What to Expect on Your First VI Peel


Aging is a natural aspect of the human experience. Our skin stops producing collagen as we age, causing our skin to lose its elasticity and wrinkles and age spots to become more prominent, which is a significant reason why a VI peel can keep your skin healthy.

While there is a range of intrusive treatments available to counteract the symptoms of aging, most of them are expensive and require numerous follow-up appointments to maintain results. Fortunately, there is another excellent approach to restore your youthful skin appearance.

A VI Peel is a healthy and effective way to achieve younger-looking skin, and it works well on all skin types. VI Peels are far superior to conventional peels in terms of vitamin and mineral content, and they leave the healthy skin type appearing more radiant than ever.

Are you curious about how an easy, non-invasive VI Peel might help you minimize pigmentation imperfections? To learn more about how our VI Peel can exfoliate the appearance of your skin and improve indications of aging and damaged skin health, contact Skin Deep Med Spa to schedule a consultation.

What is a Chemical Peel?

A trained dermatologist does a chemical peel in his or her office. The skin is treated with a chemical substance, and the top layer of the skin peels away. In most cases, the new skin is more even and smooth.

The chemical peeling process is used to rejuvenate the skin on the face, neck, and hands. They are mainly made of chemicals like glycolic acid, trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, lactic acid, or carbolic acid and are targeted at enhancing the general appearance of your skin (phenol).

Chemical peels are divided into three categories:

Superficial Peel

Only the top layer of the skin is penetrated with a weak acid. It's utilized to get rid of minor skin discoloration and roughness. Lunchtime peel is another name for superficial peels.

A superficial/light peel exfoliates only the epidermis, with a moderate acid such as alpha-hydroxy acid or another acid. This moderate peel is perfect for smoothing rough skin and light discoloration. It can also be applied to the face, neck, hands, and chest to rejuvenate them.

Medium Peel

Acids such as glycolic acid are used to exfoliate the skin's middle layers. Age spots, wrinkles, fine lines, freckles, and skin discolouration can all be treated with it.

Medium peels penetrate the epidermis as well as the upper portion of the middle layer of skin, or the dermis, with glycolic acid. Any damaged cells will be removed as a result of this procedure.

Wrinkles and fine lines, age spots, minor skin discolouration, and freckles are all treated with this peel. It can also be used to treat precancerous cell growth, such as actinic keratosis and smooth, rough skin.

Deep Peel

To deeply enter the middle layers of the skin, an acid like trichloroacetic acid is utilized. Deep peels have a significant effect on the skin. Deeper chemical peels can be used to treat scars, freckles, and age spots.

Deep peels remove damaged cells by penetrating the middle layer of skin with powerful acids like phenol. Age spots, minor scars, freckles, mild lines, and even precancerous growths can all be removed with this peel.

Because of its deep penetration into the dermis, these cosmetic procedures frequently result in a remarkable improvement in the appearance of the skin. Because of the acid's intensity, it's only applied on the face and can only be done in one peel.

Do I Need Chemical Peel Treatment?

Chemical peels are a popular anti-aging treatment. Even with this knowledge, they are still a widely misunderstood treatment. Many people have a misunderstanding about what a chemical peel is and how it works.

The term "Chemical Peel" refers to the way the solution interacts with the epidermis. The majority of chemical peels contain natural components (more on this later).

Chemical peels are sometimes misunderstood to be processed, synthetic, or artificially generated. When you hear the name, it reminds you of chemistry class and how acid or alkaline something is.

Acidity is common in Chemical to peel solutions. They tear down the connections between cells when applied topically, promoting epidermal renewal and a more youthful appearance.

Dead skin is removed when a chemical peel solution is applied to the affected area. It will improve the skin's surface layers.

Some peels can actually merge skin layers, allowing the body to remove more dead cells all at once. We stimulate your skin to change over cells at a faster pace when we remove dead cells (think new skin cells surfacing faster).

The majority of people can benefit from a decent face peel. Remember that after you reach the age of 28, your skin's ability to naturally remove dead cells begins to wane.

This dead skin begins to age and appears exhausted. It interferes with the effectiveness of our anti-aging products, makes any brown spots appear worse, and can promote active acne and severe acne.

Things to Prepare for My Chemical Peel Session

If this is your first chemical peel, it's vital to limit sun exposure in the days leading up to a chemical peel because burnt skin cannot be treated with a chemical peel.

There are a few chemicals, products, and treatments you should avoid before getting a peel to assist your skin prepare for it, including:

  • Retinoids products (i.e., Retin-A, retinol, Tretinoin, and Adapalene)
  • Alpha hydroxy acid products (i.e., glycolic or lactic acid)
  • Salicylic acid products
  • Hydroquinone products
  • Waxing
  • Electrolysis
  • Masks
  • Scrubs and exfoliants
  • Tweezing
  • Injections
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Electric face cleaners
  • Loofah

To avoid unnecessary irritation, avoid these products for at least 72 hours before your chemical peel.

