VI Peels are advanced medical-grade chemical peels for the treatment of fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, acne and acne scarring, hyperpigmentation, melasma, enlarged pores, oil balancing, and overall skin health1.
Safe for all skin types and colors, VI Peels can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, back, and legs, and they are the ONLY peels safe for the delicate under-eye areas.
Each VI Peel formulation consistently achieves noticeable results, revealing beautiful, healthy skin. At WIFH we offer the full line of VI Peels: VI Peel, VI Peel with Precision Plus, VI Peel Purify, and VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus.
These are medium level peels. Patients WILL experience peeling and shedding for a number of days following application.
VI Peels can address and treat a number of skin issues and conditions. All Vi Peels are suitable for all skin types and ethnicities. Unlike other chemical peels the VI peels deliver nourishing vitamins and minerals during the exfoliation to aid in the healing process.
We offer a variety of VI Peels to address any skin concern:
You can find detailed explanation of each peel in the FAQ section below.
The VI Peel itself has minimal risks. They are safe for all skin types and ethnicities.
How patients care for skin post-peel is very important. Patients will be provided additional products to apply at home over the first several days. For best outcomes, patients will need to adhere to this regimen and instructions.
*This treatment is not safe during pregnancy.
There is no real prep involved on the day of your treatment. It is always preferred that you come in with a clean face (no make-up), however if you are coming from work we will have you cleanse your face once you arrive.
If you typically exercise, you will want to do that before coming in for your peel. You will not want to exercise or sweat for 72-96 hours after having this peel.
Patients’ skin will be cleansed and prepped for the peel. The selected peel will be applied over the face and neck until all of the liquid has been used and absorbed by the skin.
4-6 hours after leaving our office patients will cleanse the peel from their skin. Patients will be provided products that will enhance the peel’s effects along with directions on how to care for their skin during the peeling process.
With the VI Peel patients may sense some warmth and mild tingling, but the phenol acts as a numbing agent making the peel painless.
The appointment takes 15-30 minutes, and ideally you want to space the peels 4 weeks apart. For correcting a skin condition a series of 1-3 peels will likely be needed, and for the body it’s usually more than 3 peels.
When a patient leaves our office, their skin may look a little yellow. This is the peel. The peel self neutralizes over several hours. 4-6 hours after the peel, patients will cleanse the peel from their skin.
For the next 2-3 days, they will use the provided treatment toilettes and post-peel cream. After these first few days, patients will use a gentle cleanser and hydrating and nourishing products to keep the skin well hydrated. Patients do not want to let the skin dry out.
48-72 hours after having the peel, patients will begin to peel. It will typically start around the mouth and on the chin, spreading from there.
DO NOT pick or peel the skin! Doing this could result in scarring and discoloration. It is best to allow the skin to shed on its own.
It can take 7-10 days for the peeling to complete.
Once all peeling has stopped, patients can resume their normal skincare regimen.
We believe consultations are very important when considering any skin treatment. Our consultations give us the opportunity to get to know our patients and understand exactly what they are looking to achieve with their skin.
At the consultation, the patient will meet with one medical aestheticians who will put together a treatment plan along with product recommendations for the patient to consider.
The cost of a VI Peel depends on the peel selected and the number of peels a patient will need to achieve their skin care goals. The expected range for a VI Peel at WIFH is between $300-400 per treatment.
It tackles skin problems at the cellular level rather than just burning skin off. Thanks to the concerted actions of its many acids and vitamins, it will help erase 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 correct4. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for acne.
This peel is very comfortable thanks to the ingredient phenol. Most medium level peels can feel very stingy and quite uncomfortable. With the VI Peel patients may sense some warmth and mild tingling, but the phenol acts as a numbing agent making the peel painless.
Not really. Patients 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. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.
A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Some conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyper pigmentation might require multiple applications. It is a restorative and painless repair of damaged skin, including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventative for younger skin with no visible damage.
The skin peeling associated with the VI Peel is a light, fluffy peel that will start on day three and generally be finished by the end of day four. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible. Patients using Retin A may experience heavier peeling. The peel can be modulated by the skin care provider to produce a deeper, more aggressive peel, if necessary, depending on the skin condition.
VI Peels are very quick to apply, and the appointment should only take 15-30 minutes.
If patients are using the VI Peel to correct a skin condition a series of 1-3 peels will likely be needed. If they are treating the body more than 3 peels will most likely be needed. Patients will want to space these every 4-weeks.
Once a patient has completed a series, having 1-2 peels per year as maintenance will help maintain results.
The many innovations that created the VI Peel combine to allow ALL skin types to enjoy the benefits of the peel. For the first time, darker skin types such can experience anti-aging and restorative skin repair previously unavailable.
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, patients 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 the Vi Derm™ moisturizer, patients may go about their usual daily routine. By day six or day seven the patient will be done peeling and the results are dramatic! If a more aggressive peel was performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.
The VI Peel is almost painless, and requires none of the skin pre conditioning required by those peels when used on skin types 4 to 6. In addition, the VI Peel has very few of the complications and hazards that usually come with those peels.
We offer a variety of VI Peels to address any skin concern.
This peel is rejuvenating, restorative and perfect for anti-aging2. The aging process can cause the skin to become lax, pigmented and rough. Sun exposure and environmental assault only add to the problem. Aging is inevitable but the VI Peel can make a difference in as little as 7 days.
Hyperpigmentation is a condition when patches of skin become darker than the surrounding skin. Although it is usually harmless, it can be very difficult to treat effectively. The VI Peel Precision Plus helps to eliminate stubborn hyperpigmentation (including melasma), improve tone and texture, and achieve healthy, radiant skin.
Acne can be a hard thing to get under control. Purify is designed for those with active acne and acne-prone skin. This peel uniquely combines: Benzoyl Peroxide, Kojic acid and Hydrocortisone to tackle the active acne and keep future break outs at bay.
Acne can leave patients with scarred skin and sometimes increased pigmentation. Acne scars will often fade over time but sometimes they need a little help. VI PURIFY with Precision Plus will help eliminate acne scars and skin damage leaving skin smooth and clear3.