Chemical peels are popular noninvasive treatments to improve the discoloration and texture of the skin of the face, neck, hands, and many other areas of the body. Chemical peels utilize different types of acid solutions of varying strengths and combinations. These acids are designed to penetrate the skin’s surface at varying depths to help peel away the dull older cells and reveal the newer, softer, shinier skin. Certain peels can also target acne and greatly enhance any acne regimen.
Types of Chemical Peels
- Superficial Peels
Superficial peels are the fastest chemical peels, as they can often be completed during your lunch break with no downtime. These peels are popular for targeting clogged pores, and to help improve the appearance of fine lines and pigmentation.
Using a combination of peels, medium depth peels provide a deeper, more effective level of exfoliation than superficial peels – allowing us to treat deeper scars, wrinkles, and even certain skin growths, such as actinic keratoses, or pre-cancerous spots.
The VI Peel
At Nova Dermatology, the VI Peel is one of our most popular chemical peel options. A medium-depth peel, the VI Peel penetrates the skin’s outer layer known as the epidermis, reaching the inner action layer of the skin known as the dermis.
Some refer to the VI Peel as a combination peel as it uses a blend of highly effective ingredients including,
- TCA or Trichloroacetic Acid (10-12%)
- Phenol (10-12%)
- Salicylic Acid (10-12%)
- Vitamin C (4%)
- Tretinoin (0.1-0,4%)
VI Peel Treatment
Like other chemical peels, the VI Peel is known to help exfoliate the skin, and stimulate the production of vital skin compounds, like Collagen and Elastin, as well as other proteins that make up the vital connective tissue of our skin.
This allows the VI Peel to treat unwanted signs of aging, such as wrinkles, fine lines, and facial volume loss, as well as certain skin imperfections such as acne, facial scarring, sun spots or skin discolorations, blemishes, textural issues and much more!
For more information about chemical peels, contact Nova Dermatology today.