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The Role of Retinoic Acid in Skin Rejuvenation

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And Why Tosoni MD’s Vitalize Peels are the Best Treatment

Are you interested in younger, brighter, clearer skin? You’re not alone.

There are many treatment options available to help you achieve these goals. Vitalize peels, however, sometimes get overlooked in favour of other treatments—but there’s a key benefit that should put these peels at the top of your list!

Not only do these peels combine the benefits of salicylic acid, resorcinol, and lactic acid but they are fortified with a key ingredient: retinoic acid. Retinoic acid is a form of chemical peel on its own and used throughout the cosmetic industry. Experience how a series of Vitalize peels will help rejuvenate your skin almost immediately.

These peels remove the dry, old, dead skin cells from your skin through a chemical reaction (generally a mild acid) rather than physical abrasion. It’s a gentle way to exfoliate and renew your skin.

What is the function of retinoic acid?

A metabolite of vitamin A, retinoic acid is often called a “miracle beauty product.” In weaker, over-the-counter form, it’s available as retinol—a skin treatment.

Retinoic acid can be applied to the skin in the form of a chemical face peel, but a professional should apply it. It can also be purchased as a prescription face cream, as a non-surgical method of improving appearance.

What is retinoic acid and what does it do for skin?

Retinoic acid is used to rejuvenate the skin. Retinoic acid will remove the exterior surface of the skin, boosting collagen growth, and smoothing and plumping the skin.

By removing the dead cells on the surface of the skin, retinoic acid will brighten your skin and revitalize it. This reduces wrinkles, blemishes and sun damage, while also reducing clogged pores.

Is it safe? What are the side effects?

Retinoic acid is safe for most people. In fact, it can be purchased in the form of prescription skin cream.

However, if it’s overused, then it could lead to dry skin, broken skin or flaking. There are very few serious side effects with retinoic acid, but you do need to start using the product slowly if you want to avoid any issues or discomfort. It is typically recommended that you apply it every second or third night when you first begin treatment. Once your skin is used to this skincare product, it is safe to use it more regularly.

Who benefits most from this type of skincare product? Who should avoid it?

Retinoic acid is best used for those who want to eliminate wrinkles, exfoliate their skin, repair sun damage or are experiencing issues with hyperpigmentation. Those who already have issues with dry skin or sensitive skin should avoid this type of skincare product. Like a chemical peel, it’s best used for mild to moderate wrinkles and blemishes.

Those who are pregnant or currently breastfeeding should not use this treatment—and it’s also not for anyone under the age of 12.

What you should avoid if using this type of product

Exfoliators, toners, drying agents, benzoyl peroxide, and other similar products should be avoided if you’re using retinoic acid. In general, peels and exfoliators should never be used with other peels and exfoliators, because you can penetrate beyond the dry, old skin and start damaging new, youthful skin. You also don’t want to overly dry your skin out and damage it.

Experience Glowing Skin with SkinMedica™ Vitalize Peels at Tosoni MD

SkinMedica Vitalize Peels are a special type of chemical peel that’s made out of a blend of 0.3% retinoic acid, resorcinol, salicylic acid, and lactic acid. This special, proprietary blend is able to produce superior results; These fast-acting peels will promote the growth of more youthful, thicker, and plumper skin, thereby diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

FAQs about SkinMedica™ Vitalize Peels

  • What do chemical peels do? The SkinMedica Vitalize peels use a gentle chemical blend to remove the outer layer of a patient’s skin, thereby encouraging the skin below to regenerate and regrow.
  • Is there discomfort associated with SkinMedica Vitalize peels? Some people may experience a mild tingling, which can last after the treatment is over. Patients shouldn’t experience anything except for minor discomfort, and there is no pain associated with it.
  • How long does a SkinMedica Vitalize peel take? The entirety of the chemical peel process only takes about 20 minutes. After the process, the skin will have a slightly yellow tone, but you should be fully recovered within a couple of hours.
  •  Is there any downtime after the procedure? There’s no downtime over the procedure. In fact, you can complete a SkinMedica Vitalize peel over a lunch break.

Are you ready to rejuvenate your skin? Tosoni MD’s SkinMedica VItalize Peels are an easy, non-invasive method of rejuvenating your skin, promoting a brighter, more youthful appearance. Schedule your appointment today!

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