Why is the peel better than laser treatments?
Any laser or IPL requires multiple sessions to achieve what the VI Peel achieves in one session, with much less discomfort and less cost.
How does the VI Peel compare to a TCA Peel?
The VI peel is almost painless, and requires no skin pre conditioning that is required by other TCA peels when used on darker skin types. In addition, the VI Peel has very few of the complications and risks that usually come with those peels.
How many peels can you do and how far apart should they be done?
The frequency of the peel depends on various factors, and will be determined during your consultation with one of our skin care specialists. For extremely damaged skin, the VI Peel can initially be done once a month to get quicker desired results. For most people, 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.
How is the VI Peel different from other peels?
Peels of the past used the “no pain, no gain” approach to skin care where the deeper the peel, the more painful, the more downtime, the better the results. The VI Peel is the first peel to combine the strongest and most effective acids, yet it’s virtually painless with little downtime. It’s a more comfortable peel, with the same results.
How many treatments are required to show an improved look?
A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to your skin. Some conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyper pigmentation might require multiple treatments. It is a restorative and painless repair of damaged skin, including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it prevents the signs of aging 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 your skin is maintained with a proper at home skin care regimen.
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 darker skin types such as Asian and Latin patients can experience anti-aging and restorative skin repair that was previously unavailable.
Does it burn?
Not really. You will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which subsides almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, and numbing of the skin takes place after the first pass of the VI Peel solution.
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 be finished by the end of day seven. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible. Those who have a lot of damaged skin may peel more than average.
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 our complimentary VI Peel Post Care Kit, 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 Precision Plus, was performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.
What about normal activities after the Vi Peel?
There are no restrictions. We recommend avoiding heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the peel.
What will the Vi Peel do for my skin?
It tackles skin problems at the cellular level. Thanks to the combination actions of its many acids and vitamins, it will help reduce fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin which tighten skin. It is extremely effective in reducing or eliminating hyper pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to correct. The VI Peel also provides excellent results for acne.
Can I wear makeup after the VI Peel?
Make up can be used starting 4 hours after your peel.
What about the hands or chest?
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.
How long will the VI Peel take?
The actual application of the peel takes about 15 minutes.
What kind of final results will I see after a single VI Peel?
It takes about four days after you finish peeling for your skin to return to its normal PH and to see the final effects. Your skin will look luminous and glowing. Hyper pigmentation will be improved or eliminated, depending on the amount of damage. Tone and texture will be improved for a more youthful, radiant appearance.
What should be used on the skin in conjunction with the VI Peel?
We will provide you with a complimentary VI Peel Post Care Kit after your treatment. Our skin care specialists can also work with you to develop an at home skin care regimen that will help you maintain your peel results for as long as possible.
Does the VI Peel make the skin thinner?
No. By sloughing off the old, damaged skin and forcing the body to recreate new skin, your skin will actually be stronger with more collagen and elastin.
Will the VI Peel tighten neck skin
The skin on the neck responds well to the peel. The VI Peel has proven to help improve texture and quality with gradual softening of the lines around the neck and some tightening effects. The peeling process and results are different from the face.
What other areas can the Vi Peel be performed on?
The neck, arms, hands and chest all respond well to a VI Peel. For additional areas you are considering, please contact us.
Can I go in the sun after the VI Peel?
Sun exposure should be limited and sunscreen (at least SPF 50) 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.
What about exercise after the VI Peel?
Again, the VI Peel was created to be practical. The solution must be left on the skin for four hours prior to exercising, washing it off immediately before starting exercise. Its best to avoid heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel.
Can I have a VI Peel if I get cold sores?
Of course. In some cases, we may recommend you take pre-medication prior to your peel to prevent cold sores. If you break out with a sudden cold sore the day of the peel, often the VI Peel will eliminate the sore and medication may be started simultaneously.
Are teenage acne sufferers too young for the VI Peel and would it help their acne?
The peel is excellent for both adult and adolescent acne. We have effectively peeled acne clients as young as twelve years old. Results are quick and very impressive. Combined with a daily skin regimen, almost all acne cases can be successfully managed. Treating acne scars will require multiple treatments of the VI Peel.
I just had a peel and I love my results! What can I do to make sure my skin stays beautiful?
Maintenance is essential. Just like we brush our teeth in between dentist visits, we must care for our skin in between peels! Our customized skin care regimens ensure that you will not only keep your VI Peel results, but that you will also improve the texture, suppleness, and clarity of your skin. If you do not maintain adequate skin health then you can expect the results to diminish more quickly.
Have more questions? Feel free to contact us!