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Medical Grade Chemical Peel

Looking For A Gentle Way To Refresh Your Skin? Consider A 

Chemical Peel!

Clarify, Brighten, Tighten, Smooth

Young woman lying on table getting a chemical peel applied to forehead

One of the most effective, affordable and popular ways to turn back the hands of time are chemical peels. With all of the new technologies used today, it can be easy to forget that there are outstanding ways to refresh the skin without lasers or light therapies.

At Ithaca Medical Aesthetics, we offer chemical peels with a variety of ingredients to remove damaged outer layers of skin and rejuvenate the face, neck, décolleté, back and hands. This method of treatment removes the outer layer of skin cells, those that block pores, trap bacteria, and steal your vibrant complexion.

We use medical grade chemical peels from Glytone by Enerpeel®— Glytone combines pharmaceutical expertise with cosmo-dermatological excellence to create targeted and transforming skin solutions for healthy, radiant skin. Our hand-picked peels are base on your skin type and sensitivity, our expert providers will choose the chemical peel that is right for you.

How it works:

Each procedure is non-invasive and formulated with active chemical exfoliants packed with powerful acids to penetrate the skin for consistent, reliable exfoliation and long-lasting, visible results.


Peels effectively speed up the process of cellular turnover by shedding the top layer of dead surface cells, revealing brighter, smoother and renewed skin underneath.

Each peel procedure takes around 20 minutes depending on the type of peel and number of layers applied. During the procedure, a mild tingling, itching or heating sensation may be temporarily experienced.

Treatment of:

  • Sun damage

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Discoloration

  • Melasma

  • Fine lines/Wrinkles

  • Uneven skin texture

  • Acne and acne scars

  • Shallow scars


  • Reduces visible signs of aging

  • Build Collagen & improve skin elasticity 

  • Improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and dullness 

  • Softens and smoothes the skin’s surface texture

  • Decreases the frequency of acne breakouts and fades the appearance of post-acne discoloration

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What can it treat:


Glycolic GA-30 - Mild Aging / Hyperpigmentation GOOD FOR:

Glycolic peels have been a mainstay for decades. As with all the Enerpeel line, you will see enhanced effect with reduced superficial redness or peeling. 

  • Mild hyperpigmentation

  • Mild keratosis

  • Mild aging

  • Mild sun damage

  • Skin tone enhancer

TripleBRIGHT™ Peel - Mild/Moderate aging / Hyperpigmentation


Each face peel is formulated to minimize the appearance of fine lines and dark spots while giving an immediate brightening effect for younger-looking skin.

  • Reduces appearance of dark spots

  • Improves appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, skin texture and tone

  • Provides immediate skin brightening effect

Mandelic Acid (MA)  - Sensitive / Redness & Rosacea. GOOD FOR:

EnerPeel® MA is a peel that exfoliates but with minimal or no erythema (redness). Excellent for sensitive skin.

  • Skins with Redness or Rosacea

  • Summertime Peel Treatment

  • Darker skin types

  • Hormonal, sun and age related pigmentations in at risk clients

Salicylic Acid (SA) - Acne / Oily. GOOD FOR:

Designed for the treatment of acne, this peel delivers a high dose of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial and sebum and cell turnover-slowing ingredients into the pores. Combined with salicylic acid you will see a reduction of oil, and exfoliation that will assist in unblocking pores. It is also used for controlling the inflammatory phase of papules and pustules. We can also use this on back and chest.

  • Active acne

  • Inflamed skin

  • Very oily skin

  • Texture

  • Back and chest can be treated

  • Pore refining

Pyruvic Acid (PA)  - Anti Aging. GOOD FOR:

When you are wanting improvement in skin tone, smoothness and clarity, this is your go-to peel. It is a gentle but highly effective anti-aging medical-grade peel treatment, addressing multiple signs of aging including open pores and pigmentation. It has a sebum slowing effect like Salicylic acid, but it penetrates much deeper. PA peels can be very useful for post-acne damage and oiliness. 

  • Excessive oiliness

  • Sun Damage on Neck, Décolleté, Cleavage Lines

  • Open Pores

  • Alternative to Salicylic Acid peel in aspirin-allergic patients

Brightening Eye & Lip Chemical Peel. GOOD FOR:

Delicate skin around the eye and  on the lips requires delicate treatment. The Enerpeel addresses mild-moderate photo-aging of eye and lip area. 

  • Significantly increases skin firmness around eyes and lips

  • Improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and coarse crow’s feet

  • Decreases the appearance of dark spots

  • Decreases the appearance of dark circles

Jessner (JR) . GOOD FOR:


A Jessner's peel combines three powerful ingredients to create a perfect solution for dull complexions, lines from aging, oily skin and acne and uneven skin tone. Jessner's peels have a great track record with all types of skin tones, including darker complexions that are more prone to hyperpigmentation.

Safe on darker skin tones (FITZ Type 1-VI). 

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Aging

  • Sun Damage

  • Acne Prone Skin

  • Oily Skin

Why Treating Connected Areas Makes Sense

By treating your hands, arms and chest the same as you do your face, you’ll keep a much more “together” look. 

Aging and sun damage show in more places than just your face. By treating your hands, arms and chest the same as you do your face, you’ll keep a much more “together” look.

No matter what chemical peel you choose, it is vital that you follow strict adherence to a sun protection program to maintain your results and prevent unwanted pigment changes. Medical chemical peels need to be correctly chosen for your skin type and condition and should be administered in a physician’s office. Exact combinations and formulations will provide safe and long lasting results.

