Vi Peel, a medical grade chemical peel, is a safe and effective way to achieve younger looking skin for all skin types, colors, and ages. The treatments are virtually painless with no need for skin pre-conditioning, and they also have minimal downtown.
With proper treatment and home care, Vi Peel can help to:
- Reverse sun damage
- Treat hyperpigmentation
- Treat melasma
- Reduce acne and scarring
- Rejuvenate aging skin
- Treat rosacea
The Vi Peel is affordable, effective and simple, giving excellent results within one week of treatment. All patients, from teenage acne sufferers to mature adult aged skin, can benefit from a Vi Peel treatment.
How it works
Vi Peel works by removing the superficial layers of the skin and allowing new, rejuvenated skin tissue to grow. The chemical peel causes older skin cells to peel off and be removed and while simultaneously stimulating collagen production of new, healthy skin cells.
What you can expect
Before: No pre-skin conditioning is needed in order to complete a Vi Peel. However, some services, laser therapy for instance, may not be permitted during this course of treatment. Please call to schedule for a free consultation to determine the best course of treatment for your skin type and needs.
During: Beginning the treatment, the skin is first cleansed with alcohol. After the skin has been cleansed, the peel will then be applied. During the first application of the peel, you may feel a slight tingling sensation, but with each consecutive application the feeling will go away. Once the peel has been applied approximately three times in this fashion, the process is complete.
After: Immediately following the treatment, your skin may appear orange in color, as if you have a sunburn. This coloration goes away. You will be given a home care kit, complete with cleanser, towelettes, peel protectant, sunscreen, and at-home instructions on how to take care of your skin in the following days.
Types of Peels and their benefits
Purify: The Purify Peel is beneficial and specifically designed to treat acne prone skin.
Purify Plus: This has all the benefits of the Purify with a booster to bring better results.
Precision: Precision Vi Peel is your peel for the more advanced aging skin rejuvenation.
Precision Plus: This peel is used for the treatment of sun spots and pigmented skin.
Purify Precision Plus: Used to help treat and minimize acne scars and skin damage.
Possible Side Effects
Side effects may occur with Vi Peel treatments, however with proper care and instruction, the side effects and risks can be eliminated or minimized greatly. Some of these risks include mild redness, skin sensitivity, hyper-pigmentation, scarring, infections, cold sores, and burns. It is important to follow the proper post-treatment care in order to avoid any complications.
- How many peels can you do and how far apart should they be done?
For most patients, peels should be done three to four times a year starting at puberty 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 case by case.
- How many treatments are required to show an improved look?
A single Vi Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Some conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyper pigmentation might require multiple applications. It is a restorative and painless repair of damaged skin, including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventative for younger skin with no visible damage.
- Will results be long lasting?
Like everything else in life, skin needs maintenance. The Vi Peel's results will last as long as skin is maintained with the Vi Derm® Skincare line. The Vi Peel should be performed about three to four times per year.
- What types of skin respond well to the Vi Peel?
ALL skin types can enjoy the benefits of the Vi Peel. For the first time, African-American and other darker skin types such as Southwest Asian and Latin patients can experience anti-aging and restorative skin repair that was previously unavailable.
- How much will I peel?
The skin peeling associated with the Vi Peel is a light, fluffy peel that generally starts on day three and generally finishes by the end of day seven. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible. Patients using Retin-A may experience heavier peeling. The peel can be modulated by your skin care provider to produce a deeper, more aggressive peel, if necessary, depending on your skin condition.
- What will I look like right after the Vi Peel and during the next few days?
The skin will look slightly tan, yellow or red immediately after the peel. On days one and two the skin will feel slightly tighter, with no visible signs of having had a peel. Any pigmented areas might appear slightly darker. On approximately day three, you will begin to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth area and continue for a day or two. With the use of the Vi Derm™ Post Care Moisturizer, you may go about your usual daily routine. By day six or day seven you will be done peeling and the results are dramatic! If a more aggressive peel, such as the Vi Peel with Precision, was performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.
- What about normal activities after the Vi Peel?
There are no restrictions. Make up can be applied after the peel solution has dried complete (two hours or more post peel). We recommend avoiding heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the peel.
- What other areas can the Vi Peel be performed on?
The neck, arms, hands and chest all respond well to a Vi Peel. The Vi Peel is incredibly effective in removing sunspots from the hands, arms and chest and eliminating the wrinkles associated with sun damage on the décolletage. The peeling process is different and longer than for the face.
- Can I go in the sun after the Vi Peel?
Sun exposure should be limited and Vi Derm SPF 55 should be used liberally. However, the Vi Peel was created to be practical. The only days where exposure to the sun should be seriously avoided are days three and four, when the skin is peeling, to avoid uneven exposure. After that, you can enjoy moderate sun exposure, continuing regular skin care maintenance and daily sun protection.
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