The VI Peel
The VI I Peel aims for “true repair” of the skin without hindering a patients fast-paced life. The Vitality Institute Medical Products Skin Care System is safe and effective for all skin types. The VI Peel contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. This peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation, and little downtime
The VI Peel will improve the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin; reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma; soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. VI Peel also works well in conjunction with lasers, injectables and post procedure.
VI Peel Procedure
After the skin is cleaned, VI Peel will be applied topically to your skin. Patients typically experience a warm, tingly sensation that quickly subsides. The procedure takes only 20 to 30 minutes, but must leave the peel on the skin for five hours following the appointment.
With VI Peel there is little to no downtime. Peeling lasts 2 to 3 days and is easily managed with the post-peel kit, which is included. For a week or two following the peel it’s best to avoid exfoliating products like glycolic acid and retinols. Avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun. As well, resist the temptation of pulling your peeling skin off – it’s important that you let it peel naturally.
Once your skin has completely recovered and is finished peeling, you will notice a visible improvement in your complexion. Your skin’s appearance should continue to improve for the next 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier, and more youthful looking.
VI Peel Candidates
Anyone seeking to improve their skin’s tone and reduce blemishes may be a candidate for a VI Peel. The VI peel has been tested and used on individuals of a variety of skin tones, including Asian, African-American, and Latino skin types, which traditionally have not always responded positively to chemical peel treatments. The VI peel was originally developed as a treatment for acne and acne scarring, and is still extremely successful at treating this sometimes frustrating condition in individuals as young as 12-years-old
Dr. Walker believes the best candidates for any procedure are physically healthy and have realistic expectations about the results.
OBAGI BLUE PEELS
Obagi is one of the most recognized names globally in skin health care and the preferred choice of physicians around the world for prescription-strength product lines that transform skin.
The Obagi Blue Peel, is a chemical peel that is only administered by a physician. Using slow acting Trichloracetic Acid, instead of glycolic acid, the Obagi Blue Peel enables Dr. Walker to control the peel process and its depth. The process is tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected: wrinkles, scars, laxity or pigmentation problems. The Obagi Blue can be performed on the neck, chest, hands, back, arms, and legs using the same technique as for the face.
Obagi Blue Peel Procedure
The Obagi Blue Peel is a one to four step application of blue solution mixed with Trichloracetic Acid. These applications will lead to the removal of thin surface layers of aged and damaged skin. Layers of dead skin cells exfoliate and are replaced by healthier ones allowing the skin’s own clarity and tightness to resurface. Dr. Walker applies the Obagi Blue Peel based on the level of skin damage and the patients desired level of treatment.
Depending upon the condition of your skin, 1-4 coats of the Obagi Blue Peel solution will be applied. At each level, you will experience a mild burning sensation that lasts 2 to 3 minutes. The procedure takes less than an hour and does not usually require sedation.
What to Expect After the Obagi Blue Peel
Following your treatment, a bluish tint will remain on your skin and it will wash off in 12 to 24 hours. Depending on the strength and depth of the peel, you will experience light swelling following the procedure. Two to three days following the treatment, the skin will begin to peel and should be healed in 7 to 10 days. This peeling should not disrupt your regular lifestyle. The skin’s appearance should continue to improve for the next 4 to 6 weeks, becoming firmer, clearer, smoother, healthier, and more youthful looking.