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At Amavi Aesthetic Surgery, we have several chemical peel options that can be customized to each patient’s needs. Chemical peels are a great way to rejuvenate and refresh your skin for a brighter, clearer complexion!

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Illuminize Peel

The Illuminize Peel from SkinMedica is a light chemical peel that can brighten and tone the skin for a rejuvenated look. This chemical peel includes a combination of acids like salicylic acid and malic acid that reduce the appearance of pigmented spots on the skin, smooth rough skin, and improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. The chemical solution gently strips away the surface layer of damaged skin cells to reveal a brighter layer of new skin. This is a great choice for patients looking for an extra glow with a gentle, no-downtime peel!

Vitalize Peel

The SkinMedica Vitalize Peel is a medium chemical peel that uses lactic acid, retinoic acid, and salicylic acid to exfoliate and tone the skin. This peel improves the appearance of hyperpigmentation, uneven skin tone, acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles while softening rough skin texture. During your treatment, you may feel a mild burning sensation, but this is generally not considered painful, and the feeling will go away after your peel. After 1-2 days, your skin will start to shed and this will continue for up to 5 days, revealing a new layer of healthy, vibrant skin.

Rejuvenize Peel

The Rejuvenize Peel from SkinMedica is a deep chemical peel with a stronger solution that can treat moderate to severe sun damage and signs of aging like hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, and wrinkles. A chemical solution of salicylic acid, lactic acid, and resorcinol penetrates deep into the epidermal layers of the skin for more intensive exfoliation. The damaged surface layers of the skin are stripped away and once your skin peels or sheds, you will see brighter, more evenly toned skin. Shedding happens for 2-5 days after treatment, and you may also experience a tingling sensation as the chemical solution absorbs into your skin.

Who is a Candidate for a Chemical Peel?

Before receiving a chemical peel, you should not have any open wounds (cold sores, active acne, etc.) or sunburn. Women who are breastfeeding or pregnant should also wait to receive treatment. The chemical peel that you receive will depend on your skin type and the concerns you hope to treat. While almost everyone is a candidate for superficial peels, people with sensitive skin may want to avoid deep peels. Dr. Rau can determine whether you are a candidate once she examines your skin and discusses your medical history with you at your consultation.

Results and Recovery

Although there is no downtime required after a chemical peel, there are a few precautions to keep in mind. Avoid sun exposure while your skin is shedding and healing since the new skin is more at-risk for sunburn. Depending on the type of peel you receive or the severity of your skin condition, multiple peels scheduled a few weeks apart may be recommended for the best results.