Chemical skin resurfacing has a long history. Cultures all over the world used various substances to resurface their skin and cause it to peel. Today, chemical peels are a renowned, professional skincare procedure that can improve the quality of the skin. Most people opt for light, medical grade peels that do not come with too much pain or downtime. Chemical peels are a non-surgical treatment, some medium and deep level peels penetrate so deeply that the skin may peel for many days after the procedure. For patients with major skin damage, this trade-off is worth it. While other patients wanting to treat more minor conditions may stick to light depth peels. The newest generation of chemical peels combines little to no downtime with deeper skin penetration. The best example of this is the VI Peel. The master estheticians at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery perform the best VI Peel Seattle offers.
What is a VI Peel?
A VI Peel is a specialized chemical peel that combines a specific and unique blend of acids. While acids found in the VI peel like trichloroacetic acid (TCA) and salicylic acid are commonly found in many chemical peels, the VI Peel was the first to combine these acids at a level that provides deep penetration results without notable downtime. This blend of ingredients is what makes the VI Peel different from other skin peels.
The VI Peel’s creation was inspired by the cystic acne that the founder’s daughter experienced. Designed as a medical grade solution, the VI Peel does not offer only cosmetic benefits.
VI Peels constitute the newest technology in chemical peels and medical grade resurfacing. Along with this innovation, VI Peels are:
- Paraben free
- Cruelty free
- Safe for all skin tones
- Suitable for all skin types
- Gluten free (although post-peel care may contain gluten)
- Suitable for the face and body
Benefits Of A VI Peel:
As mentioned, the VI Peel was designed to offer a treatment and solution for cystic acne. The VI Peel in Seattle carries many benefits and advantages for patients of all skin types and some conditions. Some of the benefits of a VI Peel include:
- Reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
- Improves skin tone
- Softens skin and smoothes rough texture
- Treats sun spots and sun damage
- Kills acne causing bacteria
- Reduces pore size and clears clogged pores
- Designed and suitable for acne treatment
- Lessen the appearance of acne scars
- Promotes healthy skin cell turnover
- Treat discoloration
- Calms redness
- Stimulates collagen and elastin production
- May treat melasma, rosacea, cystic acne, acne breakouts, and aging
Along with the skin benefits of a VI Peel, the treatment truly innovates on traditional chemical peels. Skin peels usually use only one acid or combine multiple lighter acids. These peels are fantastic at treating minor problems and for occasional exfoliation treatments. For patients with more extensive skin damage, these peels will offer results, but often not the desired ones.
Every patient can benefit from advantages of a VI Peel treatment such as:
- Treatment customized to your concerns
- Single use peel reduces prep time and promotes consistent results
- Medium depth peel without the pain or downtime
- Procedure takes an hour or less
- Easy to combine with other procedures like BOTOX
- Medical grade chemical peel that requires professional application
- Safe to undergo multiple times a year
- Benefits nearly any skincare routine
Is the VI Peel right for you?
The VI Peel can benefit all skin types and tones. Whether you have a specific skin concern you want to treat, or to generally rejuvenate, the VI Peel can do it all. That said, due to its powerful formula, not every person is a viable candidate for a Seattle VI Peel.
If you have recently or currently use harsh acne medications, your master esthetician will likely advise you to wait until after you have stopped their use for a year. Certain skin conditions may also become irritated by a VI Peel, while rare, it is important to consult with a master esthetician at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery before beginning VI Peel treatments.
The VI Peel is one of the safest chemical peels for darker skin tones. It is unlikely to cause hyperpigmentation and often can treat it. However, you should still use caution when undergoing any skin peel that you have not before. Your master esthetician can determine if you are a good candidate for the VI Peel and if it is likely to offer you the results you want.
VI Peel Treatment in Seattle
Consultation With A Master Esthetician
Before you undergo a VI Peel treatment in Seattle at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery, you will meet with one of our qualified master estheticians. Our master estheticians have extensive training and experience in chemical peels, including the VI Peel. Not only do have a deep understanding of esthetics and beauty treatments, our Seattle master estheticians also have medical knowledge. This allows them to administer deeper peels and treat skin conditions.
At your consultation, your master esthetician will ask about your skin concerns and goals. Related to this, they may ask about any medical or health conditions you have. Finally, they will physically examine your skin. This lets them garner a good idea of your skin type, tone, and anatomy.
If your master esthetician determines that you are a good candidate for a VI Peel, they can likely administer it in the same appointment.
