Exfoliation is well-known in the skincare world, touted as it is for delivering a luminescent glow and reducing common concerns like wrinkles and scars. You might say of all exfoliation techniques, the chemical peel is the best, but there’s another therapy within this hierarchy – one you may not yet know about. It’s called the VIPeel, and at Beautique Medical Anti-Aging in Knoxville, TN, we know the results it delivers are very important indeed.
What Is a VIPeel?
- Enlarged pores
- Sun and age spots
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne and acne scars
Cumulatively, these results boost your skin’s radiance, tone, and texture. The VIPeel can provide preventative benefits as well, including increasing cell turnover rates and inciting collagen synthesis. By cell turnover, we mean the speed at which your skin renews itself. Regularly turning over cells, such as every 28 days, is key to maintaining a healthy appearance; dead cells that sit on your skin’s surface contribute to a dull and lackluster appearance.
Keep in mind your body is in a constant state of renewal, generating fresh tissues and cells to maintain optimal health. But those processes go awry sometimes and slow altogether as we age. Providing an external push in cell turnover allows new skin cells waiting below the surface to rise. In turn, your face looks younger and fresher with an enviable “glow” produced when polished skin reflects the light.
Removing dead cells also eliminates the barrier your skincare products face each time you apply them. Clusters of these cells keep facial moisturizers and serums from penetrating below the surface where they deliver the most benefit. Deep exfoliation, on the other hand, allows your skin to drink in all those soothing ingredients.
You can’t have healthy skin without collagen, a connective fiber that provides underlying support to body tissues. As synthesis wanes, the skin becomes vulnerable to wrinkles, fine lines, and laxity. But ramping up production removes the old and delivers new fibers to plump and smooth the skin.
How This Treatment Is Different
If you ask a dermatologist or esthetician, they’ll likely tell you chemical peels are one of the best and easiest places to start in achieving beautiful skin. They remove the damaged top layer of skin but, unfortunately, are associated with heavy peeling, increased sensitivity, and recovery periods that can last several weeks. This peel delivers all the benefits with none of the unwanted side effects.
It is considered one of the safest and most effective treatments available and delivers dependable results. The peel is so gentle, we can apply it to delicate areas like under the eyes, where the skin is naturally thin and vulnerable to damage. The key is its ingredients, which provide for optimal skin renewal and include:
- Trichloroacetic acid: corrects deep scars and prompts collagen synthesis
- Retin-A: smooths moderate wrinkles and fine lines
- Phenol: penetrates to creases and deeper lines
- Salicylic acid: exfoliates cells and reduces inflammation
- Vitamin C: nutrient-rich antioxidant known to brighten skin
A Host of Benefits
Thanks to its soothing but beneficial formula, this peel is virtually pain-free; patients report feeling nothing more than a slight tingling that many find pleasant. And you need not worry about staying home from work for a lengthy period as your skin rejuvenates. After treatment, most patients return to their normal activities almost immediately.
While you can expect to experience some light peeling – remember this is a positive effect, as it indicates the all-important cell renewal we just spoke of – it can be smoothed with a thick moisturizer. And finally, unlike many chemical peels, this one is safe for all skin types, even those who tend to stay on the sensitive spectrum.
How It Works
While the chemical solution remains on your face, you can leave and go about your business as usual. We’ll provide thorough instructions to follow at home for removing the peel at the appropriate time, and you’ll also receive skincare instructions to promote optimal results.
A Few Recommendations
Who Is This Right for?
Keep in mind you can maintain your results by scheduling regular maintenance sessions. For instance, we may recommend a regimen of every four to six weeks, depending on your skin type, or every quarter. Committing to this schedule will keep your skin glowing.
A Red Carpet Treatment
This gentle but hard-working peel can stimulate cell turnover and collagen synthesis with just one session. The results of both will continue indefinitely, providing you with soft, radiant skin that looks and feels younger. And thanks to a host of healthy ingredients, you won’t need to adjust your life after therapy; you can simply bask in the benefits of a red carpet treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.