SkinMedica LogoThe medical aesthetics industry continues to advance due to the improvement in technology and research. Today we can have efficient and comfortable chemical peels to reveal healthier and more vibrant skin without missing work or having to completely modify our daily routines.

How do I choose the right peel for me and my skin?

Choosing your best chemical peel option can be overwhelming on your own. That is why it’s important to reach out to an educated resource. It is the job of your medical technician to help you decide what will be the most results-oriented choice for your desired outcome. Skin Medica peels are among Joseph Banis Plastic Surgery’s “go-to” options. The ideal patient is someone looking to improve skin texture, minimize the appearance of pores and pigmentation, soften fine lines, and even fight minor acne and inconvenient breakouts.

We offer the Vitalize and Rejuvenize Skin Medica peels. These particular peels contain salicylic acid, resorcinol, lactic acid, and retinol. The Vitalize peel is medium-depth with about 10% of each ingredient; the Rejuvenize is a deeper peel with 15% of each ingredient.

What should I expect after my peel?

The peeling process is one that is manageable and results in about 5-7 days of light to medium peeling. Each person will peel at different rates depending on current home care routines and if you have had frequent peels in the past. The day your chemical peel is performed it is advised to go straight home after application. You will wear the peel home; however, it is not visible in color and absorbed into the skin quickly.

It is important to avoid heat and exposure to the sun, as this can cause sensitivity to your freshly revealed skin. It’s also recommended to allow the peeling process to occur naturally.

After your peel, you will notice smoother, less congested and more vibrant appearing skin that is healthy. For best results, have chemical peels done on a quarterly basis, or, for a customized plan, refer to your technician. Enjoy healthy skin all year long!