You may have tried an over-the-counter at-home treatment or had one at a spa, but the most effective peels are those performed by a medical professional such as a licensed aesthetician since they can customize their skincare protocol to meet the needs of their clients.
A peel consists of applying a chemical solution to the targeted area to superficially remove (peel) the rough, dry outer epidermal layers of skin. The type of chemical used will depend on your skin type and skin condition. These treatments can improve fine lines, pore size, sun-damaged skin, uneven skin coloring, and light acne scars. The number of treatments will be determined at the time of consultation to achieve the best results for your skin.
The Vi Peel is a gentle yet powerful medical-grade chemical peel for the treatment of acne and acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, enlarged pores, oil balancing, and overall skin health. This peel works to safely remove the damaged layers of the skin, promote cellular turnover, and refine the surface layer for a smoother, brighter, firmer skin that has a more youthful and radiant appearance.
It combines TCA, phenol, salicylic acid, and vitamin A and a medical-grade botanical blend. VI Peels are considered safe for all skin tones and ethnicities and is used on the face, décolletage, and hands. After the peel is applied in the office, it needs to remain on the skin for at least 4 hours after which time it can be washed off. A small aftercare packet is provided to take home and used to enhance your peeling process. You may experience some redness and mild swelling which does resolve within 24 hours. We recommend avoiding exercise or strenuous activities for at least 24-48 hours following your appointment. You will start to see peeling about two to three days after and could last up to a week. With all our services, we advise the use of sunscreen since the skin will be more sensitive. A series of three to four treatments spaced 3-4 weeks apart will provide optimal results, but you will see improvement after one. The number of treatments is dependent on each individual’s skin type and level of correction needed.
An alternative to chemical peels would be enzyme peels. An enzyme peel is a more gentle solution. They can speed up natural chemical reactions in the skin that renew skin cells while exfoliating dead cells. These peels can be used to diminish scars, age spots, fine lines and cleanse pores and improve skin tone and texture. There is no downtime since they do not damage any live tissue only exfoliating the dead cells.