This procedure is designed to improve the health and appearance of your skin. Chemical Peels can assist in repairing rough, dry, and sun damaged skin. Downtime is minimal but the results are dramatic and noticeable!
What Happens During a Chemical Peel Procedure?
- You fill out a brief medical history, which a Para-Medical Aesthetician evaluates.
- The skin is cleansed to remove makeup and debris.
- A degreaser is applied to prepare the skin for the Chemical Peel.
- The chemical solution is applied to the skin which will cause the skin to shed within a couple of days.
- After the procedure, a post balm cream and sunscreen are applied to the skin.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Chemical Peel?
A Chemical Peel is a non-invasive epidermal exfoliation treatment. Chemical Peels are designed to improve the appearance of the skin, allowing fresher and healthier skin to regenerate.
How does a Chemical Peel work?
A chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing the top-most outer layers to exfoliate. This exfoliation allows the healthier, more vibrant skin to regenerate.
What are the benefits of Chemical Peels?
Chemical Peels promote new skin cell regeneration and stimulate the formation of collagen and elastin. Chemical Peels can improve these specific skin conditions: uneven skin tones related to hyperpigmentation, age spots, acne scarring, excessive oil and breakouts, enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, poor circulation and skin laxity.
How will my skin look after the Chemical Peel?
The skin may be pink to red, depending on your tolerance and the level of Chemical Peel performed. Any redness usually subsides within 2 to 48 hours. Slight peeling will begin around the 3rd day and will continue for approximately 5 to 7 days.
How many treatments will I need?
The condition of your skin and your desired goals factor into the number of treatments necessary. Free consultations are provided to estimate the number of treatments.
Are Chemical Peels painful?
During the treatment, it will feel warm to hot & may tingle for approximately 24 hours. The 2nd and 3rd day the skin will feel sensitive, tight and dry and could possible be tender to touch.
About Chemical Peels
SkinMedica offers a comprehensive system of three peels, each designed to target mild to severe skin imperfections. They include: Illuminize (mild), Vitalize (moderate) and Rejuvenize (advanced). Patients can receive either the Illuminize or Vitalize Peels at any time but must have had at least (2) Vitalize Peels before they receive the Rejuvenize Peel.
Vitality Institute, or more commonly known as VI Peels represent the next generation of chemical exfoliants. Each treatment includes a specially formulated post peel kit; an essential component for treatment success, ensuring superior results to improve the skin.
Peels help improve the appearance of:
- Photodamaged skin
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Pigmented irregularities
- Acne scarring