Peels

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Peels

There are a variety of peels that have different depths and utilize different ingredients to target specific skin concerns. Light peels, which usually incorporate an alpha-hydroxy acid such as Glycolic Acid, are safe for all skin types. They provide less dramatic results, but they are gentler and often require little to no recovery time. Medium to Medium-Deep peels, which often incorporate a combination of Salicylic Acid, TCA, Phenol, Retinol, and other Alpha- and Beta-hydroxy acids, provide more dramatic results and require longer recovery time.

Glycolic Peel

Our Glycolic peel can be customized to your needs with variable concentrations of Glycolic Acid to improve a wide variety of mild skin conditions. Often called a “lunchtime” peel, it is quick and effective, with most patients noticing an immediate improvement in the brightness and tightness of their skin.

  • Our lightest peel
  • Safe for all skin types, as well as pregnant and nursing women
  • Good for treating fine lines, dull complexion, large and congested pores, uneven pigmentation, mild acne, and rough or sun-damaged skin.
  • No downtime
  • You can have a Glycolic peel as frequently as every 2 weeks, depending on strength desired. For more dramatic results, we recommend an initial series of 4 peels, with maintenance peels as desired. Also works well as a standalone complexion refresher.

Vitality VI Peel

The VI medical-grade chemical peel is a combination of Phenol, Retinol, TCA, and Salicylic Acid, as well as Vitamin-C. It renews your skin, creating a soft, supple complexion. It also renews collagen and elastin, and it can improve a wide variety of mild to moderate skin conditions. The VI Peel can also be used on the hands, neck, chest, and other parts of the body.

  • A medium peel
  • Excellent for all skin types, even darker skin tones
  • Good for treating mild to moderate fines lines and wrinkles, rough or sun-damaged skin, hyperpigmentation and melasma, large pores, and uneven skin tone.
  • Peeling starts 2 days after treatment. You will experience moderate peeling for 3-4 days, with results developing in 5-7 days
  • You can have a VI peel as frequently as every 4 weeks. For best results, we recommend an initial series of 4-5 peels, with maintenance peels as desired.
  • Treatment includes VI post-procedure care take home kit

Vitality VI Peel Purify

This VI Peel formulation adds Benzoyl Peroxide and Kojic Acid to purify acne-prone skin and improve mild to moderate acne in as little as 7 days after your first treatment. This formulation also includes treatment with Hydrocortisone to help calm redness and soothe acne-inflamed skin.

  • A medium peel
  • Excellent for all skin types, even darker skin tones
  • Best for treating Acne and Acne-related conditions such as breakouts, blemishes, red or dark marks, and moderate scarring, but also helps renew collagen and elastin for overall improved complexion.
  • Peeling starts 2 days after treatment. You will experience moderate peeling for 3-4 days, with results developing in 5-7 days.
  • We suggest a series of 4 acne peels spaced about 4 weeks apart for initial treatment. Then, we recommend a maintenance peel every 2 months or as desired, depending on the severity of the acne.
  • Treatment includes VI post-procedure care take home kit

Vitality VI Peel Precision

This is the strongest of our peels. This formulation uses higher concentrations of the ingredients found in the Vitality VI peel for a 25% stronger treatment. It renews your skin, creating a soft, supple complexion. It also renews collagen and elastin, and can improve a wide variety of mild to moderate skin conditions. This peel can also be used on the hands, neck, chest, and other parts of the body.

  • A medium peel
  • Excellent for all skin types, even darker skin tones, but especially more mature skin
  • Best for treating moderate to severe hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne scarring, sun spots, and age spots, but also helps renew collagen and elastin for improved fine lines and wrinkles on harder-to-treat, mature skin.
  • Peeling starts 2 days after treatment. You will experience moderate peeling for 3-4 days, with results developing in 5-7 days.
  • You can have a VI Peel Precision Plus as often as every 4 weeks, and we suggest a series of 4 peels for initial treatment, with maintenance peels as desired.
  • Treatment includes VI post-procedure care take home kit

VI Peel Precision Plus

This VI Peel formulation retains the strength of the VI Peel Precision, and adds Hydroquinone and Kojic Acid for improving moderate to severe hyperpigmentation.

  • A medium peel
  • Excellent for all skin types, even darker skin tones, but especially more mature skin
  • Best for treating moderate to severe hyperpigmentation, melasma, acne scarring, sun spots, and age spots, but also helps renew collagen and elastin for improved fine lines and wrinkles on harder-to-treat, mature skin.
  • Peeling starts 2 days after treatment. You will experience moderate peeling for 3-4 days, with results developing in 5-7 days.
  • You can have a VI Peel Precision Plus as often as every 4 weeks, and we suggest a series of 4 peels for initial treatment, with maintenance peels as desired.
  • Treatment includes VI post-procedure care take home kit

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is the ultimate advancement in non-surgical skin conditioning that can noticeably smooth and brighten your skin’s appearance in as little as one treatment. This is a mechanical exfoliation process that uses a combination of exfoliating micro-crystals and light vacuum suction to gently remove dull and damaged outer layers of skin, as well as built-up dirt and grime from pores. This treatment also works well in combination with our other Facial and Chemical Peel offerings or add-ons, or as a refreshing standalone treatment.

  • A light mechanical exfoliation
  • Safe for all skin types.
  • Good for treating fine lines, dull, rough skin, acne-prone skin, large pores, and mild acne scarring.
  • We typically recommend a complete series of 6 treatments at 2 week intervals to achieve optimum results, with maintenance treatments as desired.

SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel®

The SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel® provides patients with vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime. Illuminize Peel® is ideal for the for first-time, chemical-peel patients, patients with mild skin imperfections or patients that are looking for brighter, more radiant skin with no downtime.

SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel®

The SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Peel® helps provide vibrant, radiant looking skin with minimal downtime. 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.

SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Peel®

The SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Peel® smoothes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. 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.

 

Are you interested in a chemical peel, facial, or any of our add-on treatments? Call us today at 703.841.0399 and schedule a complimentary skin care consultation!

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