What do chemical peels do?
Benefits of a chemical peel:
- Reduce facial wrinkles and lines
- Improve sun-damaged skin
- Correct pigment problems (sun-damaged skin, age spots, liver spots, freckles, blotchiness)
- Lighten scars (especially scars from acne)
- Improve skin texture
VI Chemical Peel
This a great first-time peel for all age groups who want fresh, healthy, radiant skin. The VI Peel improves the tone, texture, and clarity of your skin and provides anti-aging benefits. It is specifically formulated to rejuvenate and help prevent future damage to the skin.
ZO® 3 Step Chemical Peel
Suitable for any skin type or color, this peel is quickly becoming one of the most talked about skin rejuvenation treatments. It was created by Dr. Zein Obagi, the dermatologist responsible for the Obagi line of skin care products and the founder of ZO® Skin Health.
Step 1 of the system is the application of the peel solution to exfoliate the skin.
Step 2 is the application of the Stimulating Retinol Creme that works to stimulate cellular function at a deep level for collagen enhancement, firming, and wrinkle reduction. The Stimulating Retinol Creme (Vitamin A) is key to great results.
Step 3 is the application of the Calming Creme which works to minimize inflammation and irritation that may result from the first two steps as well as restore the moisture balance of the skin.
How are chemical peels performed?
During the procedure, the skin is first cleansed of oils. A solution is then carefully applied and is allowed to remain on the skin for a short period of time, in some cases for longer periods of time, in order to remove the layers of damaged skin. During the procedure, most patients experience a warm to the somewhat hot sensation that lasts about 5-10 minutes, followed by a stinging sensation. Before leaving the office, most patients no longer feel any discomfort. Since we offer different kinds of peels, the procedure may differ a little with each. The procedure can be performed on the face, neck, chest, hands, arms, and legs.
What should I do after a chemical peel?
You need to limit sun exposure for 1-2 weeks after your peel. You should wear sunscreen at least SPF 30 or higher every day. Strenuous activity should be avoided for about 2-3 days. Avoid harsh scrubbing of the skin. If your skin is peeling, do not “help” the skin to peel-you can use a moisturizer to help with flaking. You may resume Retin A after 1 week if you are on it.
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