How Do Chemical Peels Work?

May 01, 2023
Chemical peels are a popular noninvasive cosmetic treatment that can help produce smooth skin and a host of other benefits. Read on to learn what’s involved in this procedure.

Chemical peels are consistently one of the top five noninvasive cosmetic treatments in the country. They can help fight lines and wrinkles, even out skin tones, and smooth out skin. But how do they really work?

Our providers at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center, with locations in Teaneck and Saddle River, New Jersey, specialize in providing chemical peels. We use the Vitality Institute (VI) Peel, which contains a unique combination of ingredients to deliver great results.

So, if you’re wondering whether a chemical peel is right for you, you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how chemical peels work to transform your skin.

How the VI Peel works

The VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that safely penetrates deeper into your skin than traditional over-the-counter peels. It contains a blend of trichloroacetic acid (TCA), retinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C, which all work together to exfoliate the top layer of your skin and stimulate the growth of new skin cells beneath.

During your treatment, we carefully apply the VI Peel solution to your skin. We then leave it on for a specific amount of time before we neutralize it and rinse it away. We determine how long to leave the ingredients on your skin based on your skin type, skin concerns, and your goals for treatment.

The chemicals in the peel exfoliate your skin by removing dead skin cells. The treatment also helps unclog pores, stimulate collagen production, and spur new skin cell growth to revitalize your complexion from the inside out.

The benefits of a VI Peel

The VI Peel’s unique blend of ingredients effectively targets a wide range of skin concerns. The VI Peel can do a number of beneficial things, such as:

  • Minimize fine lines and wrinkles
  • Minimize acne and acne scars
  • Reduce the appearance of sun damage and age spots
  • Improve skin texture and tone
  • Improve the skin’s overall appearance

Chemical peels are so popular because they don’t require invasive procedures to tackle many of the most common skin imperfections. In fact, just one treatment can give you noticeably smoother, more even-toned skin.

What to expect after getting a VI Peel

After your VI Peel, your skin may be red and slightly swollen at first. Over the next few days, your skin will begin to peel or flake. During this time, you’ll need to protect your skin by using sunscreen and avoiding sun exposure.

Most people return to their normal activities immediately following their VI Peel treatment, but you’ll need to be sure to follow our aftercare instructions for the best results. After your skin stops peeling, you’ll notice an improvement in texture, tone, and vibrancy.

The VI Peel is a safe and effective treatment for most skin types, and we customize your treatment to your unique needs. It’s possible to get benefits from a single peel, but we may recommend a series of treatments to achieve your desired results. In most cases, it’s safe to get a VI Peel about once a month.

If you’re tired of lackluster skin, a chemical peel might be just the treatment for you. To learn more about VI Peels or any of our other cosmetic treatments, call 201-836-9696 or book an appointment online with Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center today.