Resurfacing procedures to remove old, dead skin and reduce fine lines have been performed for ages, and the finesse that can be achieved with designer chemical peels is unmatched! Simple to perform and relaxing, these treatments are performed in the office and do not require anesthesia. Depending on your goals and skin type, our medical aesthetician and physician team will easily determine the right depth your skin requires, selecting one of our treatments listed below. So sit back and relax. Healthier skin is just a peel away!
It is important to inform our aestheticians as to what products/medications you are using, as certain products and medications should be discontinued 3 days prior to a glycolic peel. These include tretinoin, retin-A, retinol, antibiotics, and benzoyl peroxide.
Chemical Peels Offered at The Baltimore Center:
SkinMedica® Illuminize Peel:
We call this our Wedding Peel! A gentle SkinMedica® peel that will provide the brightening, tightening and glow you desire for your upcoming event. It is non-invasive, well tolerated, with no downtime. It will increase skin glow and radiance, all the while tightening the skin and restoring a more youthful appearance. Suitable for all skin types, little to no peeling.
SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel:
This is a light to medium depth SkinMedica® peel for patients with moderate skin conditions including sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, and melasma. It is non-invasive, with little downtime you will see noticeable results after just one chemical peel, significant results after 3 to 6 chemical peels. Vitalize peel helps to improve acne, hyperpigmentation, melasma and smooth fine lines and wrinkles. Suitable for all skin types.
SkinMedica® Rejuvenize Peel:
This is the deepest of the SkinMedica® trio, penetrating into the skin to produce significant results. Indicated for moderate to severe skin conditions including sun damage, fine lines and wrinkles, acne, acne scarring and melasma. With minimal downtime you will see noticeable improvement after just one peel, significant results after 3 to 6 peels. Rejuvenize peels help to improve acne and acne scarring, significant improvement in melasma and hyperpigmentation; smooth fine lines, wrinkles and rough textures. Darker skin types require physician consent or established tolerability to Vitalize Peel.
Additional Acid Peels (Based on Consultation):
Enerpeel® Glytone Peel
iS Clinical Fire & Ice Peel (Safe for pregnant & lactating patients)
Physician Strength Peels:
Advanced aging or facial scars will respond best to more invigorating chemical peels. These peels penetrate deeply into the skin, producing the best results on wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, complexion irregularities, removal of pre-cancerous legions, and tightening. There is some downtime with these treatments, and Dr. Capone administers these peels personally to ensure great results and a speedy recovery.
Depending on the depth of your chemical peels, there are varying degrees of associated aftercare, and our skin care team will provide you with specific aftercare instructions. In general, it is ok to wash your face with very gentle cleanser the day after a peel, but NEVER scrub or pick at flakiness. For superficial chemical peels, begin wearing sunscreen immediately after your peel and avoid direct sun exposure for 4 to 6 weeks. For deeper chemical peels, you won’t be able to use sunscreen initially so limiting sun exposure is a must. (Usually sunscreen can be resumed by about 1 week.) Peel patients should avoid hot showers, saunas, and heavy exercise until cleared by your aesthetician. If scabbing does occur, keep the area moisturized and inform our medical aesthetician. Never pick or rub. We will let you know when it’s appropriate to resume use of your regular skin care regimen.
Looking for more information about chemical peels in Baltimore, Maryland? Contact us today!