Chemical Peels

Plastic Surgeon & Medical Spa Serving Norman, Edmond, Oklahoma City & Nearby Central Oklahoma

Aging, environment, genetics, and lifestyle choices all play a role in the way your skin looks as you age. Daily care, consistent use of sunscreen, and leading a generally healthy lifestyle can all help prevent skin problems and premature aging, but even your best efforts may fail to produce the results you desire.

Chemical peel is a non-surgical option that can address signs of aging, pigmentation issues, textural problems, acne, and more, to produce a smooth, youthful, and healthy glow. If you are unhappy with the condition of your skin, a chemical peel may be a minimally invasive and wonderfully effective option. The best way to find out is through a one-on-one consultation at the Edmond or Norman office of Dr. Jayesh Panchal.

To schedule a skin care consultation at our Edmond office, please call 405-340-9949. In Norman, call 405-310-6767. Dr. Panchal is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving women and men from Oklahoma City and all surrounding areas.

Types of Chemical Peels

Chemical peels work to exfoliate dead and unhealthy skin cells, allowing the body’s natural healing response to produce a smoother and blemish-free appearance. There are various strengths of chemical peel, allowing them to be useful for a number of different patients.

Some of the most popular types of chemical peel are:

  • Glycolic Acid Chemical Peel. Available in a variety of strengths, glycolic acid molecules are incredibly small, allowing this type of peel to penetrate deeply
  • Lactic Acid Chemical Peel. Ideal for sensitive and dry skin, lactic acid peels gently exfoliate the skin
  • Salicylic Acid Peel. For oil control and acne elimination, salicylic acid peels may offer the most reliable results in both adults and teens
  • Trichloroacetic Acid Peel (TCA). Suitable for abnormal skin cells and actinic keratosis, TCA peels come in a variety of strengths and are safe for all skin tones

Following a chemical peel, even a mild peel, your skin may feel tender and appear red. Similar to a sunburn, these issues will self-correct, but the care you take of your skin in the days following treatment will play a direct role in the outcome of your peel.


At Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa, we offer the ZO 3-Step Peel. This revolutionary peel combines lactic acid, salicylic acid, and TCA to completely transform the skin and treat conditions including:

  • Uneven Skin Tone
  • Pigment Irregularities
  • Sun and Age Spots
  • Fine Lines
  • Deeper Wrinkles
  • Overly Large Pores
  • Acne and Acne Scars
  • Dull Skin

While other peels may be able to accomplish similar results, the ZO system goes above and beyond to address skin repair and renewal as well.

The second step in this three-step system is the Stimulating Retinol Crème. Applied immediately following the peel to help ensure retinol is delivered deeply into the dermis, the ZO retinol cream also contains Ubiquinone to stimulate cellular renewal, Leontopodium Alpinum Meristem, and Marrubium Vulgare to boost collagen levels, and Myristoyl Tripeptide to help treat and prevent wrinkles. 

The final of the three steps is the application of the Calming Crème. Chocked full of antioxidants and powerful anti-inflammatories, the Calming Crème works to soothe residual discomfort, boost your body’s production of collagen and hyaluronic acid, and protect the skin from additional irritation during the healing phase. 

How do I Prepare for a Chemical Peel?

In preparation for your chemical peel, you will want to stay hydrated and avoid sun exposure for a few days. In addition, refrain from exfoliating your skin for at least one week before your peel.

On the day of your peel, please come to our office with gently cleansed skin and refrain from wearing makeup. If there are preparatory steps specific to your needs, Dr. Panchal will provide them during your initial consultation.

How Long do Chemical Peel Results Last?

Results from the ZO 3-Step chemical peel can last from two to six months, depending on factors unique to your body. While this peel is gentle enough to be performed every three to four weeks, results can often be maintained with proper skin care and just two to three treatments per year. During your time in our care, Dr. Panchal will help you determine how often you will need to visit our office to ensure continuous results.

Can a Chemical Peel be Combined with Other Procedures?

The ZO peel can be combined with other procedures to meet specific needs under certain circumstances. However, it is only sometimes necessary or appropriate to combine procedures. During your initial consultation, Dr. Panchal will carefully evaluate your skin, discuss various treatment options, and help you decide if a peel alone or in combination with other non-surgical treatments will be best.

Does a Chemical Peel Hurt?

The ZO 3-Step peel is specially formulated to reduce discomfort. Applying the Calming Crème during the third step works to soothe and protect the skin.

Following treatment, some redness is expected, and after a few days, the skin will start peeling. While this process is not painful, it can be slightly uncomfortable. Proper aftercare will help to prevent irritation and improve your overall experience.

What Kind of Aftercare will a Chemical Peel Require?

In addition to the ZO peel, we offer a range of professional skincare products that can be used before and after your peel to help reduce discomfort and enhance results. We can help you choose the best products for your chemical peel aftercare during your visits.

You must avoid direct sunlight for a few weeks after your peel. After that, a high-quality sunscreen should be used daily to help prevent damage and protect the skin.

Recovery from the ZO 3-Step Chemical Peel

Recovery from the ZO 3-Step Peel may involve dry, red, and itchy skin for the first few days. As the skin sloughs off, fresh and unblemished skin will become visible and your results will be more obvious. This can take four to seven days, during which time it is important to properly care for the skin. We will provide you with detailed instructions to help ease this process.

For many patients, starting a professional skin care regimen in the weeks prior to treatment is ideal. We off a range of ZO products that can be used both before and after treatment to help ensure optimal comfort and results.

Contact Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa to Learn More

If you are interested in learning more about chemical peels in general or the ZO 3-Step Peel in particular, please call Genesis Plastic Surgery & Medical Spa at 405-340-9949 or 405-310-6767 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Panchal. We maintain offices in Edmond and Norman. We welcome men and women from all surrounding areas of Oklahoma.