What is a Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peels are minimally invasive treatments that remove the outer layer of damaged skin, with an FDA approved acid solution. Peels help improve the appearance of scars, pigment, pore size, and texture. Most of our peels treat the superficial layers which will result in little to no downtime with. For more information on what kind of peels best suit you, call to schedule an appointment for a free consultation with our Aestheticians.
How is Dermaplaning Incorporated?
Dermaplaning is the process of exfoliating the outer layer of skin by gently removing damaged skin cells with fine blade. This mild exfoliation is done before most chemical peels offered by the Aestheticians at Visione 360, to prep the skin and help with product penetration, allowing for optimal results. Dermaplaning is also a great stand alone treatment, especially for patients with sensitive skin.
Chemical Peels Available at Visione 360:
Illuminize Peel 20- SkinMedica’s lightest peel. This peel is appropriate for first-time chemical peel patients or for those seeking a more gentle superficial peel to help make skin brighter and more radiant. Excellent for an upcoming event. This peel enhances skin glow and radiance, Helps restore a more youthful appearance, improves clarity, color, and skin texture, Patients achieve enhancement of skin appearance with minimal downtime and discomfort. Little or no visible peeling.
Vitalize Micro Peel 30- SkinMedica’s Vitalize Peel is one of the most popular Chemical Peels performed today. Gentle on the skin, the Vitalize Peel is different from most traditional ‘deep’ peels and requires little recovery time. It does, however, dramatically rejuvenate the skin by improving texture and tone. The Vitalize Peel will also decrease the appearance of acne and scarring, as well as melasma (dark brown patches on the face). Comprised of Resorcinol, Lactic, Salicylic, and Reinoic acids, the Vitalize Peel provides a unique mix of ingredients. Perfect for all skin tones and ethnicities, the Vitalize Peel is considered safe and extremely effective. Noticeable improvement can be seen in the skin after a single treatment. When used in a series, or with other complimentary treatments, the Vitalize Peel can provide patients with dramatic results.
Rejuvenize Micro Peel 20 plus - The Rejuvenize Peel is the strongest of the 3 peels and is ideal for those who have already had other peels and are now tolerant to medical grade peels. This peel may result is some mild redness and an increase of skin peeling two days after this peel is applied. The duration usually lasts about 3-4 days.
Q: How do chemical peels improve the skin?
A: Chemical peeling is a procedure that aims to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.
Q: How can I protect my skin post peel?
A: Since new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. Using a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF 30 or higher is recommended.
Q: Who can benefit from SkinMedica® Peels?
A: SkinMedica® Peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes. SkinMedica® offers a range of different strength chemical peels that licensed medical professionals can select to provide the optimum treatment for their patients.
Q. What is the mechanism of skin rejuvenation from a Chemical Peel?
A. Chemical peels produce a partial thickness injury to the skin, the depth of which is determined by the chemical agents. Following the trauma to the skin, the wound healing process creates new skin and connective tissue. Collagen remodeling is the main reason chemical peels decrease sun damage and reduce wrinkles. Dermal regeneration can take weeks to months. The epidermis, however, heals in a few days giving the skin an improved appearance, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow.
Q. How long will the effects of the chemical peel last?
A. Aging of the skin is a chronic natural phenomenon. A single peel can reverse some of the clinical and histological signs of aging, but once the skin has healed from the peel, the aging process starts again. Therefore, a daily program of specifically designed products that reverse the signs of aging is necessary to maintain long-term improvement.
Q. Is it safe to have these Peels on a regular basis?
A. Yes. Generally multiple treatments are required to achieve desired results. Subsequent peels may be repeated every 3 to 4 weeks. There is no limit to the number of peels a person can receive as long as improvement continues. The effect is cumulative.
Q. How long after receiving a peel can one be exposed to the sun?
A. Sun avoidance during the recovery period is critical. After the peeling is complete, one can resume regular activities, but daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) is imperative for maintaining healthy skin.
Q. What results should I expect?
A. Realistic expectations are:
Corrects sun damaged skin, smoothens fine wrinkles, reduces mild scarring, improves irregular discoloration, smoothens rough texture, and improves acne.
A. Unrealistic expectations include:
Cannot remove or reduce broken blood vessels, cannot correct deep wrinkles. It is also impossible to truly change pore diameter, however, after the procedure, the pores appear less pronounced.
Micro Peel Plus 30- This peel is suitable for more tolerant skin, Micropeel Plus 30 Solution 30% salicylic acid helps to minimize the appearance of acne, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, laxity, dullness, and skin imperfections.
Pigment Peel- This Peel targets the appearance of uneven skin tone to improve photodamage and acne related discoloration.
Gel Peel- Combining glycolic and Latic acid to exfoliate surface cells and hydrate the skin, this peel revives the appearance of photodamaged skin.
Sensitive Peel- This peel is formulated with Niacin, Lactic acid, and Usnic adic. Micropeel Sensitive Skin Solution gently exfoliates all types of skin, decongests pores, hydrates skin, and helps improve the appearance of photodamaged skin