VI Peel in Lone Tree, CO is an advanced chemical peel used to target fine lines, hyperpigmentation, dullness, acne/ acne scarring, melasma, and creates overall improved complexion.
What is a VI Peel?
The VI Peel is a skin-resurfacing chemical peel that stimulates collagen and increases cellular turnover to reveal smoother and more radiant skin.
What are the 5 VI Peel Blends?
- VI Peel Original– for tone and texture
- VI Peel Advanced– for enhanced collagen stimulation
- VI Peel Precision Plus– for skin discoloration
- VI Peel Purify– for active acne and oily skin
- VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus– for acne and acne scarring
What's in the VI Peel Original?
The VI Peel is a blend of several different chemicals and ingredients that include:
- Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA)
- Retinoic Acid
- Salicylic Acid
- Vitamin C
- Mineral Blend
What's in the VI Peel Advanced?
This VI Peel Advanced contains the same ingredients as the original blend, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and a mineral blend. However, what makes this different is it has a 20% increase of ingredients to make it a stronger peel compared to the Original Peel.
What's in the VI Peel Precision Plus?
The VI Peel Precision Plus contains the same ingredients as the original blend, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and a mineral blend. However, there is a lightening agent in this peel that contains hydroquinone to specifically target skin discoloration. Effective and safe for melasma.
What's in the VI Peel Purify?
The VI Peel Purify contains the same ingredients as the original blend, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and a mineral blend. The difference in this peel is it contains Benzoyl Peroxide, Kojic Acid, and Hydrocortisone to combat active acne and oiliness and keep it at bay.
What's in the VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus?
VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus contains the same ingredients as the original blend, Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and a mineral blend, but this peel has a dual booster system of both active ingredients in the Purify and Precision Plus. Benzoyl Peroxide, Kojic Acid, Hydrocortisone, and Hydroquinone are effective for active acne, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), and surface acne scarring.
Who can administer the VI Peel?
Licensed estheticians, aesthetic nurses or medical providers (PA, NPs, Physicians) can administer this peel. It is important that a medical provider prescribes the treatments and the technician has been trained in chemical peeling.
When is the best time to get a VI Peel?
The best time to get a VI peel is when you are planning on being out of the sun for a while, and don’t have any important social gatherings. It is most common to get VI peels in the fall/winter months.
What are the benefits of VI Peel?
- Reducing acne and surface acne scarring
- Lightening and reducing sunspots and hyperpigmentation
- Smoothing fine lines/wrinkles
- Brightening the complexion
- Preventing signs of aging
Are there any side effects with VI Peel?
Although side effects are minimal with VI Peel, there is a potential for burning skin, itchiness, blistering, skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation), allergic reaction, and severe dryness. There is also a potential risk of scarring if you pick and peel the dry/sloughing skin while healing. It is important to hydrate the skin and avoid any skin picking.
Who is a poor candidate for VI Peel?
Even though this chemical peel is safe for all skin types, people should avoid this treatment if they have the following:
- Pregnant/breastfeeding women
- Severe sun burn
- Active rash or skin wounds
- History of abnormal skin scarring
How do I prepare for the VI Peel?
Ensure you go to a provider that has had a consultation with you and understands your skin goals and is sure you are a candidate for the chemical peel. If you are unsure how well you tolerate chemical peels, this is a good chance to do a patch test to see how you react. Important to stay out of the sun 3-4 days prior to treatment and stop using active ingredients on your skin, such as retinol, harsh scrubs, and glycolic acid, 3-4 days prior to treatment. Lastly, be sure you have the recommended “post-chemical peel” products to ensure you heal and get the best results possible.
Does the VI Peel hurt?
Even though the term chemical peel sounds painful, most clients find the VI peel tolerable with mild tingling compared to some other chemical peels that have severe burning and stinging.
What to expect during a VI Peel?
Your provider will go over after care instructions and ensure your questions/concerns are answered. Skin prep will begin with cleansing the skin and sterilizing with alcohol. Once the skin is prepared the solution mixture is then applied. The entire treatment goes quick and lasts around 30 minutes.
What is the aftercare of a VI Peel?
Aftercare for VI Peel is relatively easy, but your provider will give you instructions to follow, specifically. However, it is important to have realistic expectations of peeling around days 4-5. Resist the urge to pick, peel, or rub the flaking skin as this can cause scarring. Apply SPF of 30 or greater multiple times a day and remain out of direct sunlight until skin is healed. Avoid using harsh skincare products such as scrubs, retinol, and acids until skin is fully healed. Moisturize the dry skin often. Makeup can be applied, but most people let their skin be during the 5-7 days of flaking.
How long does it take to heal from VI Peel?
The healing process from a VI Peel varies from person to person and their specific skin conditions, but it is expected to have 5-7 days of “social downtime”. There is no pain involved in the healing process, but people tend to avoid getting this treatment around important events/dates.
How many days will I peel with the VI Peel?
As mentioned above, the peeling process for a VI Peel is different for each person due to their skin’s condition. Generally, you can expect the peeling to start 2 days after the chemical peel is applied, and will last for 2-3 days.
Is VI Peel safe for melasma?
Yes, the VI Peel is safe for melasma. To be exact, the VI Peel Precision Plus is clinically indicated for melasma and will not exasperate the melasma.
Can you see results after 1 VI Peel?
Yes, results are revealed about 1 week after your VI Chemical Peel. However, if you have a specific skincare concern, it may take several treatments to reach your desired results. Realistic expectations should be discussed with your provider prior to the treatment.
What is the cost of a VI Peel?
Cost of VI Peel vary from practices, but usually range $300-$500 per chemical peel. There may also be packages available for a series of 3 or 6 peels depending on each individual’s concerns. Purchasing packages, if applicable, will save money over time, rather than purchasing a single peel for 3-6 treatments.
Why do I not have visible peeling after my VI Peel?
Even though you may not see visible peeling or shedding of the skin after your VI Peel, you are still getting the benefits of the treatment. Sometimes “well prepped skin” (i.e skin that has used retinols, exfoliants, has had multiple facials treatments) is already in great condition and there is less dead skin to be peeled away.
What can I expect in a chemical peel treatment?
Before a chemical peel your provider will go through a mini consultation and explain pre and post treatment guidelines. Once “before” pictures are taken and documentations are signed, the treatment will begin. A VI Peel is relatively quick with application. Once the skin is cleansed and prepped with acetone/alcohol the peel application will be applied. Once the skin is well saturated in the solution, you will then take home the post care products and stay out of the sun.
To learn more about VI Peel in Lone Tree, CO schedule a consult to talk to one of our providers today