SkinMedica Vitalize Peel before and afterVitalize Peel® is a powerful yet non-damaging chemical peel that helps fight the effects of time, sun damage and environmental assaults. This peel can take years off aging skin in just minutes. Vitalize Peel® is the only superficial peel suitable for all skin tones and complexions. This special formulation includes a unique blend of peeling agents: alpha-hydroxy acids, beta-hydroxy acids, resorcinol and retinoic acid (available to physicians only). While results are noticeable after just one peel, dramatic results are seen after a series of peels. This is a highly effective rejuvenation procedure with no downtime.

How does Vitalize Peel® work?

Vitalize peel® uses a unique blend of safe but effective acids to cause chemical exfoliation of the epidermis, or outer layer, of the skin. Skin regeneration following this chemical peel results in a fresh, organized, healthy epidermis. The result is a smoother and more even complexion and an improvement in pigment changes.

What is Vitalize Peel® used for?

The Vitalize Peel® improves the skin’s overall appearance, decreases fine line wrinkles and restores even skin tones. Vitalize Peel® evens out acne scarring and is particularly effective in combination with other treatments such as Fractional Laser. Vitalize Peel® is effective for pigment changes caused by acne scarring, photodamage (sun damage), “age spots”, freckles, melasma (from hormone changes), and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Vitalize Peel® tightens pores, improves skin texture, and smooths ruddy complexions.

What will my skin feel like during and after my Vitalize Peel®?

During your Vitalize Peel®, you will experience a warm, tingling sensation. This procedure is not painful, and requires no premedication. After your peel, you may continue to experience mild tingling.

How long after Vitalize Peel may I return to normal activities?

You may return to normal activities immediately following your Vitalize Peel®. You may experience mild redness or tingling following your peel. One to three days following your procedure you will notice mild to moderate peeling of the skin that can be concealed with the use of a moisturizer. This peeling is essentially unnoticeable by others. Vitalize Peel® is a rejuvenation procedure with no downtime.

How many Vitalize Peels will it take to get a great result?

The number of treatments needed depends upon the problem being addressed, but usually ranges from three to six treatments spaced two to four weeks apart. Results are generally seen after just one treatment, but a series of treatments is required for optimum results. Depending on the concern being addressed, your provider may recommend other treatments in conjunction with your Vitalize Peel®, such as Laser Genesis, which may be alternated with your peel if needed.

How long will my Vitalize Peel results last?

The changes that occur in the epidermis following a chemical peel last for years, and may even be permanent. In order to maintain your results, it is critical to avoid sun damage. In the case of acne scarring, it is necessary to control further acne breakouts in order to avoid further skin disruption. Hormonal changes, sun damage and further acne breakouts may cause new pigment changes or scarring that may require repeat treatments with Vitalize Peel® alone or in combination with other treatments.

How long does the Vitalize Peel take?

A Vitalize Peel® of the face is generally performed in less than 20 minutes.
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