With winter comes dull, dry, flaky skin and sometimes it seems like no amount of moisturizer can help (pro tip: medical-grade moisturizers certainly can!). However, if you need something more, the cooler months are the perfect time for a chemical peel or in-office facial. Chemical peels literally peel away the top layer/s of the skin to encourage collagen production while revealing more youthful skin below the surface. This younger skin is much more vulnerable to UV rays, which is why winter is the ideal time for a peel—just keep in mind that, just like every other day no matter the season, wearing sunscreen is still a must.
There are light/superficial peels and medium-depth peels available at VIDA, where medical director Dr. Glen trains and supervises every staff member. Peels have long been a favorite treatment at VIDA and they can be a great complement to other treatments, too. One of the most-requested light peel is the PCA peel. It’s designed for all skin tones and types and can brighten the skin, even out discoloration, help with acne, and reduce the signs of aging.
A Microderm Peel combines microdermabrasion with a light chemical peel. The initial exfoliation is performed with DiamondGlow, the 3-step luxe facial that cleanses, exfoliates, and infuses the skin with medical-grade skin care products. You can combine DiamondGlow with most light peels, a combination that really amplifies the results. In fact, DiamondGlow with its genuine diamond tip is the ultimate way to prep the skin for a chemical peel so that the second treatment works as best as possible.
One peel you might want to pair with microdermabrasion is Rejuvenize by SkinMedica. It’s an iteration of their famed Vitalize Peel, but even better. This light peel amps up radiancy and vibrancy with little to no downtime. When you have mild skin concerns, you’ll see big results with just one peel. It’s also great for those who just want an overall rejuvenizing effect and it can be used on any skin tone. If you have common lines and brown spots, this peel is for you.
Pick Your Peel
Somewhat like the Microdermabrasion Peel, there’s also the Dermaplaning Peel. It combines Dermaplaning with light chemical peels. Dermaplaning is the removal of skin surface debris and peach fuzz with a specialized scalpel. Ultimately, it’s another form of exfoliation and prepares the skin to best accept the chemical peel. Plus, the baby-smooth finish is reason enough to opt for this combination.
At VIDA, we offer two medium-depth peels, with one being more medium-deep. These peels are for more aggressive and advanced signs of aging and skin issues. The TCA Peel is the most popular and it’s the most advanced peel available. Once applied, the top layers of the skin will “roughen up” and fall away within two weeks after the treatment. This is a powerful option for minimizing lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. If the skin looks etched or like leather, a TCA Peel is for you.
Finally, there’s the Jessner’s Peel. This is the preferred medium peel for removing hyperpigmentation. Typically, this peel is followed up with retinoic acid, a tool for the peel to penetrate even deeper for the best results. Retinoic acid breaks up the binder that holds skin cells together, resulting in a more youthful and refreshed look upon healing.
Book Your Peel Today
We have the right peel for you, and a complimentary consultation is the best way to find out your plan of action. We’ll work with you to determine your needs, goals, and match you with a peel or peel combination. Light chemical peels yield results just a few days after your treatment, but if you’re planning ahead for a big event and want a medium peel, you’ll need to plan in advance. With the holidays nearly upon us, right now is the right time to book a consultation and learn more.
We can’t wait to work with you and help you realize your skin care goals. Combining chemical peels with treatments like dermaplaning, DiamondGlow, microneedling, and a customized at-home skin care regimen using medical-grade products can all optimize your results. Call VIDA today to book your consultation, or for the fastest response complete the online form now.