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Chemical Peels

Improve Skin Cell Turnover for a Rejuvenated Look in Fruitland, Idaho

Chemical peels are an important part of maximizing the health of your skin. If you have hesitated on incorporating peels into your regimen because the term "chemical" sounds harsh or unnatural to you, know that chemical peels at Fruitland, Idaho's The MedSpa by CT Derm utilize the power of nature! The Epionce Peel System consists of three superficial peels containing naturally occurring fruit acids and enzymes. These stimulate your skin to increase its cellular turnover, as well as activate collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid production, which diminish as we age and are exposed to sun and pollution. This gives your skin a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance, but with improved health!

The increase in skin cell turnover means the top layer of your skin will slough off, hence the word "peel." These superficial peels trigger skin changes that typically resolve within one to five days after a treatment, although activation of deeper skin repair and rejuvenation continues for months after a series of two to six chemical peels.

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Contact The MedSpa by CT Derm about chemical peels in Fruitland, Idaho. To set up a consultation, call 208-452-7450 or send a message online.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Chemical Peels?

Removing the dead and dull outermost skin layer with a chemical peel increases skin cell turnover, so it is an effective treatment for a range of cosmetic issues, yet it has the added benefit of increasing the health of your skin. Ideal candidates for chemical peels are those who want to reduce acne breakouts, manage facial redness, repair sun-damaged skin, remove "sun spots," smooth roughened and scaly skin, address fine lines and wrinkles, and remove irregular pigmentation.

How to Prepare for a Chemical Peel

We recommend that you set up an at-home daily Epionce regimen suited for your skin type and condition two to four weeks before your chemical peel. Use an Epionce sunscreen or a "physical" mineral sunscreen with an SPF greater than 30 daily at home before and after your chemical peel. This pre-peel regimen speeds up healing, increases the visible benefit, and reduces side effects.

What Happens Before a Chemical Peel?

Your skin will be prepared and cleansed to remove any make-up or skincare products and ensure clean surface. This is followed by an application of EpiPrep.

What Happens During a Chemical Peel?

The primary Epionce Peel System has two parts:

The initial part of the peel consists of a layer of Sal-E topical solution. This will be applied directly to the skin, which may feel hot or burn. This solution will stay on the skin for a couple of minutes until it has neutralized. This process can be repeated up to three times in a single visit. When the solution is removed, the burning sensation may briefly return.

In part two, a layer of Mal-E topical solution will be applied. You may experience a prickly, hot sensation at this point, but the feeling should "level out" after a few minutes. Layers of the product can be added back to back and will remain on the skin for a specific, pre-determined duration. This part of the chemical peel system is neutralized and removed with a solution that may bring back some of the uncomfortable sensation.

Note that if at any time during the treatment the chemical peel becomes too uncomfortable, it can be neutralized.

The Epionce Light Peel Refresh is a less harsh, but less potent peel that has one peeling step. It is a "lunchtime" peel, so you can go back to work, school, or social events afterward. This chemical peel may be combined with microneedling to improve benefits, though this combination increases downtime.

What Happens After a Chemical Peel?

Your skin may be red for a few hours after your chemical peel. You may also have a warm, sunburn-like, or even itching sensation lasting from a few hours to a couple of days. Some clients experience mild flaking or peeling beginning on day three or four, lasting up to seven days. Your skin may feel rough, tight, and dry during this time. Mild swelling may occur.

Cooling measures with a handheld fan or ice water on gauze may be used to decrease any discomfort right after the chemical peel before leaving The MedSpa by CT Derm. Ice water soaks will also decrease swelling and itching. Our esthetician, Joie Torvend, will offer the Epionce Essential Recovery Kit for use after the peel to maximize your results and prevent rare complications or infection.

We ask that you avoid direct sunlight for 30 hours, avoid the application of make-up for 18 hours, and refrain from smoking for 18 hours.

Apply Epionce SPF 50 sunscreen in two layers at least 30 minutes apart every day to maximize your rejuvenation benefit from the chemical peel.


Face: $160

Add-Ons to Consider

  • microdermabrasion: 15 minutes for $65
  • microneedling: $300

0% financing is available through CareCredit. Apply online at www.CareCredit.com.

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Ready for a chemical peel? Contact Fruitland, Idaho's The MedSpa by CT Derm by submitting an online message, or call 208-452-7450.

Epionce Skincare

As a clinical dermatologist, Dr. Carl Thornfeldt created Epionce® to be the science-backed solution to specific skin concerns. Decades of research went into the physician-strength, clinically tested skincare line, which uses botanical ingredients to boost the skin barrier, improve radiance, and more.

Here is What our Patients Think

All of the interaction with the staff, technicians and doctors have been professional and friendly. The staff is efficient, the wait times are minimal, and the care is exceptional. I highly recommend CTDerm.

Wade W. (Patient since 2019)

I have known from a distance that Dr. Thornfeldt and his staff were very good. But in just one visit, I realize that I had underestimated how good they are. Our son and daughter's skin issues, as well as my own, were not noticed by our dermatologist where we live. It was fully worth the trip from Florida.

Robert H. (patient since 2016)

My experience with Dr. Thornfeldt and his staff has been nothing but pleasurable. The staff are friendly and helpful going the extra mile to meet the patients needs. Dr. Thornfeldt is dedicated to the care of his patients, actively listening and responding as he seeks to see the bigger picture.

Dezra. R (patient since 2019)

The staff at CT Derm is very friendly and helpful. I found the visit very comfortable. Dr. Thornfeldt is extremely knowledgeable, thorough, and understanding. I am a former patient of his from when he had an office in Nampa, but due to improved skin issues and major life changes, -- a divorce and move, I didn't follow him to his Fruitland office. After over 12 years, and new skin problems, I knew it was time make the drive. I trust him completely and appreciate his experience and expertise.

Ellen S. (patient since 2018)

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