About the Chemical Peels we offer at Alabama Vein Center

We offer two types of chemical peels, one being SkinMedica's Vitalize Peel, it is one of the most popular peels available today. The other is SkinMedica's Illuminize Peel. First we will discuss the Vitalize Peel. The vitalize peel is easy on the skin and does not act the same as other traditional peels, this one requires hardly any downtime with quick recovery, even though it can greatly rejuvenate the skin by improving its tone and texture. The vitalize peel can also decrease the appearance of acne and scarring, as well as melisma. 

Comprised of Resorcinol, Lactic, Salicylic, and Reinoic acids, the Vitalize Peel provides a unique mix of ingredients.  Perfect for all skin tones and ethnicities, the Vitalize Peel is considered safe and extremely affective.  Noticable improvement can be seen in the skin after a single treatment.  When used in a series, or with other complimentary treatments, the Vitalize Peel can provide patients with dramatic results. 

The Illuminize Peel is a medical grade chemical peel which delivers a nice "glow" to the skin immediately. This mild peel exfoliates dead skin cells in a similar manner that microdermabrasion performs but without the abrasiveness of the crystals and without the risk of spreading bacteria across the skin as the microdermabrasion wand has a tendency to do.  The result is a quick glow without any peeling or downtime. This peel is ideal for individuals who want something more invasive than a facial but cannot have the downtime of peeling. 

Am I a candidate for Vitalize / Illuminize Peel treatment?

Patients who are not yet ready for a Facelift or other invasive procedures, but are looking to improve the appearance and feel of their skin, may find great benefits with the Vitalize Peel.  Ideal candidates will be in overall good health, understand the Chemical Peel process, and have realistic expectations for the treatment.  A complimentary consultation appointment with Alabama Vein Center will determine which Chemical Peel can provide the best results for your individual needs.

The Vitalize Peel is not recommend for patients who:

  • Are Pregnant
  • Display active cold sores
  • Take Accutane
  • Have a known aspirin allergy
  • Have been prescribed certain chemotherapy medications
  • Recently had waxing in the treatment area

How long does the Vitalize Peel treatment take?

Taking about 15 minutes in the office, the Vitalize Peel is pain-free. No anesthetic or topical numbing is required. Patients will normally experience a mild tingling sensation as each layer is applied, but this is short lived. Once the skin is prepped, the aesthetician will apply the peel, which may be up to three layers, depending on the individual’s skin condition. A final, fourth layer will be applied to neutralize the acids in the Vitalize Peel. Patients are then able to return to their normal activities.

Post Vitalize Peel Treatment, what can I expect?

Immediately after a Vitalize Peel, the skin may be mildly swollen and red, although these will fade quickly. Two to three days after the peel, the skin will begin to lightly peel. This process will continue for the next three to four days; after about a week, the skin should be fully healed. The Vitalize Peel requires less downtime than other, more traditional Chemical Peels. Patients are free to return to work or school that same day. Strenuous activities and exercise should be put off for the first 24 hours after treatment. Set up your first appointment with the Alabama Vein Center, or speak with one of our expertly trained aestheticians. We will be happy to review your various skin renewal options, and determine if the Vitalize Peel can meet your aesthetic goals. Alabama Vein Center also offers the Reveal Imager at no charge. Using innovative technology, the Reveal Imager will provide a complete analysis of your skin’s health and existing damage. Using this tool, your aesthetician can make an individualized treatment plan, designed to meet your specific needs and goals.

To see more services we offer please check out our new aesthetics website, you can follow this link to view. www.avcaesthetics.com