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The 5 Best Chemical Peel Services in Portland
How We Picked
Besides chemical peel, we also looked into other beauty-related services. We reckon you’ll be interested in other beauty procedures too if you ever decide to go back to the clinic.
Value for money
We considered if you would be getting your money’s worth based on the price and quality of the procedures they do.
One of the first things that will help you put your trust in an esthetician is for them to be credible. This is why we kept in mind their educational background, experience, and knowledge.
Quality of service
To come out of this experience feeling satisfied, it’s also important to include the quality of service. We based this on their responsiveness and attitude.
1. Harley True | Advanced Esthetician
|ADDRESS||143 NE 6th Ave Suite A, Portland, OR|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 971-201-6913|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Sunday 10 AM – 10 PM|
|Value for money||4/5|
|Quality of service||4/5|
- Explains the aftercare process thoroughly
- Offers a good variety of services
- Easy booking process
- Poor attitude on customer response
Harley True made it to our list with their impressive track record of satisfied customers. To us, nothing speaks better of high-quality services than solid client testimonies that consistently praise their work.
Many of the past clients we interviewed raved about the chemical peel, seeing drastic improvements on their skin. To highlight, most clients mentioned texture improvements as their skin now feels softer and plumper.
There were also a few who mentioned that it helped with hyperpigmentation, which we know can be a pain to get rid of.
According to most clients, the healing process is painless and happens 5 to 7 days on average. This is the average waiting period, although we do recommend managing expectations as it varies per case.
If you’re also looking for other related services, Harley offers a lot.
From CryoTherapy, micro-needling, and Microdermabrasion to laser hair removal, facial lifts, and oxygen facial treatments, they have several options to target different types of concerns.
There are a lot more that we’d love to mention. But we do think it’s best if you personally browse through their website to see what else they have in store.
On top of this, we found it quite easy to book an appointment through their website. They even have helpful details such as the service description and pricing there to help you decide better.
While there are already a lot of great things about this esthetician, we think he needs to improve on customer response. There were a few times when he replied to complaints in a slightly rude manner, so we hope to see improvements in the future.
2. Cosmetiq Medicine
|ADDRESS||10735 SE Stark St Suite 206, Portland, OR|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 503-572-2675|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 5 PMSunday Closed|
|Value for money||5/5|
|Quality of service||4.25/5|
- Welcoming clinic atmosphere
- Well-explained process
- Complaints about a rude receptionist
Cleanliness is a minimum standard among cosmetic clinics, but Cosmetiq Medicine takes it up a notch. In fact, most of the clients we interviewed praised the clinic’s practice of good hygiene – something that we also noted during our visits.
The ambiance of the place was also relaxing, making Cosmetiq Medicine a suitable space to pamper yourself. The atmosphere is almost spa-like which we often prefer over office-type settings.
Besides the atmosphere, we also appreciate that the doctor explains the process well.
While this should be given, the level of attention provided is something that makes them slightly better than the rest. The client’s expectations must be managed and met afterall.
Based on the numerous happy clients we talked to, many were quite happy with the results of their chemical peel. They were glad that they didn’t experience adverse effects and instead had a quick, painless healing process.
The solid results seem to extend to other services as well. In fact, clients who also tried different procedures also had a great experience, finally finding a solution to several skin concerns they’ve had for years.
While a lot of the aspects of their service look good, some people complained about a rude receptionist. We’ll give them a good pat at the back once they find a new replacement – for now, the most we can do is give you this head’s up.
3. Skin by Lovely Portland
|ADDRESS||2311 NW Northrup St #100, Portland, OR|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 971-303-8060|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday – Friday 9 AM -12 NN, 1 PM – 5 PMSaturday 9 AM – 4 PMSunday Closed|
|Value for money||4/5|
|Quality of service||4.75/5|
- Provides several options for client concerns
- Calming beauty procedures
- Creates individualized plans
- Accommodates first timers well
- Tries to sell extra products
When we spoke to the clients at Skin by Lovely, we were surprised to know that many of them had their first beauty treatment here.
