exfoliation treatments
Retinol Chemical Peels

Retinol Chemical Peels

As we age, our skin cell turnover naturally slows down and results in a buildup of dead skin cells sitting on our skin’s surface. Exfoliating is the process of removing these dead cells from the outer layer of the skin by using an exfoliant that can be in either chemical or physical form.

Retinol chemical peels helps to exfoliate and remove those dead skin cells and improve the skin’s texture, which in turn helps to achieve the smooth, vibrant, and healthy skin that we desire.

What Is A Retinol Chemical Peel?

A Retinol peel is a type of chemical peel that exfoliates the skin, and is often combined with other peeling agents depending on the patient’s skin type, texture, and desired skin care goals. Most chemical peels use acids or fruit enzymes to loosen the dead layer of skin, but retinol peels use Vitamin A as the exfoliating agent which leaves the skin with smooth, vibrant, and rejuvenating lasting results.

What is Included in A Retinol Chemical Peel Treatment?

During the application, the treated area is prepped and cleaned for the chemical peel. From start to finish the procedure typically takes approximately 20 minutes. The peel is applied with a brush, pad, or cotton swab using a feathering technique to allow for an even result.

There may be a warm tingling sensation felt during the application as your skin absorbs the treatment, followed by the application of the retinol cream.

Is a Retinol Chemical Peel Right for Me?

Patients seeking to address and treat pigment problems, visible signs of aging, clogged pores that often lead to breakouts, skin texture and tone, and acne are most likely to benefit from a retinol chemical peel.

A retinol chemical peel is suitable and safe for all skin types. Patients with particular health concerns should consult with their physician or provider prior to treatment. The retinol chemical peel may also be used on various parts of the body, including the face, neck, chest, and hands.

Your Vitalogy Medical Spa Aesthetician will help you determine the best type and strength of chemical peel suitable to meet your desired skin care results.

What Results Can I Expect?

Most patients notice immediate results of smoother and rejuvenated skin tone and complexion after just one treatment. Depending on your skin condition, multiple treatments may be necessary to reach your desired results.

On day three following your treatment, you can expect the skin shedding or peeling process to take place. The peeling process should be complete by day seven or eight, revealing visibly healthy and nourished skin.

Your skin will feel more hydrated, fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced, your skin’s elasticity will be boosted for a firmer look, acne breakouts will be calmed, and the overall clarity, tone, and texture of the skin will be improved.

You’ll often see improved results with regular maintenance including the use of recommended skin care products and facial treatments. Two to three treatments of the Retinol Chemical Peel are recommended per year for optimal results.

Is There Any Downtime?

Depending on the strength of the retinol chemical peel, there is typically some mild skin shedding approximately two to three days following the treatment. Shedding or peeling is generally done by seven or eight days following the treatment.

This process is totally normal as the shedding stage represents a process of new skin growth and the appearance of brighter skin.

You may want to plan for about a week of recovery time following your treatment to allow your skin time to fully peel and recover.

To book a consultation, determine if a Retinol Chemical Peel is the right treatment for your exfoliating goals, or to learn more about Retinol Chemical Peels and get on a customized treatment schedule, make an appointment with a Vitalogy Medical Spa Aesthetician today in the Greater Austin area.

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