Acne scars, wrinkles, and pigmented spots can all lead to the appearance of an uneven skin tone and texture, making you look older than you feel. At Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center in Portland, OR, patients can benefit from SkinMedica® chemical skin peels to reveal younger, healthier-looking, and more evenly toned skin.

Benefits of chemical peels

Chemical peels are used to gently but effectively accelerate the exfoliation of your skin to renew your complexion and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections and roughness. At Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, we offer a variety of chemical peels, including SkinMedica products such as the SkinMedica Vitalize Peel®. This is a great chemical peel for mild to moderate signs of aging and skin damage, such as:

  • Brown spots
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven tone
  • Rough texture
  • Sun damage

In addition, the Vitalize Peel is a great chemical peel for acne scars left long after old breakouts have subsided. Other SkinMedica peels include the Rejuvenize Peel™, which is appropriate for more moderate to severe imperfections in the skin, and the Illuminize Peel®, which helps restore more radiant, vibrant skin.


Illuminize Peel®

Rejuvenize Peel

Vitalize Peel®

What to expect

When you come into the office, it typically only takes about 20 minutes to apply the peel, but we allocate extra time to make you comfortable and answer any questions that you have about the treatment, as well as to provide you with after-care instructions. A burning or tingling sensation during the peel is normal as it works to exfoliate your skin; usually, any discomfort subsides quickly. Afterwards, you may have a yellow tinge to your skin for a few hours, which can be followed by some redness that will go away after the peeling process is complete. The amount of time this takes varies by patient. We will provide you with thorough instructions on how to take care of your skin at home to expedite the healing process and protect your skin after your peel, including helping you identify which specific products and sunscreen to use for your unique skin. It is important to use a sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher and limit your sun exposure for a week after your treatment. Once your skin has finished the peeling process, you can resume using your normal skincare products and routine.

Many patients notice results after just one treatment, and even more beautiful skin after three to six peels. Our team is here to help you determine the right chemical peel for your individual skin and desired treatment goals, as well as the appropriate number of treatments. If you are getting more than one treatment done, which is typically recommended, they can be repeated at regular intervals that depend on which peel you are receiving.

Feel great in your skin

If you look in the mirror and feel less than your best about what you see, there has never been a better time to act. With a wide array of skin renewal options at Thrive Aesthetic & Anti-Aging Center, Dr. Adam Maddox and the team of skincare professionals can recommend the right regimen of in-office treatments and home care products to help rejuvenate and restore your skin for a more even, youthful, glowing complexion. To learn more about SkinMedica chemical peels for acne scars, wrinkles, and other skin issues, call our Portland, OR office today at (503) 928-6505.

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