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Vi Peel Experience the Beauty of Peeling

 

For All Skin Types! …..The VI Peel is a relatively new treatment that employs a combination of TCA, Salicylic, Retin-a, Phenol, and Vitamin C for the achievement of optimal results for all skin types and color. It is a treatment designed for anti-aging and to clear acne skin conditions in both adults and teens and improve the skin’s tone and texture by reducing age spots, freckles, and uneven hyperpigmentation, including melasma. Chemical peel treatments remove the outer, “dead” layers of the skin or epidermis. This allows the epidermis to become more permeable to nutrients. In addition, peels help reduce fine lines, smooth the skin, reduce the appearance of scars, and give a softer, suppler appearance to skin.

The Vi Peel has been safely used to manage acne in patients as young as 13 years of age and is effective for use on darker skin tones that have not historically responded well to other chemical peel procedures. With new innovations such as the ViPeel,for the first time African-American and darker skin types such as some Asian and Latin skins can all benefit from the anti-aging and restorative skin care that was not previously available.

The Vi Peel tackles skin problems at the cellular level rather than just burning skin off. We now understand what a chemical peel in general does, but the question is what makes a Vi Peel any different? The Vi Peel has many acids and vitamins work together to erase fine lines and wrinkles, minimize enlarged pores, and build collagen and elastin to tighten the skin. It is extremely effective in practically eliminating hyper pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to address. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for acne and acne scarring.

The application process can take up to 30 minutes and involves the chemical solution being topically applied to the skin. The peel is then left on the skin for six hours and washed off by the patient at home, or you may sleep with it on overnight. Some patients experience light stinging during application, which subsides quickly.

The VI Peel is virtually painless and requires no skin preparation and little downtime. The Vi Peel also works well in conjunction with lasers and injectable as well to achieve an overall improvement if desired!

Call us today for your Complimentary Consultation at 540-371-7118

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DAY SPA VS MEDICAL SPA: WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?

 

Sometimes you just need a good spa day!  Going to the spa can be a great way to destress while rejuvenating your mind, body, and skin. For many people the difference between a medical spa (aka “med spa” or “medi-spa”) and a traditional day spa is a bit ambiguous. This blog explains some of the differences and benefits of a medspa vs a day spa!

DAY SPA

Traditional day spas provide personal care treatments focused on improving beauty, health, and relaxation. Common services at day spas include massages, pedicures/manicures, aromatherapy, facials, and mud wraps. Some Day spas offer specialized treatments like lava stone massage and reflexology, while others integrate hair salon and makeup services so spa-goers can get a new hair style while they relax.

Day spas are not under the supervision of a medical director, and treatments are not typically performed by medically trained professionals such as nurses or nurse practitioners. Day spa providers of some treatments are certified in the area of their expertise, such as a licensed massage therapist, or they may be trained as a spa tech or aesthetician.

MEDICAL SPA

At Glow MD Laser MedSpa, we are a specialized medical skincare medpsa operating under the guidance of Terri P Morris MD, our Board Certified Dermatologist with a PhD in Biochemistry. (Does it get any better than that in terms of having a skin expert in house?)  We are located adjacent to The Dermatology Center with easy access to our physician, or our PA Rob Sterling, and our NP Nikki West. Our medical spa focuses on providing medical-grade treatments to correct a variety of skin conditions including lines and wrinkles, pigmentation issues, acne, redness, volume loss, acne and broken capillaries. We also offer CoolSculpting for the permanent removal of subcutaneous fat.

MedSpa’s are less about relaxation and pampering, and more about providing lasting improvements to the skin with advanced skincare and treatments.

GlowMD Laser MedSpa treatments include:

