Medical Grade VI Chemical Peels at Genesis

Medical Grade VI Peels at Genesis

What is a Genesis VI Peel?

A Genesis VI Peel at Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center is a Medical Grade medium-depth chemical peel that penetrates your top layer of skin, called the epidermis, reaching into the dermis underneath. It uses a product trademarked by Vitality Institute Medical Products.

Like other chemical peels, a Genesis VI Peel works by exfoliating your skin and stimulating the production of new proteins. The procedure is commonly used to treat signs of aging, improve skin texture, and correct pigmentary issues.

The product used in Genesis VI Peels is made up of a blend of ingredients that include:

  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) (10 to 12 percent)
  • Phenol (10 to 12 percent)
  • Salicylic acid (10 to 12 percent)
  • Vitamin C (4 percent)
  • Tretinoin (0.1 to 0.4 percent)

Genesis VI Peels are gentle enough that they can safely be used on your face, chest, eyelids, hands, and back. According to the Vitality Institute, this type of peel can be used on all skin types and tones.

Let’s break down everything you need to know about a Genesis VI Peel facial, including how it works, safety information, and potential benefits.

VI Peel benefits

A Genesis VI Peel offers benefits similar to those of other light to medium chemical peels. Let’s look at some of the most common conditions it’s used to treat.

Fine lines and wrinkles

Chemicals peels break down your top layers of skin cells. This breakdown can stimulate your body’s natural healing process and the production of new collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the two key proteins that give your skin its structure and elasticity. Loss of these proteins contributes to the formation of wrinkles.

Genesis VI Peels and other superficial to medium-depth chemical peels aren’t effective for removing deep wrinkles or sagging skin. Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center has other treatment options such as our Morpheus 8, and CoolPeel Tetra CO2 Laser that can help with your deep wrinkles or sagging skin.

Treating sun spots and discoloration

Chemical peels help you lighten areas of skin darkened by sun damage or skin conditions like melasma. One of the key ingredients in Genesis VI Peels is phenol. Phenol is one of the most effective ingredients used in chemical peels for treating freckles and discoloration.

Treating keratosis pilaris

Some of the active ingredients in a Genesis VI Peel, such as salicylic acid, helps to break down bumps caused by keratosis pilaris (chicken skin). Keratosis pilaris is a common condition in which dead skin cells clog hair follicles and produce bumps that resemble the skin of a plucked chicken.

Does VI Peel treat acne?

A Genesis VI Peel and other light to medium chemical peels are often used to improve acne. A 2018 review of studies concluded that chemical peels are generally well tolerated and potentially effective. Genesis VI Peel can treat acne in a number of ways, including:

  • reducing oil production
  • killing bacteria
  • reducing inflammation
  • breaking down your outer layer of skin
  • reducing your number of clogged pores

Salicylic acid, one of the key ingredients in a VI Peel, is also one of the best treatments for acne scars.Top of Form

Genesis VI Peel side effects and precautions

Genesis VI Peels are generally well tolerated. However, in some extremely rare instances, some people may experience side effects, such as:

  • burning pain
  • skin discoloration
  • swelling
  • blistering
  • itchiness
  • allergic reaction
  • infection
  • dry skin
  • inflammation
  • redness
  • scarring

People with dark skin have the highest risk of developing skin discoloration after a chemical peel. According to the Vitality Institute, VI Peels are suitable for all skin types and skin colours. However, if you have dark skin it’s still a good idea to get a consultation from Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center before your procedure to learn how best to avoid complications. Pregnancy, estrogen use, and excessive sun exposure after your procedure are risk factors for developing dark spots after a chemical peel.

Is a VI Peel safe during pregnancy?

If you’re pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak with one of Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center Aestheticians before getting a VI peel. Due to a lack of research, chemical peels that contain TCA or salicylic acid are not recommended while pregnant. Please consult with one of our Aestheticians. All of our consultations are Free.

How does a VI Peel treatment work?

You are gorgeous without product, so plan to arrive on appointment day with a clean face. Once at Genesis our Genesis VI Peels only takes about 30 minutes and are usually painless. However, some patients are more sensitive, and while your Genesis VI Peel is being applied you could experience a pain level between 2-3.  Genesis VI Peels use a blend of ingredients to break down your top layer of skin and reveal healthy skin underneath. Your exact procedure may differ slightly, but here’s what you can generally expect:

  1. Our aesthetician will cleanse your skin to remove dirt and oil.
  2. They will then apply the VI Peel solution in two layers.
  3. You may experience some numbness or tingling once the first layer is applied.
  4. Once the second layer is applied, your skin will “frost,” or turn white.
  5. About 4 to 6 hours later, you’ll wash off the peel.
  6. Your skin will start peeling about 3 days after the procedure.
Genesis VI Peel before and after pictures

Genesis VI Peel results can vary, but here’s an example of what you can expect after the procedure.

