Chemical peels are a common skincare treatment that uses chemicals to improve the appearance of the skin. These solutions are applied to the skin, where they work to exfoliate dead skin cells and improve skin texture.
Peels can help with many skin conditions, including acne scars, dullness, uneven skin tone, brown spots, facial scarring, fine lines, wrinkles, warts, and more.
VI Peel, on the other hand, is a chemical treatment that uses trichloroacetic acid (TCA) or salicylic acid without causing skin discoloration or scarring.
A VI Peel is a chemical peel that addresses acne scars, sun damage, wrinkles, and more by penetrating your epidermis which is the upper layer of skin.
It exfoliates the outermost layers of your skin with an alpha-hydroxy acid solution and stimulates collagen production within your dermis.
Chemical peels will address fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation due to sun damage and melasma, and help control oil while promoting skin smoothness.
The VI Peel is one of the newest treatments on the skin care scene done in about 30 minutes, with results that last for weeks. It uses a blend of ingredients to break down your top layer of skin and reveal healthy skin underneath.
Here’s the procedure:
The VI Peel offers effective anti-aging and restorative repair to all skin types.
"It has been found that African American and darker skin types such as Asian and Latin patients can experience significant improvement in fine lines, wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation. With over 90% of patients reporting excellent results using this treatment option.'' -Michelle Cory, R.N, Skin Deep Med Spa.
The VI Peel uses phenol to exfoliate the face, neck, chest, and scalp. In addition to the exfoliation benefits, it works synergistically to help lighten dark spots and discolorations on the face and body—resulting in smoother skin.
The VI Peel is a revolutionary, non-invasive skin resurfacing product that removes the outer layer of dead, dull skin cells. The treatment selectively loosens the grip of old, dead cells that may be preventing the natural production of new collagen and elastin.
Newer and healthier cells move up to replace them, resulting in a smoother, firmer complexion. This rids of wrinkles and fine lines, resulting in a smooth skin texture.
A chemical peel can reduce acne by killing bacteria, reducing oil production, breaking down your outer layer of skin, reducing clogged pores, and reducing inflammation.
Chemical peels perform three actions such as exfoliation, antimicrobial destruction, and regeneration. Peeling increases cell turnover with subsequent depletion of the follicular reservoir of stored bacteria, which results in a decrease in acne lesions.
VI Peels are used to treat or cure keratosis pilaris. This skin condition is mistaken for acne or pimples and is often treated incorrectly. When tackling facial keratosis pilaris, it is advisable to start with peels that contain salicylic or lactic acid.
Salicylic acid can penetrate the hair follicle, where the keratin and bacteria that cause bumps are located. The use of a VI peel with salicylic acid can help remove dried skin, and in turn, lessen the appearance of textured, uneven skin.
Like all cosmetic procedures, there are risks involved, so it’s important to talk to your doctor first about whether or not you should get a VI peel.
And even though the majority of chemical peels use ingredients that are Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) by the FDA, both TCA and salicylic acid can cross the placenta and affect the baby. This may cause severe pain or swelling in pregnancy.
After approximately four to six hours, you can wash off the peel using a mild cleanser and water. Your skin may start to peel after three days from the day of the treatment, depending on how harsh your regimen was or how many times you have received chemical peels or other similar treatments, and what else was applied at the same time.
We recommend you wait for at least four to six weeks between treatments to see continuous results.
After your treatment, you can expect some temporary swelling and redness that should fade within two to three days, with optimal results shown in four to six weeks.
The number of treatments depends on factors such as skin condition, presence of active acne, and age of the patient. Additionally, to keep your skin healthy and its cellular turnover consistent, it is suggested to get VI Peels four times yearly.
The cost of VI Peels can range widely depending on the clinic you visit, the doctor who performs the procedure, and where you live. In Boston, it costs up to $450.
The VI Peel exfoliation treatment can be performed four times per year as part of your maintenance program. Results last as long as skin is maintained by performing the VI Peel treatment as suggested.
If followed up with a comprehensive skincare program, patients will achieve radiant skin.
The VI Peel is non-abrasive and uses an advanced formula to produce natural collagen induction. As a result, it offers far more effective skin rejuvenation than lasers or Intense Pulsed Light Therapy (IPLs), with less pain and recovery time.
One session of VI Peel provides you the effects of getting numerous sessions of treatments such as laser and IPL—making it more cost-effective and manageable for you.
The VI Peel is a breakthrough product that ends the quest for pain-free, results-driven peels once and for all. It combines the most effective and powerful acids into a single, easy-to-use, easy to administer formula.
So instead of layers upon layers of painful treatments with downtime in between, you can get the same potent results without all the hassle.
To learn more about the VI Peel procedure, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment with us. Call our team at (617) 944-5112 at Skin Deep Med Spa today.
Bachelors of Science in Nursing
Michelle Cory, R.N. worked in emergency medicine for eighteen years before developing a passion for aesthetic nursing and has now practiced for over seventeen years. Cory is an expert injector with extensive training in neuromodulators and dermal fillers, specializing in non-surgical facial aesthetics while understanding the importance of combination therapy. Her expertise is in listening to her patients and customizing an individualized treatment plan based on the clients needs.
All content are reviewed by Nichole Starr, R.N., owner and founder of Skin Deep Med Spa.