Cosmetic skin treatments are among the most common forms of dermal therapy currently practiced, and have led to many misconceptions about their use and reliability. Here are some of the most common questions and updated information regarding the Vitalize Peel treatment.
What Is a Vitalize Peel?
Vitalize Peel is a potent form of an exfoliating epidermal or outer skin layer peel, specifically designed to treat topical skin issues such as acne, age spots, lines and wrinkles or sun damage, but can also be used to simply refresh and revitalize the skin.
Myth: This Treatment Is Not Safe
Fact: Vitalize Peel uses a specially formulated mixture of cosmeceutical agents (a combination of cosmetic and pharmaceutical products) such as Resorcinol, Retinoic and Alpha Hydroxy acids, as well as other natural compounds like papaya enzyme and salicylic and lactic acids, which makes it a very mild form of chemical skin peel that is considered safe for all skin types. Although Vitalize Peels are most effective for people with skin conditions, it can be used as an overall skin toner and revitalizer.
Myth: Anyone Can Administer a Vitalize Peel
Fact: It is strongly recommended that patients enlist the services of a licensed professional, either a physician or an experienced esthetician under the supervision of a doctor to perform a Vitalize Peel, because the product is only legally available to such professionals.
Myth: Treatments Like Vitalize Peels Are for Everyone
Fact: Vitalize Peels are not recommended for people under 12 years of age, pregnant or breastfeeding women, those who have had radiation or chemotherapy or taken Accutane within the past 12 months, people with allergies to salicylates such as Aspirin or those with a medical history of skin rashes or other allergic conditions.
Myth: Vitalize Peels Require Multiple Treatments and Are Painful
Fact: The specially blended Vitalize Peel agents are designed to be an especially mild and gentle product that is non-damaging, which means there is no pain associated with its application to the skin. Although results can be noticed after only one treatment, for optimum results and depending upon the severity of the skin disorder, additional procedures may be required. The general recommendation is for between 1 to 3 treatments at intervals of between 3 to 6 weeks apart, which will allow for a thorough and natural healing process of the treated skin.
Myth: There Are No Side Effects from a Vitalize Peel
Fact: Like all epidermal peel procedures, a Vitalize Peel treatment will cause the outer layer of the skin to peel off, which is what allows for the revitalization of the affected area. This will occur approximately 1 to 3 days after receiving the treatment. During this time patients are advised to avoid sun exposure and strenuous exercise, as excessive perspiration may irritate the affected area. As with any medical treatment, some patients may temporarily experience side effects from a Vitalize Peel, which may include redness, itching, swelling, mild burning sensation, blistering and flaky or dry skin. Generally a hypoallergenic moisturizer can remedy these conditions, but if they persist, consult your skin care professional.