Vi Peel FAQs

Vi Peel FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

 

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.

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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 applications1. 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.

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Q3 ) What will the Vi Peel do for a patient’s 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 correct2. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for acne3.

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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, darker skin types such can experience anti-aging and restorative skin repair previously unavailable.

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Q5 ) Does it burn?

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.

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Q6 ) How badly will patients 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.

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Q7 ) What will patients 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, 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.

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Citations
1. Lee, KC (2019). Basic chemical peeling: Superficial and medium-depth peels. Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. 2019; 81(2): Pages 313-324. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30550830
2. Rodrigues, M (2015). Melasma: clinical diagnosis and management options. Australasian Journal of Dermatology. 2015; 56(3): Pages 151-163. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25754098
3. Kontochristopoulos, G (2017). Chemical peels in active acne and acne scars. Clinical Dermatology. 207: 25 (2): Pages 179-182. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28274356
About the Author

Sarah Richardson, LME

Sarah Richardson, LME, is a Licensed Medical Esthetician with over 8 years of skin care experience. Sarah is WIFH’s Lead Medical Esthetician and an Assistant Cosmetic Laser Practitioner licensed by the Georgia Medical Composite Board. Sarah also manages the skin care side of our practice. She is certified to perform Microneedling, Vi Peels, SkinCeuticals & Skin Medical Peels, HydraFacial, SilkPeel, Dermaplaning, Dermasweep Microdermabrasion, IPL Photofacials, Sculpsure, Exilis Elite, Coolsculpting, Lymphatic Massage, and Reflexology.