VI Chemical Peel
A medical-grade chemical peel comprised of a unique combination of chemical acids including TCA (trichloracetic acid), Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol, and Vitamin C. It treats everything from enlarged pores, fine lines and wrinkles, sun spots, superficial acne scars, balancing oil, and hyperpigmentation (dark marks). It can be effectively used on most all skin types and can be used on the face as well as the body. It can also be an excellent alternative to laser treatments to treat hyperpigmented skin. It promotes cell turnover and leaves skin brighter, clearer, and smoother in texture. It is about a week of downtime while the skin sheds much like a snake sheds its skin. The procedure only takes about 20 minutes to administer and then your esthetician will thoroughly go over all home care instructions. It is important that you let the peel run its course and do not pick or peel it. You will be sent home with a cleanser, post-treatment cream, sunscreen, and wipes that intensify the peel. Avoid sun exposure and make sure to reapply sunscreen regularly.
How often should I do the peel?
It can vary from person to person depending on skin condition and what we are trying to improve. Most often, you will require a series of treatments especially if treating hyperpigmentation or acne is your main goal. The VI Chemical Peel offers a few choices in its’ peel line and your esthetician will decide which peel is right for you.
VI Standard Peel – mainly for anti-aging and achieving a nice glow.
VI Precision – advanced anti-aging, the same formula as the standard but with a little more in volume to achieve a deeper peel.
VI Precision Plus – for sun spots and pigmented skin with added hydroquinone.
VI Purify -acne prone skin.
VI Purify Plus -for older scars/acne scars and contains hydroquinone for lightening.
Top Benefits of VI Chemical Peel
-improves skin texture and tone
-treats melasma and hyperpigmentation
-reverses sun damage and signs of aging
-clears acne and reduces acne scars
-stimulates elastin production and collagen growth