Blistering. If the burn is bad enough, the cells in the dermis (which is below the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin) will become damaged as well, creating a 2nd-degree burn as well as blistering. The purpose of a blister is to create a “protective bubble” around the damaged area, allowing the dermal layer to heal. The fluid within the blister(s) is comprised of plasma (which is the clear portion of our blood) and collects between the two layers of skin, effectively separating the dermis from the epidermis. It’s important to note that blisters can take a full 24 hours to form, which means that you may not know the extent of your burn until it’s too late. It’s also important to note that blistering from sunburn(s) is a definite risk factor for the development of melanoma – the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Peeling. This would be the healing stage and is when the body attempts to compensate for all of the cells that the burn destroyed by creating new skin. Under normal conditions, it takes approximately 28 days for new skin cells to rise from the basal layer to the top skin layer – at this point, cell death and shedding occurs. However, after a sunburn, the resulting damage accelerates the process and the cells don’t have adequate time to mature and separate before shedding. This means that they stick together and, instead, “shed” as large portions of skin that peels off the body.
Like we’ve said previously, sunburns really are no laughing matter. Protection is one of the best things you can do to help keep your skin healthy – youthful looking and, most importantly, cancer free!
So, you’re thinking that maybe it’s time for a “peel” but you’re not quite sure if there’s one that meets the needs of your skin. Luckily, there’s something out there called VI Peel, which is safe for all skin tones and types. Plus, it’s almost completely painless and requires very little downtime…something that cannot be said for a multitude of other peels on the market today! Are you ready to hear more??
Rest assured, VI Peel has a little something for everyone. Here’s a quick rundown of their “peel” products:
VI Peel – This is VI Peel’s original peel, created for anti-aging skin. The natural aging process that we all go through can leave us with skin that’s rough, losing tone, and has uneven pigmentation – couple this with environmental factors and sun exposure and you’ve got yourself a recipe for anything but youthful looking skin. Fortunately, VI Peel can make a HUGE difference in regards to softening fine lines and wrinkles, restoring a more even skin tone, and smoothing away rough skin texture…and in as little as seven days, too!
VI Peel with Precision – Precision is a booster that’s meant to be used in conjunction with the VI Peel and is crafted with the same amazing ingredients as what’s in VI Peel…but just in a higher concentration. VI Peel with Precision is specifically formulated to not only help prevent further damage, but to rejuvenate aging skin that’s a bit more difficult to treat.
VI Peel with Precision Plus – This peel is targeted towards sun spots and pigmented skin and works to reduce the appearance of age spots, brighten areas of discoloration (even those stubborn ones!), and to smooth away any roughness to the skin.
VI Peel PURIFY – If you have skin that’s prone to breakouts, then this is the peel for you. Acne (which is one of the most common skin problems in the United States and affects nearly 50 million people) and breakouts occur when pores become blocked and bacteria is allowed to build up inside of them. VI Peel PURIFY opens up pores by clearing away dead skin cells, kills acne causing bacteria, AND soothes any existing inflammation and redness caused by those dreaded blemishes.
VI Peel PURIFY with Precision Plus – This peel is for those with skin damage and scarring from acne. VI Peel PURIFY with Precision Plus is specifically formulated for acne scarring and helps to rid your skin of both scars and skin damage…leaving you with nothing but smooth, clear, youthful looking skin.As you can see, regardless of what type of skin you have – or what “issues” you’re trying to solve – there’s a VI Peel made just for you! If you’re interested in learning more, give the aestheticians at Prairie Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery a call and schedule a consultation today. All you have to lose is dull skin and fine lines!