Frequently Asked Questions
- Q1 ) How would the VI Peel compare to the Obagi Blue Peel or a TCA Peel?
- Q2 ) How many treatments are required to show an improved look?
- Q3 ) What will the VI Peel do for my skin?
- Q4 ) What types of skin respond well to the Vi Peel?
- Q5 ) Does it burn?
- Q6 ) How badly will I peel?
- Q7 ) What will I look like right after the VI Peel and during the next few days?
Q1 ) How would the Vi Peel compare to the Obagi Blue Peel or a TCA Peel?
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.
Q2 ) How many treatments are required to show an improved look?
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.
Q3 ) What will the Vi Peel do for my skin?
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 correct. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for acne.
Q4 ) What types of skin respond well to the Vi Peel?
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, African-American and darker skin types such as Asian and Latin patients can experience anti-aging and restorative skin repair previously unavailable.
Q5 ) 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. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.
Q6 ) How badly will I peel?
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 your skin care provider to produce a deeper, more aggressive peel, if necessary, depending on your skin condition.
Q7 ) 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 the Vi Derm™ moisturizer, 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 was performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.