Skin resurfacing is the removal of superficial upper layers of the skin without causing wounding. Chemical peel solutions containing lactic acid, low concentrations of TCA, retinoic acids, salicylic acid, and glycolics combinations are good choices for gentle exfoliation. Microdermabrasion uses fine abrasive crystals and a vacuum suction to polish the skin. Epidermal leveling involves careful scraping with a fine scalpel. Results continue to improve with repeated treatments. Sun protection is paramount to maintain results.
Unlike a glycolic peel, these peels are not neutralized, washed off with water or timed. They are applied in multiple layers based upon the needs of the patient. The number of layers is determined by: skin type and thickness; advanced preparation of the skin and hereditary background.
This treatment is designed for melasma, photodamage, pigment discoloration, acne, smoker’s skin and extreme sun damaged skin. We use a standard Jessner’s formula that is enhanced by incorporating lightening agents* into the peel solution. Great for obtaining even skin tone!
*This peel is available with or without skin lightening agents to allow for maximum flexibility.
The treatment is designed for all skin types, conditions and sensitivities. This treatment is ideal for supersensitive skin types, as it produces little to no stinging sensation. It will effectively treat acne, pigment disorders, aging skin, smoker’s skin and photodamaged skin thru a combination of a smaller percentage of lactic acid, TCA and vitamin C. These treatments are great for patients that want gradual lightening, but instant tightening.
This treatment is for all skin types who want maximum results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and little downtime. It consists of an effective combination of ingredients including TCA, phenol, retin_A, salicylic acit and vitamin C. This treatment will improve the tone and texture of the skin, reduce hyperpigmentation, reduce acne skin conditions and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.
SkinMedica® Peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines andwrinkles, 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.
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.
The Illuminize Peel is a medical grade chemical peel which delivers a nice “glow” to the skin immediately. This non-invasive very superficial chemical peel utilizes a novel approach to chemical peeling with a newer generation of alpha-hydroxy acids (mandelic and malic acid) in combination with phytic acid and commonly used peeling agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol) to maximize skin rejuvenating effects with low irritation. The benefits of this peel are:
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
Appropriate for first-time chemical peel patients or patients looking for a gentle, very superficial peel
May be performed on Fitzpatrick Skin Types I – VI
Little or no visible peeling
The Vitalize Peel is the most popular SkinMedica peel that is appropriate for all Fitzpatrick Skin Types. It contains a proprietary blend of ingredients to help rejuvenate the skin. Achieve visible improvement after one treatment with optimal results after a series of treatments.
The Vitalize Peel combines resorcinol, lactic, salicylic, and retinoic acid (at aesthetician’s discretion) to offer dramatic improvement in texture and tone. The renewal process stimulates collagen production, improves pigmentation, acne, and melasma. The skin appears healthier and more youthful with minimal downtime. For best results a series is recommended.
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 where individuals are now seeing less shedding of dead skin when other chemical peels are performed. The Rejuvenize Peel can be used on Fitzpatrick Skin Types V – VI after the patient has established tolerability to Vitalize Peel or with physician consent. The Peeling Solution in the Rejuvenize Peel contains Salicylic Acid, Lactic Acid, Resorcinol, Panthenol, and Isoceteth-20. This peeling solution combined with a Retinol Solution can substantially improve the appearance of the skin.
The micropeel treatments are quickly becoming our signature treatments. This treatment is a three-step clinical procedure combining dermaplaning (AKA Epidermal Leveling), which primes the skin for a chemical peel solution. The chemical peel solution is the second step that resurfaces the skin by removing the outer epidermis to improve hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, texture and skin impurities. The solution is customized and tailored to your skin care needs. The third and final step is the cryogenic therapy. This is an anti-inflammatory and antibacterial freezing procedure that increases the rate of cell turnover and leaves skin feel cool and tight.
**Peels can be clinically tailored into a customized program to suit your individual needs.
This treatment is designed for those interested in reducing fine lines, larger pores, skin pigmentation problems, or acne scarring. Microdermabrasion gently removes the surface layers of the skin, which increases cell turnover and stimulates oxygenation, leaving a glowing, clearer complexion.
This “cutting edge” technique offers exfoliation similar to microdermabrasion using a safe, specialized blade. Leveling effectively removes a layer of dead skin cells while at the same time removes fine facial hair without the harsh effects of waxing and improves superficial skin discolorations. Experience a whole new meaning to smooth skin!
*Our skin care specialist can combine any of the above with a corrective peel to achieve optimal results.
This facial is designed just for you using the best cosmeceutical products for your individual skin type and conditions. Our experienced estheticians work with you to prep your skin for a more aggressive treatment to achieve your optimum skin health. This treatment is approximately one hour.