About the Treatment
VI Peel is a unique blend of five acids designed to be self-neutralizing, non-invasive, and is made as a light to medium depth peel depending on the practitioner's application technique.
What is a VI Peel?
VI Peels work to exfoliate your face and body, revealing healthy, beautiful skin. When you get a VI Peel, beneficial blends of ingredients work to safely remove damaged layers of skin and promote cellular growth. Since they’re packed with vitamins and minerals, VI Peels are more nourishing than traditional chemical peels and leave your skin glowing.
VI Peel Benefits:
Diminish Dark Spots, Sun Damage and Pigmentation
Promote Glowing Skin and Smooth Texture
Reduce Fine Lines and Wrinkles
Target Acne and Experience Healthy Looking Skin
VI Peel Core Formula:
Proprietary blend of acids, each with an active percentage of <15%. Formulated for all skin tones
Retinoic Acid (Vitamin A): Penetrates the skin and increases cell turnover, inhibits pigmentation, and stimulates collagen and elastin production.
Salicylic Acid: Exfoliates the inside walls of pores providing clarity to the skin.
Phenol: Dissolves cells making room for new ones; it is also an anesthetic that provides a mild numbing effect.
Trichloroacetic acid (TCA): Drives the blend deeper and targets aging signs by stimulating collagen production and exfoliating the skin.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid): A powerful antioxidant that reverses free radicals, evens skin tone, and helps prevent future damage.
Who is a good candidate?
You may be a good candidate for VI Peel treatment if you have fair to medium skin tone and need to reverse the early signs of aging, heal acne, and improve mild to moderate cases of skin damage. VI Peel may result in hyperpigmentation in people who have a darker skin color. So, you must consult with a qualified practitioner to determine if VI Peel is right for you.
Who is NOT a candidate?
You may not be a good candidate for chemical peeling if you have:
A history of abnormal skin scarring
A naturally dark complexion or skin tone
A tendency to have extra pigmentation of your scars
Used certain acne treatments within the last year
Skin conditions or medications that make the skin more sensitive than normal
Note that the VI Peel is not designed to treat more advanced signs of aging, like deep lines and folds or sagging skin. The VI Peel can still offer benefits for your skin’s tone and texture, but if you have deeper lines, you might want to consider other complementary treatments, like Botox® or dermal fillers.
How is the treatment done?
A VI Peel only takes about 30 minutes and is usually painless. It uses a blend of ingredients to break down your top layer of skin and reveal healthy skin underneath.
Your exact procedure may differ slightly, but here’s what you can generally expect:
The practitioner will cleanse your skin to remove dirt and oil
They will then apply the VI Peel solution in two layers
You may experience some numbness or tingling once the first layer is applied
Once the second layer is applied, your skin will “frost,” or turn white
About 4 to 6 hours later, you’ll wash off the peel, your skin will start peeling about 3 days after the procedure
How does the VI Peel differ from other peels out there?
Unlike other peels, the VI Peel requires no oral or IV sedation to avoid pain. The VI peel is almost painless and requires no skin preconditioning required by those peels when used on skin types 4 to 6. In addition, the VI peel has very few of the complications and hazards that can accompany other peels out there.
How long will it take to see 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. Your optimal results appear in 4-6 weeks as new skin cells and collagen develop as a result of the treatment.
How long is recovery?
VI Peel is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that has minimal downtime. It requires no special preconditioning and comes with everything you need for post-peel care.
How often do I have to follow up or receive maintenance treatments?
For most patients, peels should be done three to four times a year to repair sun damage that is already present, and to avoid permanent scarring for those affected by acne. The frequency of the peel depends on various factors and will be determined by your skin specialist. For extremely damaged skin, the VI Peel can initially be done once a month to get quicker desired results.