Vitalize Peel®

The SkinMedica® Vitalize Peel® smooths the appearance of your facial complexion. The renewal process stimulates collagen production, and improves pigmentation, acne, and melasma.


A chemical peel is a treatment applied to the face to remove damaged outer layers of skin. By removing or peeling these layers, the facial skin is enhanced and smoothed to reveal revitalized, youthful-looking skin.

Chemical peels typically do not have any serious side effects, although some risks do exist such as swelling, scarring, and infection.

The ingredients in the Vitalize Peel are: 

  • Salicylic Acid
  • Resorcinol
  • Lactic Acid
  • Retinol

Key Benefits of Vitalize Peel®

This peel will smooth the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and roughness. You get noticeable results after just one peel, and optimal results after three to six peels.

Who is the ideal candidate for a Vitalize 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 pigmentary changes.

What should I expect during the Vitalize Peel®procedure?

The complete treatment is expected to take 45 minutes. 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.

What results can I expect after the Vitalize Peel®?

Patients will experience no shedding for 24-48 hours but can experience shedding or peeling thereafter for up to five days. If you’re allergic to salicylic acid or aspirin, you should not use this specific type of chemical peel. After receiving the peel, patients sometimes have a yellowish tint on the skin from the retinol, although it typically only lasts 2-3 hours. Redness can also occur, depending on the patient.

Patients can immediately return to work since there’s no expected downtime with this peel. Makeup can even be applied following the treatment, although sweating should be avoided. Use sunscreen to avoid sunburns since your skin will be more susceptible when exposed to sun.