Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Institute | Skin Peels
Led by Dr. Diana Parnell, dermatology practice located in Marin County, CA offering the latest in medical and cosmetic dermatology
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Skin Peels


Vivite glycolic acid peels result in a more refreshed appearance. It is a gentle, 70% glycolic compound that helps lift unwanted dull cells from the skin surface. It helps to even out skin tone, refine skin texture, and improve oily or acne-prone skin. This peel is considered a ‘lunch-time’ peel because it is fast and has little to no downtime.


The Vivite Glycolic Peel utilizes a unique blend of alpha-hydroxy acids and antioxidants that protects the skin from environmental stress factors known as free radicals, which can prematurely age skin. . The result is an effective chemical peel with virtually no redness, irritation, or peeling afterward. A treatment series usually consists of 4-6 peels one month apart.

Beta Lift

The Beta Lift salicylic acid peel comes in two concentrations, 20% and 30%. This peel is especially good for acne and acne prone skin types and can provide moderate exfoliation and skin rejuvenation. Because salicylic acid is lipid-soluble, this peel can penetrate deep into oily skin types to lessen acne blemishes, blackheads, and whiteheads. The Beta Lift Peel is most effective when done in a series of 4-5 peels spaced one month apart.

Stronger Acid Peels

Stronger acid peels such as trichloroacetic acid and phenol are falling into disuse due to much better alternatives. They are much less dependable and have more side effects than laser resurfacing.

To learn more about the services we offer or to schedule an appointment, contact The Cosmetic & Laser Surgery Institute today!