Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, reduce scarring and remove blemishes. Ranging from mild to strong, there are three types of chemical peels: alphahydroxy acid (AHA), trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and phenol. The strength of each peel is tailored to the patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures, such as facelifts, for additional improvement to skin. Chemical peels may be covered by insurance if they are performed for medical rather than cosmetic reasons.

Chemical peels are performed in a plastic surgeon's or dermatologist's office, or an outpatient surgical center. Anesthesia is not required because TCA and phenol have anesthetic properties, and AHA produces only a slight stinging.

During a TCA or phenol peel, the skin is cleansed and the solution is applied, which may cause a brief stinging sensation. Petroleum jelly or a waterproof adhesive tape may be put on the skin following a phenol peel. During an AHA peel, the skin is cleansed and the solution applied; there is no need for post-peel ointment or covering.

The Perfect Derma™ Peel

The Perfect Peel is a revolutionary peel that will transform your skin into looking younger, healthier and clearer in just one week. The Perfect Peel is self-limiting and can be used on all skin types. We ask that you stop using retinol 3-5 days prior to your appointment. The process takes less than 15 minutes and is virtually pain free.

Benefits:

• Improve the overall clarity, tone and texture of the skin
• Reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation, sun damage and Melasma
• Improve acneic skin conditions and reduce acne scars
• Stimulate the production of collagen, resulting in firmer, more youthful skin
• Reduce the appearance of pore size

What skin problems does it treat?

The Perfect Peel can improve the overall tone and texture of your skin, lighten and brighten your skin, remove or reduce sun damage and age spots, reduce pore size and soften fine lines and wrinkles, reduce or eliminate hyperpigmentation and acne scars, improve acne skin conditions and melasma, stimulate the production of collagen resulting in firmer skin, slow down the ageing process and help prevent wrinkles.

Ingredients: TCA, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Kojic Acid, Phenol, Glutathione, Vitamin C

SkinMedica®

Illuminize Peel®

Illuminize Peel®, the gentlest SkinMedica® Peel is appropriate for first-time, chemical-peel patients, patients with mild skin imperfections or patients that are looking for brighter, more radiant skin with no downtime. With Illuminize Peel® patients should not expect to see visible peeling due to the superficial nature of this peel. There is no expected downtime with Illuminize Peel®.

Key Benefits of Illuminize Peel

  • Brighten the overall appearance of skin
  • Radiant looking skin after one peel
  • More uniform complexion

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Water /Aqua/Eau, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Resorcinol, Malic Acid, Phytic Acid, Panthenol, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract

Rejuvenize Peel

Rejuvenize Peel is appropriate for patients with moderate to severe skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Rejuvenize Peel also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes. The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual’s skin condition and degree of the damage. Peeling can range from mild flaking to peeling in sheets. Regardless of the amount of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, which will result in the following benefits: improvement in the appearance of skin tone and texture, smoothness of fine lines and wrinkles.

Key Benefits of Rejuvenize Peel

  • Smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness
  • Noticeable results after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Water /Aqua/Eau, Salicylic Acid, Mandelic Acid, Resorcinol, Malic Acid, Phytic Acid, Panthenol, Quillaja Saponaria Bark Extract, Alcohol Denat., Retinol

Vitalize Peel®

Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Vitalize Peel® treatments also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes. Vitalize Peel® can leave a yellowish tinge on the skin which is expected to last no longer than 2-3 hours. Mild to moderate redness is expected after any type of chemical peel procedure. The extent of redness varies from patient to patient. The face may appear redder than usual for some time after the treatment and completely resolves after the peeling is complete.

Key Benefits of Vitalize Peel®

  • Smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness
  • Noticeable results after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels

Ingredients: Alcohol Denat., Salicyclic Acid, Resorcinol, Lactic Acid, Panthenol, Isoceteth-20, Alcohol Denat., Retinol

Glytone

For more information about Cosmetic Dermatology, or to schedule an appointment, please complete our online form or call 970-926-9226 (Vail), 970-927-2800 (Aspen) or 970-668-0998 (Breckenridge).

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