Chemical Peel Treatments in San Diego
Our skin goes through many rough experiences through the years including exposure to the sun, harsh cosmetics, repeated facial expressions, acne scars, etc. All this damage becomes quite visible on our outer layer of skin and results in an unhealthy, dull, aged appearance.
The outer layer of skin on your face is made up of a dead layer of cells known as the epidermis. Treatment with chemical peels, such the VI Peel, remove this dull layer to expose the new youthful layer below. This leads to smooth, radiant skin with reduced fine lines, wrinkles, scars, and sunspots.
Chemical Peel Options, Enter the VI Peel
We offer a variety of skin care treatments including chemical peels, but we specialize in the VI Peel.
With the Vi Peel, a blend of Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Tretinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and other minerals work together to safely remove the damaged layers of the skin, promote cellular turnover, and refine the surface layer for a smoother, clearer, firmer skin that results in a more youthful and radiant appearance.
Chemical Peels are considered safe and effective treatment for almost all areas of the body. However, the areas with the best results are the face, neck, and hands.
- Reduction of fine lines and wrinkles
- Restore a more even skin tone
- Smooths away rough skin texture
- Reduces acne scars
- Treats Sun Damage and Sun Spots
VI Peel compared to other Facial chemical peels
How does the VI Peel differ from other chemical options? Others are effective but require multiple peels, weeks of pretreatments, a great deal of discomfort, and prolonged recovery times. The VI Peel, on the other hand, can deliver the same striking result with less pain and minimal healing time.
Who is an Ideal Candidate?
VI Peels are safe for all ethnicities and skin tones which make it an excellent choice for anyone seeking to enhance their complexion. Just about anyone troubled with fine lines and wrinkles, scarring, and/or sunspots can benefit.
Our ideal candidate should be in good basic health with sound expectations of the procedure. At your first consultation, our provider will determine if face peel is the proper choice to meet your skin goals.
Is It Painful?
With the initial application, you may experience a slight stinging. However, this should quickly resolve.
Once the chemical is applied, you are free to leave. A few hours later you can remove it at home by just washing it off.
You will receive additional products designed for aftercare use to boost the peeling process.
Our team of professionals at SDBotox will review the at-home instructions before you leave our office.
What is the recovery like?
Once removed the by simply washing your face, your skin will appear mildly swollen and red. There is no need to worry, this is normal and typically fades within 24 hours of treatment.
No downtime is necessary after your procedure. Therefore you can return to school, work, and most regular activities immediately. However, we recommend you avoid strenuous activities or exercise for the first 24-48 hours as sweating can result in altering your results.
What is the post-treatment care?
Around post-procedure day 3-4 your skin will naturally exfoliate. This can be dramatic as the most superficial layer of your skin sheds and sloughs off. Timing is critical, and we recommend you avoid any serious social engagements during these couple of days. What follows, however, is beautiful, radiant skin that lasts for months.
VI Chemical Peel in San Diego FAQ:
What is a VI Peel?
It is a chemical peel, utilizing a unique blend of acids, designed to improve the skin’s texture and appearance.
What are the benefits?
The VI Peel can improve the look of enlarged pores, uneven skin texture or tone, reduction of fine lines, wrinkles, and acne treatment scarring, as well as areas of hyperpigmentation or sun spots caused by sun damage, age, and hormonal imbalance.
Can it be used on any other areas of the body?
Yes, patients can see excellent skin rejuvenation results with the VI Peel on the hands and chest, as well as the face.
How does it work?
By utilizing a unique combination of chemical acids, the VI Peel will eliminate the top layer of dry, dead skin. This allows new, healthy, glowing skin to show. It stimulates the body’s natural production of Collagen, further improving the appearance.
What are the benefits of a VI Peel over other chemical skin care treatments?
Different from other chemical treatments, the VI Peel is safe for all skin tones, virtually pain-free, and does not require any downtime.
Why choose the VI Peel?
The VI Peel is one of the safest chemical peels available today. We perform hundreds of chemical treatments every year in our San Diego office. There are many facial peeling options, but we feel the VI Peel is a great solution for our patients. Other treatment includes:
- tca peel
- salicylic acid peel
- lactic acid peel
- jessner peel
- pca peel
- phenol peel
- blue peel
Who is a good candidate for the VI Peel?
The VI Peel is safe for all skin types and ethnicities, including darker skin tones.
How is the treatment performed?
The application takes less than 30 minutes in our office. Once the solution has been placed on the face, patients are sent home with explicit instructions for removal and aftercare. In four hours, patients can remove the VI Peel, clean, and dry the skin. An after-care kit will be sent home, with specific products to treat the skin, enhancing the healing process.
Will my VI Peel hurt?
Compared to other chemical treatments such as glycolic acic or the TCA peel, the VI Peel does not cause discomfort. Patients may feel a slight stinging sensation when it is first applied, but this will diminish almost immediately.
Can I wear makeup after my VI Face Peel?
Yes, makeup can be worn after the VI Peel has been removed. However, during the three to four-day peeling process, we suggest avoiding cosmetics.
What can I expect from my recovery, after a VI Peel?
Patients should expect the recovery period following treatment to take about a week. Immediately after treatment, the face may be slightly red and mildly swollen. These are normal and will resolve quickly. Strenuous activities and sun exposure should be avoided for the first several days. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more should be worn every day in San Diego. About three days after the treatment, the skin will begin to peel. This can last up to seven days, at which time the fresh, healthy skin will appear.
When can I return to work after my VI Peel?
There is no downtime; patients can return to their usual activities the same afternoon.
How long will the results last?
Patients in San Diego can see long-lasting results from the VI Peel, as long as a proper skincare regime is followed and sun exposure is avoided.
Will I require more than one application?
For optimal results, we recommend a series of two to four treatments, spaced a month apart.
How soon will I see the results from my VI Peel?
The first benefits from a VI Peel can be seen in two to five days. As the fresh, healthy skin develops, the results will continue to improve. In seven to ten days, you will be able to see the full benefits of your VI Peel.
What are the potential risks of a VI Peel?
The VI Peel is considered extremely safe and holds few risks. Side effects can include redness and minor swelling. On the rare occasion, hyperpigmentation or dark spots may temporarily occur.
How much does San Diego chemical peel cost?
The VIPeel costs $300.
San Diego Prime Member Price: $275
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