At Bala Aesthetics and Medspa in Bel Air, MD, we know the importance of regular in-office exfoliation with chemical peels. If you want to improve your complexion and schedule an in-office treatment to rejuvenate your skin, we offer an effective, popular chemical peel called the VI Peel from Vitality Institute that will transform your skin.
How Often Can You Get Chemical Peels?
Chemical peels are the perfect treatment for those who want to exfoliate, refresh, and renew their skin. Depending on your skin and goals, you may benefit from adding a chemical peel to your monthly skincare routine. There are a number of factors to consider when determining how often you should schedule this exfoliating treatment because you want to ensure the best results while also making sure that you don’t over-exfoliate your skin.
Consider Your Skin Type
It’s important that you consider your skin type when determining how often you should schedule peels. One of the benefits of chemical peels is that it can be customized to the needs of different patients. Those with more sensitive skin types can still schedule a peel to enhance their complexions, but they may need to schedule a specific peel with gentler ingredients or space out their peels more than four weeks apart to avoid irritating their skin.
Those with normal or oily skin may benefit from scheduling a peel sooner than every four weeks to effectively eliminate dead skin cells and oily buildup. If you aren’t sure what your skin type is, one of our estheticians can evaluate your complexion during an in-person consultation to help you determine the right peel and the right way to space out your treatments for the best results.
Consider Your Ultimate Goals
Another factor to consider when creating a chemical peel treatment plan is your ultimate skincare goals. If you have a healthy complexion and simply want to maintain beautiful skin, you won’t need to schedule peels as frequently as someone who is trying to combat some specific skin imperfections like hyperpigmentation, uneven skin texture, poor skin tone, rosacea, or acne-prone skin.
Schedule Your Peels Accordingly
You can also schedule a chemical peel before a special event, but you’ll want to plan accordingly. No one wants to show up to a special event with peeling skin. If you’re planning on scheduling your peel before a special event, you’ll need to space out your peels accordingly to reach your complexion goals.
The goal is to have the healthiest and most radiant skin prior to your big day. One of our estheticians will design the right treatment plan for you so you won’t have to worry about peeling at your special event.
Schedule a Pre-Treatment Consultation
The best way to determine how often you should schedule your chemical peel treatments is by setting up an in-person consultation with one of our estheticians. Our estheticians are skilled in all things skin and understand how to evaluate different skin types and complexions and make recommendations accordingly.
They will create a treatment plan and help you space out your peels with the right number of weeks between each to ensure that you don’t over-exfoliate your skin.
Know There Are Alternative Solutions
If you have ultra-sensitive skin and are concerned that a chemical peel will just make it worse, there are alternative solutions that can exfoliate your skin and help you achieve that natural, healthy glow. At Bala Aesthetics and Medspa, we offer a treatment called the Hydrafacial that combines the benefits of a facial and a chemical peel into one treatment.
This popular treatment involves deep cleansing, exfoliation, and hydration to help you achieve your best skin yet. One of the benefits of the Hydrafacial is that it effectively exfoliates your skin and cleanses your pores from the inside out without irritating your skin. So, whether your skin needs a more aggressive treatment or a gentler one, you’ll get exactly what you need without any resulting irritation or inflammation.
The VI Peel
At Bala Aesthetics and Medspa, we offer one of the most popular chemical peels available: the VI Peel. This peel is safe for all skin types and tones and will give your skin the right amount of exfoliation, and it will target many different skin concerns and give you a noticeable glow.
The VI Peel is a quick and effective treatment. This medical-grade peel uses a blend of ingredients to improve the skin. These ingredients include TCA (trichloroacetic acid), tretinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, vitamin C, and minerals to gently exfoliate the top layer of skin and promote cellular turnover. It will eliminate the dead skin cell barrier keeping you from your brightest, healthiest skin.
What Does It Treat?
The VI Peel is a versatile treatment because it can address multiple skin concerns, including fine lines and wrinkles, oversized pores, oily skin, rosacea, hyperpigmentation, sunspots, melasma, acne, and acne scars. If you suffer from one or more of these conditions, this peel will help resolve them. If you don’t suffer from these conditions, this peel will make your good skin even better.
Versatile Treatment Areas
While most patients schedule peels to improve their complexions, the VIA Peel can also effectively improve the skin on different body areas. The VI Peel can be applied to the neck, chest, back, arms, legs, and under-eye area. In fact, it’s the only peel on the beauty market that is safe for use beneath the eyes.
How Does It Work?
This peel uses its specialized blend of ingredients to remove the top layer of skin and any damaged skin cells in that top layer. It increases the cellular turnover rate to refine the top layer of the skin so that you end up with a clearer, smoother, tighter skin that glows in radiates youth.
What Can I Expect From the Treatment?
VI Peel is a 20-minute chemical peel that can transform your skin. When you arrive at your treatment, your esthetician will cleanse your skin and apply the chemical peel. She’ll leave it on your skin for a period of time and then gently remove it.
Is It Painful?
This treatment is completely painless. You’ll enjoy a relaxing treatment that will improve your skin and help you begin a skin transformation. All you have to do is show up, lay back, relax, and let your esthetician take care of the rest.
Is There Any Downtime?
One of the benefits of scheduling this treatment is that you won’t have to worry about significant downtime. If your skin experiences peeling, it will happen two to three days after your treatment. Peeling typically lasts for six days, but it’s completely painless. It’s important that you avoid picking at your skin if it does peel because it could cause scarring or infection.
Your esthetician will provide you with details on caring for your skin after the treatment is over. She will also provide you with a specialized peeling wipe formulated with retinol and skin-renewing minerals, which can stimulate the peeling process and help you experience much quicker results.
What To Avoid Post Treatment
You’ll be able to resume most of your normal daily activities after the VI Peel, but there are some activities you should avoid. You should avoid swimming for seven to ten days post-treatment to avoid irritation from the chemicals in the water. Additionally, if you’re in the habit of using an LED light therapy device at home, you should refrain from using it for the first week after your peel.
Don’t shave your skin in the treatment area until it has experienced total healing, typically seven days after the treatment. Use the cleanser recommended by your esthetician to cleanse your skin after your treatment. Avoid all products that exfoliate, rub, or pull on your skin to ensure the best results.
When Will I See Results?
Most patients noticed the best results within four to six weeks of their initial treatment. You can expect your skin to look tighter, clearer, and smoother after your treatment. Your results will continue to improve with each peel that you schedule. Your esthetician can evaluate your skin to determine how many treatments you should schedule to reach your skincare goals.
Schedule Your Consultation Today
If you want to improve your skin, treat rosacea, and achieve your best complexion to date, a chemical peel is a perfect treatment to make part of your regular skincare routine. Contact the experts at Bala Aesthetics and Medspa in Bel Air, MD, to learn more and schedule your initial consultation.