Chemical peel treatments remove the outer, “dead” layers of the skin or epidermis. This allows the epidermis to become more permeable to nutrients. In addition, peels help reduce fine lines, smooth the skin, reduce the appearance of scars, and give a softer, suppler appearance to skin. They also reduce uneven pigmentation.
The VI Peel has been safely used to manage acne in patients as young as 12 years of age and is effective for use on darker skin tones that have not historically responded well to other chemical peel procedures. It’s a huge accomplishment for the Vi peel to have a product that works on all skin types. With new innovations for the first time, African-American and darker skin types such as some Asian and Latin skins can all benefit from the anti-aging and restorative skin care that was not previously available.
The VI Peel tackles skin problems at the cellular level rather than just burning skin off. We now understand what a chemical peel in general does, but the question is what makes a Vi Peel any different. The Vi Peel has many acids and vitamins work together to erase fine lines and wrinkles, minimize enlarged pores, and build collagen and elastin to tighten the skin. It is extremely effective in practically eliminating hyper pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to address. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for with acne.
A VI Peel can be performed in a medspa or cosmetic dermatology clinic and can be administered by a licensed nurse, a certified aesthetician or a medical doctor. While older procedures for chemical peels included skin preconditioning, there is no preconditioning needed prior to receiving a VI Peel. The application process can take up to 30 minutes and involves the chemical solution being topically applied to the skin. The peel is then left on the skin for five hours and washed off by the patient at home. Some patients experience light stinging during application, which subsides quickly.
Patients can receive VI Peels repeatedly every two weeks until they receive their desired results; however, most patients need only one initial treatment followed by regular peels three to four times per year for continuing skin renewal and luminosity.
Most patients report noticeable results within a few days after receiving a VI Peel. Results will include an overall improvement in the appearance of the skin including a more youthful glow and improved tone and texture.