SkinMedica’s Vitalize® Peel
Chemical peels are skin rejuvenation treatments that involve the careful application of precisely-formulated chemical solutions to enhance the appearance of the skin on the face and neck. The overarching goal of a chemical peel is to produce a contained injury to the skin, which then triggers the commencement of the body’s natural wound healing mechanism. The body’s depleted collagen levels are replenished during the wound healing process as dermal cell regeneration takes place, revealing healthier, more radiant skin.
Chemical peels are offered in three general strengths:
- Light (superficial peel)
SkinMedica’s Vitalize® Peel is a medium strength peel, which means it is more intensive than a superficial peel, but less potent (and requires less recovery time), than a deep peel. Medium peels such as the Vitalize® peel remove dead or dying skin cells from both the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) and the upper layers of the dermis (underlying skin layers). By utilizing powerful chemical agents such as glycolic acid and trichloroacetic acid (TCA), medium peels are able to improve the appearance of facial scarring (including acne scars), uneven skin tone, and deeper wrinkles without requiring extensive post-treatment downtime.
As with all medical spa treatments, patients consistently achieve optimal results when their chemical peel treatments are performed by an experienced, Board Certified plastic surgeon such as Dr. Gary Motykie. You can rest easy knowing that in the care of Dr. Motykie and the professionally trained medical aestheticians at Motykie Medical Spa (located in West Hollywood, California), your cosmetic enhancement goals will be fulfilled safely and successfully.
Vitalize® Peel Benefits
Created by SkinMedica, one of the foremost leaders in the field of medical grade skincare and aesthetic medicine, the Vitalize® Peel is best suited for the treatment of mild to moderate skin imperfections, and has been shown to safely and consistently smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, and rough/scaly skin.
The Vitalize® Peel:
- Is ideally suited for patients who present with mild to moderate skin imperfections
- Enriches the skin’s texture, leaving the skin softer while evening out the skin tone
- Effectively minimizes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
- Produces visible improvements after just one session, and delivers optimal skin-enhancing results after a series of 3-6 peels
Procedure and Results
Prior to your Vitalize® Peel, you may be given an oral sedative and/or pain reliever to mitigate any discomfort during your 30-40 minute treatment. Because it is a medium strength peel, some patients may experience post-session redness, peeling, and discoloration. Although this is completely normal, you may wish to take 2-5 days off from work after your peel to allow the epidermis (outermost layer of the skin) to fully heal, after which, your skin will appear glowingly refreshed and rejuvenated!
Continued improvements in the condition of your skin will take place over the next 3-8 weeks, as full dermal regeneration takes place. Although just one Vitalize® peel can produce significant enhancements to the condition and appearance of your skin, we often recommend a series of 3-6 treatments to successfully achieve and maintain long-term skin rejuvenation.
Contact Motykie Medical Spa
Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gary Motykie has spent the past 10 years developing and applying an integrative approach to health, wellness, nutrition, and aesthetic enhancement that has set his practice apart from the multitude of profit-driven cosmetic surgery practices. Dr. Motykie’s treatment philosophy transcends the “skin deep” focus on aesthetics, and is centered upon improving the inner health and physical well-being of his patients while simultaneously rejuvenating their external appearance.
If you would like additional information about the Vitalize® Peel, or any of the chemical peels and skin rejuvenation treatments offered at Motykie Medical Spa, please contact our office today. We look forward to speaking with you, and to helping you to safely bring your aesthetic goals to fruition!