Chemical Peels in Vancouver

Refresh and Renew Your Skin


An Easy Complexion Treatment

Chemical Peels can be used to help both men and women reduce common surface issues like lines, wrinkles, age spots, uneven skin pigmentation and brown spots. Glycolic peels can also work for anyone wanting to treat acne and renew their skin.

There are different types of Chemical Peels boasting active ingredients that vary in strength–the stronger the chemical peel, the deeper into the surface of the skin it works, and also, the longer the recovery. Chemical Peels remove that damaged outer layer of skin to reveal the fresh, new skin beneath and it can also stimulate your bodies own production of collagen which can enhance skin firmness and improve skin texture.

The formulations that you’ll receive have been developed by molecular biologists, biophysicists, dermatologists and plastic surgeons. They have been rigorously tested to prove their safety and effectiveness. In fact, numerous studies have shown that the therapeutic ingredients in our formulations can dramatically resolve complexion problems for healthy skin.

  • A moderate to significant improvement in melasma (hyperpigmentation) was achieved in patients with darker skin, who experienced no adverse effects to their overall pigmentation, as reported in the Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery.
  • Hyaluronic acid and collagen levels were found to noticeably increase, resulting in a remodeling of the skin at a cellular level, as reported in Dermatologic Surgery, the journal of the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery.
  • A significant reduction in fine lines and wrinkles was reported by female patients between the ages of 35 and 60 years old in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.

How Glycolic Peel Treatments Work

Glycolic peel treatments at our Burnaby medical spa provide skin care that focuses on resurfacing and renewing the skin cells. Glycolic peels safely remove a micro thin top layer of skin and are used to treat acne prone skin, fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, and discoloration. A glycolic treatment will increase circulation to the skin, loosen oil and dirt that builds up in the pores, minimize the appearance of acne and stimulate the production of collagen.

A peel can help bring back a healthy and revitalized glow and it can improve the overall texture and firmness of your complexion. These peels are a crucial part of your skin care regimen, as they exfoliate sun damage and assist with rehydration. They also anti-inflammatory properties.

Immediate Improvement

Our peels give you an immediate improvement that is readily noticeable. You’ll feel how much smoother your skin will be right after your treatment! Because there is no downtime, you’ll be able to get right back to your regular daily activities — you can even reapply your makeup if you’re going out or returning to work. In the days following your treatment, you’ll see a number of complexion problems fade until they’re far less noticeable than before, or even non-existent. You can address the following concerns:

  • fine lines
  • wrinkles
  • discoloration
  • dullness
  • roughness
  • uneven textures
  • dark spots
  • enlarged pores
  • oily skin
  • pigmented acne scars
  • acne breakouts

The success of your treatment relies on the expertise of the talented medical aestheticians at Heights Laser. They will individualize your treatment to address your particular concerns and maximize the beauty of your epidermis.


Your Chemical Peel Journey to Clear Skin

  • Your First Visit

    Your first visit is for your private consultation with our chemical peel expert. You’ll have the opportunity to describe your concerns and what you want to achieve. Because the Heights Laser Centre team provides individualized care to each patient, we can develop a plan based on your unique needs.

  • Your Examination

    Our medical aesthetician will conduct a thorough examination of your skin to create a customized treatment plan. This recommendation will be based on your goals, needs, and health background. After the exam, you’ll find out how many sessions you may need and the cost.

For over a decade, we have supported Vancouver and Burnaby patients with high-quality aesthetic services focused on their goals and their comfort. Our super friendly staff, led by head physician Dr. Perhez Jaffer, offer a warm and friendly environment for patients. Come for an appointment, and you will immediately feel at ease with our approach and the personal attention we provide. We’ve treated many skin types and our patients frequently comment on how their excellent treatment was able to give them the youthful appearance they were hoping for!

