Chemical Peels2018-09-15T08:57:22+00:00

Chemical Peels

Results may vary patient to patient

Clear bright skin

Chemical peels are common ways to heighten skin health by removing damaged outer layers. New skin cells emerge naturally and with a glowing appearance. Although the idea of chemical peels sometimes makes people cringe, it is important to realize how new scientific breakthroughs have altered the way these procedures work.

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Illuminize® and Rejuvenize Peel™

Illuminize and Rejuvenize are two of the most gentle and comprehensive peels in the SkinMedica line. After one treatment, skin immediately has a heightened radiance that gets better with time. To even pigmentation, correct minor blemishes, and erase fine wrinkles, acne scars, and sun damage, these peels work well. Incorporating an Illuminize or Rejuvenize Peel into a skincare regime every few months will help maintain soft and youthful skin.

Illuminize and Rejuvenize Key Ingredients for Top Skin Renewal

  • Salicylic Acid: exfoliates and lowers inflammation
  • Resorcinol: allows salicylic acid to penetrate deeper for longer and more dramatic effects
  • Panthenol: part of the vitamin B family that provides moisture
  • Isoceteth-20: creates a uniform peel while controlling the penetration of salicylic acid, which lowers skin irritation and brings optimal results
  • Retinol: vitamin A compound that increases collagen production

Both Illuminize and Rejuvenize offer advantages over other chemical peels. Besides a mild pinching sensation upon initial application, these treatments cause little pain. Neither peel requires downtime for recovery, so patients can quickly return to regular activity. Illuminize brings minor visible side effects, but Rejuvenize causes peeling after three days. Moisturizer may be applied to soothe the flaking skin. Since these chemical peels are less harsh than other treatments, they can be used on patients of multiple skin types and tones.

APPROPRIATE FOR:
Mild skin imperfections as determined by your physician
PURPOSE:
Brighten the overall appearance of skin
RESULTS:
Radiant looking skin after one peel
FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE ONLINE.
Peel must be administered by a licensed medical professional (a physician, aesthetician or a nurse under a physician’s supervision). Please contact your physician or to find a SkinMedica® approved physician, click here.

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: 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: How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?
A: During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.
Q: Who is the ideal candidate for an Illuminize Peel®?
A: Illuminize Peel®, the gentlest SkinMedica® Peel is appropriate for first-time, chemical-peel patients, patients with mild skin imperfections or patients that are looking for brighter, more radiant skin with no downtime.
Q: Can Illuminize Peel® be performed on patients with dark skin?
A: Illuminize Peel® is appropriate for all skin types.
Q: How do I prepare for this peel?
A: Any procedures and products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your Illuminize Peel® treatment. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.
Q: Will I peel after receiving an Illuminize Peel®?
A: With Illuminize Peel® patients should not expect to see visible peeling dur to superficial nature of this peel. There is no expected downtime with Illuminize Peel®.
Q: What can I expect immediately after having an Illuminize Peel®?
A: Most patients leave the office looking healthy and fresh. Mild redness or discoloration may occur and can be covered with makeup. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.
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: How long should I wait between Illuminize Peel® treatments?
A: For maximum results, the Illuminize Peel® can be received every two weeks until desired results are achieved. Results are cumulative and optimal benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.
Q: Are there recommended products for use with an Illuminize Peel®?
A: Your post-peel care should include SkinMedica® Sensitive Skin Cleanser or Facial Cleanser, moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, and Daily Physicial Defense® Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+. Four-five days after the Illuminize Peel® you can resume the use of your regular treatment products. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for additional details.
Q: Can pregnant or lactating women receive an Illuminize Peel®?
A: SkinMedica® peels should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women.

APPROPRIATE FOR:
Moderate to severe skin imperfections as determined by your physician
PURPOSE:
Smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness
RESULTS:
Noticeable improvement after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels
FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE ONLINE.
Peel must be administered by a licensed medical professional (a physician, aesthetician or a nurse under a physician’s supervision). Please contact your physician or to find a SkinMedica® approved physician, click here.

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: 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: How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?
A: During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.
Q: Who is the candidate for Rejuvenize Peel™?
A: Rejuvenize Peel™ is appropriate for patients with moderate to severe skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Rejuvenize Peel™ also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes.
Q: Can Rejuvenize Peel™ be performed on patients with dark skin?
A: Rejuvenize Peel™ can be performed on patients with dark skin. However, patients with deeply pigmented skin color should receive Vitalize Peel® first, and after they establish tolerability to Vitalize Peel®, they can receive Rejuvenize Peel™. Ask your physician or skin care specialist if Rejuvenize Peel™ is right for you.
Q: How do I prepare for a Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment?
A: Any procedures or products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for additional details if you are interested in this procedure.
Q: What can I expect during the Rejuvenize Peel™ procedure?
A: The complete treatment is expected to take 45 minutes, which includes ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.
Q: How will my skin look immediately after a Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment?
A: Rejuvenize Peel™ can leave a yellowish tinge on the skin, which lasts no longer than 2-3 hours. Mild redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after the treatment and completely resolves after the peeling is complete.
Q: Will I peel after receiving a Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment?
A: The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual’s skin condition and degree of the damage. Peeling can range from mild flaking to peeling in sheets. Regardless of the amount of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, which will result in the following benefits: improvement in the appearance of skin tone and texture, smoothness of fine lines and wrinkles.
Q: How should I take care of my skin during the peeling?
A: Your skin care professional will provide you with in depth post-procedure instructions. Your post-peel regimen will include SkinMedica® Sensitive Skin Cleanser or Facial Cleanser, moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, and Daily Physical Defense® Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+.
Q: How should I protect my skin post peel?
A: Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Q: After the Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment, when can I resume my regular skin care regimen?
A: You can resume the use of your regular treatment products after you have completely finished peeling.
Q: What results can I expect after having a Rejuvenize Peel™ treatment?
A: After a Rejuvenize Peel™, treatment patients will notice an improvement of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture and more even skin color and improved skin clarity.
Q: How often can Rejuvenize Peel™ be repeated?
A: Rejuvenize Peel™ can be repeated every 4-6 weeks.
Q: How many treatments are required?
A: Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peels is cumulative and results are more favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with a SkinMedica® daily product regimen.
Q: How do I maintain optimal results following Rejuvenize Peel™?
A: Rejuvenize Peel™ is part of a skin management program that includes SkinMedica® home-use products. To maintain optimal results achieved with Rejuvenize Peel™ treatments, patients should use a daily skin care regimen recommended by a physician or skin care specialist.
Q: Can pregnant or lactating women receive a Rejuvenize Peel™?
A: SkinMedica® peels should not be administered on pregnant or lactating women.

