Chemical peels have long been a popular way to turn back the proverbial hands of time. These treatments create controlled damage that affects multiple layers of the skin. As the damaged skin peels away, it is gradually replaced with healthy, new skin cells.
An added benefit of the chemical peel process is a marked increase in collagenesis or the natural production of collagen. This has a long-term impact on the health of the skin and can make it appear plumper, firmer and more youthful overall. The VI Peel is one version of the chemical peel that is performed with a unique combination of five different acids that simultaneously breakdown old skin cells and nourish the treated area for optimal recovery and health.
The Benefits of the VI Peel
The VI Peel is safe for all ethnicities and skin types and can be used on the face, neck, hands and sensitive eye areas. It is a minimally invasive, outpatient procedure that entails few risks and creates a very nominal amount of downtime. The peeling process is often completed within just three days, and this can be managed with a post-peel kit that is supplied by the provider after treatment. Most people recognize impressive results within seven days.
What to Expect during Your VI Peel
Before your VI Peel is performed, you’ll have a consult with one of our treatment providers to discuss and define your goals for cosmetic improvement. You will also be given instructions on how to care for your skin in advance of treatment. Providers often recommend avoiding exfoliating products several weeks before your chemical peel is performed to minimize the likelihood of post-treatment irritation. Men who are receiving the VI Peel treatment should avoid shaving the day before and the day of their procedures.
Before the VI Peel solution is applied, your provider will clean the treated area to rid it of all dirt and natural oils. A combination of Retin-A, Vitamin C, Salicylic Acid, Phenol and Trichloroacetic Acid will be applied to the face. The first pass of VI Peel solution will have a mild numbing effect and thus, you should experience only minimal discomfort throughout this process. The entire procedure can be completed in under an hour.
What to Expect after Your Procedure
You can expect to experience some redness immediately after your session, followed by moderate peeling. Before leaving, you will be given a comprehensive, post-treatment kit that you can use to manage your skin over the next several days. Peeling is usually complete within just three days, and you should be able to see impressive changes in the texture, tone and overall look of your skin within one week. VI Peel results can last for a very long time if a diligent skincare routine is maintained, however, future peels may be necessary for preserving optimal results. The VI Peel procedure can be safely performed up to four times per year.
If you’re interested in improving the look and feel of your skin, a VI Peel could be right for you. Contact Georgia Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery today to schedule your consultation.