The Vi Peel treats age spots and freckles and hyper-pigmentation will be reduced or eliminated. Your skin will have improved tone, texture and clarity resulting in a more youthful, radiant appearance.
What is It?
The Vi Peel is designed to reverse the signs of aging and sun damage on the skin. Vi Peel contains a synergistic blend of gentle yet powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. The actual application only takes minutes.
How many peels can you do and how far apart should they be done? For most patients, peels should be done three to four times a year starting at puberty to repair sun damage that is already present, and to avoid permanent scarring for those affected by acne.
The frequency of the peel depends on various factors, and will be determined by your doctor. For extremely damaged skin, the Vi Peel can initially be done once a month to get quicker desired results.
How is the Vi Peel different from other peels?
Obsolete peels of the past, without exception, epitomize the “no pain, no gain” approach to skin care. Before Vi Peel, the deeper the peel, the more painful; the more downtime, the better the results. Vi Peel is the first Next Generation Aesthetic. It is painless, yet produces dramatic visible results in just days with little downtime.
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. It is a true, restorative and painless repair of damaged skin including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventive for younger skin with no visible damage.
Will results be long lasting?
Like everything else in life, skin needs maintenance. The Vi Peel’s results will last as long as skin care is maintained, sun exposure is moderate and preventive aging with the Vi Peel is performed four times per year.
What types of skin respond well to the Vi Peel?
The many innovations that created the Vi Peel combine to enable the entire continuum of skin types to enjoy the benefits of the peel. For the first time, Afro-American, Asian and Latin skin types can experience anti-aging and restorative skin care previously unavailable.
How much preconditioning of the skin is required?
The Vi Peel requires no preconditioning of the skin associated with older generation peels that can take three to five months.
Does it burn?
Not really. You will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds, which subsides completely 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.
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.
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 is performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.
What about normal activities after the Vi Peel?
There are no restrictions. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the peel.
What will the Vi Peel do for my skin?
It uses the synergy of all available and known modes of action of various acids to produce a multitude of positive effects. 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 practically eliminating hyper-pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to address. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for with acne.
Can I wear makeup after the Vi Peel?
While the long term goal is to eliminate the need to use any makeup, it may be worn at any time after the peel solution has dried. Makeup should not be applied on the days that the skin is peeling, just moisturizer. Makeup can then be resumed at any time after the skin peels.
What about the hands or chest?
The Vi Peel is incredibly effective in removing sunspots from the hands and chest and eliminating the wrinkles associated with sun damage on the décolletage.
How long will the Vi Peel take?
Your appointment will take only about 20 minutes.
What kind of final results will I see after a single Vi Peel?
It takes about four days after you finish peeling for the skin to return to its normal pH and to see the final effects. The skin will look luminous and glowing. Hyper-pigmentation will be improved or gone, depending on the amount of damage. Tone and texture will be improved with an overall more youthful appearance.
What should be used on the skin in conjunction with the Vi Peel?
The Vi Derm™ Skin Care System should be used on a daily basis to maintain the results of the Vi Peel.
Does the Vi Peel make the skin thinner?
No. By sloughing off the old skin, forcing the body to recreate new skin at a faster rate in a sequence faster than its own rate, the skin actually thickens, stimulating the underlying structure to make more collagen and elastin.
Will my skin be more sensitive after the Vi Peel?
The skin will only be more sensitive, if at all, during the peeling process itself. You may experience up to four days of sensitivity until pH of the skin is replenished.
Will the Vi Peel tighten neck skin?
The skin on the neck responds well. The Vi Peel has proven to help improve texture and quality with gradual softening of the lines and some tightening effects
What other areas can the Vi Peel be performed on?
Face, neck, hands and chest all respond well to a Vi Peel.
Can I go in the sun after the Vi Peel?
Sun exposure should be limited and adequate protection with SPF 30 should be used. However, the Vi Peel was created to be practical. The only days where exposure to the sun should be seriously avoided are days three and four, when the skin is peeling, to avoid uneven exposure. After that, you can enjoy moderate sun exposure, continuing regular “dentilized” skin care maintenance.
What about exercise after the Vi Peel?
Again, the Vi Peel was created to be practical. We only ask that the solution be left on the skin for five hours prior to exercising, washing it off immediately before commencing exercise.
Can cold sore sufferers have a Vi Peel?
Of course. In some cases, the physician may recommend pre-medication prior to the peel. If you break out with a sudden cold sore the day of the peel, often the Vi Peel will eliminate the sore and medication may be started concomitantly.
Are teenage acne sufferers too young for the Vi Peel and would it help their acne?
The peel is excellent for both adult and adolescent acne. Results are quick and very impressive. Combined with a daily skin regimen, almost all acne cases can be readily and safely managed.
Does the Vi Peel help with precancerous cells?
Yes, the Vi Peel, like many other peels, helps to remove precancerous cells. Of course, those with a history of skin cancer should always see their dermatologist or surgeon on a regular basis.
How much does it cost?
$250 (price includes post peel products)