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Rejuvenate the Face! Chemical Peels 101

At Rainier Medical Spa we offer Skin Medica Peels. Many clients ask what a peel is and what the difference is between a peel and microdermabrasion. A peel resurfaces the skin and exfoliates by using chemical enzymes which eat away at dead skin cells. Microdermabrasion resurfaces and exfoliates the skin by using a manual handpiece with vacuum suction with either crystal or crystal-free technology. Here are some common questions people ask:

How do chemical peels improve the skin?

Chemical peeling is a procedure aimed to accelerate skin exfoliation by the use of chemical substances resulting in renewed, healthier looking skin and more uniform complexion.

Who can benefit from Skin Medica peels?

Skin Medica peels address the visible skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure, such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Peels also address skin tone unevenness which can be caused by acne scarring or pigmentary changes. Skin Medica offers a range of different strength chemical peels that licensed medical professionals can select to provide the optimum treatment for their patients.

How do I decide which particular peel is most beneficial for me?

During the initial consultation, your skin care professional will evaluate your skin condition and recommend the appropriate peel regimen based on your needs.

Will I peel after receiving this treatment?

The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual's skin condition and the degree of damage. Peeling can range from mild flaking to peeling in sheets. Regardless of the amount of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, which will result in the following benefits: improvement in the appearance of skin tone and texture, smoothness of fine lines and wrinkles.

How should I protect my skin post peel?

Since the new skin is more susceptible to sunburn, extra precautions should be taken to limit sun exposure for at least one week after the peel. It is imperative to use a broad spectrum sunscreen product with an SPF 30 or higher.  We carry Skin Medica sunscreen which is perfect. 

What types of peels do you offer?

- Illuminize: For mild skin imperfections, brighten the overall appearance of skin, radiant looking skin after one peel, more uniform complexion.

- Vitalize: For mild to moderate skin imperfections, smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness, noticeable results after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels.

- Rejuvenize: For moderate to severe skin imperfections, smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness, noticeable results after just one peel, compelling results after three to six peels.

Call or come in to book your peel with our Master Aesthetician today!