Chemical peels are a popular cosmetic treatment designed to improve your skin’s appearance and texture. However, some chemical peels may be harsh on the skin or require downtime. That’s why we provide non-surgical cosmetic treatment options that can produce results while minimizing pain and discomfort.
The VI peel is one of the safest yet most effective chemical peels available that can treat a variety of skin concerns, including melasma and acne. These peels contain nourishing ingredients that can enhance radiance, provide anti-aging protection, and restore the skin’s barrier. Connect with Montante Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics to discover how our VI Peel in Richmond can transform your skin.
What is a VI Peel?
VI Peel is a cosmetic treatment that is meticulously applied by a board-certified aesthetician. The peel coats the skin with a specially formulated chemical solution composed of glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and alpha hydroxy acids. This safe but effective solution dissolves the glue that holds your dead skin cells together, causing the top-most, superficial layers of the skin to exfoliate and peel off. As a result, youthful, healthy skin is revealed in its place.
Though chemical peels are usually applied to the face, they can also be applied to the neck, hands, back, and chest. A VI peel can address concerns including:
- Acne and acne scars
- Fine lines
- Uneven skin texture
By targeting these concerns and other signs of aging, a VI Peel treatment at our Richmond office can leave you with smooth and luminous skin.
What to Expect During Recovery
VI Peels do not require extensive downtime or recovery, though your skin may be sensitive for several hours after your treatment. Every skin type is different, but many patients experience skin flaking or peeling that may last five to seven days after treatment. This process is completely normal after the skin undergoes a thorough exfoliation and continues to do away with the topmost layer of dead skin. Shelly Montante, a certified aesthetician and nurse practitioner, can discuss any of your concerns about recovery.
How to Preserve the Results of Your VI Peel
Taking care of your skin after a VI Peel will help produce and maintain your desired results. In the weeks following your treatment, keep in mind the following tips:
- Avoid touching the treatment area
- Wait at least 24 hours before washing your skin with a gentle cleanser
- Use cool water to clean your face
- Moisturize and hydrate your skin thoroughly
- Protect your skin from the sun using a high-SPF sunscreen and other forms of sun protection
- Avoid vigorous workouts, dry saunas, and steam rooms while your skin heals
- Do not over-exfoliate or apply harsh products
By keeping your skin healthy and giving it time to heal, you will see a more dramatic transformation. For the most noticeable results, you can opt for additional VI Peel treatments at our Richmond clinic.
Revitalize Your Skin With a VI Peel in Richmond
If you are tired of feeling uncomfortable in your skin, consider a VI Peel in Richmond to enhance your appearance. This non-invasive treatment provides a refreshed appearance with little to no downtime.
Contact our office today to learn more about VI Peels and how you could rejuvenate your skin. Our board-certified team at Montante Plastic Surgery & Aesthetics. can listen to your cosmetic goals and concerns and help you decide which treatment(s) make sense for you.