Vitalize Peel vs. Rejuvenize Peel

Vitalize Peel vs. Rejuvenize Peel

Chemical Peels at Neu Look Med Spa

Chemical peels (used at Neu Look Med Spa) are prescribed for many reasons. At Neu Look they can be used for all skin types and all ages after 18. The peels penetrate to a safe but deeper layer than microdermabrasion, other mechanical exfoliations or scrubs. Peels help to rebuild collagen we have lost over time and boost our cell turnover rate. The natural cell turnover rate for the average adult is 30 to 90 days and it is every other day for a baby or small child. That is why the skin heals so much more quickly when having an abrasion when we are children. The face feels and looks better only a few days after having a peel, leaving your face with a better skin tone, improved texture and overall, a radiant glow. Chemical peels are also used for correcting adolescent and adult acne by destroying the bacteria in the skin and drying up any active breakout. Receiving routine chemical peels can help to slow the signs of aging, and in some cases, reverse some of the present signs of aging.

The Vitalize Peel by Skin Medica

The Vitalize Peel by Skin Medica has a mixture of Lactic and Salicylic Acid and then it is layered under a Retinol complex – which is optional. Just because it is called a “chemical peel” does not mean you always physically peel. Some patients do not want to peel due to work or other obligations so leaving the Retinol layer out can help to prevent you physically shedding dead skin. Instead, the peel will work internally inside the dermis.

This peel can be expected to:

  • Help correct sun damage to a small degree.* Smooth fine lines.
  • Reduces mild scarring.
  • Smoothes rough texture.
  • Improves acne conditions.

It is unrealistic to expect this peel to remove or reduce broken blood vessels, eliminate deep wrinkles or redesign your natural pore size and shape. The pores will appear to be slightly smaller and more constricted post treatment but your pore size and shape is genetic. It is impossible to shrink them contrary to popular belief. You should wait 6-8 hours (a minimum of 2-3 hours) before washing your face after receiving your Vitalize Peel at Neu Look Med Spa. This particular one is self neutralizing. Any redness or sensitivity from the peel will subside within couple hours of the application and it will also take 48 HR for flaking to begin if you request the Retinol layer. The flakiness of vitalize peel is very minimum unless is used on someone with very sensitive skin or patient with darker skin. You can do a series of this peel and receive them every 3-4 weeks if you desire. You may also apply this peel to the neck and chest to improve fine lines and blotchy discoloration such as age spots.

The Rejuvenize Peel

The Rejuvenize Peel mainly targets fine lines and texture plus acne. This peel also has Salicylic Acid along with Mandelic Acid instead of Lactic Acid so it is a little stronger. You may also request to add a Retinol layer to increase your chances of physically peeling – but this is optional. This peel can performed in 3-5 week intervals and is best with a series of 3-6 peels.

This peel can be expected to:

  • Improve your overall skin condition.
  • Diminish the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Smooth the skins texture.
  • Improve overall clarity of the skin (subsides the appearance of Acne).

The Cosmelan Peel

It is unrealistic to expect this peel to completely remove any deep set wrinkles or remove any dark spots that are deep. It can however help to address skin tone unevenness or scaring caused by acne. The Cosmelan Peel is the only peel to date that can help to reverse major sun damage and age spots. You should also wait 6-8 hours to remove the Cosmelan 1 mask. You may experience mild redness and sensitivity but this will not subsides as quick as other peels. You may also apply this peel to the neck and chest to improve fine lines, firming the skin and pigmentation.

A Few Words of Caution

Before your chemical peel you should avoid skin exposure to the sun and tanning. You should also discontinue the use of Retinol creams, AHA’s, Glycolic Acid, Vitamin C or Bleaching creams one week prior to your appointment. We at Neu Look will prescribe you a post-peel skincare regimen for your homecare to ensure the best and prolonged results of your treatment.

Book your chemical peel today at Neu Look Med Spa by calling 858-538-5665. Ask one of our highly trained professionals any questions you may have about which peel best suites you or about any other service we offer.

Edited by Gita Izadi, Nurse Practitioner

Skinmedica Vitalize Peel vs Rejuvenize Peel vs Perfect Peel

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Well, first things first…what exactly do peels do and who can benefit from them?

Professional chemical peels help to improve the skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure by accelerating skin exfoliation through chemical substances, resulting in renewed and healthier looking skin. They address issues such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture, acne scarring, and pigment changes.

Three different peels…Which one is right for me?

  1. Skin MedicaVitalize Peel 

The Vitalize Peel is appropriate for mild-moderate skin imperfections. It’s also ok for any skin type. Containing retinol and salicylic/lactic acids, this peel can be done every 3-4 weeks and is the most gentle of the three types.

  1. Skin Medica Rejuvenize Peel 

The Rejuvenize Peel is ideal for moderate to severe skin imperfections. Precautions are taken with patients who have darker skin types. This peel contains retinol and salicylic/mandelic/malic/phytic acids. Multiple treatments spaced out every 4-6 weeks is preferred.

  1. The Perfect Derma Peel

The Perfect Peel is a medium depth peel that contains TCA, retinoic/salicylic/kojic acid, and glutathione (a powerful antioxidant which lightens and brightens the skin, slows down the aging process, and helps prevent wrinkles). This peel is safe for all skin types and includes 2 additional peel pads to use the day after the treatment (am/pm). This peel has the most “peeling” effect of the three types of peels, usually around day 3. Treatments should be spaced out every 6 weeks.

Before a chemical peel, it’s important to avoid any skin products containing retinol, salicylic/glycolic acids, or prescription topicals. With any peel, it’s normal to experience tingling/burning during the treatment, which only lasts a few minutes. Immediately after the peel, the skin may appear yellow for no more than 2-3 hours. Mild to moderate redness is expected and the extent varies from person to person. It usually resolves completely after the peeling is complete. Peeling may be as mild as flaking or as intense as peeling in sheets, depending on the individual and which peel is used.

Due to the increased acceleration of skin and cell turnover following a peel, results are expected to include a decrease in fine lines/wrinkles/large pores, smoothness of skin texture/collagen production, evening of skin tone, improved clarity of the skin, and improvement of acne conditions and acne scarring.

Noticeable results are expected after even one peel, with more dramatic results after 3-6 treatments.

It’s important to protect your new skin after the peel with an SPF 30 or higher and avoid sun exposure for one week post treatment.

Once the skin has stopped peeling, you can resume your normal skin care regimen. For the Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels, avoid any retin-A, salicylic/glycolic acids and Vitamin C during the peeling process. For the Perfect Peel, do not use these products for at least 3 weeks after the peel. 

To learn more about Chemical Peels, give us a call at (858) 538-5665.

(www.skinmedica.com, www.theperfectdermapeel.com)