SkinMedica’s Vitalize Peel is one of the most popular Chemical Peels performed today. Gentle on the skin, the Vitalize Peel is different from most traditional ‘deep’ peels, and requires little recovery time. It does, however, dramatically rejuvenate the skin by improving texture and tone. The Vitalize Peel will also decrease the appearance of acne and scarring, as well as melisma (dark brown patches on the face).
Comprised of Resorcinol, Lactic, Salicylic, and Reinoic acids, the Vitalize Peel provides a unique mix of ingredients. Perfect for all skin tones and ethnicities, the Vitalize Peel is considered safe and extremely effective. Noticeable improvement can be seen in the skin after a single treatment. When used in a series, or with other complimentary treatments, the Vitalize Peel can provide patients with dramatic results. *
The Ideal Candidate for a Vitalize Peel:
Patients who are not yet ready for a Facelift or other invasive procedures, but are looking to improve the appearance and feel of their skin, may find great benefits with the Vitalize Peel. Ideal candidates will be in overall good health, understand the Chemical Peel process, and have realistic expectations for the treatment. At a complimentary consultation appointment with Dr. Vitenas it will be determined which Chemical Peel can provide the best results for an individual patient.
The Vitalize Peel is not recommended for patients who:
- Are pregnant
- Having a known aspirin allergy
- Display active cold sores
- Take Accutane
- Have been prescribed certain Chemotherapy medications
- Recently had waxing in the treatment area
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Skin Rejuvenation with the Vitalize Peel:
Taking about 15 minutes in the office, the Vitalize Peel is pain-free. No anesthetic or topical numbing is required. Patients will normally experience a mild tingling sensation as each layer is applied, but this is short lived. Once the skin is prepped, the aesthetician will apply the peel, which may be up to three layers, depending on the individual’s skin condition. A final, fourth layer will be applied to neutralize the acids in the Vitalize Peel. Patients are then able to return to their normal activities. *
Recovery from a Vitalize Peel:
Immediately after a Vitalize Peel, the skin may be mildly swollen and red, although these will fade quickly. Two to three days after the peel, the skin will begin to lightly peel. This process will continue for the next three to four days; after about a week, the skin should be fully healed.
The Vitalize Peel requires less downtime than other, more traditional Chemical Peels. Patients are free to return to work or school that same day. Strenuous activities and exercise should be put off for the first 24 hours after treatment.
Set up a your first appointment with Dr. Vitenas, or speak with one of our expertly trained aestheticians. We will be happy to review your various skin renewal options, and determine if the Vitalize Peel can meet your aesthetic goals. The Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique also offers the Visia Skin Analysis at no charge. Using innovative technology, Visia will provide a complete picture of your skin’s health, existing damage, and the expected long-term changes. Using this tool, your aesthetician can make an individualized treatment plan, designed to meet your specific needs and goals. *
Vitalize Peel FAQs
The Vitalize Peel is a unique Chemical Peel comprised of Alpha-Hydroxy Acid, Bety-Hydroxy Acid, Resorcinol Acid, and Retinoic Acid. The peel is designed to safely reduce the appearance of fine lines, sun damage, and age spots; leaving patients with a refreshed and rejuvenated appearance. *
The ideal candidate for a Vitalize Peel will be an individual, troubled by the early signs of aging such as fine lines, and minor dermatological issues such as acne scars. It is safe and effective for all skin tones. Most importantly, prospective patients should have a clear understanding of the procedure and realistic expectations of the Vitalize Peel’s results. *
The Vitalize Peel will be performed in the state-of-the-art office suite at the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique.
A Vitalize Peel will take between 20-45 minutes to perform, depending on the individual patient and level of correction required. *
No the Vitalize peel is not considered painful. *
No anesthetic is needed with a Vitalize Peel. *
The Vitalize Peel requires very little downtime; patients are able to return to normal activities immediately after completing the peel. Very mild swelling and redness may appear at first, although will quickly diminish. The skin will begin to peel between the first and third day after your procedure. This will continue for another two to four days. In about seven to ten days, the face should be completely healed. *
It is discouraged to wear makeup until the peeling has ceased, in about two to four days. Moisturizer can be worn while the face is peeling, to smooth and flatten the feathery appearance of peeling skin. After that time, makeup can be worn as usual. *
Patients have no restrictions after a Vitalize Peel. Patients are able to be back at work or school the same afternoon, although some may wait until the peeling process is complete (four to seven days). *
The Vitalize peel is considered extremely safe. There are few risks, however the procedure should not be performed on those who are pregnant, have aspirin allergies, active cold sores, are using Accutane, or some Chemotherapy medications. *
The exact number of Vitalize Peel treatments will vary, although normally three to six are generally required. These should be spaced two to four weeks apart. *
The benefits of a Vitalize Peel can be long-lasting, as long as routine skin maintenance is performed. Recommended procedures to compliment the Vitalize Peel can include the LimeLight IPL, Titan Skin tightening, and Laser Genesis. *
Depending on the individual patient and the extent of correction required, an average Vitalize Peel will cost between $125 and $200. Various Packages can be purchased at a special, discounted price.
Patients are welcome to finance all procedures and products at the Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique. Visit carecredit.com for more information or to apply online.