Chemical Peels are a safe and effective way of improving and smoothing the texture of the skin by removing damaged outer layers.
Types of Chemical Peels at Seattle’s Larrabee Center:
The Micropeel is a three step clinical procedure combining manual skin exfoliation through a unique method known as dermaplaning. This process resurfaces the skin with a chemical peel and increases cell turnover while soothing the skin with cryogenic therapy.
One of the most comprehensive and effective procedures available, the Micropeel reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, laxity, dullness and skin imperfections. For optimal results, a series of 4-6 procedures per year is recommended. We combine this with your home care program for optimal results.
The Vi Peel represents a new generation of Peels unlike any other you may have experienced. Obsolete peels of the past, without exception, epitomize the “no pain, no gain” approach to skin care. Before Vi Peel, the deeper the peel, the more painful, the more downtime, the better the results. Vi Peel is the first next generation aesthetic peel. It is painless, yet produces dramatic, visible results in just days with little downtime.
A single Vi Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. It is a true, restorative and painless repair of damaged skin including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventative for younger skin with no visible damage. It uses the synergy of all available and known modes of action of various acids to produce a multitude of positive effects. It tackles skin problems at the cellular level rather than just burning skin off. Thanks to the concerted efforts of its many acids and vitamins, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores, and build collagen and elastin, which tighten skin. It is extremely effective in practically eliminating hyperpigmentation, including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation tissue to address. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for patients with acne.
Patients will feel a slight tingling sensation for a few seconds, which subsides completely, almost immediately. The peel is applied topically and numbing of the skin takes place after the first pass. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.
The skin peeling associated with the Vi Peel is a light, fluffy peel that will start on day three and generally be finished by the end of day four. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible.
The peel may be repeated as often as every two weeks, if necessary, for damaged skin. Our recommendation for average skin would be once every three months to prevent damage and the underlying aging of the skin.