne, and moderate improvements in tone, texture, and coloration. Skin will appear tighter, smoother, more even, and radiant.

Results from a Medium-depth Chemical Peels include improvements in texture and skin tone, reduction in fine wrinkles, age spots, pore size, and dark under-eye circles, and clearer, brighter skin over all.

These effects will last for six months to a year, and improvements may persist if you adhere to usual skincare maintenance regiment with treatments like hydradermabrasion or superficial chemical peels.

Advanced peels

The Vivier Peel™ – 10% Lactic Acid, 2% Salicylic Acid and 14% Resorcinol: (Advanced)

A skin treatment designed to provide firmer, glowing skin, often used before big events. It can be done a day before or on the day of the occasion.

Ideal Candidate: The text does not explicitly specify who the ideal candidate is. However, it suggests that the treatment is suitable for those looking to improve complexion, reduce acne, redness, and inflammation, and those aiming for anti-aging effects.

Downtime: The text does not provide specific details on downtime. However, it mentions that the treatment is gentle enough to be done just days before a big event.

Acids and Their Functions:

  • 10% Lactic Acid: Improves moisture levels in sensitive or dry skin.
  • 2% Salicylic Acid: Helps with acne, reduces oiliness, improves skin texture, eases post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and encourages debris removal from pores.
  • 14% Resorcinol: Eases inflammation, redness, and acne.

Benefits of the Vivier Peel:

  1. Improved Complexion: The peel contains therapeutic ingredients that enhance the skin’s natural glow, providing an instantly healthier appearance.
  2. Deep Penetration: AHA in the peel delivers ingredients deeply into the skin, promoting faster cell regeneration for smoother skin.
  3. Exfoliation: BHA in the peel gently exfoliates the skin, removing dirt and debris from the upper layers. This results in a brighter complexion and helps clear out pores, addressing issues like acne, blackheads, and whiteheads.
  4. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: BHA also acts as an anti-inflammatory, reducing skin redness.
  5. Bacterial Defense: Resorcinol is an antibacterial that targets and destroys acne-causing bacteria.
  6. Collagen Stimulation: Resorcinol also promotes collagen production, enhancing skin’s firmness and reducing signs of aging.
  7. Peptide Power: Vivier®’s patented peptides work deeply within the skin, signaling cells to repair and rejuvenate. This strengthens the skin with just one treatment.
  8. Moisturization and Healing: Panthenol, a form of vitamin B5, moisturizes and heals the skin.
  9. Anti-Aging Benefits: The peel stimulates collagen and elastin production, leading to firmer skin.
  10. Tone Enhancement: It helps reduce hyperpigmentation, resulting in a more even skin tone.
  11. Pore Tightening: The treatment tightens pores, giving a smoother appearance.
  12. Immediate Glow: Patients often experience an immediate glow after the treatment, making it ideal before big events.

TX Jessner Plus Peel (Vivier) – 14% Lactic Acid, 14% Salicylic Acid and 14% Resorcinol (Advanced)

The Jessner Peel is a pharmaceutical-grade medium to deep chemical peel with minimal downtime. It’s formulated with a trio of acids – 14% lactic, 14% salicylic, and 14% resorcinol. The peel is especially adept at aggressively addressing hyperpigmentation from sun exposure, reducing fine lines, aiding in alleviating blemishes, evening out skin texture and tone, and minimizing pore size.

Acids and Their Functions:

  • 14% Lactic Acid: Improves moisture levels in sensitive or dry skin.
  • 14% Salicylic Acid: Helps with acne, reduces oiliness, improves skin texture, eases post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, and encourages debris removal from pores.
  • 14% Resorcinol: Eases inflammation, redness, and acne.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Suitable for most individuals, be it their first time peeling or as part of a maintenance routine.
  • Best results are achieved when combined with a pharmaceutical-grade skincare system.

Downtime & Post-Care:

  • Invasiveness: Medium
  • Duration of Results: Non-permanent results visible in 2-3 days.
  • Post-Peel Symptoms: Skin might peel within 2 to 3 days, accompanied by slight redness.
  • Care Instructions: Users should opt for a gentle cleanser, steer clear of exfoliating products for at least a week or until the skin is fully healed and no longer peeling.


  • To maximize benefits, a series of 3-6 treatments is recommended, each spaced at least 4 weeks apart.
  • Combining Jessner Peels with a Vivier Skincare Kit can further enhance skin beauty results.

Benefits & Uses:

  1. Deep Exfoliation: Provides controlled exfoliation of damaged skin.
  2. Targeted Action: Aggressively targets hyperpigmentation, including sun damage and scarring.
  3. Anti-Aging: Minimizes fine lines and tightens skin texture.
  4. Acne & Rosacea Treatment: Proven effective against acne and rosacea breakouts.
  5. Complexion Enhancement: Offers a radiant, healthy, and refreshed appearance post-treatment.
  6. Pigmentation: Effective in treating visible hyperpigmentation due to the combination of salicylic acid and lactic acid.
  7. Pore Minimization: Reduces enlarged pores.
  8. Overall Improvement: Enhances skin texture, diminishes pigmentation, and decreases acne. 

