VitaPeel is a modified ‘Jessner’ formula. Jessner is named after Max Jessner the original formulator of this Peel. VitaPeel will help improve the appearance of hyperpigmentation, sun damaged and aged skins. VitaPeel can also be used as an effective treatment for acne-prone skins. This peel combines both Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) which helps to efficiently eliminate dead skin cells, with a benefit of a BHA (Beta Hydroxy Acid) which assists to counteract excess lipids on the skin, unblock pores and activate the skin’s natural regeneration cycle.

What are the benefits of VitaPeel?
Specific programs are available to improve skins that show signs of photo-ageing, hyperpigmentation and fine lines. As with all professional skin peels, peels can enhance the action and efficacy of Ultraceuticals homecare treatment regime. VitaPeel is effective at reducing the visible appearance of:
Hyperpigmentation and uneven skintone
Creates significant exfoliation
Suitable to treat acne-prone skins

What does VitaPeel do to the skin?
VitaPeel dissolves the “glue” that holds dead cells to the surface of the skin. It is this layer of dead cells, which gives the complexion a rough, dull appearance with uneven pigmentation. This layer also clogs pores, giving the appearance of coarseness, open pores and a tendency to produce acne. When these dead cells are removed, the underlying layer of fresh new skin is exposed. This layer has a smoother texture and a more even color. Pores are refined and the appearance for acne reduced. VitaPeel has been known to assist in reducing skin discolouration and hyperpigmentation.

What does the programme involve?
Regular use of homecare which includes products containing Lactic Acid, Salicyclic Acid and Vitamin A will accelerate results and is essential to enhance and maintain results. Much of the improvement in your skin will be achieved by regular daily usage of these products at home. The particular products most suitable for your skin type can be selected with the help of one of our staff members. We can create a long-term regime to keep your skin looking at its best. A VitaPeel treatment may cause a slight tingling and an increased feeling of warmth to the skin. The number of treatments required will depend upon the condition of your skin. Young skin may only need an occasional treatment to maintain its youthful freshness, while older, badly sun damaged skin will benefit from an initial course of 6-10 treatments.

What do I look like after a clinic treatment?
These treatments cause minimal irritation or redness. Any minor irritation or flaking is easily covered with make-up. There is usually no obvious peeling of the skin directly after the treatment. There is usually no disruption to normal work or social commitments.

How do I care for my skin following VitaPeel?
Roughly 2 – 3 days post a VitaPeel professional treatment the skin may peel. Apply Ultraceuticals barrier repair moisturisers such as Ultra Hydrating Lotion, Ultra Moisturiser Cream or Ultra Rich Moisturiser for the next 5 days following your peel. The ultra UV Protective Daily Moisturiser Range is essential for the duration of your treatments. As your skin recovers from the treatment, you can recommence your normal skin care routine. This is usually within the next 5 days.

How long do I have to wait before seeing an improvement in my skin?
Most people begin to feel a softening of their skin within 2-3weeks. However, it may take several months of regular usage to achieve the best results. Improvements can continue to occur in the skin for many months to years.

Are there any side effects of these treatments?
Roughly 48 hours post a VitaPeel treatment the skin will feel tight and you may experience peeling of the skin. Negative side effects are rare but generally are a result of poor aftercare, using the incorrect products following a treatment, allergies to specific ingredients contained within the peel or picking at the skin following a treatment.


  • * Pregnancy or breastfeeding
  • * Reaction history to salicylates
  • * Herpes Simplex (cold sores)
  • * Eczema or Dermatitis
  • * Skin cancer or Cancer and Radiation therapy
  • * Rosacea
  • * Roaccutane (as a guide, medication must have been discontinued double the length of time of duration of oral treatment
  • * Recent facial surgery
  • * Open wounds of any kind
  • * Sunburn

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