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Chemical Peels

Our experienced estheticians utilize safe and effective chemical solutions to gently exfoliate your skin, revealing a smoother texture and diminished imperfections. Say goodbye to dullness, fine lines, and uneven tone. Chemical Peels are ideal for tackling stubborn melasma. CosmeticsMD carries a range of superficial through medium-depth peels in our Peabody practice to help you achieve your desired results.

Superficial Peels: These are mild peels that provide a gentle exfoliation. They are suitable for improving skin texture, mild acne, and refreshing the skin's appearance.
 

Medium Peels: These penetrate deeper and are effective for treating moderate sun damage, fine lines, and more significant skin issues

 

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CosmeticsMD's customized approach to chemical peels

Our highly-trained estheticians, skilled in chemical peels, possess a deep understanding of diverse skin types. With years of experience, they create personalized treatments after thorough consultations, analyzing your skin and choosing the ideal peel to address your specific concerns, such as fine lines, acne scars, or hyperpigmentation. While excellent on their own, chemical peels also pair nicely with other treatments and at-home skincare products to produce even more pronounced results. 

We offer chemical peels from VI Peel, BioRePeel, ZO Skinhealth, Skinbetter Science, SkinMedica, PRX-T33 and SkinCeuticals. 

AlphaRet

Peel depth: Superficial to Medium

45 min

We offer AlphaRet Peels by Skinbetter, in both 30% and 50% strength which are designed to rejuvenate and remodel skin texture. The 30% peel serves as an introductory treatment, strengthening and protecting the skin. This peel effectively treats mild photo damage, early signs of aging, and blemishes. Formulated with a blend of retinoids and alpha hydroxy acids, AlphaRet Peel promotes cell turnover and collagen production, resulting in smoother, clearer, and more youthful-looking skin.

BioRePeel

Peel depth: Medium

45 min

BioRePeel is a cutting-edge skincare treatment designed to rejuvenate and revitalize the skin without causing visible peeling. It combines exfoliating acids, amino acids, and vitamins to promote cell turnover, improve texture, and enhance collagen production. Suitable for all skin types, BioRePeel addresses various concerns, including acne, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines. The procedure is minimally invasive, offering noticeable results with minimal downtime. Its unique formula ensures a gentle yet effective treatment, leaving the skin smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking.

SkinCeuticals Peels

Peel Depth: Superficial to medium

30-45 min

We offer a variety of SkinCeuticals peels for healthier, radiant skin. Our peel experts will create a plan using one or a combination of our SkinCeuticals Peels to rejuvenate your skin's surface, stimulating collagen production, reducing fine lines, and addressing uneven skin tone. Each treatment is precisely tailored to meet your individual skin needs, ensuring a glowing and revitalized complexion.

ZO Stimulator Peel

Peel depth: Superficial

30 min

The Ossential® Stimulator Peel, often referred to as the "lunchtime peel" is suitable for all skin types and is formulated to improve the overall skin tone and texture with no downtime. The revolutionary beta/alpha acid spa peel stimulates cellular turnover, reducing fine lines and wrinkles and improving overall skin tone, texture and clarity. This skin peel is superficial can help with: Reducing the appearance of lines and wrinkles Acne & pore size reduction Age spots/sun spots Improving skin’s texture and tone The addition of the dermaplane treatment prior to the chemical peel opens and exfoliates your skin allowing better absorption of the treatment into the skin for deeper cleansing.

VI PEEL

Peel depth: Medium

60 min

Our providers will discuss your goals and recommend one of the following solutions: 

VI Peel Original: A multi-faceted treatment for the many triggers and symptoms of acne, from dead skin cells and excessive oiliness to clogged pores and all types of blemishes. Our peel sweeps away skin cells known to clog pores, clears out oil and debris trapped deep within the pores, eliminates p. acnes bacteria and balances skin for fewer breakouts and a smoother texture. 


VI Peel Advanced: This potent, powerful treatment is ideal for more mature clients that want to intensify results against deep-set wrinkles and loss of elasticity. Our innovative treatment is formulated with a synergistic blend of ingredients that penetrate deeper to combat the signs of aging and soften fine lines and wrinkles. This targeted formula helps enhance collagen stimulation to increase cell turnover and help firm the skin. 


VI Peel Purify: The VI Peel Purify is a highly effective treatment for acne and addresses a variety of concerns caused by acne symptoms. This unique formula combination increases cellular turnover to open pores and reduce comedones, kill p. acnes, and balance the skin for fewer breakouts. 


VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus: Chemical peels are non-invasive facial/neck/hand treatments that help to rejuvenate your skin. 

SkinMedica Rejuvenize Peel

Peel depth: Medium

30 min

The Rejuvenize Peel® is a professional grade, deep chemical peel that aggressively treats sun damage, acne scarring, and fine wrinkles. It penetrates deep into the surface layers of the skin and begins working almost instantly to deliver even, radical exfoliation and expose fresher, more beautiful looking skin. It is specially formulated to provide the most dramatic results possible while maintaining minimal downtime and discomfort. Appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections.

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel

Peel depth: Superficial to medium

30 min

SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel® helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. This is the perfect peel for patients with mild to moderate skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, pigment irregularities, and acne.

SkinMedica Illuminize Peel

Peel depth: Superficial

30 min

Illuminate your skin and accelerate skin exfoliation with the SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel®. This chemical peel helps provide vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime.

Chemical Peel Before & Afters

Chemical Peels at CosmeticsMD

Meet the Chemical Peel Experts

Meaghan Doherty, LME

Licensed Cosmetologist & Esthetician

Meaghan Doherty, LME

Val McDonough, LME

Licensed Esthetician

Val McDonough, LME

Dawnmarie Russo, LME

Licensed Medical Esthetician

Dawnmarie Russo, LME

Sharon Sirignano, LME

Licensed Esthetician

Sharon Sirignano, LME

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  • What do Botox and Dysport treat?
    At CosmeticsMD, we commonly use Botox and Dysport to treat: Frown lines (aka “11s” / glabellar lines) Forehead creases Crow's feet near the eyes Gummy smiles Facial asymmetries Lip flips (with or without dermal filler) Face slimming Dimpled chins Symptoms and swelling due to TMJ
  • When should I start using Botox or Dysport?
    Botox is FDA approved for women and men 18 years and older. We recommend starting treatments in your late 20s and early 30s.
  • How quickly can I get a Botox Treatment?
    We can often schedule clients within a few days of requesting an appointment, and can treat them on the same day. Book online or call us at 978-871-2181 to see if a Botox appointment is available with one of our top Botox providers at our Peabody office. We try our best to accommodate our client’s busy schedules.
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  • How do Botox and Dysport work?
    Botox and Dysport are made of a purified protein that works by preventing your facial muscles from contracting by temporarily blocking the nerve signals. Because the muscles are relaxed, wrinkles are reduced.
  • Can Botox and Dysport be used with other treatments?
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    Be very careful of ads for “cheap” BOTOX, “faux-tox” – they are not as effective at best, and at worst can be very dangerous, causing paralysis, botulism poisoning, facial drooping, and infection. The best way to save money on your treatments is to enroll in Allē or Aspire, loyalty programs where you can earn points and rewards for savings on future treatments including… You can also become a Rose Gold member, where you can save 15% on every BOTOX treatment as well as enjoy other other member discounts and perks. Additionally, Botox Cosmetic Day happens right before Thanksgiving, offering amazing deals. Visit the official Botox Cosmetic Day website to participate in the savings! New Botox or Dysport clients can save $100 on their first treatment at CosmeticsMD. Claim the offer by filling out the form on the top of this page.
  • Where is your office located?
    CosmeticsMD performs Botox treatments at our conveniently located Northshore practice at 21 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA. Book online or call us at 978-871-2181 to schedule your Botox consultation.
  • Who is injecting me?
    At CosmeticsMD, you will always receive the highest standard of care. Our team is led by board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Robert Murgia, and all of our Botox injectors are licensed medical professionals--PA, NPs, and a CANS certified RN. We take the highest precautions to ensure that our injectors performing Botox treatments are extensively trained, qualified, and experienced. Our team of injectors have extensive aesthetic training and have over 30 years of combined experience in medical aesthetics. Our injectors treat patients knowing that everyone is different, and everyone’s aesthetic goals are different, therefore they treat each patient with a customized treatment every time.
  • How long does a Botox treatment take?
    Typically a Botox treatment requires only 10-20 minutes and has minimal to no discomfort. Initial consultation take about 45 minutes with one of our certified cosmetics injectors and treatment can be administered on the same day. Clients usually are able to return to work immediately. However, we advise clients to refrain from strenuous activity for the next 24 hours.
  • How long does Botox last?
    First results can appear in as little as 2 days, and typically last from 90-120 days. Because Botox treatments last between 2 to 4 months, we recommend patients be treated every 3 months to maintain their results and investment in their refreshed appearance.
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