Vitalize Peel®

Help combat the signs of aging!

Fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults with Vitalize from SkinMedica. This powerful yet non-damaging peels can take years off aging skin.

SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel will help you erase the effects of time. A unique blend of alpha-hydroxy acid, beta-hydroxy acid, resorcinol and retinoic acid is clinically proven to improve scarring, severe hyper-pigmentation/melasma and sun damage. The Vitalize Peel is a superficial peel with little or no down time. Dramatic results are seen after a series of peels, and a noticeable improvement after only one peel. Suitable for all skin types.

Benefits include:

  • Very superficial peel requires little to no downtime for the patient
  • The only superficial peel suitable for everyone (skin types I-VI)
  • Self-neutralizing formula is easy to use
  • Special formulation includes a unique blend of peeling agents: alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol, and retinoic acid (obtained by physician)
  • Results are predictable and noticeable after just one peel
  • Dramatic results are seen after a series of peels
APPROPRIATE FOR:
Mild to moderate skin imperfections as determined by your physician
PURPOSE:
Smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness
RESULTS:
Noticeable results after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels
FOR PROFESSIONAL USE ONLY. NOT AVAILABLE FOR SALE ONLINE.
Peel must be administered by a licensed medical professional (a physician, aesthetician or a nurse under a physician’s supervision). Please contact your physician or to find a SkinMedica® approved physician, click here.

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: 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 uneveness 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: How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?
A: During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.
Q: Who is an ideal candidate for a Vitalize Peel® treatment?
A: Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Vitalize Peel® treatments also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes.
Q: Can Vitalize Peel® be performed on patients with dark skin?
A: Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for all skin types.
Q: How do I prepare for Vitalize Peel® treatment?
A: Any procedure or products that may increase skin sensitivity should be avoided before your Vitalize Peel® treatment. Ask your physician or skin care specialist for details.
Q: What should I expect during the Vitalize Peel® procedure?
A: The complete treatment is expected to take 45 minutes, which includes ample time to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.
Q: How will my skin look right after the Vitalize Peel®?
A: Vitalize Peel® can leave yellowish tinge on the skin which is expected to last no longer than 2-3 hours. Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after the treatment and completely resolves after the peeling is complete.
Q: Will I peel after receiving a Vitalize Peel® treatment?
A: Your skin care professional will provide you with in depth post-procedure instructions. Your post-peel regimen will include SkinMedica® Sensitive Skin Cleanser or Facial Cleanser, moisturizer appropriate for your skin type, and Daily Physical Defense® Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30+.
Q: How can I protect my skin post peel?
A: Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF of 30 or higher.
Q: After the Vitalize Peel® treatment, when can I resume my regular skin care regimen?
A: You can resume the use of your regular treatment products after you have completely finished peeling.
Q: What results can I expect after the Vitalize Peel®?
A: After the Vitalize Peel®, patients will notice an improvement in the appearance of overall skin condition, diminishment in the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, smoothness of skin texture, more even skin color, and improved skin clarity.
Q: How often can I have the Vitalize Peel® treatments?
A: Vitalize Peel® treatments can be repeated every 3-4 weeks.
Q: How many treatments are required?
A: Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. The number of treatments is based on initial level of skin damage, and can vary from 3 to 6. The effect of the peel is cumulative and results are favorable when the peels are used in conjunction with SkinMedica® daily product regimen.
Q: How do I maintain optimal results following Vitalize Peel®?
A: Vitalize Peel® is part of a skin management program that includes SkinMedica® home-use products. To maintain optimal results achieved with the Vitalize Peel® treatments, patients should use a daily skin care regimen recommended by a physician or skin care specialist.
Q: Can pregnant or lactating women receive a Vitalize Peel®?
A: SkinMedica® peels should not be administered to pregnant or lactating women.

Vitalize Peel

Blue Peel RADIANCE®

Obagi Blue Peel RADIANCE is a safe, mild, and economical way to reverse the signs of aging. This virtually painless chemical peel provides instant rejuvenation by eliminating the effects of aging, sun damage, and other skin conditions. It leaves your skin looking smoother, tighter, and younger looking.

Through the Obagi Blue RADIANCE Peel’s innovative skin treatment solution you can correct wrinkles, unwanted pigmentation, scars, and large pores on a variety of skin types. Within a week to ten days of this quick and easy in-office treatment, new skin, free of layers of dead skin cells, is revealed. By employing a slow acting Trichloracetic Acid mixed with a blue solution, this treatment truly can turn back the hands of time.

Radiance Peel