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Chemical Peels

With each passing year, the skin’s ability to maintain a healthy complexion through its natural process weakens. Signs of aging, such as fine lines, wrinkles, and discolorations develop as the skin’s chemical system breaks down. For these reasons, supporting the skin’s needs becomes a critical component in a healthy skin care routine over time. Facials and chemical peels are designed to cleanse and revitalize the skin while stimulating its natural reparative processes once again. Since each person has unique skincare needs, it’s essential to find the treatment that works best for you.

How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peel procedures are designed to break down the top layers of the skin to allow new, fresh cells to form. Alpha & Beta hydroxy acids (AHA & BHA) and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) are two of the most commonly used peeling agents today. These chemicals are efficient in removing the outermost skin layers without causing permanent damage or scarring to the skin. The strength of the agent used determines how deep the peel penetrates. Deep peeling agents produce the most dramatic results but also require more downtime afterward.

You can have a chemical peel done on nearly any part of the body, such as the face, neck, arms, legs, and back. There are numerous benefits offered by chemical peels, including:

  • Reduce scarring
  • Eliminate fine lines along the face
  • Lighten dark patches, age spots, and freckles
  • Treat sun-damaged areas
  • Reduce wrinkles caused by sun damage
  • Smooth skin texture
  • Produce radiant, glowing skin

Chemical Peel Product Options

If you want to achieve noticeable results from a chemical peel, medium and deep peels tend to yield the most apparent changes to the skin. If you have especially sensitive skin, a light peeling agent may suffice. Medium- and deep-depth peels penetrate deep into the dermal layer of the skin, so they should only be administered by a professional aesthetician or physician. Likewise, when skin sensitivity issues are present, it’s best to work with an experienced provider that will select and administer your treatment to produce the best results without damaging delicate skin and tissue.

Medium peels have acid concentrations of up to 35 percent while deep peels range between 50 and 70 percent. Light peels are much less concentrated and can be performed regularly to maintain positive results. The peel that’s right for you will depend on your skin type and the concerns you would like to address.

Peels by Vivant for All Skin Types

The Vivant product line makes good use of vitamin A’s ability to penetrate deep into the skin and stimulate cell renewal processes. Their light and medium peels also include alpha hydroxyl as the peeling agent, which freshens and revitalizes the skin’s appearance. Vivant’s peels range from light to medical-grade deep peels, which include the following products:

  • Mandelic 30% acid peel (best to treat fine lines and moderate sun damage or skin discoloration (safe on all skin types)
  • Glycolic 30 & 50% peels (best to treat on oily/acneic skin
  • ProPeel with trichloroacetic acid (TCA) for moderate/severe skin concerns: lines, acne scarring, sun damage, age prevention

At home skin care by Vivant is also offered at Advanced Skin Medspa. This would include:

  • Exfol-A retinoids
  • Bleaching Serum w/ hydroquinone ( skin lightener)
  • Daily Repair Pads (multiple acid blend for blemishes and discoloration)
  • Antioxidant Serum with vitamin C & E
  • Benzoyl Peroxide 10% medicated gel or cleanser for acne
  • Glycolic/Lactic/Salicylic/Mandelic Blend toning spray for generalized skincare concerns