What is a Chemical Peel?

What is a Chemical Peel?

Are you curious about some of the different beauty services that are offered and how they would work for you? We would love to answer your question, “What is a Chemical Peel?” to help you make the most informed beauty decision that is the best fit for you. In your search for answers, we are so happy you’ve found us. We are Timeless Aesthetics, LLC and we are an award-winning medical spa that strives to provide patients in Colorado Springs with the highest quality skincare products and cosmetic treatments. With two locations, one in Colorado Springs and one in Castle Rock. We serve all your skin care and beauty needs and a chemical peel is just one of the many services we offer. 

At Timeless Aesthetics, LLC, we work hard to build positive relationships with our esteemed clients through high-quality and results-oriented services and top-notch knowledge of our skincare treatments and products. Our magic lies in the uniquely holistic and wellness-focused approach we take to cosmetic treatments and our philosophy of regenerative cosmetic medicine. Now that you know more about who we are, let’s dive deeper into your question, “What is a Chemical Peel?”. 

What is a Chemical Peel?

Not all chemical peels are created equal. At Timeless Aesthetics, LLC we offer VI Peel ®. Our chemical peel will help improve and smooth the texture of your facial skin through the use of a chemical solution that will peel off dead skin. This will yield skin that is smoother and less wrinkled. Our VI Peel ® will treat your stubborn melasma, age spots, discoloration, and acne. Not only do chemical peels remove dead skin, but they also stimulate the growth of new skin cells. 

Healthline states that “VI Peels are gentle enough that they can safely be used on your face, chest, eyelids, hands, and back. According to the Vitality Institute (who is the creator of the Peel), this type of peel can be used on all skin types and tones. The product used in VI Peels is made up of a blend of ingredients that include:

  • trichloroacetic acid (TCA) (10 to 12 percent)
  • phenol (10 to 12 percent)
  • salicylic acid (10 to 12 percent)
  • vitamin C (4 percent)
  • tretinoin (0.1 to 0.4 percent)

What Should I Expect from a VI Peel?

To get the best results from VI Peel®, the procedure must be done in a series of six peels, three weeks apart. You can notice a mild tingling sensation or heat on your skin, depending on the type of peel that is carried out. You will notice peeling around your mouth and then your forehead by the second or third day. If your skin is well hydrated, the peeling will continue for seven to ten days.

Is Chemical Peel Right For You?

Not only should you ask, “What is a Chemical Peel?”, but also, is it the best service for you? Our VI Peel® treatments can be customized to meet your specific needs. Chemical peels help treat fine, medium, and coarse wrinkles and lines. It will also help to tackle blemishes, sun damage, freckles, age spots, as well as pre-cancerous growth. It can also help control acne and soften scars that are caused by acne. Since chemical peels are customized to meet the needs of each patient, it is important to schedule a consultation with a doctor to get a more detailed understanding of your health history and skin condition.

How to prepare for your Chemical Peel Treatment

  1. Avoid certain skincare products: In the week leading up to your peel, you should avoid using any harsh skincare products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), beta hydroxy acids (BHAs), or benzoyl peroxide. These ingredients can increase skin sensitivity and potentially cause adverse reactions to the chemical peel.
  2. Sun protection: Minimize your sun exposure and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen daily. This should already be a part of your daily skincare regime and sunburned or heavily tanned skin can react poorly to a chemical peel.
  3. Stay hydrated: Keep your skin well-hydrated in the days before your peel. Drink plenty of water and use a gentle, non-irritating moisturizer.
  4. Avoid waxing or laser treatments: Do not wax or use depilatory creams for at least a week before your treatment. Also, avoid any laser treatments on the area to be peeled.
  5. Evaluate medications: Inform us about all medications and supplements you’re taking, as some may need to be paused before the treatment. This is especially important for medications that cause photosensitivity or thin the skin.
  6. Prepare a post-peel skincare regimen: After a chemical peel, your skin will be sensitive and require special care. We will help inform you about the products to have afterward, like a gentle cleanser, a hydrating moisturizer, and effective sunscreen. When it comes to post-peel you will be a pro at the question, “What is a Chemical Peel?”.

