Med Spa Services

VI PEEL

VI Peel treatments are designed to lift pigment, remove sun damage, alleviate acne and scarring, and fight fine lines and wrinkles. This line of medium-depth chemical peels are safe for all skin types with results in as little as 7 days!

Like other chemical peels, VI Peels penetrate the top layer of your skin, called the epidermis, reaching to the dermis underneath. This works by exfoliating your skin and stimulating the production of new proteins. The procedure is commonly used to treat signs of aging, improve skin texture, and correct pigment issues.

VI Peels are used to treat the following common conditions:

  • Acne and acne scarring
  • Rough, dull or sun-damaged skin
  • Melasma, freckles, and age spots
  • Discoloration and uneven skin tone 
  • Fine lines and wrinkles

Chemical Peel FAQs

The amount of peeling depends on the person, their skincare routine, and the peel itself. We use VI Peel to deliver excellent visible results whether or not actual active peeling occurs. Some of our peel options will create a sheet-like peeling effect, but the lighter level peels may only provide a bit of dry skin. Frequently, exfoliation is at a cellular level and not apparent to the naked eye; however, the peels will create a tighter and firmer complexion and appearance. Depending on the person and peel, there may be no visible peeling, flaking, or sheet peeling.

While many people are great candidates for a chemical peel, there are some contraindications to be aware of. Peels may not be right for you if;

  • You have a history of an allergic reaction to a peeling agent
  • You suffer from ongoing infection, open lacerations or wounds in the area of the peel
  • You have had recent isotretinoin use in the last 6 months (particularly relevant to medium and deep peels)
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You have psoriasis, connective tissue diseases, atopic dermatitis, exposure to radiation therapy, or have had recent facial surgery 
  • Special considerations are also necessary for patients with a known propensity for keloid formation or poor wound healing with uncontrolled diabetes or immunosuppression.

The VI Peel allows us to modify each treatment to accommodate all fitzpatrick types. Please book a consultation with one of our providers to see if you are a good candidate.

Side effects can include:

  • Peri orbital swelling can occur
  • Redness and sensitivity for a few days to a few weeks
  • Skin flaking and peeling for 7-10 days

If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should speak with your doctor before getting a VI Peel. Due to a lack of research, chemical peels that contain TCA or salicylic acid are not recommended while pregnant.

The frequency that you should get a VI Peel depends on your budget, and the specific skin condition that you are trying to treat. It is recommended to wait at least 4-6 weeks between treatments to see continuous results.

We offer a range of peels and peeling varies from person to person. Peeling generally begins about 48 hours after the treatment. You may be red and slightly sensitive for the first few days and peeling generally stops within 7-10 days. During this time, it is important to be gentle with your skin and avoid using prescription topicals, retinol products, AHA/BHA, and any other exfoliants. Avoid excessive sweat and heat for 24-48 hours after the peel. Avoid swimming, hot tubs, and saunas. Stay out of the sun and always wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Wash your face with cool water and AVOID picking at your skin as you peel. Do not apply ice or ice water to the area.

We recommend waiting one day before shaving after a peel. Also, shaving before the peel on the same day would be similar to microdermabrasion with a peel or dermaplaning with a peel. It would increase peel penetration because you are removing a certain amount of the stratum corneum which will increase penetration. Care should also be taken when shaving over peeling skin, as irritation may occur.