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The Art of Skin Conditioning Using Chemical Peels

During the early nineties, it became common for doctors, nurses, and eager esthetician’s to begin using high concentrations of glycolic, resorcinol, salicylic acids, and later TCA. Their goal was to reduce pigmentation and correct acne scars. The thought was noble, however, the result was often devastating for the client. The explanation for the skin’s response caused by these harsh concentrated chemicals, was often “no pain, no gain”. Tony Vogel, founder of Spa and Aesthetics (later became Dermodality Skin Solutions), observed this colossal issue in the industry. Professionals were way too aggressive and too fast to use these high concentrations of chemicals, and as a result, complications were rampant such as burns, scars, hyperpigmentation, and a whole lot of unhappy clients. 

So, he created what is now called Dermodality Skin-Conditioning. This process allows professionals to work on all Fitzpatrick skin types using some of the most intense acids including TCA’s and Jessners Peels with confidence, understanding, and predictability. One may even layer retinol boosters for added intensity or vasodilation of the skin prior to using the pumpkin accelerator. The options are endless, and the results are unparalleled. 

Victoria Jewell

Meet Victoria Jewell

At 36, I am a mother of three beautiful teens who are the light of my life and keep me motivated to be a better human daily.   I grew up in a magical town on the coast of California until I was 14 when my family moved to Las Vegas, NV. I started a family when I was 20 years old and was blessed to be a stay at home mom until I was 26. At that time, I began bartending but quickly realized that was not something I was passionate about. I was always interested in the beauty industry so one day I thought it would be a good idea for me to become an esthetician. 

While I was in school, the founder of Dermodality, Tony Vogel, and the VP of Education at the time, Linda Nelson, came to the school and offered advanced skin care classes and showcased the brand. I began using the line and it QUICKLY transformed my skin. As someone who struggled with chronic dryness, hyperpigmented, and aging skin I could not believe the results I was achieving in such a short amount of time.

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Skin Conditioning 

Skin conditioning is the art of prepping the skin with highly active home care products along side of what we call our BASE 1 peels. These are our hybrid and gentle peels, with a pH of 3.0 that have a powerful punch when used over a period of time in conjunction with Dermodality’s highly concentrated targeted treatment serums. 

Once the skin is prepped, that amount of time depends on the Fitzpatrick type and sensitivity level, the option to apply stronger, more aggressive acids is available to you



Rezenerate’s benefits are as varied as the targeted serums you use in your practice. Rezenerate acts as an infusion catalyst, assisting the products and serums you are already using on your clients’ various skin issues. It assists skin care professionals by allowing for increased efficacy of the products they currently use. Whether your facial is targeting blemishes, fine lines, uneven skin tone, etc., using the Rezenerate NanoFacial System will give the short and long term improvements your clients seek. Skin care professionals across the country are raving about their never before seen results!

The Indicating Peel 

The first peel, or blend of acids, that is a recommend starting point – is the Mandelic+ Hyrbrid AHA. This is a combination of 25% mandelic acid, 10% lactic acid and 2% salicylic acid. The pH is 3.0 and is in a gel base which creates a slight buffer. Between the high concentration of mandelic acid, which is an 8-carbon molecule and the gel base it is created in, this peel does not penetrate much past the surface making it a very mild peel and safe for all as a first time in-office treatment. We call this our “indicating peel”. Mandelic+ will help you understand your client’s skin. 

Determine If You Stop or Continue The Treatment

If the client has a hard time tolerating it, most do not, you will know that you need to rebuild the health and integrity of their skin. If there is little to no reaction, then you are clear to add a second acid layer which would be our 30% Multi Fruit Pumpkin Enzyme ACCELERATOR. 

Due to the nature of mandelic acid, it being highly anti-inflammatory, once its applied to the skin we can visually see the reduction of redness or any other type of inflammatory condition. If your client is that rare individual who does have an extremely compromised barrier and you notice redness/erythema, or they are expressing discomfort then we would want to remove it and proceed to the next part of the treatment which may be a cooling/soothing mask.

Continue The Treatment with Next Peel Layer 

As previously mentioned, if the Mandelic+ is well tolerated we can add a layer of our 30% Multi Fruit Pumpkin Enzyme ACCELERATOR. This is a medley of lactic acid, glycolic acid, pumpkin enzyme, and bilberry extract. When applied over the top, the bilberry acts as a vasodilator and helps drive the Mandelic+ deeper into the skin where the client will receive more benefit.  Again, mandelic acid is an 8 carbon molecule and is too large to penetrate deep into the skin without some assistance. 

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Determine if You Stop Or Continue The Treatment 

After we remove both layers we want to inspect the texture, heat, and client comfort. If he/she is not displaying any adverse reactions, we can move on to the next step.

Continue with Custom Mask

This step allows you to create a custom mask from the Custom Facial System. Dermodality has four masks, bases, to choose from, and three active complexes that can be incorporated to create a one-of-a-kind treatment mask. 

Final Layer If Skin Allows 

Finally, if the client is still doing well, we can end the treatment with a layer of one of our Retinol POWER Boosters. These are a blast of vitamin A that the client wears at home. *We don’t recommend applying for a first-time client.

Home Care for Maximum Skin Conditioning 

After the treatment is over, we advise our partners to reiterate the importance of active home care to their clients. The client needs to know that what we just did in the treatment room was a controlled injury to the skin. New collagen and elastin are now forming and it is now up to the client to continue that stimulation at home to receive full benefit.

We always advise our partners to have a thorough consultation with their clients before ever treating them. Find out what their goals and expectations are. See what they are currently using as home-care products and if they are active enough to stimulate collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans AKA Hyaluronic acid. Seeing as how collagen is the most abundant protein in our bodies and gives the skin its structural support, a smooth and unwrinkled canvas, it should be well communicated that it’s a vital part in achieving that dream skin our clients are, without a doubt, after. 

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