Which Chemical Peel Right for Me?

Updated: Jul 30

Welcome to the skin care clinic, the blog for Dr Diva Aesthetics! Here we offer high quality information to patients regarding their treatment options for great skin care!

While there are many chemical peels on the market, selecting the right one can sometimes be challenging. Following many accounts on social media, we want the same results that are posted on these accounts. But the hard -core truth is we may not get those results!

The reason being because we all have different skin types and skin goals. So what worked for someone else skin just may not work for yours. Not only do we have different skin types we have different skin concerns. Our skin concerns come from genetics, environment and our current skin care regimen or lack there of. We have tried it all; from what's trending on social media. From masks, chemical peels, lotions, dark spot correctors and nothing seems to work and you know why? Because we need an skin expert to do a consultation and help guide us in the right direction on what we should be using on our skin.

As an advance practice nurse who specializes in dermatology I always almost try not to recommend a one fits all treatment for patients. The first step to your skin goals is to do a consultation. Any medical spa who tries to get you to try a treatment without seeing your skin first is not to be trusted. So then you ask..WAIT!! Ive seen these chemical peels for skin on social media and I want one!...This is all fine but chemical peel selection is based on your skin concerns and skin goals. Your skin goals have to be realistic and its a process, as your skin issues did not happen over night! So its not going to change over night.

But don't be discouraged...something will most likely work!.. I typically have a few go to peels in my practice: THE VI PEEL and the REVE PEEL.

Ok so what's the difference?

The VI Peel is one a medium depth chemical peels for skin and is one of the latest chemical peels to hit the scene and getting tons of attention because of its high-impact, minimal-downtime approach. It’s a blend of acids, retinol, vitamins, and minerals that goes beyond a general resurfacing peel to treat specific conditions, including acne and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, and fine lines and wrinkles. The VI peel is typically a painless application and requires little to no downtime, with visible results in just 7 days!

The REVEPEEL® is a true medium depth peel works to repair skin at cellular level with integrated pre and post peel treatment. Effective on face, neck, décolletage, chest and hands. Just one REVEPEEL® will:

  • Significantly reduce hyperpigmentation, melasma, age spots and sun damage.

  • Help clear up scars or acne, and prevent acne formation.

  • Diminish fine lines and wrinkles, firm skin, and minimize pores to give you a healthy, youthful complexion.

The Revepeel does cause some downtime but is highly effective on pigment issues especially in patients with ethnic backgrounds. The application process is not painless but tolerable and seems to subside in an hour.

The peel selection is based on skin concerns and the reason of visit to the skincare clinic. Overall I highly recommend chemical peels to jump start the process to healthy beautiful skin. Just like anything else in life. Consistently is key !