As you age, sun damage, wrinkles, and brown spots can become more prominent, making you look older than you feel. At Skin Serenity Medispa in Haverhill, Massachusetts, the highly skilled team of master aestheticians provide several types of chemical peels to address your personal skin care needs. If looking younger and correcting damaged skin are among your goals, a chemical peel is a noninvasive way to get dramatic results for a number of skin issues. Call the medispa to book an appointment or schedule online.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance - $130
The Obagi Blue Peel is a fast way to dramatically improve the appearance and health of your skin. It effectively removes layers of aged and damaged skin making way for new healthy skin. This allows the skins own clarity and tightness to resurface and reveal glowing and vibrant skin!
VI Peel with Precision - $250
Your peel for more advanced aging skin
The Vi Peel is specifically engineered to reduce and even reverse the visible signs of aging and sun damage. It contains a blend of powerful ingredients which work synergistically to create younger looking skin for all skin types. The Vi Peel with Precision is specifically formulated to rejuvenate harder to treat aging skin and help prevent future damage. Each treatment includes a post care kit for maximized results.
VI Peel with Precision Plus - $299
Your peel for sunspots and pigmented skin
The VI peel with Precision Plus is the next generation of chemical exfoliation. Specifically formulated to treat Hyper-pigmentation. The VI Peel with Precision Plus brightens even the most stubborn areas of discoloration, including Melasma. While also focusing on deeper lines and wrinkles. Each treatment includes a post care kit for maximized results.
Chemical peeling agents resurface the skin by inducing a controlled wound and thus removing superficial layers of the skin. As a result, chemical peels promote the growth of a new healthy top skin layer and improve skin problems like hyperpigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles, uneven texture and skin impurities.
Procedures may vary dependent on the type of chemical peel chosen. Skin is prepped using a medical degreaser to ensure the treated area is free of any oils left on the skin. The chemical agent is then applied and typically remains on the skin for 3 to 5 minutes. Most patients feel a mild stinging which is temporary and usually subsides after a few minutes. Some peels are designed to self neutralize and may remain on your skin for 2-4 hours.
Recovery times will vary based on the type and strength of the peel. Immediately after the peel, your skin will feel tight and may be red. Any visible peeling will be light and fluffy and easily controlled with moisturizer. Peeling usually lasts 3-5 days, depending on the actual peel treatment. Use of gentle cleanser, moisturizer and sunscreen is important, as it will enhance the healing process and results. Normal activity may be resumed after the peel, however strenuous exercise and heavy sweating should be avoided for 2-3 days. Sun exposure should be avoided while skin is peeling; exposure of treated skin to a lot of heat should also be avoided as it may induce swelling, redness and for deeper peels blisters under the skin. Peeling skin should be allowed to slough off naturally; picking or peeling of flaking skin is prohibited, as it may lead to scarring. Use of prescription topicals should be avoided for 3-5 days post peel.
The success of the peel should not be judged by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce. The amount of peeling may vary depending on individual skin condition at the time of the peel or the depth of the peel. Regardless of the degree of peeling, the skin is still sloughing off at an accelerated rate, resulting in the improvement of skin tone and texture and an improvement of fine lines and uneven pigmentation.
One week before the peel avoid waxing, electrolysis, deploritory creams, and laser hair removal.
• Two to three days before the peel discontinue using any prescription topicals such as Retin-A, differin or Tazorac, as well as any products containing retinol, alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA), beta hydroxyl acids (BHA) or benzoyl peroxide.
• Patients who have had any medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures such as Laser treatments, cosmetic fillers or other surgical procedures should wait until skin sensitivity has completely resolved before receiving a peel.
Chemical peels should be avoided if any of the following conditions are present:
• Active cold sores, herpes simplex or warts in the area to be treated
• Wounded, sunburned or excessively sensitive skin
• Accutane use within the last year
• History of recent chemotherapy or radiation therapy
• Allergies to aspirin
• Women who are pregnant or actively breastfeeding
• Patients with Vitiligo
• Patients with a history of autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis etc) or any condition that may weaken their immune system
The VI peel combines the strongest and most effective acids suitable for all skin types. It is a blended peel formulated with Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Salicylic acid, Retinoic acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C. This is a great peel for treating hyperpigmentation, aging skin, and acne.
A single peel will add a healthy glow, improving skin tone, texture and clarity. It reduces or eliminates hyperpigmentation, sunspots and softens fine lines and wrinkles. The number of treatments varies by individual needs and conditions and will be determined by our medical aesthetician. For extremely damaged skin, the VI peel can be done once a month for quicker results. For most patients 2-3 VI peels a year is all you need to maintain your results. Maintaining a proper skin care regime between peels will ensure the best duration of your results.
The Precision peel is made from the same blend of acids at a higher concentration, an added booster of Retinoic acid is added to the VI peel for treatment of stubborn hyperpigmentation including melasma, age spots on hands, arms or chest., Keratosis pilaris.
Your skin will look slightly tan or bronzed immediately after the peel due to the retinoic acid. This fads within the hour. Over the next few days your skin will feel tighter, any pigmented areas may appear slightly darker at first. Skin peeling usually begins by day 3, it’s a light fluffy peeling and is easily controlled with moisturizer. In some cases the peel is virtually invisible. Patients on Retin-A may experience heavier peeling. By day 6 or 7 you will be done peeling and your skin will look amazing.
We recommend avoiding heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after the peel. Its advisable to keep sun exposure to a minimum when skin is peeling. SPF is a required daily.