Whole Beauty® Institute

Advanced Chemical Peels

The Whole Beauty® Institute offers a customized selection of chemical peels for specific skin conditions and needs.

Why Choose The Whole Beauty® Institute For All Your Non-Surgical & Medical Aesthetic Needs.


Because of our roots in plastic surgery, we understand the continuum of surgical and medical aesthetics treatments and how the two can complement one another for optimal results. This allows us to offer a full range of treatment options for our patients.


Dr. Cook has a deep understanding of aesthetic treatments since he has studied them diligently and followed their development for over 25 years. While everyone on his clinical team adheres to our practice philosophy of naturalism.


We offer our treatments in a premium, unrushed caring environment that respects your privacy. This is why so many of our patients have been coming to us for 10 or even 20 years or more.


Our highly experienced team offers a full spectrum of aesthetic treatments that include the most advanced technology available.

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See the difference experience makes. Scroll through before and afters in the photo carousel of chemical peel patients treated by Dr. Cook and his team.

Advanced Chemical Peels

Get More Even Pigmentation and Brighter, Smoother Skin in Chicago and Winnetka

The Whole Beauty® Institute offers a customized selection of advanced chemical peels for Chicago-area women and men seeking skin rejuvenation. Peels work by removing the dull layer of dead cells, oil, and debris that clog pores and make the skin look older than it really is. A solution of a specific strength is applied directly to the skin and left on for a specific amount of time, then removed. This causes the epidermis to gradually flake away, encouraging cell turnover and revealing the younger layer beneath.

The latest generation of chemical peels offered by our team at the Whole Beauty® Institute offers many advantages over earlier types of peels. They require much less downtime, they are specifically targeted to the condition that is of concern to you, and they are gentler. Maintenance kits are also available to help patients preserve their advanced chemical peel results and get more even skin at home. Each kit targets and treats specific skin conditions and needs.

Maximum Brightening Peel

The Maximum Brightening Peel evens out pigmentation and smooths skin tone.

Ultra Silk Brightening Peel

This chemical peel also evens out pigmentation, as well as brightens and smooths skin tone.

Satin Peel

The Satin Peel refreshes stressed skin and minimizes the appearance of pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

Satin Peel before and after

More Advanced Chemical Peels

Additional peels offered at The Whole Beauty® Institute include:


Treatment for melasma, uneven skin tone and fine lines.


The ultimate hydration for clear, fresh, glowing skin. Also excellent for postoperative dryness.


Exfoliates the skin to refresh and renew a glowing complexion.

TCA Peel

A TCA peel (trichloroacetic acid) removes the superficial layer of skin which will improve imperfections such as age spots, texture changes , fine lines and wrinkles.

TCA peel before and after

TCA Peel before and after. Left to right photos show the patient before the tca peel, two weeks post treatment with no make up, and two weeks post treatment with make up.

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If you would like to have a consultation regarding advanced chemical peels in the Chicago area, or if you have questions for our team, please call 312-751-2112 or contact us online.

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Our locations in the Gold Coast of Chicago and Winnetka in the North Shore reflect our commitment to convenient and discrete concierge-level service.

Whole Beauty® Institute |Map | 737 N.Michigan Ave

Chicago Office

737 North Michigan Ave., Suite 760 Chicago IL 60611 (312) 751-2112 Entrance at 151 E. Chicago Avenue

Whole Beauty® Institute |Map | 118 Green Bay Road

Winnetka Office

118 Green Bay Road Winnetka IL 60093  (847) 446-7562
Located directly across from Indian Hill Metra Station