Chemical Peels

Chemical peels, Baton Rouge, La

We offer a variety of chemical peels available for all skin types. Our chemical peels improve the appearance of sun-damaged skin, acne, scarring, pigmentation, texture, large pore size, and wrinkles. Our more aggressive peels are performed by our medically trained aesthetician.

Superficial Peels

Medium Depth Peels

Before treatment, patients stop using any active skincare treatments the night before each treatment.

Contraindications for the VI Peel Treatments:
Pregnancy, breastfeeding, undergoing chemotherapy/ radiation treatments within the past 6 months, autoimmune disorders (at the discretion of physician). Aspirin allergy, phenol or hydroquinone allergy, oral isotretinoin, herpes simplex, inflamed skin with open wounds, open skin, liver conditions.

Important Aftercare Tips:
Leave the peel on for the first 4 hours; after that time, you may rinse using a fragrance-free cleanser such as VI Gentle Purifying Cleanser, Dove, Cetaphil, etc.) and apply makeup or sunscreen if desired after the 1st post peel towelette has been applied.

The post-treatment repair cream may sting upon application but will quickly subside. Aquaphor can also be applied to excessively red, dry, and chapped skin.

After the peeling, any areas of pigmentation may appear darker. The change in color will be most evident on days 2-3. However, it can happen immediately.

The level of peeling may vary from flaking to heavy peeling. Patients will peel as much as their skin needs to peel. The skin may experience slight irritation, itchiness, or inflammation. Dark spots may temporarily darken during the peeling process. Acne purging may be noticed as impurities are brought to the surface of the skin.

During the peeling phase, patients must avoid sun exposure. The use of sunscreen is essential. Reapply SPF when going out in the sun after exfoliation subsides.

Avoid working out for the next week.

Typically, Peeling begins on the third day, starting in the peri-oral area. Then, peeling outward. The forehead and neck will be the last areas to peel.

Days 3, 4, and 5 are typical days of peeling. By day 6, most of the exfoliation will subside.

Vi peels should be scheduled every 4-6 weeks (about 1 and a half months) until skin condition goals are achieved. Maintenance peels are scheduled every 3-4 months.

Chemical Peels