GLYCOLIC ACID PEEL
The VI Peel™ is a skin treatment used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, chest, hands or other areas. As a medical-grade chemical peel, the VI Peel™ is an effective treatment to improve several skin conditions and issues including acne, uneven skin texture, uneven tone, fine lines, wrinkles, acne scarring, sagging skin, age and sun spots, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation. The VI Peel™ also provides a more youthful look by brightening the overall appearance of the skin and improving collagen production. The VI Peel™, like some other chemical peels, can also assist in removing precancerous cells.
The Perfect Derma Peel
The Perfect Derma Peel solves common skin concerns such as sun spots, acne scars, and dull or aging complexion. The Perfect Derma Peel delivers real results for All Skin Types and Ethnicities. It is the only medical grade chemical peel that features Glutathione. Glutathione is the ultimate antioxidant with powerful skin lightening and anti-aging benefits. Other Powerful ingredients include TCA, Kojic Acid, Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol & Vitamin C.
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the Glycolic Acid Peel work?
The peel removes a micro-thin top layer of skin, ridding skin of damaged cells and treating wrinkles and fine lines, age spots and skin discoloration, and surface sun damage. Treatments are often administered in combination with microdermabrasion. The chemical peels are applied through a series of sessions, beginning with a 20-30% glycolic solution and increasing to 70% over the course of treatment.
Does the procedure hurt?
Peels can best be described as uncomfortable. The smell – of burnt butterscotch – can be a bit unsettling, but the solution itself causes no pain as it is applied to the skin, much like a face mask. A slight discomfort is felt as the technician applies the glycolic acid solution. The patient will feel a light chill followed by overall tingling and finally, a light burning sensation as the treatment begins to take effect. The technician will ensure that you remain comfortable and that your skin is cooled properly.
What does a typical session involve?
The technician will cleanse the patient’s skin before the treatment, and will apply a glycolic acid solution followed by a neutralizing solution. Immediately following the treatment, the skin will feel simultaneously tight, and greasy.
How long does the treatment take?
Glycolic acid peels are considered “lunchtime” treatments because a typical session lasts between 35 and 45 minutes, and patients can go back to work immediately after the procedure. The skin will look good, albeit slightly oilier than usual. A light scent will linger, reminiscent of cucumber, or avocado. This is the neutralizing solution, still resting on the skin’s surface while the peel continues to work on the skin’s layers. In most cases, no one will even know that you just had a glycolic acid peel.
Will my insurance cover the Glycolic Acid Peel?
Cosmetic procedures and treatments that are not considered medically necessary are generally not covered by medical insurance companies. However, patients who wish to receive a Glycolic Acid Peel and do not want to pay for the treatment up front may have access to financing options or payment plans through Care Credit by visiting www.carecredit.com.
The Glycolic acid peel is a non-invasive, non-surgical facial treatment that can refine the texture of your skin and improve your appearance by revealing younger-looking skin and a clear, radiant complexion. Glycolic Acid is the most versatile and easily absorbed of the Alpha hydroxy Acids. Glycolic Acid is derived from sugar cane. It was developed through scientific research and found to be extremely effective in the treatment of acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation.