SkinMedica’s Vitalize Peel is an ideal procedure for patients who have started and maintained a consistent skin rejuvenation program involving home products and exfoliating treatments. This peel contains lactic and salicylic acids, which dramatically improve skin texture and tone, and diminish superficial lines. The Vitalize Peel increases collagen production, helps fade areas of hyperpigmentation, improves acne and acne scarring, and increases the penetration of skin rejuvenation products.
After treatment, the skin may feel tight as if exposed to the sun or wind, and should be kept well moisturized. The degree of peeling varies according to skin type. Some patients will experience no peeling while others may peel for several days. Patients should avoid using any alpha-hydroxy acid or Retinoid products if the skin is flaking or peeling, but should apply sunscreen regularly to newly exposed skin.
For maximum benefits, a Vitalize Peel should be scheduled every three to four weeks, but it’s also effective one to two times a year for patients who desire exfoliation that goes deeper than a glycolic peel.