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Why we LOVE deep Vitalize Peels at Advanced Dermatology Spa

Published on Dec 9th, 2019 by Meredith Kiy

Patient having a Vitalize Peel at SkinCare Physicians' Advanced Dermatology Spa™Deep level chemical peels can sound scary and intimidating. At SkinCare Physicians’ Advanced Dermatology Spa, our aestheticians work directly with our physicians to ensure that they have the highest level of training in order to provide our patients with these exciting and result-driven treatments. If you are thinking of going deeper than your average facial peel and want to achieve that dramatic “before & after photo” effect, our aestheticians are ready for you. Our deeper Vitalize Peel can help diminish hyperpigmentation and acne scars, smooth skin texture, and achieve an overall brightening/tightening of the skin.

We recommend that first-time patients come in for a 50-minute consultation. This initial visit allows our aestheticians to assess your skin needs and discuss your skin care goals. They will prep your skin, do a deep-pore facial or HydraFacial, in order to remove dead surface skin, and will go over what to expect from a Vitalize peel. Peeling will generally start between 48 to 72 hours after the procedure, and can last between 2 and 5 days. Hence, the importance of reviewing your schedule and deciding on the best day to do the peel. For example, our aesthetician Meredith’s favorite day to carry out a deep Vitalize Peel is Wednesday or Thursday. The major peeling days will occur from Friday to Sunday, and one can be back to work on Monday with only mild flaking and pinkness.

Peeling stages following a deep Vitalize peel:

Peeling stages 2, 4 and 6 days post deep Vitalize peel

For best outcomes, the Vitalize Peel is applied every 3 to 4 weeks until desired results are achieved. Improvements are cumulative and maximum benefits are seen with a series of three or more peels.

Here at SkinCare Physicians’ Advanced Dermatology Spa, the “Peel Season” is from October to April. We recommend that all of our patients come in for at least one Vitalize Peel, which will help us create optimal results for subsequent at-home skin regimens or in-office laser treatments.

For a glimpse into one of these Vitalize peels, click here.

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Recommendations

Here are recommendations from SkinMedica the manufacturer of Vitalize Peel

One week before peel, no use of:

  • Electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams, laser hair removal
  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Alpha Hydroxy, Beta Hydroxy Benzoyl Peroxide

Contraindications:

  • Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts
  • Sunburnt area
  • Dermatitis and inflammatory rosacea
  • Accutane use within last year
  • History of recent Chemotherapy
  • Allergic reactions from Aspirin; presence of rashes
  • Pregnancy
  • Patients with vitiligo
  • History of autoimmune disease (rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc.)
  • Patients who have had medical and/or cosmetic facial treatments or procedures should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before receiving treatment
  • Patients who have had toxin injections should wait at least a week until full effect of their treatment is seen before receiving treatment

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Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts 02467

Phone: (617) 731-1600 Fax: (617) 731-1601

Medical Website Design & Marketing by Etna Interactive

The dermatologists and other medical professionals at SkinCare Physicians specialize in a wide range of dermatology treatments and services, including laser hair removal, laser skin treatment, hair transplant, eyelid surgery, body contouring, psoriasis, skin cancer, BOTOX® Cosmetic, fillers, and Thermage®. From their offices in Chestnut Hill, they serve Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Newton and Wellesley.