Glow Bright from Spring to Summer: AMI Chemical Peels

Chemical peels are one of the many skincare treatments AMI offers! They are one of the fastest in results and recovery. So fast you can stop in on your lunch break and leave feeling confident to get back to the office!

With any skincare procedure, there are myths and miss conceptions. We here to clear those up for you and educate you on what they are and the benefits of a chemical peel!


Vitalize Peel® is appropriate for patients with mild-to-moderate skin imperfections that result from skin aging and sun exposure such as fine lines and wrinkles, uneven skin tone and texture. Vitalize Peel® treatments also address skin unevenness that can be caused by acne scarring or other pigment changes on the skin.



A SkinMedica Vitalize Peel treatment takes about 45 minutes, which includes ample time for Renee Hinojosa, Aesthetic Nurse Specialist to address any questions you may have, and a discussion on your post peel care. The actual application procedure is approximately 20 minutes. Tolerance to the procedure varies from patient to patient. Tingling or burning sensations are normal and expected reactions. A handheld fan can be used during the procedure to minimize discomfort, which usually subsides in a few minutes.



A chemical peel is great for these reasons, it diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, smooths skin for a glowing, brighter appearance, exfoliates the skin which in reaction stimulates new cell growth and the production of collagen in the face! These are all great things for a fresh summer look!



Myth #1: All chemical peels are the same.

TRUTH: Not all peels are created equal. “Chemical peel” is just a general classification for several chemical treatments used to exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Some are stronger than others and they provide varying results depending on the skin-saving effects you’re after.

Myth #2: Getting a chemical peel means lots of downtime.

TRUTH: Post-peel recovery time depends on the type and strength of peel you’ve had, but many don’t call for downtime. For example, the common alpha-hydroxy and glycolic acid peels have little or no recovery time.

Myth #3: Chemical peels don’t really do anything.

TRUTH: If you think chemical peels are just another skin care promise that doesn’t deliver, think again. Chemical peels can be effective for photo-aging, such as age spots and wrinkles, improving acne and modest acne scarring, and they’re also very effective at exfoliating and smoothing the skin, as well as improving skin texture.

Myth #4: Chemical peels are bad for you.

TRUTH: The word “chemical” might not sound like something you should ever associate with your skin, but when performed correctly chemical peels are a safe way to improve your skin. Many chemical peels use naturally occurring acids found in fruits in the case of alpha hydroxy acid, and other foods like sugar cane in the case of glycolic peels.

Myth #5: You should only get one if you have skin problems.

TRUTH: While there are chemical peels that specifically target acne, acne scarring or sun spots, the most popular use of chemical peels is for facial skin regeneration (i.e. getting your glow back), and they’re ideal for anyone who wants to improve the look of their skin.

Myth #6: They cause your skin to literally “peel off.”

TRUTH: Contrary to what you might think, nothing ‘peels off’ during a chemical peel. A chemical solution is applied to the face, and works by dissolving the upper layers of the skin. As the tissue is dissolved, a wound is created on the skin which stimulates the body’s healing response, causing new tissue to emerge, which is smoother and has improved texture.


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