As we age, the cumulative effects of sun exposure and repetitive muscle contractions cause fine lines and wrinkles to form in the skin. Pigmentation, freckling, age spots, and sunspots start to appear. At Face Forward Medical Aesthetics, we use medical-grade chemical peels to quickly give you a refreshed, youthful appearance, and many of our clients do a series of peels for optimal outcomes.
What can I expect after my peel? When can I expect results?
Three days after your VI Peel, the skin will begin to flake. This part of the process will take from three to four days, after which time new, healthy tissue will begin to show. About seven days after the peeling has finished, the final effects from your VI Peel will be visible.
How often should I get a peel?
For optimal results, a series of three of our four peels spaced 4-6 weeks apart is recommended. This way, deeper layers can be targeted with even more effective exfoliation.
What are the side effects of a chemical peel?
Some might consider skin peeling to be a side effect – really, it’s the intended effect! Peeling usually starts on day 3 and ends on day 7.
What is the downtime?
People can go to work and go about their normal routine immediately after a Vi Peel. On day 1, you will have a “sun-kissed” look and should avoid direct sunlight. On day 2, the skin will feel tight but no peeling. Manageable peeling occurs from days 3-5.
Are chemical peels only for women?
No! Chemical peels are increasingly popular for men. This New York Times article from 2015 entitled, “Are you man enough for a peel?” describes this trend well.