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Chemical Peels in Bethel Park - Facial Treatments for Acne - Glycolic Peels by SkinMedica

SkinMedica chemical peels deliver great results with little to no down time. Chemical peels are a great way to improve clarity, color and skin texture, enhance skin glow and radiance and restore a more youthful appearance. The Vitalize Peel, Illuminize Peel or Rejuvenize Peel by Skinmedica may be the treatment that you are looking for to help you achieve a more youthful appearance, and a brighter glow to your complexion. Call for for more information or for a free consultation with Esthetics at Allegheny Physical Medicine's licensed Estheticians.
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Illuminize Peel
The Illuminize peel utilizes a new approach to chemical peeling with a newer generation of alphy-hydroxy acids (mandelic and malic acid) in combination with phytic acid and widely used exfoliating agents (salicylic acid and resorcinol) to maximize facial rejuvenation effects with no down time. It is recommended for acne-prone skin and can be repeated every 3-4 weeks. This peel is non-invasive and considered superficial.

Vitalize Peel for Anti-Aging
The Vitalize Peel is our most popular SkinMedica chemical peel. It is appropriate for all Fitzpatrick skin types and contains a highly trusted blend of ingredients to help rejuvenate the skin. Visible improvement is possible after one treatment. A series of three treatments is recommended for stellar results.

The SkinMedica Vitalize Peel uses resorcinol, lactic, salicylic, and retinoic acid (at the Esthetician's discretion) to offer dramatic improvement in texture and surface hyperpigmentation. Facial skin appears healthier and radiant with minimal to no downtime. A series of four peels are recommended to achieve optimal results.

Rejuvenize Peel
Fight the effects of time, sun damage, and environmental assaults with a non-invasive Rejuvenize Peel from SkinMedica. This powerful yet non-damaging peel can take years off aging skin. Rejuvenize peel will help you erase the effect of time and is clinically proven to improve scarring, severe hyper-pigmentation/melasma and sun damage. Dramatic results are seen after a series of peel. Must be administered by a licensed esthetician or medical professional. Can be repeated every 4 weeks.

Chemical Peels FAQ's

How does it work?
Through clinical studies it has been demonstrated that SkinMedica chemical peels can help you erase the effects of time. These peels are clinically proven to improve acne scarring, hyper-pigmentation/melasma and sun damage with 3-4 treatments.

What areas of the body can I use a SkinMedica peel on?
The chemical peel treatment can be used effectively on the face and decollete.

How long does it take to begin seeing results?
You will notice a brighter, more refined complexion with the very first treatment. Dramatic facial skin improvement can be seen after a series of 3 or 4 treatments. Expect to see a diminished appearance of pores, hyperpigmentation and fine lines when used in combination with microdermabrasion treatments and SkinMedica's Lytera Brightening Complex.

What is the cost for a chemical peel?
The SkinMedica chemical peels that we use are meant to be used as a series, approximately 3 - 4 weeks apart. We do however, offer them by a single treatment, so that you can try before you purchase the series. Prices are as follows:

Illuminize Peel (Light/Acne Prone) Single Treatment - $49, Package of 4 - $175.
Vitalize
Peel (Light/Medium) Single Treatment - $85, Package of 4 - $300.
Rejuvenize
Peel (Medium/Deep) Single Treatment - $125, Package of 4 - $450.

What can I expect at my appointment?
The actual chemical peel treatment process takes less than 30 minutes. You can expect a mild tingling or feeling of warmth to the skin for a few minutes when the chemical peel is applied. After treatment, we apply a physical sunblock with an SPF of 30, to protect skin. Your facial skin will be pink upon completion of the peel. All peels are done by a licensed Medical Esthetician.

Are there any limitations to what I can do after a chemical peel?
Yes. Please refrain working out/getting overheated and from tanning the area. An SPF 30 containing zinc oxide or titanium dioxide should be used when going outdoors or driving. Avoid hot showers, hot tubs, or saunas for a few days after your chemical peel. Do not pick or pull at the skin, as this may cause scarring. Avoid working out for a few days, as this my overheat facial skin. Please call our office at 412-831-0222 if you experience excessive redness, burning, or itching.

Is it covered by insurance?
No, chemical peels are considered elective and are not covered by insurance.

Is it safe if I have a medical condition such as acne?
Yes, they are great for acne prone skin, with/without acne present. The Illuminize peel has shown to be very beneficial for clearing acne and smoothing the appearance of pores. If you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant, the chemical peels should not be used.

Are there any side affects?
The treatment process is completely non-invasive. Most patients experience side effects such as a mild, temporary irritation and pinkness to the skin. It is possible for one to be allergic to ingredients in the chemical peel. If you are allergic or sensitive to glycolic or alpha hydroxy acid, please share this with your esthetician prior to treatment.

Can I do the procedure multiple times? And how soon after my last treatment can I do a second treatment?
Yes, with additional treatments you can expect to see improved results. It is recommended that a series of 3-6 chemical peels be done, approximately four weeks apart.


Chemical Peels in Bethel Park at Esthetics at Allegheny Physical Medicine - No attitude, just affordable, expert skin care.


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Esthetics at Allegheny Physical Medicine Pittsburgh
6040 Library Road, Lower Level
Bethel Park, PA 15102
Located in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh, PA.
Call for an appointment today at 412.831.0222! Evening hours are available.