Chemical Peels

A chemical peel is a solution that causes dead skin layers to slough and eventually peel away. This restores the skin’s surface, making it smoother, more radiant and significantly improves tone.

At Boss Gal, we use only medical grade chemical peels. These are different from other peels as they have a higher concentration of active acids that are not available to non-medical facilities.

We offer one of the widest selections of chemical peels in Columbus, Ohio. We offer 15 different customizable chemical peels from ZO Skin Health and Skinceuticals. If you are new to chemical peels or feel unsure which peel is right for you, book one of our light peels. At your appointment, we can discuss your desired results along with your previous experiences with chemical peels to ensure you are matched up with the best available option.

While you will see improvements after one treatment, it is recommended to have peels done in a series of three over a three month time period for a marked improvement in skin texture and tone. Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to improve your skin texture.

Peeling is a possible side effect of a treatment but is not always required to see great results.

We recommend adding on a dermaplane for only $20 to enhance your results.

Check out our blog about more Do’s & Don’ts before your chemical peel appointment.



The ZO 3-Step Peel is a dual-action peel that is designed to stimulate and renew skin. With the use of a blend of exfoliants, retinol and multi-action agents to improve skin health and treat many of the signs of aging. Essentially, it supports the improvement of skin barrier protection as well as increasing the skin’s ability to renew itself. This innovative treatment is initially performed in-office to target acne, melasma, rough texture, fine lines, dullness and large pores. Then, clients follow-up with at-home treatment in order to produce longer lasting results in comparison to ordinary peels. *Here are a few things to know before you schedule: Your skin must be pre-conditioned with the use of a retinol or retinoic acid for 4-6 weeks prior to treatment. Individuals with melasma, dark skin tones, or those prone to hyperpigmentation must pretreat with 4% hydroquinone for melanocyte stabilization.



Smart TCA Peel significantly improves the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, pore size, laxity, and stubborn discoloration. Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) is known as the gold-standard ingredient in chemical peeling – as it’s a tried-and-tested acid used for decades by doctors. Ideal for all skin types and most skin tones, the Smart TCA Peel features a blend of 15% Trichloroacetic Acid with 3% Glycolic Acid. The Smart TCA Peel in-office treatment features a patented post-peel Restorative Masque to soothe and reduce skin temperature immediately following peel application.

skinceuticals acne peel


Our Acne Peel is designed to exfoliate surface cells, dissolve sebum and other cellular debris that can clog your pores and cause breakouts. This peel is ideal for sensitive and blemish-prone skin. A combination of acids, including, Salicylic, Mandelic and Lactic, are used to maximize your results.

skinceuticals acne peel PLUS


The Acne Peel Plus is a layered peel designed to intensify the cellular renewal process. This peel is highly customized based on a skin analysis performed by your Skin Boss who will choose from a multiple of possible peel formulas. This peel is ideal for someone looking for a next level peel and can be used to fight stubborn acne and provide a deeper exfoliation.

skinceuticals aGING peel


The Aging Peel is designed to target dry, crepey skin while improving the appearance of fine lines and improve firmness and overall skin health. Our Aging Peels are also customized to fit your needs using a combination of Glycolic acid, Lactic acid and Niacinamide.

skinceuticals aGING peel PLUS


The Aging Peel Plus includes all the benefits of the Aging Peel but incorporates a layered peel for someone looking for more dramatic results in improved texture and radiance.

skinceuticals PIGMENT peel


The Pigment Peel helps to improve the appearance of uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation (brown spots). This peel is ideal for someone with mild to moderate pigmentation that is looking to bring vitality back to their complexion. A unique formula of acids are used including Glycolic, Lactic and Phenol.

skinceuticals PIGMENT peel PLUS


The Pigment Peel Plus is a layered treatment that offers a pigment balancing peel that can help fade not only sun damage, but also post-acne discoloration (PIH). This peel takes results to the next level by using a combination of Glycolic acid, Citric Acid, Emblica and a 27% Vitamin C.



Also known as ‘the lunchtime peel”, the ZO Skin Health Stimulator peel has no downtime.


Chemical peels are designed to treat a range of complexion concerns, including:

  • Wrinkles and fine lines
  • Hyperpigmentation & brown spots
  • Uneven skin tone
  • Sun damage
  • Acne scars
  • Melasma
  • And more!

Your esthetician will work with you to determine which chemical peel formula is right for your needs.

Come to the office with a clean face, without any makeup. The chemical peel solution is applied directly to the facial skin and left on for a period of time. The chemical peel is carefully removed and skin is moisturized to help minimize side effects. A hand-held fan and ice water-soaked gauze are provided for increased comfort.

Side effects can vary depending on the chemical peel formula. However, most patients can expect to see redness, peeling, and flaking. More aggressive chemical peels will lead to intense peeling and flaking for the first two weeks after the initial treatment. It’s important for patients to wear sunscreen and to stay out of the sun in the weeks after their peel.

Results can vary, depending on the strength of the chemical peel. For mild formulas, results can be seen as quickly as two to three weeks. Many people will return periodically for routine glycolic acid peels to maintain rejuvenated skin. For stronger, more aggressive formulas, patients may not see final results until four months after the initial treatment as the collagen remodels, though the brown spots tend to flake away after 1-2 weeks.