  • Medical Grade Skincare. We pride ourselves on spending time with our clients to offer a customized selection of products that are developed according to latest scientific research with highest quality ingredients and standards. All products are dermatological and many are clinically tested for the best efficacy. We take many factors into consideration before recommending a skincare regimen for our clients. We have the ability to offer products that have been clinically proven to have a positive effect on the skin. Products sold outside of a medspa cannot offer the same.
  • Facials (Medical Grade): Facial treatments that can target a variety of different skin ailments including acne, redness, and aging symptoms. Compared to facials offered at a day spa, med spa facials can incorporate extractions and topical products with higher concentrations of active ingredients.
  • Chemical Peels: Topically applied formulations that trigger a controlled shedding of the skin to accelerate the growth of new and youthful appearing skin cells. Chemical peels are available in a variety of different types each using different active ingredients (peeling agents) depending on the condition being addressed with treatment.
  • Microdermabrasion/ Dermasweep: A physical exfoliation process that removes the outermost layers of the skin, revealing youthful under layers.
  • Skin Lightening: A specialized skin treatment (typically hydroquinone and retinol based) that addresses common pigmentation issues including dark spots, blemishes, melasma, and melanin imperfections. Skin lightening systems can also boost the texture and luminosity of the skin.
  • Skin Lightening – Botanical: We offer iS Clinical White Lightening Complex which helps treat pigment, age spots, melasma and lightens and brightens. Key Ingredients: White Willow Bark, Bark Extract, Glycerin Squalane, Imperata Cylindrica Root Extract, Sugar Cane Extract, Bilberry Extract.
  • Micro-Needling: Involves the creation of microscopic channels through the surface of the skin, which leads to formation of new tissue and releases the skin’s natural growth factors which promote scar and hyperpigmentation repair and healing. The treatment can be enhanced by adding topical treatments or the patient’s own platelet-rich plasma, which are better able to penetrate deeper into the skin with the channels created by the Micro-Needling.
  • Lasers: There are many laser treatment options available to address a variety of concerns, including wrinkles, loss of collagen, texture issues, discoloration and blemishes, and more. Some common laser treatments include IPL photofacial, Gentle Lase, Laser Hair Removal, Tattoo Removal, VBeam for hemangiomas and scarring.
  • Radio Frequency (RF): A device used to impart energy into the deep tissue to provide a tightening effect for face and neck.  Some commonly used RF devices are InMode Fractora and Forma. These services can also provide a nice resurfacing to the skin.
  • CoolSculptingThis device offers non-surgical body contouring using cryolipolysis (i.e., it freezes the fat). GlowMD is a Certified CoolSculpting Center of Excellence with certified clinicians to serve our area.
  • Botox or Dysport: Injectable treatments to address lines and wrinkles.
  • Kybella: The permanent reduction of submental fat (for double chin).
  • Dermal Fillers: Most commonly formulated with hyaluronic acid, dermal fillers help to volumize areas of the face that have hollowed or formed wrinkles due to a loss of collagen. Common fillers include Juvederm, Restylane, and Radiesse. There are many to choose from.
  • SK’s??We can also treat Seborrheic Keratosis in the MedSpa. Seborrheic keratosis is a common type of pigmented skin patch that is typically raised and can be treated in the MedSpa with eskata.
  • Blue Light for Acne: Blue light therapy is a noninvasive treatment for acne that uses light to kill certain bacteria on the skin. A form of phototherapy, blue light treatments are FDA-approved for acne vulgaris that is moderate or has not responded to other therapies

 

An important different between medical spas and day spas is that medical spas require professional oversight since treatments offered are powerful and have a risk of negative side effects if they are not performed by a skilled provider. In fact, many states require med spas to be overseen by a specially trained and licensed physician (such as a dermatologist ) and be staffed by medically trained providers to obtain proper operating licenses. The licensed physician that oversees the medical spa may supervise other providers to actually perform the treatments. These providers are often the physician themselves, nurse practitioners, certified physician assistants, medical assistants, or licensed aestheticians.

Take your skin and aging concerns to the next level at GlowMD Laser MedSpa. The safe and effective place to spend your time and investment. Call today for your free skincare analysis at 540-371-9098.

 

 

Teen Skin Consultations

TEEN SKIN CONSULTATIONS

Back-to-school season can be a stressful time for teenagers. Doing well in class, completing homework while juggling extracurricular activities, making friends, and selecting the perfect outfit is all stressful enough. Classmates can be insensitive to students with skin issues. The normal school daily stressors, and to deal with acne skin may be a recipe for disaster, not to mention rising hormone levels.

On top of acne breakouts, teens may begin to experience acne scarring. Acne scars can form very easily and often without you noticing until it’s too late. Acne scars can be raised, pigmented, or deep marks in the skin. The best solution for acne & acne scarring is to treat the acne pro-actively with an Acne Skin Care Plan to address acne as quickly as possible, and prevent re-occurrence. With a multitude of Medical grade product’s, our newest VIPeel for Acne, and other peels to help eliminate acne, we can help counteract this condition.

