Chemical Peels

Verve Aesthetic | Quincy, IL | Paige C. Holt, MD & Glori Traeder, CNP“Chemical Peels are the unsung heroes of the aesthetic skin care world. Not very many ingredients pack as much punch at such an affordable price”. They are one of the most popular procedures in medical aesthetic practices worldwide.

What is a chemical peel?

A chemical peel is a process that uses peeling agents to reduce the effects of aging and sun damage, such as fine lines, wrinkles and brown spots. The most commonly used peeling agents are alpha hydroxyl acids (AHA) or trichloracetic (TCA) acid, which have a long history in facial aesthetics as being safe and helpful in restoring a youthful skin appearance.

Chemical peels can be applied to any body part that may be affected by sun damage, including the face, neck, décolleté (lower neckline), back, arms and legs. We strive to find the best combination of chemical peeling agents for your individual goals. Chemical peels are safe and effective for all skin types. Isn’t it time for you to discover the secret to your most radiant complexion?

Why would I like a chemical peel?

After a chemical peel, you can expect your skin to have a fresher, healthier appearance and a radiant glow. Plus, you can wear makeup and get back to your busy life right away. What we really like about today’s chemical peels is that we are no longer just hoping for fresh new skin, but experience assures noticeable results after just one peel. An aesthetic plan that includes three to six peels leads to compelling results and radiant skin.

How do chemical peels work?

Extensive education and training preceded our passion for the potential of chemical peels. Peels involve the application of a chemical peeling agent (or agents) individually chosen for your skin type, condition, sun damage, and goals. The peeling agent(s) are applied lightly or rubbed more vigorously onto the skin being treated using a cotton pad or sponge, sometimes peeling agents are applied in layers. During the peel you may experience a slight tingling or burning sensation.

What to expect after a chemical peel?

After the chemical peel you can expect your skin to feel warm and slightly tight and it may look somewhat pink. With light- to medium-strength peels you can expect little to no peeling. However, with deeper peels and individual skin reactions, more peeling may be experienced.

This popular, nonsurgical cosmetic procedure is used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin. Improving your skin’s color and texture creates a youthful look and restores a healthy, luminous and radiant appearance. For optimal,results, daily sun protection is needed, as your skin is more sun sensitive.

How long does a chemical peel take?

A chemical peel procedure takes between 15 minutes and one hour, depending upon the chemical peel chosen for your particular skin condition and concerns. Following your chemical peel sun protection is applied and you will be provided thorough written post peel instructions.

Verve Aesthetic | Quincy, IL | Paige C. Holt, MD & Glori Traeder, CNP

Vivant® Progressive ProPeel

Advanced, individualized effective chemical peels developed by the late James E. Fulton MD, PhD. A combination four step peel used to stimulate the skin to generate new skin cells to increase collagen, stimulate blood flow and improve complexion.

Vivant® Progressive ProPeel Extra Strength

The remedy to restore beautiful skin lies within this potent four step chemical peel- increased concentrations of active ingredients means a deeper peel used to jumpstart skin rejuvenation, dramatically improving the appearance of fine lines, acne and blotchy pigmentation. Discover the secret to your most radiant complexion

SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel

SkinMedica Vitalize Peel helps fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. Used 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. Radiant skin is always in style.

Jessner Peel | TCA 30%

This combination medium depth peel involves 4-7 days of social downtime. The combination of Jessners Peel and TCA 30% brings the TCA deeper into the skin, this not only peels, it also modulates the skin to behave differently. You’ll notice a longer-lasting benefit for tone and texture.

Individualized Chemical Peels

Chemical peels remove damaged outer layers of skin to make skin smoother, gently reduce the appearance of scarring and dimish blemishes. Ranging from mild to strong, there are many types of chemical peeling agents including: alpha -hydroxy acid (AHA), beta- hydroxy acid (BHA) and trichloroacetic acid (TCA).The strength of each peel is tailored to the patient. Peels can be combined with other procedures, such as facelifts, for additional improvement to skin.

We are constantly updating and adding to our chemical peel procedures through intensive training and education.

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