Chemical Peels

Coachlight offers a wide variety of skin-renewing chemical peels. These treatments are great for removing dead, dull surface cells from damaged skin.

With just a short procedure, you can achieve a long-lasting skin rejuvenation on your face, neck or chest. Our light peels have little or no downtime, while the moderate formulations cause skin peeling that lasts up to five days.


  • Is a chemical peel right for me?

    Our aestheticians can choose a peel that will help meet your cosmetic goals. We have peels from several different manufacturers in formulations to meet each patient’s needs, from mild to moderate.

    Our chemical peels can treat:

    • acne
    • fine lines and wrinkles
    • poor complexion
    • uneven skin texture
    • some visible scars

    If you’re relatively young, you might choose a peel that helps reduce the signs and symptoms of acne. If you’re a little older, a chemical peel can help you treat age spots, fine lines and wrinkles.

  • How chemical peels work

    The process for applying a chemical peel is actually quite simple and often takes as little as 15 minutes. First, your skin will be carefully cleansed. Next, the chemical peel solution will be applied to your face. For some patients, treatment may also be done on the neck and chest.

    The chemical solution will penetrate the skin and work for a short time before it is removed. If necessary, your aesthetician may recommend more than one chemical peel to provide satisfactory results.

  • What are the different chemical peels offered at Coachlight Clinic & Spa?

    We offer a variety of different peels to meet any skin type, budget and downtime for the patient. We offer a glycolic acid rejuvenating mask, the Obagi Radiance peel, and medical-grade SkinMedica peels, which are medium-deep peels that primarily contain salicylic acid. They are self-neutralizing peels which are gentle but provide results. There is minimal to no downtime with these peels as well.

  • What will my skin feel like after a chemical peel?

    The skin will begin to flake and peel after your treatment. In a few days, the dead, dull skin cells on the surface will be gone and fresh skin is then revealed. After a light chemical peel, downtime and skin flaking is minimal.

    Still, it’s important to follow the aesthetician’s post-treatment instructions. Remember to apply sun protection every day.

Chemical Peel Options

Please note — we block 60-minutes for a chemical peel so the provider can give appropriate time for any skincare consultation and post-care guidance. The actual duration of the chemical peel process is under 30-minutes and use of our spa amenities (sauna & steam room) prior to and post-treatment is not recommended. 

This 3-Step Peel from ZO Skin Health is our most aggressive peel, offering a blend of TCA, Salicylic and lactic acids to remove the outer layer of the epidermis.  This peel utilizes a 6% retinol crème complex and other agents to help reverse the signs of aging.  The chemical peel treatment enhances the skin’s natural DNA protection and boosts collagen for visible firming and wrinkle reduction.

The ZO Skin Health Stimulator Peel is also known as the “Glow Peel.”  This is a great option to add-on with a MOXI or microneedling treatment.  This peel does not have a “peeling” effect however stimulates cell turnover providing even skin tone and decreased pigmentation while minimizing the appearance of fine lines.

Helps provide vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime. Brighten the overall appearance of skin, have a more uniform complexion and look more radiant after just one peel.

Smooth the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. See noticeable improvement after just one peel and compelling results after three to six peels. Appropriate for moderate to severe skin imperfections as determined by your provider.

Smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness. Appropriate for mild skin imperfections as determined by your provider.


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To Learn More About Chemical Peels in Des Moines & Ankeny

When you’re ready to learn more about chemical peels at Coachlight, please call (515) 221-9999 during business hours to inquire about an appointment with one of our aesthetic team members. If you have a question about chemical peels, please send us an email using the online contact form.

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