ZO® 3-Step Peel™

ZO® 3-Step Peel™

The ZO® 3-Step Peel™ offers an alternative to traditional peels that provides longer-lasting results with less irritation and discomfort. This peel offers both aggressive exfoliation and epidermal stimulation to contribute to the overall improvement in your skin health. This unique treatment pairs an in-office peel with at-home retinol and calming creams to further enhance and repair your uneven, sun damaged, acne-prone, and aging skin. By utilizing a blend of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, exfoliants, and retinol creams, you can experience immediate and lasting improvement in your skin tone and texture. The ZO® 3-Step Peel™ can be used on the face, neck, chest, and hands.


The ZO® 3-Step Peel™ offers the benefits of a chemical peel with longer-lasting results and a quicker recovery time. This procedure is suitable for nearly all skin types and tones. Candidates should be in good overall health and have pre-treated their skin with customized ZO® Medical Products designed to target their specific concerns. Patients considering the ZO® 3-Step Peel™ are looking for relief from:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Acne
  • Skin texture irregularities
  • Large pores
  • Dull skin


The ZO® 3-Step Peel™ is a multi-layered peel performed in-office but completed at home.

Step 1: After your treatment area is cleansed, the peel solution saturates the skin to promote exfoliation. This peel solution is a unique mixture of trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. The application of this solution can feel a little warm and uncomfortable, but this discomfort is minimized during the next steps.

Step 2: Once the peel solution has been applied, a vitamin A-based stimulating retinol crème is applied to stimulate cellular function in the deeper levels of the skin. This allows for greater collagen production, skin firming, wrinkle reduction, and improvement of irregular pigmentation.

Step 3: The final step of the in-office treatment is the application of the calming crème. This soothes any heat-related discomfort from the peel solution and works to minimize inflammation and irritation. This cream contains both antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents to protect and enrich the skin.

At Home: While the above steps are performed in-office, you will be given additional retinol and calming crème to apply at home. The remaining retinol crème should be applied the following morning. The calming crème is for you to use as needed to soothe your skin and restore moisture.


The ZO® 3-Step Peel™ offers a more pleasant recovery period due to the ZO® calming crème. Post-treatment peeling is mild to moderate, generally begins two to three days after your peel, and may last up to five days. During this process, your skin will be red and feel dry. You should avoid direct sunlight for seven to 10 days, and regularly apply sunscreen once healed.


You will notice brighter, healthier skin after your first ZO® 3-Step Peel™. Repeat treatments are generally recommended depending on your skin concern. This treatment should be repeated at three-to-four-week intervals if deeper skin repair is needed. Achieve more even, glowing skin with fewer fine lines and smaller pores with the ZO® 3-Step Peel™.


This peel is a safe and effective way to improve your overall skin quality and health. Side effects are usually temporary and remedy themselves within a few days of the procedure. These side effects can include:

  • Redness
  • Stinging
  • Itching
  • Mild swelling
  • Flaking
  • Peeling

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Dr. Spies is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and highly experienced in breast lift surgery for over 35 years. If interested in undergoing this procedure, please feel free to call 480-359-1019 to schedule a consultation.

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Dr. Spies' office is located in Paradise Valley, Arizona just adjacent to the Paradise Valley Cosmetic Surgery Center

Robert J. Spies, M.D.
5410 N Scottsdale Rd C 100
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
Tel: 480-359-1019