I posted on peels last fall and think I will follow it up with another post this fall!  Why?  Because this is the perfect time of year to do a peel, or, a series of peels.

During the summer months we accumulate more sun damage than during other times of the year.  Even those of us who wear sunscreen, like it is required by law, end up with a little sun.  (if we like to spend any time outdoors)   I wear sunscreen religiously but also have a big lab named Sophie who requires a certain amount of outdoor exercise every day.


She is worth every freckle!!!!!

If you feel that you are in a similar boat and have some visible sun spots even though you have tried to protect your skin, consider a peel.  Peels have a number of benefits.

  • Lift/fade hyperpigmentation/sun spots
  • Increase collagen by stimulating fibroblast activity
  • Minimize fine lines
  • Diminish the appearance of pore size
  • Improve the clarity, tone and texture of skin
  • Purify acneic skin by ridding of excessive skin build up and decreasing acne causing bacteria, p. acnes.

My favorite peel as a provider and a user is still the Vi Peel®.   I find this peel to be predictable and feel it gives superior results to other peels I have worked with/received.  The peeling process with this peel is enough that there is some social downtime.  Days 3-5 are particularly “ugly”  as you slough off the skin that has received a controlled burn.  You kind of feel like you leave a trail of DNA everywhere you go!   By day 7-10 skin looks refined, radiant and healthier.

For those of you who are familiar with peels, the Vi Peel® contains a combination of Phenol, TCA, Salicylic and Retinoic Acids.  It also contains Vitamin C  and a proprietary blend of minerals.  After the in office peel there are also three additional at home steps consisting of additional Retinoic Acid on individual pre-saturated pads.  The at home kit also has sunscreen and a moisturizing hydrocortisone cream to use while peeling.

Ultimately, this peel can really improve the appearance of skin with little down time.  Just a few days!


So, if you are ready to peel back the layers of skin that are making your skin look discolored and dull find a provider who can help you with a Vi Peel®!

We provide this service here at TOC Medical Spa 🙂

P.S.- If you suffer from cold sores make sure to utilize prophylactic antiviral therapy to minimize the risk of an outbreak from the peel.

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