Facial Peels


Aging is a natural process, but as we get older, a plethora of imperfections begin to emerge. You might be bothered by sun damage, wrinkles or age spots that cause you to look older than you feel, and even minor flaws like dry skin can tarnish your complexion. Unfortunately, these concerns don’t always respond to everyday skin care products, leaving you with skin that looks dull, tired and prematurely aged. If you want to revitalize your appearance, just below the surface is brighter, smoother and younger-looking skin waiting to be revealed with a chemical peel at Northcoast Laser.

At Northcoast Laser in Northeast Ohio, we’ve been helping our clients rejuvenate their appearance and achieve radiant skin since 2002. With a highly-trained staff led by board-certified physicians, we combine professional, quality care with the latest enhancements in skin care, and a chemical peel is one of many ways we can help you rejuvenate your appearance.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A chemical peel is a facial rejuvenation treatment that resurfaces your skin for a smooth, dewy complexion. It works by removing the damaged outer layers of skin and encouraging cellular renewal to create a more youthful-looking appearance, effectively treating blemishes, age spots, fine lines and other imperfections. Chemical peels are available in varying strengths and solutions designed to penetrate distinct layers of the skin, allowing your practitioner to select the best formula for your needs.

Chemical Peel

At Northcoast Laser, we offer three proven chemical peels to remove dull, damaged skin cells and reveal a smoother, brighter complexion. From mild peels to more aggressive treatments, our aestheticians can help you choose the right chemical peel based on your skin care needs and will thoroughly evaluate your skin to ensure highly personalized results. Keep reading to learn more about the peels we offer at our location in Mentor, Ohio — Stimulator Peel and ZO 3-Step Peel.

What is a Stimulator Peel?

Also known as the “red carpet” peel, the Stimulator Peel uses three proven ingredients to rejuvenate dull, rough-looking skin with minimal redness or peeling. It works by combining salicylic, lactic and citric acid in a three-step process to exfoliate and refresh your skin’s appearance, removing dead skin cells, impurities and blemishes to reveal a smooth, clear complexion. This treatment also stimulates cellular renewal to improve collagen and elastin production, making it effective at treating a number of common skin problems, including:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Enlarged pores
  • Mild acne
  • Uneven texture

The acids used in the Stimulator Peel are alpha-hydroxy acids (AHAs), which are safe and effective for all skin tones and types. Combining AHAs with retinol can increase irritation and sun sensitivity, however, so it’s best to consult with one of our practitioners about your skin care routine before your procedure. Most clients notice a visible difference after just one treatment, but the Stimulator Peel can be repeated two weeks after your last appointment. At Northcoast Laser, we recommended a series of three to four treatments for optimal results, but this may vary depending on your needs and specific goals.

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What is a ZO 3-Step Peel?

The ZO 3-Step Peel is an advanced treatment that delivers outstanding results with a multi-step process designed to refresh and rejuvenate your skin. Often used to minimize the signs of aging, improve skin texture and eliminate dry, damaged skin cells, the ZO 3-Step Peel combines a more aggressive peel solution with a stimulating retinol cream that works to improve cellular turnover and enhance collagen production. The result is firm, supple skin that glows with renewed health and vitality.

The ZO 3-Step Peel is a multi-step process that begins in-office but will be completed at home. The three steps that make this treatment so effective are:

Step 1 — Peel Application

Your skin care expert will apply the peel solution in-office, which is formulated with salicylic, lactic and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to remove the damaged outer layer of the skin.

Step 2 — Retinol Cream

After the peel, a retinol cream will be applied to stimulate cellular renewal and boost collagen production. The peel solution will allow this cream to penetrate deeply to provide maximum benefit to your skin. You will be given retinol cream to apply the next day, as well.

Step 3 — Calming Cream

Next, a calming cream will be applied to soothe the skin, reduce inflammation and restore moisture. This cream contains ceramides, antioxidants and collagen-boosting peptides to promote healthy skin, and you will continue to apply it twice daily at home for optimal results.

You will begin to peel within two days after your treatment, which often starts around the mouth before spreading up and out. Don’t pick or pull at any peeling skin and allow it to slough off naturally — otherwise, you may interrupt the healing process and compromise your results. You should also avoid sun exposure for seven to 10 days after your treatment. To minimize downtime and ensure a healthy recovery, you will be given detailed aftercare instructions and be able to contact our office with any questions or concerns you may have.

The ZO 3-Step Peel is suitable for all skin types and provides dramatic, long-lasting results. Most clients notice an improvement after their first treatment, but this peel can be repeated after three to four weeks if you need a deeper level of skin repair. Our skin care experts will recommend the number and strength of peel best suited for your concerns and develop an individualized treatment plan to help your goals.

Which Peel is Right for Me?

With all of the chemical peel options available today, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. That’s why our team of skin care experts will work closely with you to identify your main concerns and develop a treatment plan that fits your needs. Before your treatment, we will also thoroughly evaluate your skin and ask about any problem areas, sensitivities or conditions you may have to ensure a safe and effective procedure. Although our practitioners can find the right chemical peel for all skin tones and types, you may not be a good candidate if any of the following applies to you:

  • A history of keloids or abnormal scarring
  • Are taking medications that increase skin sensitivity (Accutane, certain antibiotics)
  • Have open wounds, cuts, sores or burns
  • Are suffering from an active infection or skin disease

Additionally, some concerns such as sagging, severe scarring or deep wrinkles may not respond to a chemical peel, but our team can recommend a different approach for helping you reach your aesthetic goals. At Northcoast Laser, we also offer more intensive treatments like laser resurfacing and injectables for a wide range of skin care needs.

Advantages of a Chemical Peel at Northcoast Laser

Chemical peels are a quick, easy and effective solution for many common skin issues, but also provide a plethora of other benefits compared to other facial treatments.