Meline Treatment for Ethnic Skin (Including 3 Meline Home Products)

At Reimagine Clinic, we are excited to introduce the groundbreaking MeLine Peel, a scientifically proven treatment designed to significantly reduce visible hyperpigmentation, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation within 60-90 days.

Acids and Their Functions:

MeLine Peel utilizes a unique formulation with various active ingredients, functioning at different levels to control melanin production, promote skin cell renewal, and improve sun damage. The treatment acts as a controlled chemical dermabrasion, lifting away the top layer of dead skin cells, and revealing a more even-toned and radiant complexion beneath.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Individuals with dark skin suffering from Melasma.
  • Individuals experiencing sun-induced or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • People with acne-prone skin and increased sebum secretion.
  • Suitable for both Caucasian and ethnic skin types.

Downtime & Post-Care:

After the treatment, immediate effects include reddening and flaky skin, with peeling typically starting after 48 hours and lasting for 3-4 days. It is crucial to follow the prescribed aftercare regime, including the use of high factor UVA/UVB cream every day, to protect the skin from further damage. Detailed aftercare instructions and recommended products will be provided to help maintain the after peel complexion.


MeLine treatment is recommended in a course completed over two months, consisting of skin assessments, peel applications, post-peel reviews, and ongoing care advice. A special mask product is also recommended to assist in preventing the re-appearance of pigmentation, and a third peel application is advised six to eight months later for optimal results.

Benefits & Uses:

  • 90-95% reduction in hyperpigmentation within 60-90 days.
  • Controlled and selective effect on melanocytes, ensuring safety and minimal adverse effects.
  • Effective for both face and body, suitable for acne-prone and spotty skin.
  • Improvement in skin tone, texture, and overall appearance.

Meline Treatment for Caucasian Skin (Including 3 Meline Home Products)

At Reimagine Clinic, we are proud to introduce the pioneering Meline Treatment, specifically tailored for Caucasian skin types I-III. This treatment is scientifically designed to effectively reduce visible signs of hyperpigmentation, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, typically within a 60-90 day period.

Acids and Their Functions:

Meline Treatment employs a unique blend of active ingredients that work at various skin levels to modulate melanin production, enhance skin cell renewal, and improve damage caused by sun exposure. The treatment provides a controlled chemical abrasion, removing the upper layer of dead skin cells to reveal a smoother, more even-toned, and radiant complexion.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Individuals with Caucasian skin suffering from Melasma.
  • Those experiencing sun-induced or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
  • Suitable for individuals with acne-prone skin and those with increased sebum production.
  • Appropriate for both facial and body application.

Downtime & Post-Care:

Post-treatment, patients might experience redness and flaky skin, with peeling generally beginning 48 hours post-treatment and lasting for 3-4 days. Adhering to the prescribed aftercare regimen is critical, which includes daily application of a high-factor UVA/UVB cream to safeguard the skin from further damage. Detailed aftercare instructions and recommended products are provided to help maintain the complexion post-peel.


The Meline treatment plan spans over two months and includes skin assessments, peel applications, post-peel reviews, and continuous care advice. To prevent the recurrence of pigmentation, a special mask product is recommended, and a third application of the peel is suggested six to eight months later to ensure the best outcomes.

Benefits & Uses:

  • Achieves a 90-95% reduction in hyperpigmentation within 60-90 days.
  • Controlled and selective targeting of melanocytes ensures safety and minimal side effects.
  • Suitable for treating both facial and bodily areas, including acne-prone and spotty skin.
  • Enhances skin tone, texture, and overall appearance, promoting a healthier and more youthful look.

We are proud to present the innovative MeLine Intimate treatment, a scientifically validated solution designed to enhance the aesthetic appearance of intimate areas, focusing on color uniformity and overall skin appearance.

Ideal Candidate:

MeLine Intimate is ideal for individuals seeking to address irregularities and color differences in intimate parts. It is suitable for those looking for minimally invasive or non-invasive techniques to improve the aesthetics of intimate areas without undergoing surgical procedures.

Downtime & Post-Care:

The MeLine Intimate treatment requires minimal downtime, allowing clients to return to their daily activities swiftly. Post-treatment care involves cleansing the area with a soft cleanser and applying ME LINE 03 MOIST drops, forming a thin coating and leaving it to dry. After four days, it is recommended to apply ME LINE 02 INTIMATE once or twice a day, preferably in the morning and at night.


The treatment is recommended to be left on the skin for 5 to 10 minutes, depending on individual skin types, to ensure optimal results without any adverse effects. Our specialists at Reimagine Clinic will guide you through the entire process, ensuring a personalized and comfortable experience.

