Our Licensed Aestheticians are trained and certified in chemical peels, microdermabrasion and make-up artistry. They specialize in advanced skin care treatments. Together with Dr. Mejia they provide a full range of aesthetic services and products that assist in skin rejuvenation, skin damage prevention and overall wellness.
Facials and peel procedures should be a part of everyone’s regular regime. The basics of cleansing, exfoliating, treating and rejuvenating the skin are essential to the on-going preservation of good skin health.
Deep Pore Cleansing
Skin is deeply cleansed with an antibacterial complex. This treatment includes a refining polish or a chosen peel to help reduce the appearance of skin blemishes and control oil production. Extractions are done to remove embedded blackheads and pimples. This process helps blemished, red, irritated skin by creating a clarified and calm complexion. Light serum and moisturizer is used to hydrate the skin.
Gently exfoliates the skin to loosen and remove oil and dirt from the pores, aids the penetration of skin care serums to diminish fine lines and wrinkles.
Back Acne Treatment
Deep exfoliation and cleansing of the back for those hard to reach places prone to breakouts.
A minimally invasive skin exfoliation procedure used to treat light scarring, discoloration, sun damage and stretch marks. The treatment is a course of bi- weekly sessions, of usually no more than 30 minutes each time. This can also be combined with a facial for a full hour rejuvenating treatment. A series of treatments can help minimize fine lines, acne scars and brown spots without down time. The treatment can be performed on the face, neck, chest, back and hands.
There are two types of microdermabrasion we use.
Crystal microdermabrasion which involves a hand held device that streams tiny crystals across the skin. An attached vacuum suctions those crystals back into the machine along with the loosened skin.
The Diamond tip is a new approach which uses a diamond tip wand that is gently moved across your skin to exfoliate. The technique helps to thicken your collagen which results in a younger looking complexion.
A quick and effective way to remove vascular blemishes, Milia, skin tags and overgrown oil glands. Vascutouch uses radio frequency to zap problem areas without damaging the skin.
What is a chemical peel?
“Chemical Skin Peel” is a general term classification for a series of treatments used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Through the process of exfoliation, chemical peels can be used to improve the appearance of wrinkles, irregular skin pigmentation, acne or sun damaged skin. This process often leaves the skin feeling more youthful, vibrant, smooth and softens the texture of the skin. A chemical peel is also one of the least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin, on your face, neck, chest or hands.
At Jupiter Dermatology our Aesthetician and Dr. Mejia work together to determine the best peel to address your skins concerns. Generally we classify peels as light, medium and deep peels.
The VI Peel systems use the synergy of all available and known modes of action of various acids to produce a multitude of positive effects. It targets skin problems at the cellular level rather than just burning skin off. Thanks to the concerted actions of its many acids and vitamins, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin which tighten skin. It is extremely effective in practically eliminating hyper pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to address.
The VI Peel also provides excellent results for patients with acne. It’s safe for all skin types, ethnicities’ and it does not require skin preconditioning. The actual peeling process last two to three days and is easily managed with the post-peel kit that is included with the peel. You will see beautiful results in just one week.
Purpose of VI Peels:
- Improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin
- Diminish the appearance of melisma, post inflammatory pigmentation and UV induced pigmentation
- Clear acne and reduce acne scarring by clearing impurities, reducing bacteria and calming inflammation
- Stimulate the production of collagen and elastic producing firmer skin
- Reduce pore size
- Soften fine lines and wrinkles
VI Peel Ingredients consist of 5 acids that no other peel offers:
- TCA- Tricloroacetic Acid for penetration, deep scar healing and stimulates collagen growth.
- Retin A– An acid derived from vitamin A to combat wrinkles.
- Salicylic Acid– A beta hydroxyl acid (BHA) is an exfoliant.
- Phenol- Aids in skin penetration, has antiseptic and anesthetic properties.
- Vitamin C- Ascorbic acid has antioxidant and mild exfoliation properties.
Does it burn?
You will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which subsides completely almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, with numbing of the skin taking place after the first pass.
How long can I expect to peel?
The skin will look slightly red immediately after the peel is applied. On days one and two the skin will feel slightly tighter and you may have some visible signs of skin flaking. Any pigmented areas might appear darker, which is a good sign. One day three you will begin to peel and continue to peel on day four. With the use of the provided moisturizer, you may go about your usual daily routine.
Can I wear makeup after the VI Peel?
Makeup can be worn any time after the peeling solution has dried. Makeup should not be worn on the days that the skin is peeling, just the moisturizer. Makeup can be resumed at the conclusion of the peel.
Can I go in the sun after a VI Peel?
No. Sun exposure should be limited and sunblock in your take home kit applied anytime your face will be exposed to the sun. Try as much as you can to avoid any serious sun exposure during the days when your skin is actively peeling.
How many treatments are required to see an improvement in appearance?
A single Vi Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. The peel may be repeated as often as every 3-4 weeks if necessary for damaged skin. Our recommendation for average skin would be once every three months to prevent on-going damage and to rejuvenate the skin. Our licensed Aesthetician will evaluate your skin and make appropriate individual recommendations.