A chemical peel is a common way to increase the skin’s health by removing the dull dry and damaged outer layers of skin. New vibrant and healthy skin cells emerge naturally, this leaves you with a more youthful and glowing appearance. Although the idea of a chemical peel can be intimidating and cause some hesitation, it is important to realize how far these treatments have come and how scientific breakthroughs have changed the way these treatments work. Dr. Parbhu offers the SkinMedica line of chemical peels. Illuminize™, Vitalize™ and Rejuvenize™ are chemical peels which provide positive results with little to no downtime.
Illuminize™ is considered a light chemical peel. This level chemical peel will remove only the dead outermost layer of skin. A single light peel can refresh the appearance of the skin. A series of light peels can be used to treat acne, minor skin discoloration, and fine lines.
This is the lightest peel SkinMedica® offers. It is a great choice for patients who have never had a chemical peel before and aren’t sure how their skin will react. It is also perfect for patients who are looking to give their skin a healthy and refreshed glow without downtime.
Vitalize™ is a stronger peel, but only slightly. It is still considered to be a light peel. Vitalize is ideal for treating acne, fine lines, and minor skin discolorations and blemishes with minimal downtime.
Rejuvenize™ is a medium-depth peel that removes the outer layer of skin and the upper layer of the dermis. Medium peels can be done as often as every six months if needed. They can reduce acne scars, fine lines, wrinkles, and skin discolorations. With some skin types there may be a risk of scarring and skin darkening after a medium peel, but it will also produce a much more dramatic rejuvenation effect than a light peel. Discuss your concerns with your provider prior to scheduling your peel if you have any.