What to Expect with Glycolic Peel Treatments

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Glycolic peels are easily done, typically last 15 minutes, and require no down time. A special formula of glycolic acids is brushed onto the skin. The strength of the formula can be tailored to meet your specific goals. The glycolic acid is left on the skin for a certain amount of time; the duration of the peel affects its strength. There may be a slight stinging sensation. Vancouver patients will often notice that their skin is smoother and has a better tone even after one treatment, but best results are seen after a series of treatments three to four weeks apart. This is particularly true for darker blemishes and more severe concerns. For optimum results, glycolic treatments must be followed with appropriate home skincare.

You’ll likely find that this treatment plan is most effective in achieving the results you want. In addition to the immediate improvements you’ll see and feel following every session, you’ll also find that your skin gets better and better as the days pass. This time is necessary to allow your skin to rebuild itself at the cellular level with boosted levels of collagen and hyaluronic acid, making it healthy, stronger and more youthful.

Chemical Peels Testimonials

  • Always enjoy to come in for my peel. Anna is experienced and genuinely focused to help me achieve my perfect skin goal. 5/5
  • I have had many glycolic peels from several technicians. Anna is by far the best. I have referred several clients to Anna. 5/5


To complement your in-clinic treatment, a customized daily skincare regimen will be designed so that you can accelerate your results and maintain them. Your skin will be assessed to make sure you get the products that are most effective for you.


Chemical Peels Burnaby FAQ

What is a chemical peel?

Chemical peels are formulations based on therapeutic acids that remove the uppermost layers of skin. It is a form of exfoliation. At this time, we don’t offer formulations with salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids or lactic acid. We only offer glycolic peels.

Is chemical peel good for skin?

When performed by experienced medical aestheticians like our team members, this procedure can restore the health and youthful beauty of your skin by doing the following:

  • treat sun damaged skin
  • remove impurities
  • erase pigmentation and blemishes
  • improve acne
  • improve overall texture
  • boost the rate of skin cell turnover
How long does it take to recover from a chemical peel?

It depends on the formulation of the peel and its intensity, as well as your skin type. Some peels are gentle enough that no recovery period is required, while more intense formulations may require a week or so for redness and flaking to disappear.

Is a chemical peel painful?

Generally speaking, peels aren’t painful. More intense formulations may make the skin tingle and be slightly uncomfortable, but even these are tolerated well by our patients with all skin types.

Will a chemical peel remove dark spots?

Yes, they are effective in removing dark spots and other hyperpigmentation caused by the sun, aging or inflammation. For lighter spots, one or two sessions may be sufficient to improve skin tone.

Are chemical peels good for acne prone skin?

Yes. As a matter of fact, peels are routinely recommended to patients suffering from acne and rosacea because of their ability to clarify the skin and reduce the bacteria that causes breakouts. They also help shed the damaged layers of the dermis to reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve skin tone, while retaining moisture levels at the same time. The best results are achieved with a series of peels.

Can I get a chemical peel after or before laser hair removal?

Laser hair removal are laser treatments that increase skin sensitivity. Chemical peels can also increase skin sensitivity and inflammation. For this reason, if you’d like to improve your skin quality with a combination of these treatments, it would be best to schedule these procedures weeks apart. This allows your skin to recover properly, thereby reducing the risk of complications.

Experience The Heights Laser Centre Difference

  • Thorough Skin Analysis

    The best way to find out if a Chemical Peel may be right for you is to receive a thorough skin analysis performed by our skincare expert. This will pinpoint issues and possible causes to your complexion concerns. Your professional skin analysis is part of your complimentary consultation.

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    We are a board certified physician-led practice that has been accredited by the Better Business Bureau since 2009. With an A+ rating, we have an excellent track record. This allows you to have unparalleled confidence in the quality and safety of the care you will receive.

  • A Friendly Atmosphere

    As our patient, you receive excellent aesthetic care in the relaxed and supportive setting of our fully licensed physician-directed practice. Walk through the doors of our medical spa, and you become part of a family—one that’s committed to achieving your personal goals. We’re frequently complimented on how friendly our whole team is!

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