What Happens During a Chemical Peel Before and After?

You can start preparing for the operation once you've determined that you have any of the skin disorders listed above that you'd prefer to treat. It's critical to schedule an appointment with a dermatologist for a pre-treatment examination.

If you are a candidate, there are some items you should avoid putting on your skin and exposing your skin to before the operation.

Before you proceed with your chemical peel, be sure that you are a good candidate for it and that it will meet your realistic expectations. This entails a physical examination of your epidermis.

Allowing your doctor to inspect the texture, thickness, and skin tone will allow him or her to evaluate which sort of treatment will provide you with the desired outcomes. Before you decide to proceed, you will be able to learn about the stage of your treatment and get all of your questions answered.

You must tell your dermatologist about all of your health concerns,

issues, and antiviral medication during this exam, as well as any other medications. Because some skin conditions may preclude you from being a candidate, this is critical for your own safety and health.

Before beginning treatment, your esthetician will thoroughly clean your face to remove all dirt and debris. Your dermatologist may need to numb the treatment region depending on the intensity of the chemical peel. The treatment will begin once you are completely numb.

The esthetician will start applying the chemical solution evenly. On a scale of one to ten, rate the intensity of your tingling sensation. This informs them whether the remedy is too powerful for you.

You don't want to risk having the solution burn your face, so be as precise as possible. When the solution is applied, it will turn white, indicating that the treatment is working.

After that, the treatment area will be sprayed with a neutralizing solution. To hydrate and nourish your skin for the healing process, use a corrective serum in combination with a moisturizer and broad-spectrum sun protection to limit sun exposure. After you've done that, you're free to depart.

What Should I Expect After My Chemical Peel?

Your skin is more vulnerable to UVB rays damage after a chemical peel. It is critical to wear sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher to protect your skin. When the sun's rays are at their fiercest, limit your exposure to the sun.

For 3-7 days after the treatment, you may experience redness and scaling.

When you leave the office, you'll find that your skin is instantly smoother and more radiant. Your skin will begin to peel over the next few days.

You may suffer slight flaking, peeling slightly, or substantial peeling skin depending on the harshness of the chemical solution, and the number of layers applied. Slight redness, irritation, crusting, and dryness are also possible.

If any of your symptoms become unbearable, or if you notice any oozing or bleeding, call your doctor right once.

Top Benefits of a Chemical Peel

There is a peel for most of the prevalent skin care problems out there. The top advantages of a chemical peel are listed below.

Treats Acne

Topical acne treatments only go so far, whereas a peel exfoliates the skin more deeply. A peel effectively cleanses your skin and displays a fresh new layer that is free of acne. Peels for acne are most effective when used in a series, and Dr. Margo Aura Emami can create a peel regimen for you to maintain your skin care regimen.

Minimizes Pores

Large pores are a common source of anxiety for many people, and those who have the desire they could disappear. A chemical peel that removes the outer layer and frequently damaged layer of skin has the added benefit of making pores appear smaller.

Erases Fine Lines and Wrinkles

Nothing takes us back in time, like wrinkles on the skin. These reminders keep us from completely appreciating and living in the present moment. Chemical peels might help you get rid of fine lines and wrinkles that are bothering you. These chemical remedies can help you get rid of fine lines and wrinkles for good.

Fades Skin Discoloration

You have the right to be self-assured, lively, and gorgeous. Chemical peels can help you get rid of sunspots, sun damage, discolouration, and hyperpigmentation. Many consumers discover that a peel permanently removes discoloration–which is a common skin problem.

Lifts Your Skin

A peel may be the appropriate option for you if you don't want the downtime of a facelift. One of the amazing benefits of a peel is sagging skin lifting.

Reduces Scarring

The scarring has an implication of permanency that isn't accurate. When exposed to the chemicals present in a peel, many acne scars from repeated sun exposure or anything else fade.

Balances Skin Texture

Uneven skin tone and imperfections give the skin a dimension that many people dislike. Peels help to balance the skin's pH and general texture.

Smoother Skin

Peels are well-known for their skin-smoothing properties. The outcome is stunningly smooth and touchable skin by lifting stiff layers of dead skin cells off the face, neck, or hands.

Non-Invasive Treatment

This is one of the most successful treatments that does not require needles or surgery. Because of this, several clients combine this treatment with others. Others find it reassuring to know that they can obtain their ideal appearance without undergoing surgery.

Schedule an Appointment at Skin Deep Med Spa

We understand how important your glowing skin is to you and will go to great lengths to ensure you get the optimal results you want.

Our VI Peel at Skin Deep Med Spa is specifically created to treat any skin type, and we have years of experience minimizing skin blemishes in pain-free procedures. Our medical experts will examine your skin during your session and recommend the VI Peel that will give you the results you want.

To discover more about which of our tailored treatment choices is most successful for your current skin care regimen, contact Skin Deep Med Spa now to schedule a consultation with our specialists.

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