Unlike other peels, the VI Peel enriches the skin with vitamins and minerals while your skin goes through the exfoliation process. The VI Peel provides patients with the same substantial results seen from deeper Chemical Peels, without extreme pain, discomfort or overly lengthy healing time. The VI peel is a blend of five rejuvenating acids: TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C.
These specifically designed treatments address: anti-aging, hyperpigmentation, sun spots, damaged skin, acneic skin and acne scarring.
Benefits of the VI Peel:
- Because of the Phenol, the application is virtually pain-free.
- Patients can immediately return to their daily activities.
- One of the only chemical peels on the market safe on all skin types, including darker tones.
- Gentle enough for the eyes, neck, chest, and hands.
- Stunning results can be seen in as little as one week.
Who is a Candidate for a VI Peel?
VI Peels are considered safe for all skin tones and ethnicities, making it the perfect choice for anyone looking to significantly improve their skin health. Both men and women, experiencing acne, scarring, fine lines, and sun damage can benefit from the VI Peel. The ideal candidate will be in relatively good health and have practical expectations for treatment, keeping in mind, multiple treatments may be necessary to achieve desired results.
The VI Peel Procedure:
A VI Peel is performed is the office, taking about 30 minutes. With the first pass, you may experience a warm, stinging sensation, although this will quickly diminish. The VI Peel contains a numbing agent, which ensures patient comfort throughout the application.
The peel needs to remain on the skin for at least four hours, after which it can be washed off. A convenient aftercare kit, which enhances the peeling process as well as calms the skin will be given to the patient. Our aesthetician will review all instructions needed for homecare before a patient leaves the office.
Recovery after a VI Peel:
Initially, after patients wash the VI Peel from their face, the skin will appear red and mildly swollen. This is normal and will resolve over the first 24 hours. There is no required downtime after a VI Peel; patients can return to work, school, and most normal activities immediately. It is imperative that the VI Peel should remain on the face for a minimum of four hours. Vigorous exercise or strenuous activities should be avoided for the first 24-48 hours, as the resulting sweat could potentially alter the VI Peel’s results.
Two to three days after the VI Peel application, the skin will begin to peel. This process can last between three and seven days, depending on the patient’s skin type and condition. Moisturizer can be used during this time to help mask the noticeable appearance of peeling. While the skin is healing, it may be extra sensitive, so patients should continuously wear sunscreen with an SPF 50 during the peeling process. Once the skin is fully healed, in about 14 days, patients will notice a smoother, healthier complexion.
To find out if a VI Peel is right for you, schedule a complimentary consultation with our aesthetician. 239.390.DERM