Are Chemical Peels Safe?

Are Chemical Peels Safe?

With hundreds of available options for skin rejuvenation, how do you know which is best for you? If you’re looking to reduce the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring, or textured skin, chemical peels could be right for you.

A chemical peel uses a chemical exfoliant to remove a portion of your skin’s outer layer. By removing some of this top layer, the younger and fresher skin underneath can be revealed and give you a more vibrant appearance. 

Naturally, to remove this top layer of skin, some fairly harsh ingredients have to be used. So can chemical peels actually be safe? It’s a good question to ask. 

At the Center for Women’s Health Richmond in Sugar Land and Richmond, Texas, our team of skilled estheticians utilizes VI peels  — a popular and highly-rated type of chemical peel made by Vitality Institute Medical Products. 

In this blog, we discuss more about this specific chemical peel, including how we ensure safe application at our practice.

Explaining chemical peels

Chemical peels work by applying a chemical exfoliant to your skin, causing it to blister and peel off to reveal the fresh layer underneath.

There are three types of chemical peels: superficial peels, medium peels, and deep peels. While they all use a chemical solution containing acid, each one removes a different amount of skin tissue, depending on how drastic you need your results to be. 

VI peels are medium peels, meaning they remove your outer layer of skin and part of the middle layer as well. They also supply your skin with proteins that help produce new collagen. 

Medium peels such as the VI peel can be used for several cosmetic skin issues, including:

Chemical peels can also smooth and brighten your skin if it feels dull or textured. 

How to be sure that your chemical peel is safe

You should never try to buy ingredients to do a chemical peel on your own. This could result in extreme blistering, skin discoloration, and scarring. 

Instead, trust the licensed specialists at the Center for Women’s Health Richmond. We use the VI peel which has high-quality ingredients to exfoliate all skin types and tones safely. 

In addition to using trusted ingredients, our team also has the necessary expertise to apply the chemical solution precisely, limiting the risk of adverse side effects such as scarring or long-term redness.

Start reaping the benefits of a chemical peel

If you’re ready to safely rejuvenate your skin dramatically, consider booking a VI peel with our team at the Center for Women’s Health Richmond. These peels can give you results in as little as a week, with peak results happening after 4-6 weeks. 

Schedule yours today by calling your nearest office location or booking online today.

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