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What Is a Vi Peel, and Is It Right for Me?

Do you struggle with self-consciousness due to skin concerns like scarring, dullness, wrinkles, and uneven skin tone? Previously, the top way to resolve these issues was with a chemical peel. However, deep peels can lead to discomfort and require a prolonged recovery period. The Vi Peel is an alternative option for restoring healthy skin with minimal side effects.

Proven Benefits of a Vi Peel

The Vi Peel can provide patients with the same beautiful anti-aging results as a deep chemical peel but without the pain and downtime. The Vi Peel’s formula includes trichloroacetic acid, tretinoin, salicylic acid, phenol, and alpha and beta-hydroxy acids. Within a week of your minimally invasive treatment, you will notice an improvement in your skin’s tone and texture.

Here are the top five benefits of a Vi Peel:

  1. The treatment is quick and relatively painless.
  2. Patients can immediately return to their daily activities.
  3. Safe and effective on all skin types, including darker tones.
  4. Gentle enough for the face, eyes, neck, chest, arms, back, and hands.
  5. Beautiful results will reveal themselves in as little as one week, with maximum results gradually appearing over the next four to six weeks.

What Happens During a Vi Peel?

A Vi Peel is an in-office procedure that takes between 20 and 45 minutes, depending on the size of the area you are getting treated. The best Vi Peel candidates are those with fair to medium skin tones. Hyperpigmentation is a concern for patients with darker skin, so you will need to sit down with our aesthetician to determine if this procedure is right for you.

Initially, our aesthetician cleans your skin before applying the solution in two phases. The first stage targets the superficial layer of the skin, and the next penetrates the dermis. After the solution dries on your skin, you can leave our clinic to go about your normal daily activities. However, for maximum effectiveness, you must wait five hours before washing off the solution. Most people do not find the Vi Peel to be painful, though some report a mild stinging sensation during treatment.

Before sending you home, your aesthetician will thoroughly review all post-procedure instructions with you, including how to keep your skin clean, moisturized, and protected in the days following your treatment.

What to Expect After a Vi Peel

After you first wash the Vi Peel off, your skin will appear red and mildly irritated, as if you have a sunburn. This side effect is normal and will resolve over the first 24 hours. There is no required downtime after a Vi Peel, so you can return to work or any other regular activities as you wish. However, we recommend you avoid vigorous exercise or other strenuous activities for the first 24 to 48 hours since sweat could affect your results.

Two to three days after the Vi Peel application, your skin will begin to peel. This process can last between three and six days, depending on your skin type and condition. During this time, you will need to wash your face with a mild cleanser and moisturize diligently to protect your skin and hide the most noticeable signs of peeling.

While your skin is healing, it may be extra-sensitive, so you should avoid sun exposure and continuously wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher if you need to go outdoors during the peeling process. Once your skin is fully healed, you’ll notice a refreshed, healthy complexion.

Book Your Vi Peel Treatment

Are you ready to experience clearer, more refreshed, and younger-looking skin with minimal discomfort or healing time? Contact our Alexandria, VA, clinic today to schedule a consultation to discuss a non-surgical Vi Peel with our licensed aesthetician. We’re looking forward to helping you meet your aesthetic goals!