Give Your Skin the TLC It Needs to Stay Fresh, Healthy, and Bright: Chemical Peel Options at MBody
Even with rigorous use of quality sunscreen and daily skin care products, it is impossible to completely protect your facial complexion from the ravages of the sun, wind, and environment, especially when coupled with the internal ravages brought about by the passage of time. Sometimes, your skin needs a little extra help to maintain its fresh, healthy tone and texture. A chemical peel provides this TLC by gently removing damaged, unhealthy skin cells and stimulating the growth of new, healthy skin for a smooth, radiant complexion.
At MBody, we believe that quality products leads to quality results! Therefore, we offer chemical peels by SkinMedica®, an industry leader in high-quality, prescription-grade skin care products. SkinMedica® peels come in three strengths:
- Illuminize Peel®: The gentlest peel perfect for mild skin imperfections and/or first-time patients
- Vitalize Peel®: A medium-strength peel best suited for mild to moderate skin imperfections
- Rejuvenize Peel™: Our strongest peel ideal for moderate to severe skin concerns
For patients specifically concerns about the impact of sun and age on their skin, we also offer the:
- VI Peel®: An anti-aging peel ideal for countering sun damage, rough skin, and lines and wrinkles
Choosing the right peel requires an in-depth analysis of your skin, but also requires balancing the demands of each peel. A superficial peel may not require anesthesia or downtime but treats only superficial damage, while the strongest peel requires anesthesia and downtime but delivers more dramatic results. Our goal is to find the balance that works for you! In every case, our peels are fully customized as part of a comprehensive skin care treatment program, and we will work closely with you to choose the appropriate peel and strength for your skin type, specific concerns, and aesthetic goals.
Chemical Peel Options at MBody
Illuminize Peel®: The Iluminize Peel® is SkinMedica®’s gentlest peel that works at the most superficial layers of the skin. It is ideal for patients with mild skin damage and is best for individuals seeking to brighten the overall appearance of their skin and enhance the uniformity of their complexion. The Illuminize Peel® is safe for all skin types. It does not involve visible peeling and does not require any downtime. Many patients will see more radiant skin with only one peel but optimal results may require a series of three or more peels.
Vitalize Peel®: The Vitalize Peel® is a medium strength peel, more intensive than the Illuminize Peel® but less potent than a deep peel. It works by removing dead or dying skin cells from both the outermost layer of the skin (epidermis) and the upper layers of the dermis (underlying skin layers). It is ideal for the treatment of mild to moderate skin imperfections by smoothing away fine lines and wrinkles and improving the appearance of rough/scaly skin. Most patients find that an oral sedative and/or pain reliever makes this treatment more comfortable, and while it requires less downtime than our strongest peel, we usually recommend 2-5 days of rest at home. Optimal results require a series of 3-6 peels.
Rejuvenize Peel™: The strongest peel, the Rejuvenize Peel™ is appropriate for individuals with moderate to severe skin concerns including fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone, rough and dry texture, acne scarring, and pigmentation issues. Due to the depth of revitalization this peel offers, most patients will experience significant peeling and sloughing to remove severely damaged skin cells. While you may notice your skin looks visibly healthier after one peel, dramatic results can be achieved with a series of 3-6 peels spaced 4-6 weeks apart.
The VI Peel®: The VI Peel® an anti-aging peel specifically designed to target some of the most common signs of age and environmental damage. It is a medium-strength peel composed of five rejuvenating acids—TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C—as well as a numbing agent to minimize discomfort during the treatment. Most patients should expect to take about 3-4 days of downtime, after which visible results should be noticeable within a week after the treatment.
The Skin and Body Specialists at Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center (MBody)
At MBody Contouring and Laser Center, with office locations in Richmond, VA and Tysons Corner, VA, our valued patients know they will receive exceptional patient care in a serene, tranquil treatment environment. Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin are both Board certified plastic surgeons who specialize in all of today’s most cutting-edge facial rejuvenation and body contouring techniques, including non-surgical, minimally-invasive, and surgical technologies. Our goal is to maximize your results by working with you to develop a comprehensive, customized treatment plan that incorporates, if necessary, a variety of treatment techniques appropriate to achieve your unique aesthetic goals!
If you are ready for the incredibly rejuvenating power of a customized chemical peel, please contact MBody: Modern Body Contouring and Laser Center today for more information. We look forward to speaking with you.