Acne may not be the only skin concern teen’s face. Skin concerns we often see in teens include:

  • Acne breakouts
  • Birthmarks
  • Freckles
  • Rosacea
  • Scars
  • Sun damage

RX Medical Grade Products:

Our products are developed using the highest quality, pharmaceutical grade ingredients; manufactured and tested to deliver safe, effective, results for all patient skin types. Our chemists closely monitor and control each step of product development and manufacturing in our state-of-the-art, FDA-registered and approved manufacturing facility.

Medical-grade skin care products are designed to meet the specific demands of leading dermatologists and skin care professionals looking to improve their patients’ skin care health, in-office procedures and long-term, post-treatment care.

Acne can range from a nuisance to seriously affecting one’s self-confidence. glowMD Laser MedSpa works with our Fredericksburg dermatology patients suffering from acne to treat the problem at the foundation. A variety of treatment options exist to help reduce acne and acne scarring. We invite you to schedule a Teen Skin Consultation with our medical team in our office to learn more about our product’s and services. We will evaluate your teen’s skin and recommend the best treatment package for them.

Call us today for your Complimentary Consultation at 540-371-9098.

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ViPeel in Fredericksburg, VA

ViPeel for New Skin in 7 Days! Virtually painless, Affordable, Remarkable Results!  Treats all skin types!  GlowMD Laser MedSpa now offering this VI Peel™ to leave your skin smoother, brighter and more youthful.

What is a VI Peel™?

A VI Peel™ is a unique blend of ingredients that produces powerful results that treats sun damage and other signs of aging and melasma to leave the skin smooth and soft. The primary advantages of a VI Peel™ is its ability to do its job without the discomfort some other chemical peels have and corrects the skin at the cellular level rather than the outer layer of skin. VI Peel™ combines TCA, Retin-A, salicylic acid and Vitamin C, making it safe for all skin types. It can also be used on the hands and chest to remove sun spots.

There are three types of VI Peel™ solutions:

  • VI Peel™ Purify

    – This formula treats acne and the side effects that come with it including scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

  • VI Peel™ Precision
    – This is a stronger formula of the VIPeel™ – 25 percent stronger

  • VI Peel™ Precision Plus
    – This treats melasma and pigmentation with a precision booster and extra pads.  ​

Benefits of a VI Peel™

A VI Peel™ is very effective at removing the signs of aging, including sun spots, age spots and fine lines and wrinkles. It is often chosen for a chemical peel because it offers the following benefits:
  • Safe to use on the hands, neck, and chest
  • No discomfort
  • Results are visible in days
  • No skin preparation
  • Very little downtime

Is a VI Peel™ Right for Me?

The VI Peel™ is right for you if you have visible age or sun spots, melasma or other signs of aging and want to smooth your skin beyond using fillers and injectables. Additionally, a VI Peel™ is ideal if you want a peel that results in less downtime and side effects.

VI Peel™ Recovery

Immediately following the VI Peel™, the skin has a brown or reddish tone to it that lasts for the first couple of days. Most patients look slightly tan so they are able to continue working. The peeling begins at about the three-day post peel mark and is done by the end of day four. Within about a week, the process is complete and the skin looks smooth and revitalized. Normal routines continue as there is little to no problems with the appearance; however, we recommend no vigorous exercise or activities for the first few days. Most patients require only one treatment to achieve smoother skin although it is suggested that maintenance peels be performed about every three to four months.

How Much Does a VI Peel™ Cost in Fredericksburg, VA ?

The cost of VI Peel™ varies depending on where the peel is performed and how many treatments are required. During a consultation, we can discuss the cost with you following an
evaluation of your skin. We offer excellent financing through CareCredit® to make more procedures available to more patients.

What Do I Do Next?

If you are interested in finding out if VI Peel™ is an option to achieve younger, smoother skin, we recommend you schedule a consultation. At this appointment, we will evaluate your skin to determine if VI Peel™ or another peel is the right option for you. We will also spend time answering questions and addressing any of your concerns.

Contact Us today to schedule a consultation at 540-371-9098.