The advantage of repeated light chemical peeling is minimal “down time” from work or other activities. Repeated chemical peeling is a program of skin rejuvenation which aims to improve the skin over time rather than with one procedure. Perfect for the face, chest, back, and back of hands:
Glycolic Lactic, and Salicylic Acid Peels are mild chemical peels used for the treatment of minor wrinkles, pigmentary variations, and acne.
The Lactic and Glycolic peels are very similar in their actions, but the molecules are slightly different. A good rule of thumb is the pure Lactic is best for treating age/sun spots and the pure Glycolic is best for treating fine lines. The Glyco/Lac combination is great if you are looking for a revitalizing improvement in tone and texture.
Glycolic Acid is the most active and beneficial of the Alpha-Hydroxy-Acids (AHA) in skin care and is made from sugar canes. It is the only AHA which is able to penetrate through the cell walls by virtue of its small molecular size. Once inside the cell, it will trigger new formation of collagen and turn on the synthesis of dermal glycosaminoglycans to plump up the cell and the ground substances in the skin to reduce wrinkles on the skins surface. Glycolic Acid also affects the newly forming keratin cells at the bottom of the stratum corneum causing the bulk of the stratum corneum to lift off and separate from the underlying skin. This gives the skin a much smoother look and feel.
The Lactic acid is a natural humectant which occurs naturally in the skin, and because of this it is able to pull moisture from the air and hold it in the skin. The Lactic acid is less irritating and more moisturizing than the Glycolic, and the Lactic can be used at a slightly higher concentration than the Glycolic, because it is not as irritating.
Salicylic acid is a mild acid that works as a keratolytic agent it encourages the sloughing of dead skin cells. It’s a safe, effective treatment for mild acne, oily skin, textural changes and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation in people of most skin types. Mild acid solutions, such as salicylic acid and glycolic acid, encourage the peeling of the top layer of skin and the opening of plugged follicles, which helps reestablish the normal skin-cell replacement cycle. For milder acne, salicylic acid helps unclog pores to resolve and prevent lesions. It does not have any effect on the production of sebum or the presence of P. acnes bacteria. Like many other topical acne treatments, salicylic acid must be used continuously, even after acne lesions have healed. Its effects stop when you stop using it, so your skin will return to its uneven shedding; pores become clogged, and acne returns.
The Lactic and Salicylic peels complement each other perfectly. The Salicylic is great for acne, but is also drying, and works less well on fading pigmentation. The Lactic acid fades pigmentation and pulls moisture into the skin. So by alternating between the peels you get the benefits of the Salicylic without the excessive dryness, and you get faster improvements to pigmentation and tone.
Ageless Wellness & Aesthetics Modified Jessner’s Peel
For most skin types (except extremely sensitive, rosacea)
A highly effective, superficial peeling agent excellent for hyperpigmentation, acne marks, acne, and general sun damage. Penetrates sebum filled follicles, removes aging cells and refines skin texture, improves the appearance of large pores, decreases existing acne and aids in preventing new lesions. Also refines the appearance of wrinkles. It is recommended for light to medium skin types and for those who do not easily stain following injury or insect bites.
The VI Peel is ideal for treating hyperpigmentation melasma, reversing sun damage and signs of aging improving skin tone and texture clearing Acne & reducing Acne scars stimulating collagen growth and elastin production, for younger looking skin reducing the appearance of pores
The VI Peel is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. It is the only peel safe to use on the eye area, neck, chest and hands. No skin preconditioning is necessary.
It is virtually discomfort free. Clients typically experience a warm, tingly sensation that quickly subsides. There is little or no downtime. You’ll see beautiful results in just one week!
What happens during a VI Peel?
The VI Peel treatment is very convenient as it is performed in the clinic and requires no pre-treatment.
After the skin is cleaned, VI Peel will be applied topically to your skin. Patients typically experience a warm, tingly sensation that quickly subsides. The procedure takes only 20 to 30 minutes, but must leave the peel on the skin for five hours following the appointment.
With VI Peel there is little or no downtime. Peeling lasts 2 to 3 days and is easily managed with the post-peel kit that is included with the peel. For a week or two following the peel it’s best to avoid exfoliating products like glycolic acid and retinols. Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun. As well, resist the temptation of pulling your peeling skin off – it’s important that you let it peel naturally.
Once your skin has completely recovered and is finished peeling, you will notice a visible improvement in your complexion. Your skin’s appearance should continue to improve for the next 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier, and more youthful looking.
The best candidates for a VI Peel
Anyone seeking to improve their skin’s tone and reduce blemishes may be a candidate for a VI Peel. The VI peel has been tested and used on individuals of a variety of skin tones, including Asian, African-American, and Latino skin types, which traditionally have not always responded positively to chemical peel treatments. The VI peel was originally developed as a treatment for acne and acne scarring, and is still extremely successful at treating this sometimes frustrating condition in individuals as young as 12-years-old.
For most skin types Fitzpatrick I-IV (except extremely sensitive, rosacea)
A highly effective, advanced peeling agent excellent for pigmentation discolorations, solar damage, or fine lines and wrinkles. This medium-depth peel effectively removes the thin surface layers of aged and sun-damaged skin. When the peeling process is complete, the skin is smoother, clearer, vibrant and glowing. It is recommended for light to medium skin types and for those who do not easily stain following injury or insect bites.
The goal is to achieve improvement of fine lines, texture, acne scars, and pigmentary abnormalities after repeated peeling at intervals separated by 2 to 6 weeks. Peels are repeated until the desired effect is achieved. Our experts will prescribe a customized topical regimen to use at home to continue to stimulate the skin in between treatment. Peels may need to be repeated periodically to maintain the desired effect.
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