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Genesis VI Peel aftercare

About 4 to 6 hours after your procedure, and at least an hour before bed, you should wash off the peel using a mild cleanser and water. Your skin will likely start to peel 3 days after treatment. You can take care of your skin after your procedure by:

  • avoiding applying any creams or lotions until you wash off your peel
  • applying the “Post Peel Protectant” given to you after your procedure two to four times per day
  • applying moisturizer frequently until you’re done peeling
  • avoiding direct sunlight when your skin is peeling and making sure you wear sunscreen whenever you go outside
How often should you get a Genesis VI Peel?

The frequency that you should get a Genesis VI Peel depends on your budget and the specific skin condition you’re trying to treat. Wait at least 4 to 6 weeks between treatments to see continuous results.

Genesis VI Peel vs. Genesis Similar Treatments

A Genesis VI Peel can be a stand-alone treatment or combined with other skin treatment methods. Many skin care procedures offer similar benefits. You may want to experiment with different procedures until you find one that works for you. Some other common procedures we perform at Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center include:

  • Genesis HydraFacial. HydraFacial is a patented technique that exfoliates and hydrates your skin while infusing it with a serum.
  • Genesis Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion uses an applicator with a rough tip to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.
  • Genesis Jet Peel. Jet Peel uses air pressure to cleanse your pores and infuse them with serums.
  • Genesis Radiofrequency (RF) therapy. RF therapy uses energy waves to heat the deep layers of your skin and promote the production of collagen.
  • Genesis Dermalinfusion. Dermalinfusion is a similar technique to HydraFacial. It uses a diamond-tip wand to exfoliate your skin and infuse it with serums.

Here is a look at how these techniques compare:

VI Peel HydraFacial Microdermabrasion RF therapy Jet Peel Dermalinfusion
Signs of aging
Improving texture
Sagging skin
Face slimming

A Genesis VI Peel is a moderate-depth chemical peel that may improve your skin texture and improve signs of aging. It uses a blend of ingredients that include salicylic acid, TCA, and phenol.

You can get a Genesis VI Peel as frequently as every 4 to 6 weeks, and it can be used on all skin types. For the best results, follow the aftercare instructions your Aesthetician gives you.

Genesis VI Chemical Peels – 5 Custom Peels for All Skin Types

Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center has 5 custom Genesis VI peels to choose from:

  • Genesis VI Peel. For anti-aging and skin rejuvenation.
  • Genesis VI Peel Purify Peel. For anti-aging, sun damage, and body.
  • Genesis VI Precision Plus Peel. For pigmentation, acne scarring, age spots, and lightening.
  • Genesis VI Peel Purify Peel. For acne, acne scarring, and oily skin
  • Genesis VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus. For acne, acne scarring, and lightening.

Each Genesis VI Peel targets a specific skin care concern, and all are great for all skin types. In fact, this medium depth chemical peel is particularly great for skin of color. Indeed, from its origin this company has maintained a special focus on patients with skin of color.

Why Choose a Genesis VI Peel?

There are several skin concerns that bring patients in for a chemical peel. For all skin types chemical peels are a solid solution for addressing:

  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Melasma
  • Acne
  • Acne Scarring
  • Keloids
  • Overproduction of Sebum/oily skin
  • New post-surgical scars
Can I Combine My Peel with Other Treatments?

For wow results, Genesis VI Peels are often alternated with Genesis Radio Frequency Micro-needling. Genesis Micro-needling breaks pigment and the Genesis VI Peel lifts it. It is recommended patients wait at least 14 days after their Genesis VI Peel before undergoing a Genesis Micro-Needling treatment. Botox and Fillers are also regularly combined with the Genesis VI Peel. Lip fillers can be done on the same day, as clearing the skin around the lips will make them look fuller. Botox and fillers, also done on the same day, can address the deep lines and wrinkles, leaving the Genesis VI Peel to improve fine lines, tighten the skin and address texture and pigmentation.

Are you considered skin of colour?

Skin of colour is generally defined as non-Caucasian patients who have a Fitzpatrick of III-VI. The Fitzpatrick scale is based on hair color, eye color, skin tone, and your response to sun. Ethnicities largely included in this category are African, Pacific Islander, Asian, Middle Eastern, Hispanic, and East Indian. There are anatomical differences between darker and lighter skin. Thickness, oil levels and response and recovery to skin cell stripping differ between skin types. Skin of colour can tend to be thicker, oilier and more resistant to stripping. Understanding the anatomy of the skin and your Fitzpatrick number is important to ensuring you are choosing the best treatment protocol. For example, a Hispanic patient prone to oily skin may choose the Genesis VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus. An African American patient prone to PIH (common sequela after acne) and PFB (inflammatory dermatosis) is best suited for the Genesis VI Peel Precision Plus.  An Asian patient prone to hyperpigmentation would also be a candidate for the Genesis VI Peel Precision Plus. One of Genesis Cosmetic Laser Center’s Medically Certified Aestheticians will be able to assess your skin type and recommend the correct Genesis VI Peel for you.

Wait – I Didn’t Peel!

Yes, this happens, and it is not always a bad thing.  Genesis VI Peels are medium depth, so not all skin will react in the same way. If you find your skin doesn’t peel post treatment it could be you are great at regularly exfoliating your skin (pat yourself on the back), so you don’t have a lot of skin cells to remove. You will still get the benefits of the peel as it will still tighten, smooth, and regenerate your skin.

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