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 recommend adding on a dermaplane for only $15 to enhance your results. Chemical peels are one of the most effective ways to improve your skin texture without the downtime of a laser.

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.

We offer one of the widest selections of chemical peels in Columbus, Ohio. We offer several chemical peels from ZO Skin Health and SkinMedica. 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.

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.



For moderate to severe skin imperfections. You will experience peeling for 3-5 days resulting in improving the appearance of sun damage, deeper wrinkles, discolored skin and acne scarring. You may have more dramatic results with more down time and redness that may last a few days.



For mild to moderate skin imperfections. You will experience light peeling/flaking for 3-5 days resulting in improving the appearance of sun damage, fine lines and hyper pigmentation.



For light peeling or sensitive skin. Great for before a big event giving you revitalized glowing skin.



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.