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What Is A Chemical Peel?

What is a chemical peel?

If you are not familiar with chemical peels, you may be a bit daunted at the thought. Could putting an acid on your face that peels away your top skin layer really help? The answer is definitely yes.

As counterintuitive as it sounds, chemical peels can actually improve your skin’s appearance. The safe and effective acid penetrates the outer and middle layers of skin, removing damaged cells. After a few days, the skin flakes and peels. The new skin underneath is usually smoother and less wrinkled than the old skin. Signs of aging are literally peeled away.

VI Peel

At Northwest Medi Spa we use one of the most popular chemical peels on the market — VI Aesthetics’ VI Peel. The unique blend of ingredients (see below) in the VI Peel produces powerful results with no pain, no skin preparation and very little downtime. The VI Peel is a medium grade peel that can be used on the face, as well as the hands, neck and chest.

The VI Peel is great for:

·   Treating hyperpigmentation and melasma

·   Reversing sun damage and signs of aging

·    Improving fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, freckles and moderate skin discolorations

·   Improving skin tone and texture

·   Clearing acne and reducing acne scars

·   Stimulating collagen growth and elastin production for firmer skin

·   Treating some precancerous skin growths, such as actinic keratosis

The VI Peel is a combination of several of the most effective medical peel agents available including:

TCA – Trichloroacetic Acid for penetration, deep scar healing;

stimulates collagen growth

Retin-A – acid derived from vitamin A to combat wrinkles

Salicylic Acid – this beta hydroxy acid (BHA) is an exfoliant

Phenol – has antiseptic and anesthetic properties; aids in skin penetration

Vitamin C – ascorbic acid has antioxidant and mild exfoliation properties

At Northwest Medi Spa, we have the VI Peel on special for $225 (regularly $325) until the end of February. Give us a call and let us help you peel into a new year with younger-looking, smoother skin.