Chemical Peels

Chemical Peels in Severna Park, MD | Skinlogic

Here at Skinlogic in Severna Park, MD, we pride ourselves in a comprehensive and all-encompassing approach to evening out the tone, texture, and laxity of the body’s largest organ: the skin.

The body’s first line of defense is the skin. As the largest organ in our body, it protects us from harmful elements. Over time, our once smooth, supple, flawless complexion is marred by sunspots, post-inflammatory scars, fine lines, and wrinkles as a result of it doing its important job. At Skinlogic, a popular and effective way to care for the skin is through custom chemical peels.

Chemical peels are a non-invasive and affordable part of many people’s skincare maintenance routines. They have earned their popularity for being highly customizable treatments and helping clients reclaim the health and vibrancy of their complexion through non-surgical means. Nurse Practitioner Meredith Baker offers chemical peels specifically tailored to her client’s unique skin concerns

Read on to learn about chemical peels at Skinlogic or complete our online consultation form to schedule your skin consultation with Meredith Baker, NP.

What Are Chemical Peels?

These are professional-grade topical solutions applied to your skin by our expert staff. Once this solution is applied to your skin, whether generally or in targeted problem areas, the substance penetrates the top layer of your dermis which allows for an action called exfoliation. This refers to the process by which the dirt, oils, and dead skin cells are rubbed off using an abrasive surface. The skin has countless layers, so removing the topmost layer reveals the fresh layer beneath.

As the dead skin cells make way for the new ones, the peels also jumpstart helpful processes within the skin and body. One of the most important of these processes is the stimulation of collagen production. Collagen is a protein found in the body that’s responsible for maintaining your skin’s firmness and preventing skin laxity, which is what causes lines and wrinkles. Since the top layer of skin is being peeled away, any blemishes will disappear with it.

What Are The Benefits of Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels work by providing deep exfoliation or causing controlled injury to the surface of the skin. The healing process increases collagen production, thickens the skin, and repairs sun-damaged skin. Some peels can affect the oil glands and reduce the amount of oil production, making it a great option for treating acne-prone skin types.

Chemical peels are effective at addressing a variety of skin issues, including:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Hyperpigmentation, including melasma
  • Sunspots
  • Fine lines
  • Enlarged pores
  • Texture issues
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What Is a VI Peel?

A VI peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that penetrates through the epidermis, reaching into the dermis underneath. Like other chemical peels, a VI Peel works by exfoliating the skin and stimulating cell turnover using a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types and tones.

The ingredients used in our five VI peels include:

  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
  • Phenol
  • Salicylic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Tretinoin

What Are the Different Types of VI Peels?

VI PEEL THE ORIGINAL

The Original VI Peel is a great first-time peel for patients of all age groups and skin types seeking to achieve tighter-looking skin, smoother texture, and renewed vibrancy. The VI Peel Original is specifically formulated to refresh and rejuvenate the complexion with safe and effective results.

VI PEEL PRECISION PLUS

The VI Precision Plus chemical peel combats pigmentation with a lightening booster and fast-acting brightening booster. This powerhouse blend of ingredients effectively suppressed the production of melanin and promotes cell turnover for improved tone and texture.

VI PEEL ADVANCED

The VI Peels Advanced is a potent and powerful chemical peel treatment that is ideal for clients with more mature skin that want to intensify results against deep-set wrinkles and loss of elasticity. This innovative treatment is formulated with ingredients that work together to penetrate deeper into the skin’s surface to combat common signs of aging and soften fine lines and wrinkles. The targeted blend helps enhance collagen stimulating to increase cell turnover and provides firmer, more elastic skin.

VI PEEL PURIFY

The VI Peel Purify is a multi-faceted treatment for the many common causes of acne, including dead skin cells, excessive oiliness, and clogged pores, and can treat all types of blemishes. This customized peel sweeps away dead skin cells that are known to clog pores, helps slow down oil production, removes debris trapped deep within the skin’s surface, and balances the skin for fewer breakouts.

VI PEEL PURIFY PRECISION PLUS

The VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus is the most comprehensive peel for treating clients who are struggling with acne and acne scarring, including post inflammatory hyperpigmentation The medical grade ingredients work synergistically to combat acne-causing bacteria while repairing pigmentation left over from acne breakouts. By targeting the production of melanin at its source, the VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus helps minimize stubborn post-acne scars and uneven skin tones for a brighter, smoother complexion.

What Is the Difference Between a Physical and Chemical Exfoliant?

Exfoliation is the secret weapon to revealing healthy, new skin. It involves the non-invasive process of removing dead skin cells to help prevent breakouts, improve the skin’s texture, and encourage a vibrant glow. By removing old skin cells, exfoliation allows your skincare products to work more efficiently and encourages further skin cell turnover for anti-aging benefits. Forms of exfoliation are typically categorized into two types: physical and chemical.

Physical exfoliation refers to methods for manually removing debris from the skin’s surface. This includes tools like washcloths, loofah sponges, brushes, or products that contain exfoliating particles. Microdermabrasion and dermaplaning are methods of physical exfoliation.

Chemical exfoliation involves products that do the exfoliation for you without a physical exfoliation tool. Chemical peels, for example, fall under the category of chemical exfoliants. Chemical exfoliators sever the bond between skin cells so dead cells and other surface-level debris can be rinsed easily. Typically, chemical exfoliants penetrate more deeply into the skin and are beneficial for producing a brighter and smoother complexion.

What Happens During a Skinlogic Chemical Peel?

Prior to your treatments, your Skinlogic expert will cleanse your skin and perform extractions as needed. Then she will apply a specialized astringent to help increase the penetration of the peel. The peel solution is then evenly spread across the face and can be applied to the face and neck up to 6 times. Some patients experience a mild stinging sensation that can be alleviated with a fan. The peel is self-neutralizing and will stay on your skin upon leaving and for 4 hours until washed off at home. You will receive a detailed 7-day skincare routine with every peel.

It is important to protect your treated skin from the sun after a chemical peel as it will be more sensitive and can increase your likelihood of sunburn, sunspots, infection, or scarring.

To help maintain your results and protect your skin, we will recommend quality skincare products to include or replace your current routine. Medical-grade skin care products will not only pair well with your chemical peel treatment but encourage the improvement and longevity of your results.

VI Peel Aftercare Instructions

For the first 4 hours while the peel is on your skin, your skin will look tan or bronzed. This comes off when you wash after that 4 hours mark.  It may also feel a bit tight before the peeling phase begins, much like after you’ve had a sunburn. As a general rule, we encourage our patients to treat their skin as if they have a sunburn and avoid sun exposure, excessive sweating, and direct heat.

You will start to peel days 3-5 post treatment. During the peeling phase of your chemical peel recovery, it’s essential that you avoid sun exposure and never physically exfoliate your skin by picking, itching, peeling, or scrubbing. Even after the peeling phase has ended, your new skin will be sensitive to UV light. Protect your investment by applying your sunscreen every day, rain or shine.

Schedule Your Chemical Peel at Skinlogic in Severna Park, MD

At Skinlogic in Severna Park, MD, all chemical peels are performed by one of our professionally trained experts or our highly trained nurse practitioner Meredith Baker. Our commitment to patient safety and continuous education of products and treatments lead to our ability to individualize treatments according to the needs of our clients.

Schedule your consultation with our team by calling our office at (410) 220-5499 or completing our online consultation form.

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