Everything You Need to Know About the VI Peel (From Someone Who’s Had it Done and is a Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist)

By now, you’ve likely heard of or know someone who has had a chemical peel. They’re best known for eliminating the dull and damaged top layer of your skin revealing smoother, more youthful looking skin. However, some chemical peels can be harsh and result in a lot of downtime. Luckily, not all peels are the same! We’re pleased to share the VI Peel-A New Generation Peel. It is one of the safest and most effective chemical peels for a range of skin types (like those with more sensitive skin) and the results are fantastic.

Recently, CFR’s Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist, Christie Dean, had the VI Peel treatment and shared a bit about her experience:

 

Question: What is the VI peel?

Christie: The VI Peel is a formula consisting of a blend of powerful ingredients that helps improve skin tone, texture and clarity. It softens fine lines and wrinkles, and restores a more even skin tone by reducing age spots and sun damage. This peel is sub-dermal which means it peels more than just the top layer giving the client “baby skin”. It “peels” away surface damage and lightens underneath damage. In addition, it contains ingredients that address most of my clients concerns. It improves texture by smoothing away rough skin to reveal a more youthful, glowing complexion.

 

Question: Why do clients choose to have the VI Peel treatment?

Christie: Most people come to me with the unfortunate signs of aging and UV damage. The VI Peel is my gold standard go-to peel because it is formulated with agents that address those concerns.

 

Question: What made you want to try the VI peel?

Christie: I was looking to have the VI Peel for a few reasons, the largest being that I wanted to achieve a more even skin complexion overall and combat signs of aging (those pesky fine lines and dark spots!) As a Licensed Aesthetician and Laser Specialist, I’m familiar with many different chemical peels, and after researching more about the VI Peel when it was first introduced, it was clear that it is a new generation peel that self-neutralizes and contains ingredients that numb the skin. If I promote a product or service I try it first, and if I like it I stand behind it!

 

Question: What was the whole experience like?

Christie: It actually is a relatively quick treatment with amazing results. The treatment takes approximately 30 minutes and it’s virtually pain free!

 

Question: Tell us about after the treatment and the results!

Christie: After the treatment, the process takes anywhere from 5-7 days from the peel application to completion. As with any chemical peel, the peeling process can be different each time for each client.  It can be a large exfoliation to a flaking peel. Most of the time it’s a large exfoliating experience but again, everyone is different! Once the process is complete, skin is soft and supple with a beautiful, youthful glow.

 

Day 3 of the VI Peel Process / actual client

Day 7 of the VI Peel Process /actual client/ unfiltered-natural glow

 

Question: How often do you have this treatment?

Christie: I do the VI Peel every 6 months to address aging concerns.

 

Question: Who’s a good candidate for the VI Peel?

Christie: The VI Peel is much more gentle than some of the alternatives, so a variety of skin types may be candidates for this peel, however, I recommend a consultation first. That way, we can look at your skin, discuss the look you’re trying to achieve, and create a treatment plan based on that.

 

Question: How many treatments is typical to maintain?

Christie: It really depends on the client’s primary concerns. I typically recommend at least one per year, but quarterly may be recommended if addressing a particular issue.

 

If you’re interested in learning more about the VI Peel, give us a call and come in for a complementary consultation! You have nothing to lose but signs of aging!


Christie Dean, Licensed Aesthetician & Laser Specialist

Christie Dean has an extensive background in management and television and is a licensed Aesthetician who graduated at the top of her class. Christie sees the beauty in every client and cherishes the opportunity to help them achieve their results. She has extensive training in IPL lasers, Chemical Peels, Vanquish, Microneedling and Acne Facials. She has a wide range of knowledge and understanding of skincare products to target acne and melasma and has a true passion for the aesthetic industry.

Choosing the Right Lip Filler for You (and Just in Time for Valentine’s Day!)

Written by: Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner and Lacy Gill, Nurse Injector

February 14th is a little over a month away, and now’s the time when clients start thinking about giving their pout a little love to get those kissable Valentine’s Day lips.

The reason that our clients come in for consultations or maintenance varies. Some clients simply have naturally thin lips and just want to achieve a fuller appearance, while others have noticed their lips thinning over time and may also have seen vertical lip lines become more noticeable. Whatever your reason, we have a wide range of lip injection options to help you achieve your perfect pout.

Natural Looking Results

Volbella & Refyne:
Volbella and Refyne are ideal to fill fine lip lines and add subtle volume, as its spreadable gel creates a youthful, smooth look. Many clients choose Volbella and Refyne to restore the natural look they once had. Other clients who are new to lip injections opt for Volbella or Refyne, as it allows them to start exploring what pout they’re looking to achieve (natural versus more plump) gradually.

This CFR client’s treatment was 1 syringe of Volbella.

Fuller Looking Results

Juvéderm® Ultra Plus & Defyne:
Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and Defyne adds more fullness and plumps thin lips. Many clients who have naturally thin lips, have had their lips thin over time, or those who want a fuller lip prefer Juvéderm® Ultra Plus and Defyne.

