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Chemical Peels in Boston, MA

Don’t let the name scare you. Chemical peels are an extremely safe and beneficial treatment that removes dead and damaged skin cells to reveal newer skin with a better tone, texture, and color. Neem Medical Spa, led by board-certified internal medicine physician Dr. Rosy Sandhu, offers chemical peels in our Somerville location. We also have a location in Winchester and Lynnfield, and both offices serve the Greater Boston area. By using active ingredients from natural resources, such as glycolic acid from sugar cane, lactic acid from milk, and salicylic acid from the wintergreen plant, clients will receive a deep exfoliation to promote cell turnover and rejuvenate their complexion.

While chemical peels are an ideal treatment for people with damaged skin, the treatments are beneficial for everyone. The process does many things for the skin, such as lighten sun damage, minimize the look of fine lines, improve acne, and even the overall texture — all while giving you instantly radiant, glowing skin. Our expert estheticians will choose the peel that is best for your skin type and needs.

Except for the ZO® 3-Step peel, all our chemical peels are superficial, meaning there is no peeling or downtime, and you can return to work or your normal activities right after the treatment. A description of each is below.


PCA Skin® and ZO® peels can only be administered by certified aestheticians.


The ZO® Stimulator Peel delivers ultimate results with no downtime, redness, or peeling. It is suitable for most patients and can repair sun damage, age spots, mild acne, enlarged pores, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, and wrinkles while stimulating collagen production and improving skin texture. By combining salicylic acid, lactic acid, and citric acid, the Stimulator Peel removes dead skin cells and promotes cell turnover, resulting in brighter, clearer skin with fewer imperfections. For the best results, we suggest four to six treatments scheduled three to four weeks apart, though improvement is visible after one treatment.


The ZO® 3-Step Peel is stronger than our other peels and targets moderate to severe melasma, acne, fine lines, rough texture, large pores, and dullness. This highly effective peel provides skin renewal and stimulation by utilizing a blend of exfoliants, retinol, and multi-action agents to significantly improve skin health and appearance. In the first step of the treatment, a combination of salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and lactic acid are combined to exfoliate the skin. Next, retinol cream is applied to improve the skin’s ability to repair, renew, and protect itself. In the third and final step, a calming cream is applied to minimize irritation and provide antioxidant protection during healing. The three-step process produces longer lasting results than other peels. Patients will experience moderate peeling for five to seven days. Some may repeat the peel every four to 12 weeks for deeper repair.  The ZO® 3-Step Peel is suitable for all skin types.


If you won’t have a reaction to hydroquinone this PCA Peel is something you should consider. The peel can help even skin tone, including improving (and sometimes even correcting) melisma, sun damage, and pigment discolorations. In addition, this peel will inhibit active acne and correct post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (brown-spotting) from breakouts. If you have an olive or darker skin tone, we suggest using the PCA Peel Hydroquinone Free.


Our PCA peel is hydroquinone-free, making it a comfortable and effective treatment for those with hydroquinone allergies, sensitive skin, or ethnic skin. PCA peels are effective for unclogging pores, rejuvenating facial skin, and clearing up acne. Pigmentation issues such as discoloration or uneven pigment can also be targeted with a PCA peel.


This potent PCA peel formula provides excellent exfoliation for patients with thicker, more resilient skin as well as those who experience oily skin. Sun damage and skin thickness can be treated using this PCA peel. Patients who experience cystic acne, have active breakouts, or those who suffer asphyxiated skin (skin that’s oily beneath a dry surface) also benefit from PCA peels with hydroquinone and resorcinol.


The PCA Sensi Peel can be used to treat patients of all skin types, including very sensitive skin! This peel uses a 6% TCA solution that is quite gentle on the skin. The skin’s surface texture is smoothed, skin is brightened, and a more even skin tone is promoted. The Sensi Peel is a great choice for those who have very sensitive skin.


Chemical peels are amazing treatments for all different skin types. There are many different types of chemical peels. We also have chemical peels for brightening hyperpigmentation such as melasma or sun spots using skin brightening or bleaching agents.


The cost of our chemical peels is determined by our aesthetician during your consultation, and every treatment is individualized. Neem Medical Spa accepts cash, bank checks, and all major credit cards including Visa®,  MasterCard®,  American Express®, and Discover®, as well as financing via CareCredit®.

To make an appointment for a chemical peel at Neem Medical Spa, located in Somerville, Lynnfield and Winchester and serving the Greater Boston area, please contact us today. We highly suggest scheduling a free consultation via our online form so we can assess your concerns and create a skin care or body plan specifically for your needs.

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