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Chemical Peels


At Ageless we offer a variety of peels. From light peels to laser peels, we will help you find which one is right for you.

Laser Peels

This popular form of skin rejuvenation provides the most improvement, with a high degree of safety and customization. It allows for a shorter healing time, with maximum wrinkle removal, and collagen building. Ask Dr. Schell or one of our highly trained staff today if this is right for you. Laser peels are accomplished with a fractional laser, to remove micro layers of skin and penetrate to carefully controlled microscopic depths in the skin. The depth and density of the treatment can be precisely controlled, to achieve your desired results. This is generally preferred over chemical peels, as it is more precise and controllable, offers greater results, including collagen building, skin smoothing. wrinkle reduction and removal of sun damage and discoloration. The healing time is also less than many of the TCA chemical peels.

Learn more about Laser Peels in our section on Lasers.

TCA Chemical Peels

TCA peels are safe, extremely effective and natural. They are so safe that they can even be used during pregnancy, when many advanced treatments are not allowed. TCA peels are excellent for the rejuvenation of the facial and body skin through the use of therapeutic, natural chemical agents to reduce or remove fine wrinkles, tighten the skin, reduce or remove "age spots" or other pigmentary conditions, reduce the appearance of scars, and improve skin texture and tone. These treatments not only reverse the signs of aging, but can also protect against skin cancers by removing sun damaged skin cells. The epidermis and dermis become thicker, more elastic and resilient with increased capacity to retain hydration resulting in a more beautiful, youthful skin.

The strength of the peel can be varied and will be carefully selected for your individual skin type. These peels do require some down time, usually creating a bronzed or sunburned appearance for few days, followed by peeling of the skin which can last 5-7 days (total recovery time) depending on the strength selected. Most people feel this is a small price to pay for the fabulous results. While most people only need one treatment to achieve their desired results, severely sun damaged or wrinkled skin may require additional treatments. This is a treatment Dr. Schell has done to herself for many years as maintenance, especially prior to the advent of resurfacing lasers.

We recommend TCA peels for treatment of those often neglected areas of the neck, décolletage, arms and hands that give away one's age. For at home products to compliment these treatments, ask about Dr. Schell's Renewal serum .

Vitalize Peel™

The Vitalize™ peel is a light to medium peel requiring little to no downtime. Its special formulation includes a unique blend of agents that will gently remove dead and damaged skin cells. These include alpha-and beta-hydroxy acids, retinoic acid, and resorcinol.

Your skin will look more radiant after one treatment. While the advantage of the Vitalize™ peel is less down time, it is less effective than a TCA peel, and is therefore recommended as a series of treatments. Depending on whether your goals are simply a smoother, brighter complexion, acne management or if you are trying to reverse signs of aging and sun damage, three to six treatments may be needed. This peel is a great alternative to antibiotics for the treatment of acne.

The Vitalize™ peel can be suitable for all skin types. Vitalize™ peels, Illuminize™ peels and glycolic peels are all great and easy treatments for the rejuvenation of the neck, chest, arms and hands. Most people will experience light peeling of their skin for one to two days, which they don't mind at all.

Illuminize Peel™

The Illuminize Peel™ offers an innovative approach to very superficial chemical peeling utilizing malic acid and mandelic acid, which are in the new generation of the alpha hydroxy acid family. These acids are used in combination with phytic acid and other standard peeling agents (resorcinol and salicylic acid) to maximize the rejuvenation effects on skin with minimal irritation. The Illuminize™ peel is a wonderful choice for a first-time peel or if you are looking for a gentle, supervicial peel that will gently bring out your inner glow.

This peel stands out amongst other peels because it requires minimal to no downtime and causes very little discomfort. This non-invasive skin rejuvenating treatment produces minimal tono visible peeling. It is also perfect for the safe and gentle removal of sun damage. The Illuminize™ peel is a fabulous treatment for the rejuvenation of the arms, hands, neck and chest. Patients may schedule this gentle peel as often as every two weeks until their skin looks and feels optimally beautiful and healthy. With each treatment, the skin becomes brighter, healthier, more radiant, and more youthful. Results are cumulative and maximum benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.

Lighten, brighten and illuminate your skin!

Jessner's, Salicylic or Lactic Acid Peels

Gentle exfoliation of the upper skin cell layer will unclog congested pores and help minimize their appearance. These peels treat acne breakouts and give skin a healthy glow. These peels also slow the aging process, decrease fine lines and discoloration caused by the sun or time. Peels accomplish their anti-aging effects by stimulating cellular regeneration and collagen and elastic tissue production. These gentle peels are great for the rejuvenation of the neck, chest, arms and hands.

These peels are a perfect adjunct to your maintenance program for beautiful, youthful skin.
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    Dr. Schell and her staff has always been so knowledgeable and provide such excellent service. My skin has never looked so healthy and vibrant.
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  • I have been seeing Dr. Schell for several years, she is a joy to be around and beyond that she is a great doctor. Dr. Schell always takes the time to discuss several options with me and the pros and cons of them all. I always feel very well taken care of and love the results.
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    I think this says it all: After Dr. Schell's treatments, I met my boyfriend who 16 years younger than me and a handsome entertainer in the music business. Dr. Schell has kept me looking great for over 10 years. I trust Dr. Schell completely to recommend the best treatment for my skin and aging problems.
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    Dr. Schell and her assistant, Jennifer, are wonderful and I highly recommend them to anyone considering taking better care of their skin. The CO2 experience was made so easy by their supportive and warm manner. I look forward to my follow visits and spending time with them. Dr. Schell is very experienced and does amazing work. I love the outcome and my skin looks amazing.
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  • I have been coming to Dr. Schell since she open her doors in Freemont, and followed her to her gorgeous new boutique office downtown. I adore her and staff, the attention to detail and the way she has kept me young! Light Fillers, lasers and peels is what I have done over the years. Plus she is the best in town for Botox. Thank you Dr Schell and staff.
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  • Best Botox! – I had my first ever Botox injection a couple weeks ago. I was extremely nervous but Dr. Schell made me feel very comfortable from the moment she walked into the room. Not only is the gal gorgeous, but she's nice and funny too! She listened to my concerns and put my fears to rest . Now that a couple weeks have gone by and the Botox has taken full effect, I can truly say that she is a miracle worker. Before I looked like I was constantly angry, like a permanent frown. Not anymore! And now when I stare at a computer screen for hours on end (cubicle life, sigh) I don't frown/squint at the monitor nearly as much. I will definitely be going to her again for this treatment!
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  • I was in desperate need of a peel and was referred to the Ageless Center. Was highly impressed with the staff and booked my appointment right away. The Illuminize peel was exactly what I needed - it left my skin absolutely glowing and had none of the redness and flakiness I usually get after peels. Great treatment - would go back for another service!
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  • best kept secret!!!! - I've had a number of treatments from Dr. Schell including botox, Restalyn, and collagen. I've also had laser treatments to get rid of numerous age spots and broken veins. Dr. Schell is a highly professional and skilled Cosmetic Surgeon and Dermatologist. Dr. Schell has always been extremely helpful in providing a sensitive and realistic consultation with regard to what kind of results I could expect and achieve. My results have been extremely satisfying. Her follow up's are outstanding. The spa is professionally run with efficient and thoughtful staff. Prices are realistic and fair. Occasionally, specials have been offered. I've even been successful in getting my husband to come in for a variety of treatments. His results have been no less remarkable. Ample parking in the garage, but I've always been able to find a spot on the street.
    Pros: Highly qualified physician offering caring and extremely skilled service
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