Read some of our 5-star reviews from happy clients

“I was new to having ANYTHING done on my face and Susie was extremely patient, thorough, and knowledgeable teaching me about this new aesthetics world.  She was professional, gentle, and kind with a lovely bedside manner that made me comfortable and relaxed in her chair.  She injected the lines above my lips with very little discomfort.  Her gentle “pokes”  had lovely results!!!!   Also had a Vi Peel that gave new life to my skin. 😉  I AM VERY HAPPY WITH BOTH RESULTS! I feel more confident in my appearance and plan to make her my skin care RN driving in from Santa Fe, NM just for her!!!  If I could give her 20 stars here I would. Thank you Susie for sharing your “master artistry” on my face!” -Joan

“I can’t say enough good things about timeless. Susie is an absolute artist as well as a truly talented rn with a very calming demeanor. She makes my treatments a relaxing experience. The whole staff is a great ensemble. I would never go anywhere else for my treatments. Can’t wait for the next one.” -Jennifer

“Susie at Timeless Aesthetics is amazing! She is an expert in the industry and truly takes the time to understand her clients, needs, desires, and delivers results with care. I totally trust her with my personal needs and will drive to Colorado Springs for her expertise! Look no further if you only want the best! Looking forward to my next appointment “ -Kari

Timeless Aesthetics has the answers to “What is a Chemical Peel?”

Our owner, Susie Reese, RN is a trusted Aesthetic RN and skincare expert who is loved by skincare enthusiasts everywhere. A professional skincare specialist, Susie has dedicated 17+ years to the art of enhancing the beauty and youthful appearance of her clients. She’s known for her artistic eye and is also fully adept at giving rejuvenated, more youthful, and natural results. She has over 17 years of hands-on experience as a trusted skincare expert, which has enabled her to create a real-world solution- treatments that are designed for different skin types so that you can get exactly what your face needs to look and feel its best.

Along with her team, Susie offers aesthetic services (like BOTOX®, Dysport®, Bellafill, Sculptra, Restylane®, Juvederm®, microneedling, and LOTS more) that are uniquely designed to help her clients achieve their beauty objectives. She had her aesthetic training with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. This enabled her to quickly learn and refine her skills, thereby enabling her to give her clients the timeless, natural look they crave. Susie has also trained with some of the most renowned national and international aesthetic trainers. This has helped her further refine her ability to give her clients the exceptional results they deserve.

Throughout her career, Susie has worked with clients who trust her and demand professional skincare. This makes her a force to reckon with in the skincare industry. She has worked with high-profile clients from different parts of Colorado, California, Texas, Minnesota, and Florida.

Susie is known for improving the skin conditions of her clients, thereby helping them look more youthful and beautiful. She is recognized as one of the top injectors in Colorado. She has also mentored RNs and consulted with MDs to help kick-start their aesthetic practices.

Timeless Aesthetics, LLC is an award-winning medical spa that strives to provide patients in Colorado Springs with the highest quality skin care products and cosmetic treatments. 

Our cosmetic services include Botox®, Dysport®, Juvederm®, Restylane®, Bellafill®, Jeuveau™ Newtox, Anti-Aging Skincare, Plasma Pen Treatments, Morpheus8, EvolveX Body Contouring, VI Peel, Kybella®, Silhouette Instalift® Threads, and more

Timeless Aesthetics LLC has locations in Castle Rock and Colorado Springs, Colorado. We are the best Med Spa in Colorado, offering a wide variety of Medical Spa services such as lip fillers, facial fillers, microneedling, brow and lash services, chemical peels, permanent makeup, hair restoration, and much more. Call today at 719-425-9336‬ to schedule your complimentary skin consultation or schedule an appointment with our online scheduler.

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