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Dermatologists have been using chemical peels for decades to achieve improvement in skin tone, reduce lines and wrinkles, unclog the pores and remedy skin discoloration. Our Bay Area chemical peels come in light, medium and intense formulations to achieve different levels of exfoliation, and each can be customized to your aesthetic goals as well as your comfort level. At Total Glow, we offer Cool Peel®; a new and different kind of chemical peel that is far superior to the others.

What is a Cool Peel®?

The Cool Peel technology was developed by the Environ skincare line to bring a revolutionary new non-invasive approach to market, replacing the traditional chemical peel. Most chemical peels are formulated with Glycolic Acid, Salicylic Acid or Trichloroacetic Acid, and work by untethering the outermost layer of damaged skin from the face so that when it is peeled away, it reveals a more youthful, pristine complexion.

Old skin cells are discarded, and a healthier glow emerges. Superficial chemical peels generally have little downtime and are used for treating sun damage and fine lines, while deeper chemical peels are often used for acne.

Unlike traditional peels, which destroy and strip the skin, Cool Peel uses a special low pH formulation, preserving the epidermis as much as possible, and making the Cool Peel comfortable and cool when applied. Cool Peel is extraordinarily gentle yet extremely effective and is the only peel that does not destroy the skin’s natural protective barrier.

In addition, the Cool Peel technology stimulates the skin’s collagen cells helping to repair damage due to aging and sun exposure. Our Palo Alto chemical peel is completely customizable to your needs and our Total Glow team will determine the perfect peel for your skin type after an in-depth consultation at our Palo Alto offices.

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What are the Benefits of a Cool Peel?

  • Rejuvenate and revitalize the complexion
  • Smooth away wrinkles and fine lines
  • Stimulate cellular and collagen renewal
  • Treat acne and hyperpigmentation
  • Improve skin texture and tone
  • Reduce pore size
  • Feel better about your appearance

Who is a Good Candidate For a Cool Peel?

Most healthy patients who are looking to shed damaged, blemish-prone skin can qualify for a personalized chemical peel at Total Glow. Those who have recently taken Accutane, or who have a history of abnormal scarring may be referred to a different treatment. This treatment is also great for those with photodamaged skin or those with problem skin or excessive redness.

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What Will My Recovery Entail?

Cool peel technology reveals more youthful-looking skin, and is a pain-free treatment with no downtime. Do not apply makeup or pick at your skin after your session, and be sure to use sunblock when outdoors. We will follow up with you to ensure your recovery remains on track.

How Much Does a Cool Peel Chemical Peel Cost?

Each chemical peel is customized to your level of comfort, your skin condition and your unique goals for improvement, so costs do vary. We will offer you a personalized quote when you visit us for your initial consultation.

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Why Select Total Glow For My Bay Area Cool Peel Chemical Peel?

At Total Glow, we know skin! We are the flagship and training center for Environ and we use a cutting edge skin analysis system to isolate your weak spots and formulate a plan of action for resolving your most challenging skincare issues. Our team is compassionate, experienced and skillful, delivering elegant, life-changing solutions with beautiful results.

FAQs about Chemical Peels

How does it work?

The Cool Peel chemical peel gently exfoliates the uppermost damaged layers of your skin, leaving the protective barrier in place. A chemical solution is applied to your face to cause the dead skin to slough off and eventually peel. There are a variety of chemical peels available to treat your specific skin concerns.

What can I expect during the treatment?

Cool Peel is very gentle and safe for your skin—much less harsh than other chemical peels you will find elsewhere. You may experience mildly dry, red, or flaking skin for several or more days after your peel. The peel strength can be varied, allowing for a tailored approach. If you wish to learn more, schedule a consultation today for arguably the best chemical peels Bay Area has to offer.

What are the results?

Chemical peels effectively erase imperfections and improve skin’s tone and texture. Within 7-10 days, this quick and easy in-office treatment will reveal dramatically brand new skin. Your complexion will be firmer, clearer, healthier, and more youthful.

Our Office The Total Glow Difference

When you come to Total Glow for treatment, you are entering an environment of total commitment to you. Terrie Absher Kochman, our founder and Sherpa, has implemented every measure to ensure each step of your journey is met with complete attention to detail.

Terrie trains every provider in the practice for months before allowing them to treat patients. This ensures each provider has “the touch” with each client, not only providing excellent results, but also making each patient as comfortable as possible.

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Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

Updated September 22nd, 2020

Hello from Total Glow,

It's time to get your skin and whole body back on track and healthy, toned and glowing!


Total Glow MD is open per San Mateo County's guidelines.  We are providing all services including our expert skincare services with the exception of Hydrafacials and a few other facial treatments that are currently restricted. Our Wellness, body toning and muscle sculpting, injectables, IV's  and more are still available!   Try our new exclusive proprietary treatments for a jumpstart to get back that healthy glow.


We have implemented Covid-19 guidelines for our Team and for your health and safety that go beyond standard compliance.


Once you've secured your appointment, please follow our guidelines:

  1. Text or call upon arrival. Our large private parking lot is steps away from our entrance and exit doors. We will contact you and let you in as doors are kept locked.
  2. Masks and hand sanitation are required upon entering. Non-contact temperature check will be administered.
  3. COVID-19 forms are signed and health questionnaire completed
  4. We use hospital surgical suite grade UVC sterilization (not wands) for complete sterilization together with standard disinfectant protocols.
  5. Your Provider wears Shields and masks and is receiving health checks and temperature checks as well.
  6. Your Provider will escort you to a sterilized room without contact with other clients/patients
  7. You will be checked out for your service and product purchases in the treatment room rather than the front desk.
  8. We have a separate exit through our backdoor directly to the parking lot for your safety to ensure social distancing and no contact with anyone entering our facility.

Thank you for being on time as we stagger our appointments. We have added large breaks between our appointments as well for treatment room checkout, and product replenishment.  This also provides time to complete the surgical grade sterilization process after each and every appointment. 


With four Hydrafacial machines in our beautiful treatment rooms and medical suites for body and facial procedures as well numerous other modalities available, we will do our best to get you in promptly.


We hope to see you soon and help you get a total glow from head to toe!

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