Aging is inevitable, and the aging process causes your skin to become rough, pigmented, wrinkled, and lax. Sun exposure and environmental assaults add to the problem. But, there is one thing you can do to help tackle the aging process. It won’t make you younger, but your skin can look more youthful and get back its glow. The VI Peel can make that happen.
What is the VI Peel?
The VI Peel is a medium depth chemical peel used to penetrate the top layer of the skin and reach the dermis underneath. It is a product trademarked by the company: Vitality Institute Medical Products. The VI Peel exfoliates your skin and stimulates the production of collagen. It is used to treat the signs of aging, correct pigmentation issues, and improve texture.
Ingredients in a VI Peel include:
· Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) from 10 to 12%
· Phenol 10 to 12%
· Salicylic acid 10 to 12%
· Vitamin C 4%
· Tretinoin 0.1 to 0.4 percent.
VI peels are designed to be safely used on your face, chest, hands, and back. All skin types and tones can benefit from a VI Peel.
What are the Benefits of a VI Peel?
The VI peel treats fine lines and wrinkles. The chemicals in the peel break down the top layers of the skin cells and stimulate the body’s natural healing process. The peel triggers the production of new collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are two proteins that give skin elasticity and structure. The loss of collagen and elastin can lead to wrinkles. It is important to note that the VI Peel won’t work for removing deep wrinkles, sagging skin, or deep pigmentation.
VI Peels can work to treat Keratosis Pilaris or bumps commonly called chicken skin. Keratosis Pilaris is a condition where dead skin cells clog hair follicles and produce bumps. These bumps resemble the skin of a plucked chicken – hence the name chicken skin!
VI Peels can also treat sunspots, age spots, and skin discoloration. Chemical peels were developed to help lighten areas of skin darkened by sun damage or even melasma.
Medium depth chemical peels like the VI Peel are often used to help improve acne. Research studies from 2018 concluded that chemical peels were well tolerated and potentially effective for acne. Research is ongoing to develop combination treatments using multiple ingredients known to help with acne.
But in general, chemical peels treat acne by reducing oil production, killing bacteria, reducing inflammation, and decreasing clogged pores. In addition, salicylic acid and tretinoin in the VI Peel are excellent for treating acne.
Adverse Effects/Side Effects
These are some common side effects with all chemical peels:
· Skin discoloration
· Burning sensation
· Allergic reactions
· Dry skin
Darker skin types can have the highest risks for discoloration after a chemical peel. Risks can also be complicated if you are pregnant, use estrogen, or get excessive sun exposure.
How Does a VI Peel Work?
The VI Peel is painless and takes about 30 minutes. It leads to the exfoliation of your skin. The proprietary blend of ingredients breaks down the top layer of the skin and brings out the healthy skin underneath.
This is what to expect during your visit to get a VI Peel Done:
· The practitioner will clean your skin to remove dirt and oil with a cleanser and then with alcohol.
· VI Peel Solution is applied in two layers
· You may experience numbness or tingling when the first layer is applied
· When the second layer is applied, your skin may turn white
· About 8-12 hours later, you wash off the peel
· In about three days, your skin will start peeling.
The peel is washed off using the mild cleanser included with the VI Peel post-treatment kit.
It is very important to take care of your skin after it begins peeling.
· Avoid using strong creams or lotions
· Use the Post Peel Protectant given to you by your practitioner.
· Apply the included moisturizer from your kit frequently
· Avoid direct sunlight while your skin is peeling.
· Wear the included sunscreen whenever you go outside.
You should get VI Peels initially in a series and then at least 1-2 times a year, depending on the specific skin conditions it is treating.
However, it is best to wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments to ensure your skin is well healed between sessions.
You can use a VI Peel as a stand-alone treatment or combined with other skin treatments. Discuss combination treatments with your practitioner.
The VI Peel is a moderate depth chemical peel that improves skin’s texture and the telltale signs of aging. Make sure you follow the appropriate directions given to you by the knowledgeable practitioners at SkinVolution Laser & Vein Center.
You will be amazed at what a VI Peel can do for you.