More intensive compared to superficial peels, medium peels remove both the upper and middle layers of the skin. These peels stimulate collagen production and improve skin elasticity. This helps with deeper acne scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, breakouts and sun damage.
What Will the Procedure Feel Like?
Each treatment is approximately 30 minutes long. The skin will be cleansed and degreased. A protective ointment will be placed to the corners of the eyes, nose and mouth. The peels are then performed in two steps. The first layer is applied and left on the treatment area for approximately 10 minutes. During this time a mild stinging sensation may be felt. Then, the second and final layer consisting of either a solution or mask is applied to the treatment area. This will remain on the skin after the procedure and the patient will wash it off after a number of hours as directed by their provider.
When Will I See Results?
Results will vary per patient and realistic expectations will be discussed during your first treatment. Having a good at home regimen will help attain optimum results. In addition, smoking, excessive alcohol and excessive sun exposure will limit results. Results are less dramatic when chemical peels are utilized for prevention and maintenance (treatments spaced greater than one month apart) than when utilized in a more frequent, treatment-oriented protocol.
How Many Treatments Are Necessary?
With a series of treatments and consistent use of post-procedure products, one can expect to see improvement in pigmentation along with improvement in texture and tone. It is crucial that patients protect the area from the sun by limiting exposure and applying sunscreen consistently. Maintenance treatments will be needed. For brightening II peels, typically two to four peels spaced two to three months apart are recommended.
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Safe to use on any skin type, VI Peel will dramatically improve your skin tone, texture and clarity with its blend of acids and antioxidants. It can be used on the face or body. VI Peel for acne combines benzoyl peroxide, kojic acid and hydroquinone to treat acne and lighten pigment.
There are several customized VI Peel’s available, each targeting a specific skin care issue:
The original VI Peel is a great first-time peel for all ages and skin types seeking tighter-looking skin and smoother texture. VI Peel is specifically designed to rejuvenate, refresh and reset for quick, visible results safely and effectively.
This powerful peel is best for more mature clients that want to intensify results against deep-set wrinkles and loss of elasticity. This targeted formula enhances collagen stimulation to increase cell turnover and firm the skin.
One of the most popular VI Peel formulas, this medium-depth peel works to suppress melanogenesis—the production of melanin—at the source while promoting rapid cell turnover for a more even and brighter skin tone. Resurfacing action reveals brighter, renewed skin for results in seven days.
VI Peel Purify is a multi-faceted treatment for acne triggers like dead skin cells, excessive oiliness and clogged pores. This peel removes skin cells, clears out trapped deep within the pores, and eliminates bacteria for fewer breakouts and a smoother texture.
This formula offers two treatments in one! This smoothing acne treatment clears away dead skin cells and excess oil to clear up breakouts and purify pores. By targeting melanogenesis—the production of melanin—at the source, this treatment helps minimize stubborn post-acne scars and uneven tone for a brighter, smoother surface.
What Does a VI Peel Involve?
When your peel is applied, expect some mild discomfort. Following application, you will be given post-peel instructions. It is important to follow these instructions following treatment, which include sun protection, moisturizing and cleansing, and hydration.
What Results Should I Expect?
The peeling process will typically last up to seven days, with most peeling occurring on days four and five. Results will vary per patient and realistic expectations will be discussed during your first treatment. Having a good at-home regimen will help attain optimum results. In addition, smoking, excessive alcohol and excessive sun exposure will limit results. Results are less dramatic when chemical peels are utilized for prevention and maintenance (treatments spaced greater than one month apart) than when utilized in a more frequent, treatment-oriented way. VI Peels are medium depth, so not all skin will react in the same way. If you don’t notice peeling following your treatment, you may not have many skin cells to remove. However, you will still experience the benefits of smooth, tighter skin.
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