Chemical peels are skin renewal treatments that remove the outermost layers of skin, stimulating the healing process and allowing fresh skin to emerge. There are many different peel formulas to satisfy each patient’s needs.
There are deep chemical peels and light chemical peels. Most peels are made with alpha and beta hydroxy acids such as glycolic acid or salicylic acid. Dr. Jon Sattler provides the VI Peel at his plastic surgery practice in Glendora, offering patients a non-surgical option to improve skin complexion.
Who Can Undergo a VI Peel in Glendora?
If your skin has one or more superficial imperfections, you may be a good candidate for a VI Peel. Plastic surgeons often recommend a peel to treat conditions such as:
- Rough skin texture
- Dull complexion
- Dry skin / rough skin
- Acne and other blemishes
To find out if the chemical peel is suitable for you, we encourage you to schedule complimentary consultation at our practice serving the people of Glendora and the I-210 corridor from Pasadena to Rancho Cucamonga.
How the Chemical Peel Works
A VI Peel requires 15 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the strength of the formula and the intended results. Your skin is cleansed thoroughly and the chemical solution is applied to the face (sometimes the neck and chest also). The doctor then allows the formula to penetrate the skin for a set period of time.
For best results, Dr. Sattler may recommend that you undergo a series of light chemical peels. A high quality skin care regimen may also be recommended to help you achieve the best outcome.
What Happens After My Chemical Peel?
The doctor or one of our staff members will send you home with specific post-treatment instructions. You may be advised to use special ointment, apply sunblock and avoid sun exposure. Temporary skin flaking often occurs as the new skin emerges. Redness and dryness in the skin are other common post-treatment effects.
Most chemical peels require no downtime. However, a strong chemical peel will require some recovery time. Ask the doctor for more details about your chemical peel recovery time after a VI Peel.
Do you have questions about VI Peel or other chemical peels in the San Gabriel Valley? Contact Dr. Sattler’s Plastic Surgery Center of Glendora from nearby Arcadia or Azusa to learn more about our chemical peels and other non-surgical skin renewal treatments.