what to expect

We highly recommend that when starting a peel series to get on a home care routine that will work well with your peels to achieve the results you are looking for. When your skin is properly prepared, results will be better achieved and will also protect your skin from unnecessary side effects (like increased pigmentation). Please consult with one of our estheticians for the proper products.

After analyzing your skin condition, your esthetician will customize your peel to suit your needs. The following peels below are a guideline. Strength and the amount of layering we do will affect the time of the peel is left on and the results we are striving to achieve for you.

Vanilla Sugar Face & Body proudly offers Corrective Peels from PCA SKIN. This brand, used and recommended by dermatologists, has been the Gold Standard in chemical peels for over 20 years. PCA SKIN uses a gentle, progressive, low-dose approach for dramatic results with less side effects.


+ Corrective Skin Peels Level 1

New to skin peels or facials? Need a pick me up without actually peeling? You can receive a peel without the peeling effect with our level 1 Chemical Peel options. This choice is ideal if you have a special occasion you are preparing for or you want to take your facial results to the next level. Your skin is left softer, brighter and fine lines are reduced.

$65 | 30 minutes ($45 add-on to any facial)
+ Corrective Skin Peels Level 2

This is our most highly requested peel option. These advanced corrective peels treat dehydrated skin, remove hyperpigmentation, while diminishing blemishes, fine lines, scarring, and other signs of aging. After a deep cleanse and tone, this PCA Skin treatment complete with plumping phytohormones, lactic, azelaic and kojic acids is applied to the skin. The peel delivers refreshed, hydrated and perfected skin without discomfort or downtime.

$100 | 30 minutes ($65 add-on to any facial)
+ Retinol Peel Level 3

Our level 3 Retinol Peel takes the skin to a whole new level. This peel smooths, brightens and evens out the skin tone through increase cell turnover. The best part of this peel is that you won't feel anything while receiving it. In fact, if you do feel anything it might be a slight cooling sensation. We can customize this peel to multiple levels. If you have very resistant skin or have had a lot of skin treatments recently, this is the peel for you. We can add active serums and peel boosters for even greater results.

$185 | 30 minutes
+ Acne Peels

Chemical peels are wonderful for rejuvenating the skin. Our Peoria Acne Specialists at Vanilla Sugar Face & Body offers medical grade chemical peels for acne. Chemical peels can also aid in acne scar removal and evening out acne scars. They might cause some actual peeling of the skin, leaving brand new, beautiful, glowing skin. Chemical peels should be performed about every 2-3 weeks with better results achieved with each consecutive peel. If you are enrolled in our Acne Program, you will receive this service for the same price as our acne facial ($85)

$100 | 30 minutes ($65 add-on to any facial)
+ Dermaplaning with Level 1 Peel

Facialplaning/Dermaplaning is a simple and safe procedure for exfoliating the epidermis and ridding the skin of fine vellus hair (peach fuzz). At Vanilla Sugar, we offer this procedure with a light level 1 peel for an amazing result. This treatment is recommended for brides to be, a special occasion or if you are having professional photographs done. When the hair is removed, your makeup will be much more smoother on the skin and will have a more airbrushed finish. As long as the hair is superficial vellus hair, it will grow back at the same rate and texture as before the treatment so there is no fear that the hair will grow back dark or thicker. Dermaplaning alone can be performed for $50 and is a 20 minute treatment.

$95 | 30 minutes

frequency recommendations

In order to make changes in the skin, it takes more than one treatment. After one, you’ll see great results but if you are looking for big changes it takes multiple treatments. From our years of experience, we see the greatest changes stretched over a 3 month period of time. We only work with the epidermis and it’s difficult to completely change it with a one time treatment of a medium depth peel. Our peels are gentle and progressive. After 3-5 treatments spread over a 3 month period of time, amazing results will occur with no downtime (other than some light peeling). Below are some guidelines for different skin conditions that we work with.

  • For acne and breakouts you should come in for a chemical peel every two weeks for 6 weeks for best results ( 3 treatments). After 6 weeks we can switch to maintenance protocol. If you are receiving peels for acne, you should also be on an acne clearing routine with us. Peels alone won’t keep your skin clear, but can greatly increase and speed up the clearing of your skin.

  • For hyper-pigmentation & anti-aging you should come in for a chemical peel every 3-4 weeks for 9-12 weeks for best results (3-4 treatments). After about 3 months we can switch you to maintenance protocol (usually consists of monthly facials or a peel a few times a year)

  • For rosacea & maintenance  it is recommended to come in every 4-6 weeks. We offer a special peel that keeps the skin under control. We also recommend calming home care products.

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