Chemical Peels

Exactly what is a chemical peel?


You’ve probably already noticed a change in your aging skin, which can be attributed to layers of dead skin cells and clogged pores. Chemical peels are treatments performed by a medical professionals in which a solution is used to remove dead skin and improve texture and smoothness.


Chemical Peels Target Many Areas of Concern


• Photodamaged skin

• Fine lines and wrinkles

• Pigmentary irregularities

• Age and liver spots

• Sun damaged skin

• Rough skin and scaly patches

• Scars

• Acne and acne scarring


Only your skin care professional can tell you which chemical peel is right for you based on your skin type and condition. Below are several types of chemical peels that can help achieve your rejuvenation goals.


157169779Glycolic Chemical Peel

Do you have minor skin spots and blemishing? Excessively oily skin? A glycolic chemical peel may be the solution!


Glycolic chemical peels are formulated from sugar cane and contain alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) that gently exfoliate the skin. Administered with virtually no downtime, this procedure simply unclogs your oil-filled sebaceous gland and removes excess sebum (the glue-like outer substance on your skin). The exfoliation penetrates and removes layers of dry, dull skin for remarkable results.


Your skin renewal cycle spans approximately 28-32 days, and a chemical peel speeds up the process. You will undergo a series of five in-office peels (spaced three weeks apart) will address your concerns, from aging skin to blemishes and those pesky skin spots.



Lactic Acid Peel

A lactic acid peel is the gentlest form of chemical peel used as a cosmetic skin rejuvenation treatment. Generally milder than glycolic chemical peels and derived from sour milk, this type of peel results in smoother, supple and younger-looking skin. Multiple treatments (up to eight) help diminish fine lines, acne, and a subtle lightening effect for hyperpigmentation—or brown spots.


There is virtually no recovery time, making lactic acid peels a good options for sensitive skin and clients with rosacea.


Salicylic Peel

Salicylic peels are sometimes referred to as a “Jessner’s Peel” after the inventor, New York dermatologist Max Jessner, MD. Salicylic peels use betahydroxy acid to exfoliate the skin and are especially good for the treatment of acne-prone skin. They effectively treat oily skin, blackheads, whiteheads and clogged pores. Rejuvenating benefits include the reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone and discoloration, as well as the stimulation of new collagen production.


The solution is layered on the skin to treat uneven pigmentation, acne, acne scarring and other skin complaints. Most patients report peeling and occasional crusting which forms within two to four days. Redness and swelling may last two weeks or beyond.


TCA Chemical Peel

TCA peels (trichloroacetic acid peels) are medium-strength, medium-depth chemical peels that rejuvenate and repair your skin. If you have skin discoloration, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage and concerns about your skin’s texture, a TCA peel offers a more robust treatment. TCA peels clear clogged pores and the result brightens your skin and reduces dark spots, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, discoloration and acne marks.


Your skin will physically peel and the procedure requires approximately 7 – 10 days of downtime. You can expect a revitalized appearance and smooth, soft skin over the course of two treatments. Results generally last around 6 months or longer when supplemented with glycolic or lactic acid peels every two weeks.


VI Peel®


vi-peelThe VI Peel® will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin, reduce the appearance of age spots, and soften lines and wrinkles for more youthful skin. The VI Peel® works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and post procedure treatments.


The peel provides superior results for all skin types (Fitzpatrick 1-6). Regular use of the VI Peel® (every 4-6 weeks), along with proper home care, reverses the effects of sun damage. The VI Peel® also alleviates hyper-pigmentation including melasma, acne and acne scars, loss of firmness and rosacea. The VI Peel® is suitable for the eye area, chest, hands, arms and back.


TCA, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C and a proprietary mineral blend.


The Precision Booster contains a higher concentration of the same synergistic blend of ingredients found in the VI Peel®. The Precision Booster is an excellent addition for addressing stubborn hyper pigmentation including melasma, actinic keratosis and age spots on the face, hands, arms or chest.






Vitality Institute Medical Products completed an intense clinical study hosted by the esteemed International Research Services, Inc. The evaluation studied the safety and effectiveness of Vitality Institute Medical Products VI Peel Facial Peel. Participants were carefully selected based on a variety of skin types and various levels of wrinkles and fine lines. Progress was thoroughly examined by trained professionals utilizing comprehensive visual observations and advanced instrumental analysis.


After four weeks of closely-monitored use, we’re pleased to announce that International Research Services, Inc. concluded the following:


• After close examination, VI Peel was determined to be completely safe within intended use.

• Crow’s Feet line improvements were “statistically significant for the spacing parameter, and trendwise (directionally) significant for five additional parameters.”

• Fine Lines & Wrinkle improvements were “statistically significant. Overall, the changes were in the direction of smoother fine line texture, i.e., decreases from baseline for Rz, Shadows and NumWr.”

• Up to 71% of participants reported a significant improvement in “improved fine lines” and “skin suppleness.”

• Signs of minor irritation decreased quickly after participants used the VI Peel.

• Participants rapidly showed a reduction in melanin content and increase in collagen content.

• Just two weeks after VI Peel use, participants showed a hemoglobin increase, suggesting increased blood flow to the treated areas.


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Feedback from Patients

I am amazed at how rejuvenated my skin looks and feels. Melissa chose a mild chemical peel for me, administered after dermaplaning. I had very little peeling (I wouldn’t even call it peeling) and look 10 years younger. Obviously, removing layers of dead skin and impurities is the key to looking our best. — Ruth T.