The summer months can be brutal on your skin. Combine that with the aging process and your exterior may be prematurely showing unwanted signs of damage and aging. But, a VI Peel can work to reverse that built-up sun damage with quick treatments and little downtime.
What the VI Peel Treats
Of course, the biggest concern after a summer spent frolicking outdoors is sun damage. Over-exposure to the sun’s harmful ultra violet (UV) radiation can lead to a plethora of unwanted skin conditions. Fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, rough texture, spots and discolorations, loose skin—you name it. Fortunately, all of these adverse effects can be safely treated with a VI Peel.
Where the VI Peel Is Most Effective
Most people think that chemical peels are only used to treat the face and that’s it. The truth is, the VI Peel can be used to address the signs of sun damage on most any area affected by too much exposure to the sun’s rays. While the face and neck get a lot of attention since they tend to be the most visible, the hands are also extremely susceptible to destructive UV radiation. And they are usually left unprotected. The chest or décolletage is a frequent victim of sun damage too. The summertime heat often calls for more skimpy outfits, like a bathing suit or low-cut top, making it easy to leave this area open to the risks of sun damage—especially freckles or sun spots.
How the VI Peel Works
The chemicals in the VI Peel react with the skin to create micro damage, which causes the top layers of skin to peel off. This action not only removes dead cells, dirt, and debris to reveal healthier, glowing skin, but it also allows for the stimulation of new collagen and elastin production. The peel helps to tighten up the skin and produce a fresh, healthy glow.
The VI Peel Procedure
All of our VI Peels are performed here at the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery by our highly skilled skincare expert Anne Corey. To begin, Anne will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area and then evenly spread the peel over the skin. The process usually takes only about 20 to 30 minutes to complete, and most patients are comfortable throughout, although a minor stinging sensation is normal. After the chemical solution is applied, the skin may have a reddish tint to it for a little while. Not to worry—this can be easily concealed with makeup.
When to Expect Results from the VI Peel
You’ll be able to see positive changes in the look of your skin just a few days after treatment. At this time, the damaged upper layers of the epidermis will start to slough away to uncover brighter, healthier skin. This peeling action can continue for up to a week. Though many patients are satisfied with the results after just one treatment, Anne may recommend a series of VI peels every couple of weeks for optimal improvement, depending on the extent of sun damage to your skin. And a yearly maintenance peel can help to keep your skin looking fresh and vibrant.
Reverse the Harmful Effects of Sun Damage with a VI Peel in Rhode Island
VI peels are a great way to rejuvenate your skin after a summer spent soaking up the sun. If you’re in the Providence and East Greenwich, Rhode Island areas, and you’d like to learn more about this effective chemical peel, please schedule your initial consultation at the Centre for Aesthetic + Reconstructive Surgery today! Dr. Doyle and her knowledgeable team can answer any questions or concerns you may have about this or any of the rejuvenating MedSpa procedures we offer.