When we asked how it went, they said that they felt this clinic is quite suitable for first-timers. This is because the whole staff made them feel at ease from the get-go.
Not only were the staff able to explain the procedure well, but they were also empathetic and made clients feel that they were genuinely concerned. Thanks to this experience, many of these first-timers became returning, loyal customers for other procedures.
Knowing these, you may find it comfortable visiting this place, especially if you’re a first timer.
Clients also attested to the calming experience they’ve had during the chemical peel as well as other services. This is because of the ambiance and positive staff attitude carried throughout the entire session.
If you have other concerns that chemical peel alone might not solve, the esthetician can also help create an individualized plan for you. This is a big plus for us since it makes the approach more comprehensive in terms of skin care.
All you need to do is tell them your concerns and they’ll provide you with options on how to move forward. You likely won’t feel like you’re being offered unnecessary procedures because it’s still up to you to decide.
While a lot of people raved about their experience, some weren’t quite sure they would be back. This is because as they were about to pay, the staff at the counter would try to sell them products they thought were unnecessary.
This made them feel like they were just being offered these products for profit and not as something that would actually help them. We totally agree, so we just hope they don’t go too much on hard-selling their products.
4. Fresh Faces Rx
|ADDRESS||1255 NW 9th Ave #107, Portland, OR|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 503-880-5755|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday & Tuesday 9 AM – 5 PMWednesday – Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM Sunday 10 AM – 3 AM|
|Value for money||3.8/5|
|Quality of service||5/5|
- Great customer response
- Clean and organized atmosphere
- Small rooms
Fresh Faces Rx has one of the best post-procedure care we’ve seen in a cosmetic service. That is to say, if you’re not satisfied with the outcome, the clinic will give you extra treatments to achieve desired results.
Many of the clients attested to this which totally won our favor. We like that the clinic values its customer’s satisfaction and will do what it can to maximize the best experience possible.
Another thing that clients love about this place is that everything is clean and organized. This implies that they value proper hygiene when serving their clients, which is always a must for beauty services.
As for their chemical peel procedure, we didn’t find a single complaint, implying that almost all of their customers were satisfied. Actually, they have many returning customers who come every couple of months for the said service.
And while this is positive news, there were also some things that clients weren’t happy about.
Some complained about the small rooms which made them feel like they didn’t get their money’s worth. After all, the space is cramped, taking away any sign of comfort from a place that should’ve been relaxing.
5. SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness
|ADDRESS||210 NW 17th Ave, Portland, OR|
|CONTACT DETAILS||+1 971-407-3066|
|OPERATING HOURS||Monday 11 AM – 4 PMTuesday – Saturday 10 AM – 7 PMSunday Closed|
|Value for money||5/5|
|Quality of service||4.25/5|
- Offers various cosmetic procedures
- Highly-trained professionals
- The front desk staff is unfriendly
If you’re looking for a holistic practice to help you with your beauty procedures, you might have a great time at SANTÉ Aesthetics & Wellness.
This holistic medspa and wellness center is made up of naturopathic doctors, licensed and board-certified diplomates in acupuncture, licensed estheticians, a master esthetician, and massage therapists.
As you can see, you’ll be in the hands of highly-trained professionals who can help you decide on what procedure will work best for you.
For chemical peels specifically, they have light, medium, and deep peels available. These are pretty standard options but what made them stand out is their overall process.
To walk you through, they’ll assess your skin type to determine which peels will suit your skin best. Regardless of your skin type though, we like that their chemical peels contain naturally occurring ingredients and organic acids.
By the way, these are the ingredients that will help reveal a new layer of healthy-looking skin.
When we interviewed their clients, many of them said they love the range of services here. It seems that most of the clients use their appointment to pamper themselves after weeks of hard work.
Well, it was expected since the ambiance of this medspa is quite relaxing. That alone, we think you’ll have a wonderful time here if you decide to try out their other offerings.
However, some clients experienced issues, especially with the front desk staff who were said to be rude at times. If it’s something you think you can tolerate, a trip here might just be worth the shot.