The best results are usually achieved through periodic treatment.  Our clinicians can help create a chemical peel schedule that will work with your lifestyle and budget.



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  • 1. What is Restylane®?
    Restylane®, is a FDA approved Hyaluronic Acid filler. Restylane® are not a single treatment but is a family of HA injectable cosmetic treatments. These are soft, transparent gel fillers, similar to Juvederm®. Like that filler, all are made with hyaluronic acid as their active ingredient. The moisture-loving molecule is important for adding volume and keeping skin hydrated. Your body creates hyaluronic acid naturally to keep skin supple—among other vital functions in the body—but specialized cells in the skin make less of it as you age. When injected below the skin’s surface during a “lunchtime” procedure, Restylane® fillers blend in well and give the treated area a fuller and firmer appearance. The various fillers in the RESTYLANE® family have specific roles: RESTYLANE® LYFT Lyft is indicated for deep implantation into the facial tissue for the correction of moderate to severe facial wrinkles and folds, such as nasolabial folds. Lyft can also add volume to the cheeks, which creates more youthful contours. This serves to keep facial tissues elevated so they don’t sag and form jowls lower, along the jawline. Lyft also approved for injection into the back of the hands to correct volume loss, where volume loss reveals tendons and veins. RESTYLANE® SILK Silk is intended for small, subtle boosts. The formula is suited for giving lips more volume and definition, as well as reducing the look of lip lines. RESTYLANE® REFYNE Refyne fills is for the treatment of wrinkles and thin lines in the face, such as upper lip lines, lips, and nasolabial folds ( smile lines) that form to the right and left of the mouth, extending up to the sides of the nose. RESTYLANE® DEFYNE Similar to Refyne, Defyne is for facial creases, like nasolabial and marionette lines, on the lower portion of the face, but its formula is more appropriate for deeper, more dramatic creases. Restylane® Defyne is also indicated for injection into the mid-to-deep dermis for augmentation of the chin region to improve the chin profile in patients with mild to moderate chin retrusion. ​ RESTYLANE® KYSSE KYSSE lip is indicated for lip augmentation and for correction of upper perioral wrinkles.
  • 2. What is Restylane Experience®? How long do the results last?
    Ensuring that Restylane® is the appropriate treatment for you is key to every treatment session. The medical providers at Ithaca Medical Aesthetics will conduct a medical history, as well as examine your face for signs of aging, before making any injections. The specifics of each Restylane® session will depend on the area or areas targeted for dermal filler, and will be tailor to match you treatment goals to create natural-looking results. ​ Facial wrinkles and folds, like Nasolabial folds and marionette lines, up to 12 months with Restylane® Refyne and Restylane Defyne; and up to a 6 months Restylane® Lyft Cheeks - up to a year with Restylane® Lyft Lips; flexible movement and natural-looking volume proven to last for up to 1 year with Restylane® Kysse Backs of Hands up to 6 months with Restylane® Lyft The added volume will have a noticeable effect as soon as it is injected with an ultra-fine needle, though you will have to wait for some slight bruising and swelling to resolve in order to see the final result. A Restylane® treatment is generally quick and simple. Patients don’t experience much discomfort, and they can go home and resume their normal activities right away without any lengthy recovery time. ​ Caring for your skin with a good skincare routine that includes keeping skin moisturized and protecting it from sun exposure can help to prolong the results of Restylane®. As the results are long lasting but temporary, you’ll eventually need to have more injections to maintain the desired effects.
  • 3. How do you prepare for Restylane® injections?
    ​ There isn’t much preparation needed before having injections of dermal fillers like Restylane®, but we generally recommends avoiding medications and supplements that increase the risk of bruising a couple of weeks before your appointment. This includes most blood thinners and anti-inflammatory medications along with fish oil supplements. Consult with a primary care physician before making any changes to taking prescription or other medications. If you have an upcoming social event to attend, it’s better not to schedule your Restylane® injections right before it, just to be sure you have a buffer that allows any side effects to resolve.
  • 4. Does Restylane® have side effects?
    Restylane® is a safe treatment approved by the FDA. ​ Your medical provider at Ithaca Medical Aesthetics will discuss possible side effects with you during your consultation. As with any injectable treatment, there is a chance of bruising and bleeding. Patients may also experience swelling, itching, or discomfort at the site where they were injected—and allergies and infections can occur in rare cases. Side effects that do develop tend to be mild and resolve in just a few days.
  • 5. What other treatments compliment Restylane®? ​
    Neuromodulators like BOTOX®, Xeomin®, & Dysport® - don’t add volume, but instead calm muscles that fold skin into wrinkles when they contract. ​ PDO Threads - FDA-approved anti-aging treatment that lifts and tightens your skin without the need for an invasive medical procedure. They help to produce the production of new collagen in the skin which enhances the skin's elasticity as well as improving the appearance of folds and wrinkles around the skin and neck. ​ Chemical Peels and Microneedling -Restylane® adds volume and lift, but it can’t correct pigmentation and similar issues. If you’re concerned about hyperpigmentation, dull skin, sun damage, or other irregularities, you can try skin-resurfacing techniques like chemical peels and microneedling with collagen induction therapy, designed to even out the tone and texture of your skin.

If  you would like to know more about Chemical Peels, and how it can create a younger appearance for you, reach out to Ithaca Medical Aesthetics to

schedule an appointment or a complimentary consultation.

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