Chemical peels can dramatically improve the tone and texture of your skin, but often at the cost of a painful process and a lengthy recovery time. The VI Peel® is different in that it can produce dramatic results without pain or extensive downtime. Ardis Schmitt, RN, of Revive™ Medical Spa offers men and women in Farmington Hills, Michigan, and throughout metro Detroit, this powerful anti-aging peel to help reverse sun damage, darker pigmentation, and to smooth wrinkles so you look your best. Call the office or use the online booking tool to make an appointment for your VI Peel.
A VI Peel is a type of chemical skin treatment commonly used to lighten sun-damaged skin and diminish dark spots and irregular pigmentation, like acne scars. The VI Peel is different from other chemical peels because it’s practically painless and recovery time is significantly shorter. The process makes the top layers of your skin – the ones most visibly damaged by the sun, aging, or acne – peel off to reveal healthier tissue underneath.
In addition to minimizing dark spots, the VI Peel can also help to:
The VI Peel is a simple 7-day process that begins in the office, after which you return to your daily activities as it continues to improve your skin. On the first day, Ms. Schmitt, RN applies the solution to your face. Depending on your concerns – wrinkles, acne, pores, or sun damage – she uses a customized peel for your conditions. After the peel, your skin appears slightly tinted, as if you’ve been in the sun. You can still run errands, return to work, or continue daily activities without a problem, although you should avoid direct sun exposure.
The day after your VI Peel, your skin feels tight, but you most likely won’t be peeling yet. You want to avoid the sun each day after your peel so your skin has time to heal. On the third day, peeling usually begins around your mouth. If you feel comfortable going out in public, then do so, but be sure not to pick at your peeling skin.
On the fourth and fifth days, your skin peels the most, so it’s important to use the SPF 50+ that comes with your aftercare products to ensure that you protect your delicate skin if you go outside. By the sixth day, the peeling process should be mostly complete and you will notice fresher, younger-looking skin. On day seven, you have a glowing, more radiant appearance and a noticeable difference in problem areas.
The number of treatments you need depends on the amount of damage to your skin and the results you wish to achieve. We recommend an ideal number of VI Peels for your needs. Typically, you can get a peel every 4-6 weeks, but some men and women get four peels a year – one every season – to maintain the healthiest skin possible.
If you’d like to know more about the benefits of the painless VI Peel and fit it into your busy lifestyle, call the office or schedule a consultation online.