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AFA Chemical Peels

AFA Chemical Peels in Vancouver With Dr. Jeannie MacDonald

Chemical peels are popular cosmetic procedures that have become an essential part of many people’s skincare regimen. AFA chemical peels refresh your skin’s appearance to help you reclaim that healthy, youthful glow. 

You deserve a provider with unparalleled skills who takes the time to understand your needs and aesthetic aims. As the most sought-after AFA chemical peel providers in Vancouver, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald and her expert team develop distinct treatment plans to help reveal your most radiant, natural-looking self.

Refresh your skin’s appearance with AFA chemical peels in Vancouver! Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your consultation today! We are in New Westminster and are dedicated to serving plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic surgery patients in the Lower Mainland and Greater Vancouver area.

What Are AFA Chemical Peels in Vancouver?

Amino Acid Filaggrin chemical peels contain naturally occurring antioxidants and amino acids, so they are a perfect option for most skin types. They help your skin retain moisture for a refreshed, renewed, and youthful appearance. AFA chemical peels are effective exfoliants because they cause minimal irritation and sun sensitivity.

By creating a controlled injury, AFA chemical peels create a brighter, more even-toned complexion. The acids used in a chemical peel gently remove the damaged surface layers of the skin to stimulate cell renewal and encourage collagen production, improving skin’s texture and appearance.

AFA chemical peels work by delivering antioxidants and amino acids to the skin and exfoliating to help:

  • Increase skin’s moisture retention
  • Encourage collagen production
  • Stimulate cell renewal
  • Promote smoother skin texture

AFA Antioxidant Peel

AFA antioxidant peels come in different strengths based on the concentration of amino acids in the products. They are highly effective and customizable for each patient’s unique needs. For optimal results, we typically recommend a series of six treatments, spaced one to two weeks apart.

AFA Antioxidant Facial Clay Peel

This two-step peel optimizes exfoliation with minimal skin irritation. The first step is a clay mask applied to the skin. This mask reduces oils and impurities and prepares skin for the peel. The second step involves applying a gel form of the peeling ingredients. Together, the mask and gel peel work to create a highly effective treatment. To improve skin conditions such as acne, we usually suggest one treatment per week for six weeks.

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What Are the Benefits of AFA Chemical Peels in Vancouver?

As AFA chemical peels are nonabrasive, they are beneficial for most skin types, skin tones, and age groups. Chemical peels are ideal for patients with oily and acne-prone skin. The results from an AFA chemical peel are both immediate and long-lasting.

Typically, most patients experience optimal results following a series of four to six treatments, with follow-up maintenance every six months.

The benefits of an AFA chemical peel include:

  • Exfoliates skin without irritation
  • Helps treat acne
  • Diminishes fine lines
  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Reduces visible signs of aging
  • Rejuvenates and renews skin
  • Promotes collagen production
  • Reduces the appearance of sunspots and sun damage
  • Gives skin a youthful glow

Am I A Good Candidate for AFA Chemical Peels in Vancouver?

Overall, healthy patients in Vancouver are excellent candidates for AFA chemical peels as they are safe for most skin types and tones. Typically, candidates should:

  • Be non-smokers
  • Understand the risks of the procedure
  • Have realistic expectations and a positive outlook
  • Be prepared to closely follow pre- and post-procedure instructions

Choosing Dr. MacDonald as Your AFA Chemical Peel Provider in Vancouver

As a Royal College-certified plastic surgeon, and the only female fellowship-trained craniofacial surgeon in the Fraser Valley, Dr. Jeannie MacDonald understands beauty from the inside out. With specialized experience in facial implant remodeling and reconstruction, Dr. MacDonald’s extensive medical expertise and artistic touch help her formulate individualized treatment plans for each patient, no matter their aesthetic goals.

Dr. MacDonald and her expert team recognize how aesthetic and cosmetic procedures help improve and enrich patients’ lives. Our approach to AFA chemical peels in Vancouver helps reveal the most refreshed, natural-looking you. Above all, we strive to embody the values of honesty, thoughtfulness, and openness with each person who walks through our doors.

Your AFA Chemical Peel Consultation

During your consultation, Dr. MacDonald and her expert team will listen to your aesthetic goals and concerns and consider all treatment options before determining your candidacy for AFA chemical peels.

Next, we will be honest about how you can achieve your goals and explain the options that best address your specific concerns. During your consultation, we will:

  • Evaluate your skin Review your medical history
  • Provide detailed information about what to expect before, during, and after the procedure
  • Discuss all concerns and questions you have
  • Discuss potential risks of the procedure

Before you leave, Dr. MacDonald and her expert team will ensure you feel comfortable with making informed decisions about your AFA chemical peel. Our compassion, honesty, and passion for the craft makes MacDonald Plastic Surgery your choice as the most sought-after AFA chemical peel provider in Vancouver.

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What Can I Expect During a AFA Chemical Peel Procedure?

We carefully customize all chemical peel procedures to provide each person with optimal results. Here are some general steps you can expect.


Our team will greet you at the check-in area. We will ensure you are comfortable, answer any last questions, and evaluate the treatment areas.

AFA Chemical Peel Procedure

Based on your individual needs, the first step of the treatment will be the clay mask, which prepares skin and enhances the peel’s effectiveness. The mask stays on your skin for five minutes. Then, we apply the chemical peel in a thin layer for two to five minutes. Our expert team will follow the chemical peel with the appropriate cleansing and skin care regimen. During the procedure, you may feel a minor tingling sensation when the peel takes effect. However, this feeling does not last long, since we quickly remove the peel.

AFA Chemical Peel Aftercare

Following your AFA chemical peel treatment, you skin may be slightly red. However, this is temporary and should resolve quickly. Since AFA chemical peels do not make the skin sensitive to the sun, there is no downtime required. Because a chemical peel exfoliates and encourages skin renewal, your skin may begin to flake within 24 to 48 hours following your procedure. Let this process happen naturally without scratching or picking it off, and continue following the routine recommended by Dr. MacDonald and her expert team. As with any non-surgical procedure, following instructions regarding limiting physical activity, cleansing, and avoiding sun exposure is fundamental to ensuring optimal results from AFA chemical peels in Vancouver.

How Soon Will I See My Vancouver AFA Chemical Peel Results?

Following your AFA chemical peel procedure, your skin may appear slightly red, and you may experience peeling beginning in the first 24 to 48 hours. Peeling should complete within five to seven days, revealing fresh, new skin. 

Your skin type, conditions, and desired results will determine the number of treatments required to see visible results. Most patients require a minimum of four to six sessions, spaced seven to 10 days apart.

Reclaim Your Glowing Appearance With AFA Chemical Peels in Vancouver!

Rejuvenate your appearance with AFA chemical peels in Vancouver. Enjoy the skin-refreshing results and the confidence boost you will get at MacDonald Plastic Surgery.

Partner with one of Vancouver’s most sought-after AFA chemical peel providers! Contact MacDonald Plastic Surgery at (604) 288-8517 or complete our online form to schedule your Vancouver chemical peel consultation today.

Vancouver AFA Chemical Peel FAQs

AFA chemical peel costs in Vancouver depend on your unique needs, skin conditions, and the number of treatments required to achieve your desired results. Following your consultation, Dr. MacDonald’s assistant will provide a detailed breakdown of your AFA chemical peel cost in Vancouver.             

During the procedure, you may feel a minor tingling sensation, but it only lasts two to five minutes. However, be sure to address your pain concerns with Dr. MacDonald and her team beforehand.

Most patients can resume normal activities following an AFA chemical peel. However, avoid strenuous workouts for approximately two to three days following your Vancouver AFA chemical peel, as excessive sweating may irritate your skin.