Benefits & Uses:

  • Improvement in color uniformity and overall skin appearance in intimate areas.
  • Minimally invasive and non-invasive, avoiding the need for surgical methods.
  • Proven efficacy backed up by scientific trials, achieving very satisfactory results.
  • Suitable for addressing concerns related to the aesthetics of intimate parts.

Why Opt for MeLine Intimate at Reimagine Clinic?

MeLine Intimate is a revolutionary product developed meticulously to meet the unique anatomical structure of intimate parts. At Reimagine Clinic, our commitment is to provide safe and effective solutions, bringing you closer to achieving your aesthetic goals with the utmost care and professionalism.

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Innovation and Expertise

Reimagine Clinic stands out for its cutting-edge treatments, combining the latest medical advancements with personalized care to ensure the best outcomes for each patient. Their team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to employing innovative techniques and technologies, providing a unique blend of effective and efficient healthcare solutions. With a strong emphasis on holistic wellness and patient satisfaction, Reimagine Clinic consistently delivers superior treatment experiences that set them apart in the healthcare industry.

Excellence in Patient Care

Our estheticians at Reimagine Clinic in Montreal is renowned for being some of the best in the industry, thanks to her extensive and diverse training. They are a triple-certified professional, holding qualifications as an Esthetician, Advanced Esthetician, and Medical Esthetician, showcasing their wide-ranging expertise in skincare and beauty treatments. Their commitment to continuous learning and mastery in various esthetic disciplines makes them exceptionally skilled in providing personalized, top-tier care to every client.

Integrity and Transparency

We offers a diverse array of treatments to cater to various beauty and medical needs. Our services include a range of facials, from classic care to specialized treatments like chemical peels, and advanced procedures for skin lesions. For those seeking cutting-edge solutions, we provide state-of-the-art laser treatments, along with expertly applied permanent makeup. Our body treatments are designed for relaxation and rejuvenation, while our lash and brow services ensure the perfect finishing touches to your look.

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A chemical solution is applied to the skin, which makes it “blister” and eventually peel off. The new skin is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin.

Generally, fair-skinned and light-haired patients are better candidates for chemical peels. If you have darker skin, you may also have good results, depending upon the type of problem being treated. But you also may be more likely to have an uneven skin tone after the procedure.

Skin sags, bulges, and more severe wrinkles do not respond well to chemical peels. They may need other kinds of cosmetic surgical procedures, such as microneedling.

Tell us if you have any history of scarring, cold sores that keep coming back, or facial X-rays.

Before you get a chemical peel, we may ask you to stop taking certain drugs and prepare your skin by using other medications, such as Retin-A, renova, or glycolic acid. 

Chemical peels should be avoided if any of the following conditions are present:
• Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts in the area to be treated
• Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin
• Accutane use within the last year
• History of recent chemotherapy or radiation therapy
• Allergies to aspirin
• Women who are pregnant or actively breastfeeding
• Patients with Vitiligo
• Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis etc) or any condition that may weaken their immune system

The esthetician who does your peel will first clean your skin thoroughly. Then she will apply one or more chemical solutions to small areas of your skin. That creates a controlled wound, letting new skin take its place.

During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation that lasts about five to ten minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Putting cool compresses on the skin may ease that stinging. 

Depending upon the type of chemical peel, a reaction similar to sunburn occurs following the procedure. Peeling usually involves redness followed by scaling that ends within three to seven days. Mild peels may be repeated at one to four-week intervals until you get the look you’re after.

Medium-depth and deep peeling may result in swelling as well as blisters that may break, crust, turn brown, and peel off over a period of seven to 14 days. Medium-depth peels may be repeated in six to 12 months, if necessary. 

You’ll need to avoid the sun for several weeks after a chemical peel since your new skin will be fragile. You will need to use a sunscreen FPS above 30.

• One week before the peel avoid waxing, electrolysis, deploritory creams, and laser hair removal.
• Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide.
• Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.

Your skin will feel tighter and be more red then usual. Your skin may feel tacky and have a yellowish orange tinge that subsides in a few hours. This is due to the Retinoic acid applied to the skin. This is a self neutralizing peel and patients should wait at least 4hours before washing there face that evening.

Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation.

Peeling will generally start 48-72 hours after your treatment and can last 2-5 days. It is very important not to pick off peeling skin; peeling is minimal and easily controlled with moisturizer. Premature peeling of the skin will result in dry, cracked, raw skin that may develop into hyperpigmentation.

Use of a soap free gentle cleanser shall be used to wash your face, scrubs and wash cloths should be avoided while skin is peeling. Application of a hydrating moisturizer twice a day or as often as necessary is recommended to relieve dryness and control peeling. TNS ceramide cream, Elta intense moisturizer or Neocutis bio cream are all highly suggested. A physical Sunblock must be worn daily. Its best to avoid prolonged sun exposure for 1-week post peel.

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