WHAT IS VI PEEL ™?
The Vi Peel (Vitality Institute) is a gentle yet powerful medical-grade chemical peel for the treatment of acne and acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, enlarged pores, oil balancing, and overall skin health.
The Vi Peel is safe and effective on all skin types and colors and can be used on the face, neck chest, arms, back, and legs, and is the only peel safe for the under-eye area. It is also painless and requires minimal downtime. With the Vi Peel, the magic is in the formula. A blend of Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Tretinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and other minerals work together to safely remove the damaged layers of the skin, promote cellular turnover, and refine the surface layer for a smoother, clearer, firmer skin that has a more youthful and radiant appearance.
WHO IS VI PEEL ™ FOR?
Ideal candidates for a Vi Peel are fair to medium in skin color and are looking to improve mild to moderate skin damage, heal acne, and reverse the signs of early aging. This treatment may cause hyperpigmentation on those with darker skin tones, so it is important to consult with a trusted practitioner to determine if you are a good candidate.
HOW IS VI PEEL ™ DONE?
A Vi Peel is relatively painless for most people, but more sensitive types may experience a mild to moderate burning or tingling sensation that is tolerable without topical anesthetic or pain medication. A cooling device may be used to minimize any discomfort.
During a Vi Peel the skin is cleansed and then the solution is evenly applied in two phases: one to penetrate into the skin cells on the skin’s surface, and the other to go deeper into the dermis where toxins and dead skin cells are hiding. The solution dries quickly and you are free to resume daily activities, but must wait 5 hours before washing it off.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
The Vi Peel treatment takes 20 to 45 minutes.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE COST OF VI PEEL ™?
$300 – $850
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS OF VI PEEL ™?
There are no immediate effects of the Vi Peel; it takes 2 to 3 days before skin begins peeling, and it will continue to do so for up to 6 days. During the peeling process skin may have unusual coloring with red, brown, or yellowish tones, but more commonly it looks like a slight sunburn that is flaking off.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VI PEEL ™?
As a part of post-treatment home care, special peeling wipes with Retin-A and other minerals are given to help you stimulate skin peeling and expedite results.
Once the skin finishes peeling, minor improvements are visible, but full results take 4 to 6 weeks to appear, at which point skin is smoother, firmer, clearer, with a more youthful and radiant glow than before.
RECOMMENDED COURSE FOR OPTIMAL RESULTS?
Noticeable results are realized after the first Vi Peel treatment; however, for ideal results the recommended course of treatment is 3 to 6 treatments spaced 3 to 4 weeks apart, followed by biannual maintenance treatments.