Vi Peel ~ The Next Generation Peel
We all start life with baby-soft skin. But over time our skin begins to lose its smooth, fresh appearance. The sun’s ultraviolet rays cause our skin to prematurely age and wrinkle. Environmental pollutants stress the skin even more. Add on the effects of aging, and it’s no wonder that we look in the mirror and see wear and tear that we would like to reverse. This is why more and more women and men are looking to their doctors for skin rejuvenation to regain a fresher, healthier, and younger-looking complexion.
Chemical peels are solutions such as alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), trichloracetic acid (TCA) and Amino acid Filaggrin-based Antioxidants (AFAs), which are applied directly to the skin. These chemicals induce a controlled type of tissue reaction that exfoliates the outer layers of the skin. Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs), such as glycolic, lactic, or fruit acids provide light peels. Chemical peels may be used in different concentrations to treat fine wrinkling, areas of dryness, uneven pigmentation, and acne. Cosmelan® is a chemical peel based on the inhibition of tyrosinase, a basic enzyme in the melanin formation process. Melanin is the pigment that gives our skin its color. When skin undergoes external stresses (such as UV rays), or is exposed to hormonal changes (such as pregnancy), it produces more melanin than it needs. The result is uneven skin tone, blotchiness, and dark patches. The active ingredients in Cosmelan® (azelaic acid, kojic acid, phytic acid, and ascorbic acid) act by blocking this enzyme, which results in more even-toned skin.
Microdermabrasion is a non-chemical peel that involves “buffing” the skin with crystals. The technique exfoliates and resurfaces the skin with tiny crystals. It is usually performed on the face and neck, chest and hands. Microdermabrasion treats rough skin texture, uneven pigmentation, age spots, whiteheads, and blackheads.
Another approach to skin rejuvenation available to individuals is the Vi Peel. The Vi Peel utilizes a combination of acids providing a treatment that is virtually painless with minimal downtime. The Vi Peel will:
- Improve the overall quality, tone, and texture of your skin
- Reduce age spots, freckles, hyperpigmentation including melasma
- Soften lines and wrinkles by stimulating production of collagen
- Treat acne skin conditions, reduce or eliminate acne scars
- Stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin
The skin peeling associated with the Vi Peel is typically a light, fluffy peel that starts on day three and ends around day four. With the use of a moisturizer, you may go about your usual daily routine. In some cases, the peel is not visible. The Vi Peel is tailored to your skin to produce a deeper, more aggressive peel, if necessary, depending on your skin condition. The Vi Peel’s unique blend of TCA, Phenol, Tretinoic acid, salicylic acid, and Vitamin C delivers effective results on the face, neck, chest, arms, hands, elbows and knees. The Vi Peel is safe to use on all skin types and skin tones. The peel is excellent for both adult and adolescent acne. Patients as young as twelve years old may be treated.
If you are tired of wearing heavy foundation to cover up age, sun, or acne-related imperfections, the Vi Peel may be the treatment for you. Now there are more options for individuals with more specialized needs.
- Vi Peel Precision and Precision Plus: excellent for treating stubborn hyperpigmentation including melasma and age spots.
- Vi Peel Acne: clears pores, brightens skin and reduces acne scars.
With proper maintenance, you may finally enjoy flawless looking skin and have the option of living “make-up free.” It is considered the ultimate skin breakthrough for turning back the clock.
Please visit our website, www.LMSmedspa.com, for more information or call us at 410-290-0012 for your complimentary consultation. Dr. Baltazar will discuss all the treatment options. A careful selection of treatments, based on your unique facial characteristics and skin condition will provide you with a more youthful and rejuvenated appearance.
“I developed brown spots on my cheeks and Dr. Baltazar recommended the Vi Peel. Aside from some slight tingling during the treatment, it was virtually pain free. I experienced peeling, but the moisturizer with the post treatment kit helped. I did not experience any downtime and that’s a big plus for me since I’m a busy working mom. After the first week, the brown spots were gone and my skin looked amazing. I wish I had done the treatment sooner!” – AL.
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