Questions SkinMedica® Peels NJ

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

SkinMedica® Peel Questions in NJ

Who can benefit from SkinMedica® Peels?
Patients with photo damaged skin, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentary abnormalities, acne and acne scarring can benefit from SkinMedica® Peels. SkinMedica® offers a range of different strength chemical peels that address specific skin needs.

Illuminize Peel is the lightest peel, appropriate for the first-time chemical peel patient or patients looking for a gentle, superficial peel to make their skin brighter and more radiant.
Vitalize Peel is suitable for all skin types, requires little or no downtime, and produces predictable and noticeable results.

Rejuvenize Peel is deeper than the Vitalize Peel and is recommended for patients with more severe skin damage, who require greater clinical effect. Rejuvenize Peel produces significant results with minimal downtime.

What is the mechanism of skin rejuvenation from a Chemical Peel?
Chemical Peels produce a partial thickness injury to the skin, the depth of which is determined by the chemical agents. Following the trauma to the skin, the wound healing process reorients the new skin connective tissue. Collagen remodeling is the main reason chemical peels decrease sun damage and reduce wrinkles. With SkinMedica® Peels, only the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) is penetrated. The epidermis heals in a few days giving the skin an improved appearance, more even skin color, smoother texture and a healthier glow.

How long will the effect of the chemical peel last?
Aging of the skin is a chronic, natural phenomenon. A single peel can reverse some of the clinical and histological signs of aging, but once the skin has healed from the peel, or any other cosmetic procedure, the aging process starts again. Therefore, a daily program of specifically designed products that reverse the signs of aging is necessary to maintain long-term improvement.

What can be expected after SkinMedica® Peels?
Most people leave the office looking healthy and fresh. Any redness or discoloration can easily be covered with makeup and most activities can be resumed right away. Within 48 hours following Vitalize Peel and Revitalized Peel, mild to moderate flaking will occur, which can be controlled with moisturizers. Patients who receive Illuminize Peel should not expect to see visible peeling, due to the superficial nature of Illuminize Peel.

How long will the peel procedure take?
The procedure should take approximately 20 minutes.

Is it safe to have SkinMedica® Peels on a regular basis?
Multiple treatments may be required to achieve desired results. Illuminize Peel can be repeated every 2 weeks, Vitalize Peel every 3-4 weeks and Rejuvenize Peel every 4-6- weeks. There is no limit to the number of peels a person can receive as long as improvement continues. The effect is cumulative with time and enhanced with SkinMedica daily regimen products.

How long after receiving a SkinMedica® Peel can one be exposed to the sun?
Sun avoidance during the recovery period is critical. After the peeling process is complete (approximately one week), one can resume regular outdoor activities; however, daily use of a broad-spectrum sunscreen (SPF 30 or higher) is imperative for maintaining healthy skin.

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