12 Signs You Need a VI Peel

12 Signs You Need a VI Peel

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.

What is a VI Peel?

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.

How Does VI Peel Work?

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 practitioner will cleanse your skin to remove oil and dirt by using a cleanser or cloth
  • Once you are prepped, they will apply the first and second peel solution to your skin
  • Usually, the peeling process takes about four to six hours, after which you wash off the solution
  • Your skin should start peeling at the peak of this process, usually about three days after the procedure

What Types of Skin Respond Well to VI Peel?

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.

What are the Benefits of a VI Peel?

Treating Sunspots and Skin Discoloration

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.

Fine Lines and Wrinkles

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.

Do VI Peel Treat Acne Scars?

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.

Treating Keratosis Pilaris

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.

What are the Side Effects of VI Peels?

  • Burning sensation
  • Skin discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Blistering
  • Itchiness
  • Allergic reactions like rashes or blisters that burn and tingle.
  • Infection
  • Dry skin
  • Scarring 
  • Redness
  • Inflammation

Is a VI Peel Safe During Pregnancy?

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. 

VI Peel Aftercare

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.

  • So that your skin stays moisturized and healthy, apply a thin layer of gentle moisturizer frequently.
  • After receiving the VI Peel, you should apply the aftercare treatment prescribed by your doctor or medical professional.
  • When the skin is peeling, be sure to avoid direct sunlight until it's all healed, and always wear sunscreen when you go outside to avoid sun damage.

How Often Should You Get a VI Peel?

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.

What is the Cost of a VI Peel?

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.

Will the Results be Long-lasting?

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.

Why is the VI Peel Better Than Laser Treatments?

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.

How is the VI Peel Different from Other Peels?

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.

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