Your Seattle VI Peel
The first step your master esthetician takes when administering the peel is to cleanse your face. This is especially important for patients with oily skin types. Cleansing removes surface oils and debris so that the peel can totally penetrate.
After cleansing, your master esthetician will apply the first layer of the VI Peel. It is not uncommon for some patients to feel a mild tingling or stinging sensation. Usually, this is not too painful. Your master esthetician will then apply the second layer. Your skin will then begin to “frost”.
Frosting refers to when parts of the skin will turn white. This sounds alarming. However, it indicates that the peel is working and beginning to exfoliate away dead and surface layers of skin. At this point, your master esthetician will finish the application. They may apply sunscreen or other products to protect your skin.
You will then leave the office with the VI solution on your skin. You can resume everyday activities except for exercise. Your master esthetician will tell you when to wash off the VI solution. Typically, it is four to six hours following treatment. Your master esthetician may also provide towelettes and other products for after you wash off your peel.
This at-home component contributes to why the VI Peel works so well. It stays on the skin and works for hours following application and is gently removed. Most chemical peels are either removed in office or self-neutralizing (meaning they don’t need to be removed).
What to expect after your Peel
On the day of your under eye filler treatment, your doctor will cleanse your skin thoroughly before delicately injecting the filler. You may feel some pain for a few seconds while the filler is being injected. If you prefer, a topical numbing cream can be applied 20 to 30 minutes before to minimize discomfort.
After your procedure, you can return to work and your other regular activities. The application of ice to the area can help prevent swelling or bruising. However, some puffiness or swelling is typical. This side effect clears up within a few days, while bruising may take up to a week or two to fully resolve. To minimize swelling or bruising, avoid rubbing or touching your under eye area, no makeup until the next day, and no vigorous exercise for 24 hours.
You will see the improvement in your appearance immediately, and full results will be visible a few days later after the swelling has gone down. The results are lasting and vary based on the dermal filler used in your case. Touch-ups will be required over time, as your body reabsorbs the filler. The filler may be added gradually in two appointments to achieve the smooth, natural look you envision.
Why should I choose Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery?
Skin peeling after a VI peel usually begins about 48 hours after treatment. It will then last for approximately three to seven days. You should avoid wearing makeup and some skincare products during the worst of the peeling to avoid irritation.
In the days and weeks following your VI Peel, it is vital to limit sun exposure and to wear sunscreen. Otherwise, most of your normal activities can continue. Your master esthetician will likely recommend not exercising for about twenty four hours. This prevents extra redness or swelling from occurring.
Results after a VI Peel usually settle in about seven to fourteen days. After peeling ceases, patients usually see visibly brighter and rejuvenated skin. Patients may note that the peel contributes to firmer, more youthful skin, and improves the tone and texture of the skin. Further VI Peels can improve and prolong results.
Long term, the VI Peel will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. This can fill in acne scars, repair damaged skin, and contribute to a younger look. When used with other collagen stimulating treatments like microneedling, the VI Peel can produce even more powerful results.
How Often Can You Get VI Peels?
Some patients with large amounts of skin damage may be able to undergo VI peels as often as every two weeks. For the average patient, it is safe to have the peel every four to six weeks. Depending on your skin needs and the specific treatment plan, most patients will undergo maintenance peels every few months to keep their results and prevent skin damage.
Will I Need More Than One?
This largely depends on your individual needs and goals. If you have good quality skin and no specific concerns, one VI Peel may provide you the results you are looking for. For patients with larger concerns or extensive skin damage, multiple VI Peels over a treatment period may provide the best results.
For example, for a first time VI Peel patient with concerns about acne. They may undergo an initial package of three or four VI Peels over a few months (roughly one per month). After these initial peels, they will likely have seen results.
Following this, you may consider occasional VI Peels to maintain results and treat any new skin damage or periodically remove acne causing bacteria. Your master esthetician will craft a customized treatment plan based on your skin and goals.
The best VI Peel provided in Seattle
VI Peels are among the highest standard of chemical peels today. Offering the results of a medium or deep depth peel without the major downtime, the VI Peel is one of the best skin peels in Seattle. With a curated kit that comes with each peel, their formula targets everyone’s skin based on their concerns and unique skin. This process aims to yield consistent and reliable results.
VI Peels require a trained professional to administer. The master estheticians at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery have extensive training in VI Peels and chemical peels. They have training in esthetic procedures with additional medical training. Our master estheticians are among the best in Seattle.
To schedule a consultation with a master esthetician at Allure Esthetic Plastic Surgery, call us at 206-206-0988. You can also contact us online via chat, contact form, or our Price Simulator™ app.