Chemical peels are exfoliating skin treatments that address common skin issues like fine lines and wrinkles, acne and acne SkinCeuticals (Superficial Peels) scarring, pigmentation, large pores, dullness, and uneven texture. Broken down into three major categories, patients can choose a superficial peel, a medium peel, or a deep peel depending upon the desired result. At WIFH, we offer superficial and medium depth peels from the top cosmeceutical companies in the world.
VI Peel (Medium Depth Peel): The VI Peel is known as an innovative, advanced medical-grade chemical peel targeting fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, acne and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, enlarged pores, and overall skin texture and appearance.
SkinCeuticals (Superficial Peels): SkinCeuticals peels are great for skin resurfacing and correction. Patients looking to repair and restore skin, should consider one of the SkinCeuticals peels—each of which includes a deep cleanse, peel application and soothing mask.
How Do Chemical Peels Work?
Preparing for Chemical Peels
It’s important to remember that an integral part of maintaining healthy skin is using high quality, corrective skin care products and always using sunscreen. Having routine therapeutic/corrective skin treatments will also go a long way in eliminating unwanted pigmentation as well as helping to stave off the aging process.
Depending on which peel is chosen for your skin, procedures may vary. Your skin will be thoroughly cleansed, then prepped with a medical degreaser to remove any traces of oil. Your clinician will then start applying the peel solution to your skin. Most peels remain on the skin between 3-10 mins, but some are designed to be self-neutralizing and stay on for 4 hours.
Most patients describe feeling a warm, prickly sensation, or mild stinging/itching when the peel is first applied to their skin. This is temporary and subsides after a couple of minutes. After the peel is neutralized and removed, we will apply moisturizer and SPF, when appropriate.
What to Expect During Chemical Peels
Chemical Peel Gallery
Frequently Asked Questions
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing/exfoliating treatment in which a chemical solution is applied to the skin to slough away the top layers of skin. There are a variety of different chemical peels available and they can address skin conditions like: acne, acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, pigmentation/sun damage, tone, texture and overall skin health. Once the dead skin is removed it reveals smoother, softer, younger looking skin.
Whether you’re an existing patient, or new to the practice, we always have you meet with one of our Medical Aestheticians for a complimentary consultation before your peel appointment to determine which one is best suited for your skin and goals. Depending on your skin, we may recommend combining chemical peels along with other treatments for optimal results.
There are a variety of different peels available. We offer superficial and medium depth peels. Immediately following a superficial peel you skin may appear a little pink, which subsides pretty quickly. Superficial peels do not cause the skin to slough off, so you should not experience any shedding. These peels can be done as frequently as every 2 weeks. There is no down time with these peels.
A single peel will achieve some repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Skin conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyperpigmentation might require multiple applications to produce more dramatic results.
Make sure you don’t pick or peel at the skin after a chemical peel this can cause discoloration and scarring. Allow the skin to shed on its own. You will also need to use a good quality at-home skincare regimen to optimize and maintain your results.