Chemical Peel Treatments
medSPA the milk + honey way offers chemical peel treatments which can be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures. Peels are typically performed as a series of multiple treatments to most effectively help achieve your desired results.
A chemical peel is a skin-resurfacing treatment in which a solution is applied to remove the outer layer(s) of the skin, exfoliating dead skin cells and permitting new skin to grow back smoother and younger-looking. Chemical peels are used to treat sun damage, fine wrinkles, skin discoloration, active acne, and acne scars.
We utilize the VI Peel portfolio in our medical aesthetics treatment room. The VI Peel line features a blend of key ingredients, such as Trichloroacetic acid (TCA), Retinoic acid (Vitamin A), Salicylic acid, Phenol, and L-Ascrobic acid (Vitamin C), that work together to improve fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, melasma as well as provide anti-aging benefits and eliminate impurities, tone, texture and clarity of your skin. The VI Peel is safe for all skin types (Fitzpatrick types I-VI).
Our licensed medical aesthetics team will work with you directly to recommend the best treatments for your medical aesthetics objectives using an approach that focuses on subtle rejuvenation.
If this is your first time receiving a medical aesthetics treatment with milk + honey a health history and general consultation are required. If you’ve already received your health history and general consultation you can book your medSPA treatment online.
VI Peel Original
The VI Peel Original contains a blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. This peel will help improve tone, texture, and clarity of your skin and provide anti-aging benefits.
This treatment tightens skin, smooths texture, and brightens tone. Specifically formulated to rejuvenate and help prevent future damage to the skin, it’s a great first-time peel for all age groups who want fresh healthy, radiant skin.
VI Peel Purify
For active acne and oily skin
The VI Peel Purify is a highly effective treatment for acne and addresses a variety of concerns caused by acne symptoms.
This unique formula combination increases cellular turnover to open pores and reduce comedones, kill p. acnes, and balance the skin for fewer breakouts.
Skin Rejuvenation Consultation
Not sure if a Chemical Peel is right for you? Book a free consultation with a medSPA provider to discuss treatment options tailored to your goals.
VI Peel Advanced
For enhanced collagen stimulation
VI Peel Precision is formulated to combat the signs of aging. It is made from a synergistic blend of ingredients, which provides a deeper penetration to soften fine lines and wrinkles.
This targeted formula helps enhance collagen stimulation to increase cell turnover and promote a decrease in the loss of elasticity.
VI Peel Precision Plus
For skin discoloration
VI Peel Precision Plus combats pigmentation with our Lighten Booster and fast-acting Brightening Booster.
This powerhouse formula effectively suppresses melanogenesis and promotes rapid cell turnover for improved skin tone.
VI Peel Purify Precision Plus
For acne and acne scarring
VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus is our most comprehensive peel for acne and acne scarring.
This advanced acne solution works synergistically to combat active acne symptoms while repairing dark areas on the skin. The VI Peel Purify With Precision Plus helps to fade textural scarring and Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH) caused by acne breakouts.
Chemical Peels FAQ
What areas/concerns do Chemical Peels address?
Chemical peels are a non-invasive treatment used to treat sun damage, fine wrinkles, skin discoloration, active acne, and acne scars. A peel can be performed alone or in combination with other cosmetic procedures.
Peels are typically performed as a series of multiple treatments to most effectively help achieve your desired results.
What should I expect during treatment?
During the consultation with your provider, you will discuss concerns, recommendations, and treatment plan. Your skin will be cleansed prior to the procedure. This is a non-surgical treatment and does not require anesthesia.
Next, we will gently apply the peeling solution while timing the length of application and closely observing your skin’s response to the treatment. We will then neutralize the peel and cleanse the skin. As your skin becomes healthier with each subsequent treatment, we are often able to increase the time of application in order to achieve continued improvements.
How long does a Chemical Peel treatment take?
The entire procedure will take about 20 minutes.
Does it hurt?
Chemical Peels fall at a 1 on the pain scale on a pain scale of 1 to 5. 1 having the least pain and 5 having the most pain.
A minimal amount of discomfort can be expected during the application of the peel, but this typically resolves with neutralization. Some patients have a sensation of warmth for several hours after the treatment, which usually abates with rest and ice.
Immediately following treatment, we will apply a thin layer of Vaseline and/or sunblock to the area.
Is there downtime?
Peeling will vary from light flaking to heavy sheet flaking for up to a week. Avoid sun exposure. Avoid hot water on your skin for a week – warm or cool water is okay. Avoid exercise immediately after your peel. You may return to work after receiving treatment.
How long will my results last?
Your skin will be noticeably smoother and your complexion clearer after a single treatment. Best results come from a course of 3 treatments, 4-6 weeks apart.
Results will vary based on your skin type, but typically, you can expect results to last 3 to 6 months after your course of treatments.
How much do Chemical Peels cost?
After a skin analysis, your provider will determine the best VI Peel for you. Chemical Peel pricing starts at $300.
Are there contraindications?
You should not receive Chemicals Peels if you are: pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have an allergy to Aspirin
- Have used Isotretinoin / Accutane within the past six months
- Have received chemotherapy or radiation treatment within the past six months
- Have a liver condition
- Have an immune system disorder
- Have open wounds, cuts, abrasions, or recent tattooing or microblading. Please wait until the area is healed (4 – 6 weeks).
- Have an allergy to Phenol or Hydroquinone
- Have inflamed skin with open wounds
- Have active cold sores or a history of Herpes simplex
Additionally, please stop the use of the following treatment products at least one day before Chemical Peel: any products with high levels of retinol, AHAs (Glycolic acid), salicylic acid, Vitamin A, and Hydroquinone. You may resume usage one week after the Chemical Peel process is complete.
Will I receive post-care instructions?
Yes, you will receive full post-treatment products with instructions from your provider in addition to the following:
- Wear a sunblock of SPF30 or greater twice daily during and for 3 months after treatment sessions.
- You may wear make up the day after treatment and may restart tretinoin in 5-7 days
- If you have excessive swelling, pain, fever, blistering, extreme itching, or any other concerns, contact us immediately.
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Our licensed medical aesthetics team will work with you directly to recommend the best treatments to achieve your facial rejuvenation objectives and goals. If this is your first time receiving a medical aesthetics treatment with milk + honey a health history consultation is required.
We offer minimally invasive microneedling treatments to address scarring, large pores, wrinkles, loose skin, stretch marks + acne breakouts. Also known as Collagen Induction Therapy, microneedling triggers your natural healing process to stimulate increased collagen production with little to no down-time.
Laser Skin Treatments
We offer a range of laser skin treatments, which address skin resurfacing (reversing initial signs of sun damage, correcting uneven pigmentation, and improving the general tone and texture of skin), body contouring and smoothing, and hair removal. Treatments include Broadband Light (BBL) Photofacials, Moxi, and laser hair removal.
Injectables + Fillers
We offer safe, effective cosmetic injectables and fillers, including Xeomin, Botox, Dysport, Juvederm, Restylane, and Revanesse. These treatments target specific areas of the face and body to provide volume and lift to the skin as well as correct "hollowness" with little to no recovery time.