What can change your skin from blah to beautiful with a 20-30 minute treatment? The VI Peel can! This is a freshening facial peel, rejuvenating your skin and giving you the boost you need. This chemical peel can clear up acne, blemishes and pigmented skin in as little as one week. It helps to remove discoloration, pigmented patches of skin and increase cellular turnover and collagen production. It can also help with precancerous cells, but we must remember anyone with a history of skin cancer should always see their Doctor on a regular basis for a check-up.
Let’s begin by talking about the acne patient. This peel is excellent for both adult and adolescent acne sufferers. The results are quick and quite impressive. Combined with a daily skin regimen, most acne cases can be safely managed. Another plus is that often patients who suffer with cold sores are told not to get chemical peels. Although these patients may be asked to pre-medicate prior to their peel, they can certainly receive the peel—which is a big step forward from the chemical peels of the past.
This skin treatment can also be used to improve the appearance of the skin not only on the face, but the chest and hands, as well. It can improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sagging skin, age spots and enlarged pores. Another way it bestows a more youthful glow is by brightening the overall appearance of the skin and improving cellular turnover.
This is all accomplished by using a chemical solution to remove the upper layers of skin allowing the growth of fresh new skin that is smoother and more youthful in appearance.
The advantages of this type of rejuvenation are that it is basically pain free, little to no downtime, and you may return to normal activities almost immediately. It is safe and effective on all skin types, where the chemical peels of the past were not able to be done on darker skin tones, such as Asian, Latino or African-Americans.
The actual peel takes about 30 minutes to complete in the office and then needs to be left on for 5 hours and washed off by the patient at home. You may feel slight stinging when it is applied, but it quickly subsides. You can receive them every 2 weeks, until desired results are achieved, however, most patients need only 1 initial treatment and to follow up with 3 to 4 times per year for continual skin renewal and luminosity.
The peeling usually begins 3 days after the office treatment and can last up to one week. You should avoid sun exposure as much as possible at this time. Moisturizer may be used during this time to mask the appearance of the feathery peeling.
For those who need help refining their skin or those who have problem skin, the VI Peel is your answer. Let this new and innovative skin peel help to deliver the radiant luminosity that you have always wanted.