There are three primary types of chemical peels including light (superficial), medium, and deep. Within these types are different approaches to chemical peels, and at VIDA we offer a variety that can be customized for your skin and goals. The vast majority of people opt for light or medium chemical peels because a deep chemical peel is aggressive and usually can only be used once in a person’s life (it’s often seen as an alternative to a face lift).

Light Chemical Peels

Superficial chemical peels can treat a number of skin issues including lines and wrinkles, acne and scarring, and can improve skin texture. All chemical peels lighten the signs of sun damage and melasma by reducing pigmentation. Light chemical peels are often paired with microdermabrasion to optimize the results of radiant, younger-looking skin. At VIDA, we offer the SkinMedica Vitalize and Rejuvenize peels as well as the PCA Peel for light chemical peels. PCA is suitable for all skin types and excels in improving skin cell turnover, while SkinMedica options are often recommended for those who want absolutely no downtime.

Medium Chemical Peel Options in Salem

VIDA offers medium and medium-deep peels, including the TCA chemical peel and Jessner Peel. Our RN, Julie Miller, exclusively provides these medium level chemical peels, and she has been in the aesthetic and dermatology field for more than 35 years. The TCA peel is the most popular among medium peels and features a non-toxic chemical that’s been used in these treatments for over 20 years. TCA peels are very effective at minimizing wrinkles and hyperpigmentation while smoothing skin.

The Jessner Peel is a fantastic choice for eliminating hyperpigmentation. Coupling it with retinoic acid helps it go deeper into the skin for optimal results. To find out more about chemical peels at VIDA, call (503) 399-0021 and schedule your complimentary consultation.