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Peel Your Way to Radiant Skin

Chemical peels are non-invasive cosmetic treatments that involve applying a chemical solution to the skin’s surface, which exfoliates and removes damaged and dead skin cells. The level of exfoliation depends on the type of chemical peel used, with some targeting the outermost layer of the skin while others penetrate deeper to treat more severe skin conditions. Chemical peels are commonly used to improve the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, acne, and uneven skin tone and texture, resulting in a smoother and brighter complexion.

Chemical Peels Correct:

  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Sun damage and age spots
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Uneven skin tone and texture
  • Hyperpigmentation and melasma
  • Rough and dry skin
  • Enlarged pores
  • Blackheads and whiteheads
  • Dull complexion
  • Dark circles around the eyes

The Science Behind Chemical Peels

Chemical peels exfoliate the top layers of the skin, revealing smoother, brighter, and more youthful-looking skin underneath. The chemical solution breaks down the bonds that hold dead and damaged skin cells together, causing them to shed and peel off. The new skin cells are healthier and more vibrant, with improved texture and tone. Additionally, the exfoliation process stimulates the production of collagen and elastin fibers, which can plump and firm the skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.

We Offer Medical-Grade VI Peels

At South Coast MedSpa, we use VI Peels, which are medical-grade chemical peels that offer enhanced results compared to other types of peels. These peels are formulated with a blend of powerful ingredients, including trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, and vitamin C, to target multiple skin concerns simultaneously. VI Peels are safe for all skin types and colors and offer minimal downtime, allowing you to resume your daily activities immediately.

Benefits of VI Peels:

  • Improves skin texture and tone
  • Stimulates collagen and elastin production
  • Increases cell turnover
  • Improves the absorption and effectiveness of skincare products
  • Safe for all skin types and colors
  • Minimal downtime
  • Quick and easy procedure
  • Non-invasive cosmetic treatment

Your Complete Chemical Peels Experience

To prepare for your chemical peel, avoid using harsh skincare products or treatments for at least a week before your appointment. Be sure to inform your provider of any medications or medical conditions you have. It’s also recommended to avoid direct sun exposure and to use broad-spectrum sunscreen regularly in the weeks leading up to your treatment.

During your chemical peel session, your provider will cleanse your skin and apply the chemical solution to the treatment area. You may feel a mild tingling sensation, but most people say that VI Peels are completely pain free. The solution will be left on the skin for four hours, after which it self neutralizes. You will wash and apply boosting serums at home to enhance the peel results. The entire process takes 30-45 minutes, depending on the type and strength of the peel.

Side Effects
Common side effects of VI chemical peels include mild redness, itching and swelling. Your skin may also peel and flake in the days following your treatment. It’s important to avoid picking at any peeling skin and keep the treatment area moisturized.

The downtime and recovery process after a chemical peel depends on the type and strength of the peel you receive. You should avoid sun exposure and strenuous exercise for a few days and follow your provider’s aftercare instructions carefully. Keep your skin moisturized and avoid picking at any peeling skin to ensure a smooth and successful recovery.

You may notice some immediate improvement in your skin’s texture and tone after your chemical peel, but the full results can take several days to appear. The duration of the results depends on the type of peel and your skin’s response, but they can last several months with proper skincare maintenance.

The number of treatments needed for optimal results depends on your skin type, concerns, and the type of chemical peel you receive. Your provider will recommend a treatment plan based on your individual needs. Typically, 3-6 treatments spaced several weeks apart are recommended for best results.

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South Coast MedSpa is here to help you achieve your skincare goals. If you’re interested in a chemical peel, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced providers. During your consultation, we’ll assess your skin and recommend a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs. Don’t wait to experience the benefits of VI Peels — book your consultation and take the first step towards radiant, youthful-looking skin!

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