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VI Chemical Peels:
Treatment to Improve Your Appearance

Give yourself the skin you deserve with our luxury blended chemical peel treatment. The natural effects of aging can produce unwanted wrinkles, sun spots, and scarring. VI chemical peels give you smooth, flawless-looking skin so that you can look and feel your best.
VI Chemical Peels:
Treatment to Improve Your Appearance
Give yourself the skin you deserve with our luxury blended chemical peel treatment. The natural effects of aging can produce unwanted wrinkles, sun spots, and scarring. VI chemical peels give you smooth, flawless-looking skin so that you can look and feel your best.

What Are Chemical Peels?

Chemical peels can be used on the face, neck, and hands to create smooth skin. By using a chemical solution and applying it to the desired areas, layers of the skin are removed through an exfoliation process. There are varying levels of peels that range from light to deep and work at different intensities.

VI Chemical Peels with Carlsbad Village Med Spa

At Carlsbad Village Med Spa we offer VI Peels, a unique blend of multiple acids designed to target a wide variety of conditions. VI peels are known as blended peels, utilizing a powerhouse of acids that penetrate the skin much more effectively than single acid peels. Single acid peels are limited in what they can treat and are not as effective as VI peels. VI peels are able to address the primary concerns of patients while also treating secondary skin conditions and issues.

The ingredients of VI chemical peels include:

  • Phenol: Skin-numbing agent that makes the chemical peel application painless.
  • Retinoic Acid: Improves the turnover of cells.
  • Trichloroacetic Acid: Improves signs of aging through exfoliation and increasing collagen levels.
  • Salicylic Acid: Reduces and prevents inflammation.
  • Ascorbic Acid: An antioxidant that creates beautiful clear skin.
What Do VI Chemical Peels Do?

VI chemical peels offer many benefits, including:

  • Reduce fine lines and wrinkles
  • Treat acne (including acne scars)
  • Diminish stretch marks
  • Create clear, smooth skin
  • Address sun-damage
  • Treat aging skin
  • Improve appearance
How Do Chemical Peels Work?

Chemical peels work by utilizing various acids within your skin and the peels themselves. The acids within each chemical peel slightly adjust the pH level of your skin, which causes the dead skin to exfoliate and to gently be removed.

There are three common types of chemical peels:

Light Peel: Only the outermost layer of skin is exfoliated. This is best for more superficial discoloration of the skin. Multiple sessions can be administered.

Medium Peel: The outer and middle layers of skin are exfoliated. A medium peel is best for treating wrinkles and diminishing the appearance of age spots.

Deep Peel: This peel exfoliates down to the deepest parts of the middle skin layers. It is ideal for treating the appearance of deep lines and wrinkles, age spots, and scars.

Are VI Chemical Peels Safe?

Yes, chemical peels are considered very safe. They should always be performed by an experienced board-certified dermatologist. The risks associated with chemical peels are rare and include scarring or infection.
What To Expect With Your VI Chemical Peel
Before Your Chemical Peel
Your aesthetic provider at Carlsbad Village Med Spa will listen to your specific needs and create a treatment plan unique to you. They will let you know the ideal areas to target for effective treatment.

Your provider will also let you know if there are any medications or facial washes you should discontinue prior to treatment. You will need to protect your skin from the sun by wearing sunscreen.

During Your Chemical Peel

Your aesthetic provider will first clean your skin. Then the exfoliating chemical solution will be brushed onto the area of skin needing treatment. The solution will be left on your skin for anywhere from 15 minutes to 45 minutes depending on the type of peel being administered. When the time is complete your aesthetic provider will gently remove the peel. A cool compress will be placed on your skin to help soothe it and to promote healing.

After Your Appointment

Your aesthetic provider at Carlsbad Village Med Spa will advise you on the proper care and instruction for the first few weeks. This will include avoiding intense heat or cold, sunbathing, and rubbing the skin. Your specific care instructions will depend on the type of chemical peel administered. A superficial peel will take up to one week to heal, a medium peel will take two weeks, and a deep peel will take up to three full weeks. Your provider will also schedule follow-up appointments with you as needed.

Dermatology Face Peel: Frequently Asked Questions
How much are chemical peels?

The exact cost of your chemical face peels and other chemical peels will depend on which type of peel is administered and the time needed for the procedure. Costs can include the cost of treatment, facility costs, and any prescription medications (if prescribed).

What are chemical peels good for?

Chemical peels are good for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, treating discolored skin, diminishing the appearance of scars, addressing sun damage, and treating aging skin. Overall, chemical peels can give your skin a smooth, flawless appearance. 

 There are two primary acids in chemical peels that help them work effectively: Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), also known as salicylic acid. Both acids exfoliate the skin, but the way they do that is slightly different. AHAs loosen the layers of skin and BHAs remove oils. 

 

In addition to general facial chemical peels for wrinkles and sunspots, there are chemical peels for acne, chemical peels for hyperpigmentation, chemical peels for acne scars, chemical peels for stretch marks, and chemical peels for melasma. 

How many chemical peels do I need?

The number of peels needed will depend on the type of peels being used (and therefore, the type of treatment being administered). For example, a light or medium face chemical peel can occur every few months. Whereas you will most likely only need one deep peel treatment over the course of several years.

How often should you get chemical peels?

Your aesthetic provider at CVMS will advise how many treatments you’ll need, however, light and medium peels can be done every four to six months. Deep peels can be performed once every two to three years or longer.

How long to wait between chemical peels?

The amount of time you need to wait between chemical peel treatments will depend on whether you are having a light, medium, or dark peel.

Do chemical peels hurt?

Light and medium facial chemical peels might cause some slight discomfort that normally produces a burning sensation. This lasts for approximately 5 to 10 minutes. For deeper peels, pain medication might be prescribed by your aesthetic provider.

Who is a candidate for VI chemical peels?

Individuals with fair skin tones tend to see better results on a wider variety of chemical peel treatments. However, chemical peels for darker skin can also be effective. Talk with your aesthetic provider to determine which chemical peel treatment is best for you. 

Additionally, chemical peels are not ideal for sagging skin under the eyes or other areas of the face. 

Schedule Your Appointment with Carlsbad Village Med Spa
Look and feel your best at Carlsbad Village Med Spa. When you are confident about your appearance, anything in life is possible. And sometimes it takes a little help getting to that point. Whether it’s temporarily removing creases from your face, or giving yourself an anti-aging appearance, our attention to detail with our dermatologist chemical peels is unparalleled. You deserve the highest level of treatment possible. We take the time to listen to each patient’s unique needs and help you take your appearance to an elevated level.

Each of our treatments is FDA approved, has minimal to no downtime, and has one goal in mind: To help you look and feel beautiful.

Schedule Your Appointment with Carlsbad Village Med Spa
Look and feel your best at Carlsbad Village Med Spa. When you are confident about your appearance, anything in life is possible. And sometimes it takes a little help getting to that point. Whether it’s temporarily removing creases from your face, or giving yourself an anti-aging appearance, our attention to detail with our dermatologist chemical peels is unparalleled. You deserve the highest level of treatment possible. We take the time to listen to each patient’s unique needs and help you take your appearance to an elevated level.

Each of our treatments is FDA approved, has minimal to no downtime, and has one goal in mind: To help you look and feel beautiful.