Think chemical peels are too harsh for your sensitive skin? Read this.

In case you don’t already know, a chemical peel is a non-surgical procedure that can improve the appearance of skin – on your face, neck, chest or hands.


Here’s the basic chemical peel procedure:

A chemical solution is applied that causes your skin to exfoliate and eventually peel off.


Here are the basic results of having a chemical peel:
Your new, regenerated skin should be smoother and less wrinkled, appearing more like youthful skin. (It will also be more sensitive to the sun for a while.)


The Vitalize Peel® is clinically proven to help reduce signs of aging

It is also a popular procedure for sensitive clients at Aura Skin Spa. This peel is considered a light or superficial peel, especially designed for sensitive skin.


The Vitalize Peel® uses multiple chemicals to deliver singular results

Alpha-hydroxy, beta-hydroxy and retinoic acids, plus resorcinol, combine to penetrate only the outer layer of your skin and then gently slough it away, revealing the smoother, younger looking layers underneath.

The treatment can also improve the appearance and texture of rough skin, lighten mild discoloration and generally refresh whatever area of your skin you choose to have treated.


Here are some skin imperfections that can benefit from a gentle Vitalize Peel®

  • Wrinkles
  • Acne scars
  • Crow’s feet
  • Other scars
  • Sun damage
  • Sagging


Still thinking you and your skin might be too sensitive?

It’s true that chemical peels can sting a bit, but they really don’t cause much pain. They may also cause redness, swelling and irritation, but these effects settle down fairly soon after each treatment.


Even a gentle peel can require some follow-up care

Superficial peels can take from about one day to a week to heal. Your skin may be red and scaly at first, so that’s why will recommend creams, lotions or gels that should be applied until your skin feels comfortable and healed. And makeup can usually be worn the next day after your procedure.


Let us pamper your sensitive skin

We understand sensitive skin and how to improve its appearance with care. Let’s put together your treatment plan today: Call (415) 788-3800.

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