Chemical Peels are a fast way to exfoliate and eliminate dead and damaged skin cells. They help skin products such as the Vivier Skin Care program work more efficiently and help to provide more fresh appearing skin.
The entire treatment takes less than 10 minutes and depending on the depth of the peel can have no downtime. During the procedure the face is cleansed, a peel that is best designed for your skin is applied. A tingling and possible burning sensation may occur lasting for 10 minutes. Your treatment is then complete and repeat peels are recommended every 3 months to keep the skin as fresh and clean as possible.
Types of Chemical Peel Treatments
Designed to rejuvenate the skin, The Vivier Peel is a medical grade, professional, and effective option to reduce fine lines and wrinkles, minimize dilated pores, treat hyperpigmentation, sun damage, acne and scarring with no downtime. Your skin will glow, and you will leave healthier and brighter. The Vivier Peel offers predictable and controlled micro-exfoliation to promote skin rejuvenation, clarity and radiance. Vivier Peels are often completed every 4 weeks, with a set of 3 initial peels, and then maintenance peels every 2-3 months, or prior to big events.
Jessner “Acne” Peel
The Jessner Peel is similar to the Vivier Peel, but the acid percentages are higher. A Salicylic Acid focused peel, the 14% acid allows for highly targeted treatment of Acne, Rosacea and Hyperpigmentation.
A Jessner Peel is considered to be a concentrated medium to deep peel that’s suitable for all skin types. The depth of the peel depends on the individual patient’s needs, and their specific skin sensitivity and tolerance.
Benefits of Chemical Peels
After a chemical peel treatment, your skin goes into a repairing phase, where more collagen is formed and the volume increases on the skin rapidly. These changes have positive effects on your skin, including:
- Clearer Skin
- Tighter Skin
- Lifted appearance
- Balanced Tone
- Firmer Skin
Another great point to notice is that these benefits are achieved without any surgery or major complications, and with zero downtime. Chemical peels are one of the best, fastest, and safest ways to achieve your skin goals!
Why Choose a Chemical Peel?
Chemical peels are handy and often considered safe and quick as compared to other treatments. Chemical peels usually contain glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid (phenol). The different types of chemicals cause a controlled injury, each penetrating through to a different skin depth, peeling away to reveal a new layer of skin.
Chemical Peels are Safe: Chemical peels are not harsh on the skin and the chances of infections are less as there is no blood or cutting involved, it is a non-invasive procedure.
Multiple Benefits, One solution: Chemical peel procedure not only treats the problem but also improves the skin overall due to its nature of treatment which is creating more collagen.
Quick: The overall procedure of chemical peel takes only 1-hour max, making it a perfect procedure and which requires less planning on your part.
Cost-effective: Chemical peel is affordable as compared to its alternative treatments, which can cost a fortune.
Zero Downtime: You are selfie-ready after the treatment, and there is no major downtime, this also leads to fewer complications after the procedure.
Quick Recovery: Your skin repairs quicker than a wound, as there as no wounds, just micro-injuries to your skin, the recovery time is in days.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a chemical peel?
You might have first heard of these popular treatments by watching Sex and the City — and been nervous to try them ever since. But don’t let a show steer you away from glowier skin! Simply put, a chemical peel is an umbrella term for a range of topical chemical skin resurfacers. Peels are non-invasive, but they can still pack a skin-resurfacing punch. Depending on the intensity of the peel, these formulas can fade age spots, soften fine lines, and leave skin significantly younger-looking. Like any skincare treatment, peels are not one-size fits all. They come in a range of intensities with different active ingredients.
How do Chemical Peels work?
As we age, our cellular turnover slows down (which is why you might notice a duller complexion with every birthday). Peels can speed up the process by manually shedding dead cells. All peels contain active chemical exfoliants (usually an acid). Once the peel is applied, the chemical exfoliator goes to work, breaking up dull, dead skin cells and removing them. Once that layer of skin sheds, younger-looking skin takes its place. (Note: the amount of skin shedding depends on how strong the peel is and how deep it penetrates the skin.)
Do Chemical Peels work?
If you’ve ever tried an at-home chemical exfoliator, you already have an idea of what a light chemical peel feels like. Relatively speaking, the process is virtually free of discomfort — though you may experience a slight stinging or tingling sensation. Usually, there is no need for pain reliever medication during the treatment. Medium and deep peels are an exception; these formulas are usually spiked with anesthetic.
What are Chemical Peels used for?
In short: chemical peels are developed to resolve a great deal of skin woes, most of which come from aging and sun damage. Chemical peels can fade hyperpigmentation, surface-level scarring, and fine lines. This treatment can also promote a generally brighter, smoother, more youthful-looking complexion.
Are Chemical Peels right for me?
If you’re seeking smoother, brighter-looking skin, you could be a candidate for a chemical peel. (If fading deep-set wrinkles is your objective, however, you probably won’t be satisfied with your results). Be sure to let us know if you are using acne medication. Additionally, if you have open cuts and/or frequent cold sore outbreaks, abnormal skin pigmentation, or keloid scars, steer clear from peels.
What outcome can I expect after a Chemical Peel treatment?
Immediately post-peel, your skin will likely look flushed and/or fully raw, depending on the intensity of the peel formula. After a deep chemical peel, your skin will likely swell, throb, and feel like it’s throbbing or uncomfortably tight, with redness lasting up to a month. For light peels, expect to see full results about a week post-procedure. The deeper the peel, the longer the healing process (one to two weeks) — and the more drastic the results.