A VI Peel is a chemical peel that when applied to the skin, breaks down the surface layer of cells, allowing them to “peel” or fall away. This exposes a layer of new, fresher, younger looking skin underneath. The chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin and allowed to remain for several minutes.
The cells that are exposed to the chemical begin to dry out and gently peel or fall away. It can take anywhere from 5 to 10 days for the dead skin to completely fall away. Chemical peels can be performed approximately every three months to maintain the results achieved with the first treatment. Your MedSpa provider is better able to recommend how much time is needed between treatments.
When the skin begins to age, several things occur. The body produces less and less collagen and elastin which means the skin will gradually start to lose its elasticity. The muscles and other soft tissues will become laxer and may even begin to droop or sag. Your MedSpa provider is sometimes able to detect changes in your skin caused by the aging process before they you begin to notice them.
As the skin loses its elasticity, it’ll also start to lose the moisture that it typically relied on to keep it supple and youthful looking. Without the collagen and its usual degree of moisture, fine lines and wrinkles will begin to appear that may eventually turn into deep creases and furrows.
Lasers work beneath the skin to restore the balance of collagen and elastin. When lasers are used, it triggers the body's ability to produce more of the collagen fibers the skin needs to stay strong and toned. A laser goes deep into the tissues and can be used to target specific areas.
Lasers are minimally invasive and don't break the skin, meaning less trauma and a shorter recovery time. Skin rejuvenation procedures that use lasers provide long lasting results. In some cases, lasers can produce results that last longer than a year or more. That typically depends on the target area and the laser's specific use.
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