This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® using the “ribbon technique”.
This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® Ultra Plus in the lips and 1 Syringe of Volbella for the lines.
This CFR client’s treatment was 1 Syringe of Juvéderm® Ultra Plus in the lips.

Deciding which is best for you:
We understand that there are many filler options, and selecting the right one for the look you’d like to achieve can be tough! That’s why our skilled injectors are here to help. We offer complimentary consultation so you can meet our team, discuss your desired results, and learn more about your options. To book, call us at .

Prepping, Treatment, and Healing/Recovery:
Before your treatment its best to avoid alcohol and NSAIDS/aspirin for one week, if possible, as this may minimize bruising.

During your treatment, you may request to have topical lidocaine numbing cream applied, which stays on for about 10 minutes to help relieve any minor discomfort. Depending on how many syringes are administered, each appointment ranges between 30-45 minutes.

As with any injection treatment, after, there is the possibility of temporary swelling, tenderness and bruising. However, at CFR, we are always looking for ways to improve our client’s experience and outcomes with the latest innovations and technology. It is for this reason that we have added the AccuVein vein visualization technology, commonly used in hospitals, to help improve our aesthetic procedures by providing better vein visibility (which means there’s an even smaller chance of bruising!)

We advise that you plan your treatment 2 weeks ahead of any events or vacations.

Results are FDA indicated to last approximately 9-12 months.

To learn more, and to book your appointment, Call us today!!


Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics

Kathy York is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Facial Rejuvenation specializing in Medical Aesthetics, including cosmetic BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare. She brings over 8 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 29 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing with advanced BOTOX® and dermal filler training with the Esthetic Skin Institute.

Kathy received her Masters’ degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 2013, receiving recognition from her professors with the Florence Oliver Anderson Award for “Outstanding Achievement”.

“For so long, society has perpetuated the idea that youth is the only answer, and that a woman’s worth is directly tied to her age. But advances in nutrition, healthcare and medicine mean people live longer, healthier lives. While we can’t stop the aging process, I love to have conversations with women about aging gracefully and with dignity. Research has shown a direct correlation between body image and psychological well-being, and it is my belief that women can be more confident and look more beautiful as we age!”


About Lacy Gill, CFR Nurse Injector

Lacy Gill, LPN is a highly trained cosmetic nurse injector with 12 years nursing experience and 3 years in medical aesthetics. Lacy has received extensive training and certifications in the use of dermal fillers and neurotoxins. She uses her artistic eye to create a more youthful, symmetrical, and beautiful appearance to help each client reach their desired result. She continues to train in new injectable techniques and comfort measures to set apart the CFR experience. Lacy resides in Georgia with her husband and son. She enjoys the outdoors and coaches her son’s baseball team in her spare time.

Jawline Contouring without Liposuction with Kybella®

Many women and men are frustrated by a less-than-defined jawline, also known as a “double chin”, and are looking for a non-invasive solution to achieve a more chiseled profile. When our clients have moderate to severe fat below the chin (submental fat), we often recommend the injectable Kybella® to help reduce the appearance of the “second chin”.

The active ingredient in Kybella® is deoxycholic acid, a naturally-occurring molecule in the body that aids in the breakdown and absorption of submental body fat.

When injected into the fat beneath the chin, Kybella® causes the destruction of fat cells. Once destroyed, those cells cannot store or accumulate fat, and local collagen production increases. This is how clients get the jowl / jawline contour without liposuction!

At Center for Facial Rejuvenation, our Treat to Complete package (the full treatment!) of Kybella® is $1,900. While retreatment with Kybella® is not expected after a desired appearance is achieved, clients sometimes opt to use filler in the jawline, like Defyne, in addition to Kybella®, to give optimal outcomes.

When it comes to jawline definition enhancements, choose our highly experienced team of skilled Injectors—their results speak for themselves!

 

Click here to see more before and after Kybella® photos from CFR clients.

Call us today to start looking and feeling your best!


Kathy York, Nurse Practitioner Specialized in Medical Aesthetics

Kathy York is a Board Certified Nurse Practitioner at Center for Facial Rejuvenation specializing in Medical Aesthetics, including cosmetic BOTOX®, dermal fillers, and medical grade skincare. She brings over 8 years’ experience in Medical Aesthetics, and over 29 years’ experience in Critical Care Nursing with advanced BOTOX® and dermal filler training with the Esthetic Skin Institute.

Kathy received her Masters’ degree in Nursing from Southern Adventist University in 2013, receiving recognition from her professors with the Florence Oliver Anderson Award for “Outstanding Achievement”.

“For so long, society has perpetuated the idea that youth is the only answer, and that a woman’s worth is directly tied to her age. But advances in nutrition, healthcare and medicine mean people live longer, healthier lives. While we can’t stop the aging process, I love to have conversations with women about aging gracefully and with dignity. Research has shown a direct correlation between body image and psychological well-being, and it is my belief that women can be more confident and look more beautiful as we age!”