The Power of the Peel

By: Gina Veith, LME October 3, 2013 Category: Skin

Summer has ended, and Fall is here with its gorgeous cooler weather. It’s amazing how fast beach season flies by! While the summer sun is both great for our mood and activities, it isn’t always kind to our skin. Many of us are left with sun damage…everything from sun spots (age spots) to melasma (dark patches) to dry, flaky, tired skin.

October is the perfect time to take a look at reversing some of the sun damage, exfoliating, and to take steps to lighten and reverse skin pigmentation. Peels are a great way to get things started, no matter what your age or skin concern.

Here at W Cosmetic Surgery, we have many options that work amazingly well to improve the skin’s overall clarity and tone with little or no downtime. Our specialty is in creating a customized plan for your skin-type and sensitivity level. Peels are great for any age. You may need a series depending on your skin concern or issue. Here are just a few peels that we offer:

VI Peel
This is a deep peel. Your skin will peel heavily for 3-4 days (but will look great afterward)! A VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel used to improve the appearance of the skin on the face, chest, hands or other areas. The VI Peel is an effective treatment to improve several skin conditions including:

  • age and sun spots
  • hyper pigmentation
  • acne and acne scarring
  • enlarged pores
  • uneven skin texture and tone
  • fine lines, wrinkles
  • sagging skin
  • precancerous cells

The VI Peel also provides a more youthful look by brightening the overall appearance of the skin and improving collagen production. It contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types.

Melanage Mini Skin Lightening System
This is a medium depth peel that is combined with a medicated, take-home “wonder cream” that will help to keep the pigmentation from returning. You will peel or flake like you had a sunburn.

The Melanage Mini Peel is ideal for:

  • Improving the tone and clarity of your skin.
  • Reducing the appearance of brown spots(hyper pigmentation)
  • Stimulating the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin


The Perfect 10 Peel
This is a medium depth peel and your skin will peel for 3 days with visible results right afterwards.
The Perfect 10 Peel works from the inside out to repair and nourish skin by giving it a radiant glow.

The Perfect 10 Peel works best for:

  • refining pores
  • skin hyper pigmentation
  • melasma
  • fine lines and wrinkles
  • acne and acne scars


Obagi Blue Peel Radiance
This is a superficial peel and a series of 6 peels are recommended. It gives the skin a “radiant” glow and has no downtime.

The Obagi Blue Radiance Peel’s innovative skin treatment solution you can correct:

  • wrinkles
  • pigmentation
  • scars
  • large pores

Within a week to ten days, new skin, free of layers of dead skin cells, is revealed. By employing a slow acting Trichloracetic Acid mixed with a blue solution, this treatment truly gives you that glow of your youth!

At the time of your free consultation in our office, we will decide together which peel is best for you. We are also proud to offer monthly specials which you can also find on our Facebook page.  Contact us, or call our office at 484-324-2464 to make your appointment today! I look forward to helping you put your best face forward this Fall.

Gina Veith, LME

About the Author

Gina Veith, LMEhas been a Licensed Medical Aesthetician with W Cosmetics for more than a decade. Gina guides our patients through every step of their journey as our surgical consultant and is the lead medical aesthetician at W Skin Studio. Learn more about Gina.