Chemical peels diminish the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and unevenness in skin tone caused by acne scarring or other pigmentary changes. This powerful, yet not damaging peel can take years off aging skin and reverse the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental toxins.
At Ivy, we offer two different chemical peels, the SkinMedica Vitalize Peel ($125) and the Perfect Peel ($299). Skin Medica Vitalize peel is appropriate for mild to moderate skin imperfections, while the Perfect Peel is a moderate peel and has the added benefit of Glutathione.
Benefits of Chemical Peel
Diminishes appearance of age spots/sun damage
Reduces fine lines
Evens skin tone and hyperpigmentation
Decreases pore size
Treats active acne
Pre Treatment Instructions:
Do not use chemical or physical exfoliants on face for 1 week before the appointment
Refrain from using foundation for a few days before your treatment
Avoid a suntan for one week prior to service
Stay hydrated on the day of the peel
Avoid any products that dry out your skin for 3 days prior to the appointment
What to expect during treatment:
During your appointment, our staff will explain the procedure and answer any questions. The actual application of the peel takes approximately 20 minutes, but plan for a 30-minute appointment. Tolerance of the peel varies from person to person, however, tingling or burning sensations are a normal expected reaction. A fan may be used during the procedure to minimize the discomfort which typically resolves within a few minutes.
What to expect After treatment:
- Do not wash face for 6 hours after the peel
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 12 hours after, and no Hot Yoga for 5 days
- Wait one week before having facial hair removal services
- Take extra precaution against sun exposure
- Your skin may feel dry and itchy
- Peeling typically begins on days 2-5 and may last up to one week. DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN.
Is it for me?
The Vitalize Peel is appropriate for all skin types. While you will see results from one peel, we recommend 3-6 treatments spaced one month apart for maximum effect. If you have any active cold sore or warts, large open wounds, severe sunburn, or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated, please wait for these to heal before making an appointment. A peel should not be performed if you have an allergy to salicylates (aspirin) or if you are pregnant or nursing. Please wait three months if you have taken Accutane, or received chemotherapy or radiation