Are you looking for a minimally invasive option to refresh your skin and reduce visible signs of aging? A chemical peel may be the right treatment option to help you achieve your aesthetic goals and address your skincare concerns. VITAHL Medical Aesthetics Chicago offers a wide range of chemical peel options to accommodate all skincare needs. Our experts at VITAHL Chicago will recommend the strength and type of peel based on a patient’s skincare needs and aesthetic goals.
How do chemical peels work?
Chemical peels are made up of varying strengths of medicated solutions and applied to the skin in layers. Once the appropriate strength and type of peel for your skin has been determined, our experts will apply a medicated solution to your skin and let it sit for a short amount of time. Once the solution has been properly absorbed by the skin the peel is neutralized. Over the next several days the outer layers of skin will flake and peel off to reveal the fresh, undamaged skin underneath.
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Glycolic peels are made from glycolic acid derived from sugar cane and are the lightest of chemical peels. This peel exfoliates and keeps skin feeling refreshed. Glycolic peels can be performed weekly and results can be maintained with regular treatment.
Potential side effects can include a slight burning sensation or redness immediately following treatment, both should subside quickly. Glycolic peels can also make skin more sensitive to the sun.
V.I. Peel and V.I. Plus
A modified version of the Jessner peel, the V.I. Peel and V.I. Plus work to correct sun damage, fine lines, acne, melasma, and mild wrinkles. The V.I. Plus peel also targets hyperpigmentation, reduces the appearance of age spots, brightens skin and smooths uneven textures. These peels are safe for all skin types and are formulated to refresh aging skin and to help prevent future damage. Results are usually visible after one treatment.
Potential side effects can include some mild redness and increased sensitivity to the sun following treatment.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
Compared to glycolic peels and the V.I. Peel and V.I. Plus, trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels penetrate deeper into the skin and work to address deeper signs of aging. One of the strongest chemical peels available, TCA peels can be used to treat hyperpigmentation, mild to medium wrinkles, actinic keratosis, melasma, and superficial acne scars. Results are usually visible after one treatment. If using a TCA peel to address a specific concern, treatments can be performed every four to six weeks based on the skin condition.
Potential side effects can include some redness during the peeling process and increased sensitivity to the sun. Our experts at VITAHL Chicago will advise you on how to best protect your skin as it peels.
Contact VITAHL Chicago today to set up your complimentary consultation to determine which chemical peel is right for you!