One of the biggest advantages of a chemical peel is that it can be personalized just for you. Depending on your needs and sensitivity level, your practitioner can use a mild, medium or heavy peel to target your specific concerns, whether it be aging, acne or a dull complexion.

Another advantage is that a chemical peel can boost the effectiveness of skin care products you already use. By removing dead skin cells, excess oil and other impurities, the active ingredients in your skin care products will be able to penetrate deeper and work their effects where it matters most. This promotes long-term effects and helps you maintain a bright, radiant complexion long after your treatment.

Other advantages of chemical peels include:

  • Improved effectiveness of skin care products
  • Easy exfoliation
  • Highly customizable treatments
  • Light, medium and heavy peels for all skin types
  • Stimulates collagen production

Chemical peels can also be repeated to further enhance your results or combined with other treatments for a more dramatic outcome. At Northcoast Laser, we offer Botoxdermal fillers and microneedling, which can be combined with your chemical peel either before or after your treatment to achieve the beautiful, long-lasting results you deserve.

Contact Northcoast Laser

Radiant skin is something we all long for, and a chemical peel at Northcoast Laser can help you achieve a smooth, healthy complexion with minimal downtime or recovery. To learn more about our chemical peels and how we can craft a personalized treatment plan just for you, contact or call us at (440) 639-3223 to schedule a consultation today.

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I went to northcoast with great expectations And came out with 100% results staff is so nice and welcoming ..thank you so much Carly she is the best she explained everything in detail thank you for your kindness and your generosity I will see you again God bless…..Elizabeth e

Excellent Job on my Roscea! Thank you!

I loved my dermaplaning and facial with Melissa

Very professional and nice people. My procedures went very well and I'm satisfied with the results. I recommend Nortcoast Laser to anyone who wants to feel a little better about their appearance.

Thrilled with the laser surgery I received today to help manage my Roscea. The staff is friendly, informative & definitely goes that extra mile. Thank you again ladies. Definitely will return & definitely would recommend.

I absolutely loved my experience at North Coast Laser. Everyone was so nice. Everything was explained so well and the programs they have are amazing. I didn’t feel rushed and felt totally comfortable asking all the questions I had. I cannot wait to go back and have already referred my mom to them. I highly recommend!

It was a great experience. Reasonable price, friendly staff. I was in and out in less than a half hour. Everything was explained to me in great detail. Carli and Lauren are wonderful!

The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! I had a Jet Peel done by Melissa. She was thorough and explained everything step by step. I am pregnant and she made sure to double check every ingredient to make sure it was safe for me. I am looking forward to having another treatment done very soon!

Informative, friendly, compassionate.

The staff is very knowledgeable on all skin types. I went in for a consult for pigment issues. Melissa put me on a skin care routine with the ZO skin care line and recommend Lase md treatments with an occasional microneedling. My skin has never looked better at the age of 40. My pigment issue has resolved and my skin now has a bright glowing appearance. They keep up to date on the latest laser technology, and the staff is always available to answer any skin care questions I have.

I was so happy with everyone in there. They treat you like family. Barb did my botox and she was amazing!!!!! 100 percent going back from now on

Staff is very friendly and welcoming. I get micro-needling done here by Melissa and I always feel super comfortable.

Extremely friendly staff! Very pleased!

I had botox injection (forhead, around eyes & jaw area) last month and I'm extremely happy with the result! I will try to upload one of my before and after injection pictures !

I had the best experience at Northcoast Laser! Everyone was extremely nice and when I got filler for the first time all my questions were answered and she spent time explaining everything for me; making me feel very comfortable. I absolutely loved the results and I will definitely be recommending Northcoast Laser to others!

I have had an amazing experience with Northcoast Laser, from start to finish.... from making my first appointment, to having treatment done. The office is clean and comfortable. Barb is very knowledgeable, and kind, and I never feel rushed while I’m there.

I like that the Drs here are very concerned in your outcome and throughly research your autoimmune reactions. I have lupus and Other autoimmune Problems. I’d love to get many Anti aging things but my body will not accept it they have informed me. Sad but I appreciate all the truthfulness care and provide great skin products. The little bit I can have done, I feel like they are my friends and Drs both extremely caring. Highly recommended! Clean, concerned for your safety and concerned for you to be comfortable.

Been going their for 10 years + Always feel very comfortable I moved from east side to west side and Yes I still drive to them!

Friendly, caring, service. Love the ladies!

Always professional!!

Such a pleasant experience every time I have been. Melissa is amazing and has completely transformed my skin. Barb is awesome as well. I highly recommend

Highly recommend you get your cosmetic procedures here! Jessica at the front desk was so friendly and extremely helpful. Carly did an AMAZING job on my lip filler! Barb was great as well! I've been getting so many complements on my lips! Thank you ladies, I will definitely be back!

Highly recommend this place. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable. Very happy with my results from laser treatment.

The service is quality and prices are reasonable. The staff is unpretentious and caring. They are efficient and don't try to push services or products on you that you don't want or need. They are the best in NE Ohio. I drive an hour to see Lacy who is wonderful. Can't say anything negative about them.

I went to Northcoast Laser Cosmetics for the first time last week. I must say I was pleasantly surprised. I had the Jet Peel done by Lacy. She is amazing. This is the first time I have had the Jet Peel and what a difference in my skin immediately. I highly recommend Lacy.

I have been a patron of this business since 2005, and they have always been very knowledgeable and professional. The staff is great. They are sure to answer all of your questions and are very friendly and thorough.

This place is wonderful! The staff are all very nice and they actually care about their patients!!! They make you feel comfortable and very welcomed! I highly recommend this place to anyone!!