At Elite Aesthetics and Wellness, we pride ourselves on using on the best products and technology on the market, which is why we use VI Peels by VI Vitality Institute. We carry the full line of VI chemical peels to address a variety of skin concerns.
VI Peel Original
A VI peel is a medium-depth chemical peel used to treat signs of aging, correct pigmentation issues, and improve overall skin texture. Created with a combination of retinol, acids, vitamins, and minerals, it aims to treat specific skin conditions such as fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scarring, and more. Similarly, to other chemical peels, the VI peel works by exfoliating the skin, sloughing off dead skin cells, and stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to improve signs of skin aging.
These peels can be used on all skin types and tones, as well as many areas of the skin, including the face, eyelids, chest, hands, and back.
There are a number of different types of VI peels including:
- VI Peel Original
- VI Peel Advanced
- VI Peel Precision Plus
- VI Peel Purify
- VI Peel Purify Precision Plus
VI Peel Advanced
This is the perfect peel for enhanced collagen stimulation to combat the signs of aging. This peel is 30% stronger than the basic VI peel, making it a great fit for mature skin and those looking to address fine lines and wrinkles. It is specifically formulated to enhance collagen stimulation and increase cell turnover for an improvement in a loss of elasticity.
The VI peel Advanced contains TCA, phenol, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, and vitamin C to achieve the following:
- Softens rough skin texture.
- Smooths fine lines and wrinkles.
- Stimulates natural collagen production
- Penetrates mature skin for ultimate benefits.
VI Peel Precision Plus
The VI Peel Precision Plus is a blended peel that can simultaneously address multiple skin conditions such as skin discoloration, UV-induced pigmentation, sun damage, melasma, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin texture. Created with a special blend of ingredients such as TCA, phenol, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, Vitamin C, hydroquinone, and kojic acid, it is a great option to lighten and brighten the skin.
VI Peel Purify
VI Peel Purify is an extremely effective treatment for acne, as it contains powerful ingredients in addition to the standard VI Peel medical peel formula to remove bacteria, promote cell turnover, open clogged pores, remove toxins from the skin, and visibly lighten the skin.
VI Peel Purify Precision Plus
This is a blended peel that can simultaneously target multiple skin conditions. VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus addresses acne and acne scarring. It is ideal for treating excessive oil, hormonal or adult acne, acne with hyperpigmentation, or scarring.
Candidates for VI Peels
Individuals with the following skin issues can often benefit from the VI peel:
- Fine lines and wrinkles.
- Skin discoloration due to sun damage.
- Keratosis pilaris (chicken skin).
- Acne and/or acne scarring.
While the VI peel is suitable for all skin types and colors, those with dark skin tones should still speak with our team members to learn how to best avoid possible complications. There are some individuals who may not be good candidates for chemical peels, including those who are pregnant or breastfeeding, have taken the oral acne medication isotretinoin in the past six months, or have a history of keloid scarring.
If you are interested in learning more about the VI peel and if you are a good candidate, contact our office today to schedule a consultation appointment!
What to Expect During a VI Peel?
During your VI peel appointment, your skin will first be cleansed to remove any oil or dirt. Then, the VI peel solution is applied, during which you may experience a tingling or numbing sensation. A second layer of the peel will also be applied, during which your skin will turn white or “frost”. This process typically takes 30 minutes to complete. About 4-6 hours later, you will wash off the peel.
VI Peel Results
Roughly three days following your VI peel, you should experience some peeling in the treated areas. To ensure the best possible outcomes, there are some steps you should follow regarding your skincare routine, including:
- Applying the Post Peel Protectant that was given to you after your VI peel 2-4 times a day.
- Moisturizing frequently until peeling has stopped.
- Avoid picking at or peeling your skin while it is peeling to avoid scarring.
- Avoiding spending time in the sun when your skin is peeling, as it will be sensitive. When you do go outside, be sure to apply sunscreen.
Once your skin has stopped peeling, you will be able to enjoy the full benefits of the VI peel, including a glowing, smooth, radiant complexion! Individuals can undergo a VI peel as frequently as every 4-6 weeks to continue to receive the benefits.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long should I wait in between Vi peels?
You can receive a VI peel as frequently as every four to six weeks. A series of peels may be needed to achieve the skincare results you desire.
What should you not do before a VI peel?
Before your VI peel, it is important that you avoid any form of chemical or physical exfoliation at least one week before your appointment. You should also avoid the sun to prevent sunburn, and stay hydrated.
What can you not do after a VI peel?
Following your VI peel, you should refrain from applying skin care products, makeup, and lotions to the skin. Exercise that makes you sweat, saunas, and hot showers should also be avoided.
Can I leave the VI Peel on longer than 4 hours?
If you can tolerate it, you can leave the peel on until evening or the next morning. However, if you experience irritation or itching before the four-hour mark, you may wash the skin with water and the mild cleanser that is provided to you.
Can VI Peel cause hyperpigmentation?
For certain patients with darker skin tones, the VI peel may cause hyperpigmentation. Because of this, it is important that you speak with our skilled team before your treatment to determine if it is right for you.
What types of skin can benefit from a VI Peel?
The VI peel is effective and safe to use on all skin types. It can also be used on many areas of the body, including the face, neck, chest, back, arms, and legs.
What should I put on my face after VI peel?
Following your treatment, you will be provided with specific post-procedure skincare that should be used for a minimum of 7 days. The products provided to you should be the only products that you use for the duration of the peel.
How many layers of skin does the Vi Peel remove?
The VI peel removes the top two layers of the skin.
Does your face itch after a chemical peel?
Depending on how sensitive your skin is, you may experience itching, dryness, tingling, burning, tightness, or redness after a chemical peel.
How painful is a VI Peel?
The VI peel is safe to use on all skin types and is virtually painless. If you have very sensitive skin and do experience discomfort after your peel, cool compresses can be applied to the skin for short periods of time.