What is a Chemical Peel?
Skin, like any material, is subject to wear and tear, chemical and photo degradation, and absorption of chemical pollutants, not to mention microbial invasion. Fortunately, this natural “material” has the benefit of re-building itself through an influx of new cells from the basal layer of the epidermis. However, with age, this constant supply of new cells slows, and a degraded and disorganized skin surface becomes more of the norm. Our Peel medium-depth that penetrates your top layer of skin, called the epidermis, reaching into the dermis underneath. works by exfoliating your skin and stimulating the production of new proteins.
This procedure is commonly used to treat signs of aging, improve skin texture, and correct pigmentary issues.
Can I be in the sun after treatment?
After treatment, patients must avoid sun exposure. It is advised to wash the solution off one hour before going to bed. Skin peeling will begin after three days, and it will completely peel within a week.
Why is the peel better than laser treatments?
Any laser or IPL requires multiple sessions to achieve what the Vi Peel achieves in one session, with much less discomfort and expense.
How many treatments are required to show an improved look?
One treatment will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Some conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyper pigmentation might require multiple applications. It is a restorative and painless repair of damaged skin, including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventative for younger skin with no visible damage.
Will results be long lasting?
Like everything else in life, skin needs maintenance. Our Peel results will last as long as skin is maintained with our recommended Derm Skin Care Line.
Does it burn?
Not really. You will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which subsides almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, and numbing of the skin takes place after the first pass. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.