What Is a VI Peel?
A VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that can help with skin conditions such as acne, fine lines, dark spots, scarring, and uneven skin texture and tone. It works by causing the very top layer of the skin to peel off and stimulating the development of fresh, new skin cells. This peel is formulated to include an anesthetic, which ensures patient comfort during the treatment.
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What Can I Expect During This Treatment?
At the start of your appointment, we’ll cleanse your face, removing all makeup and dirt. We’ll then mix the peel and apply a thin layer to your face, a process that usually takes no more than 45 minutes. Before you leave, we’ll provide instructions on how to care for your skin at home.
Over the next several days, you’ll notice your skin peeling and flaking in the treated area. This peeling, which may last for up to seven days, won’t be enough to interfere with your lifestyle. In fact, most patients experience very little downtime. Once a week has passed, you’ll be left with fresh, glowing skin.
How Frequently Should I Schedule Purify and Purify Precision Plus Peels?
Most patients schedule these peels about four times a year. Once we’ve evaluated your skin, we’ll be able to make a more specific recommendation regarding your treatment schedule.
How Do These Compare to Other Chemical Peels?
Purify and Purify Precision Plus fit into a class of peels known as medium peels. Medium peels are formulated with trichloroacetic acid and are designed to remove damaged skin cells and reach down to the middle layer of skin. They differ from superficial peels and deep peels.
Superficial peels are formulated with milder acids, such as alpha-hydroxy acid, are work primarily on the outermost layer of skin. Superficial peels provide gentle exfoliation and are often used to treat fine lines, dry skin, or an uneven skin tone. Because superficial peels don’t penetrate deeply, they can be scheduled more frequently.
Deep peels are the most aggressive of the three types of peels. Often formulated with phenol or trichloroacetic acid, these peels penetrate the middle layer of skin. Deep peels are generally only performed once and may be used to address things like deep scars, wrinkles, sun damage.
Who Are These Peels Right For?
The best candidates for VI peels are men and women with fair to medium-colored skin who want to address acne, fine lines, sunspots, and other skin concerns. Patients should not be pregnant. Individuals who seek this treatment out usually have mild to moderate skin issues and want to address them with a convenient and non-invasive treatment. Our practice will be able to provide a recommendation about the best peel for you.
What Is This Peel Made Of?
This peel is comprised of minerals, vitamin C, retinoic acid, trichloroacetic acid, and salicylic acid.
What Does This Treatment Feel Like?
This peel is unique because it contains an anesthetic that keeps patients comfortable and minimizes skin sensitivity. You may feel a tingling sensation as the peel is applied, but the anesthetic quickly kicks in and even the tingling is not noticeable after a few minutes.
Can This Be Combined With Other Treatments?
These peels are very effective standalone treatments. But they also pair well with other cosmetic treatments, including facials, dermaplaning, and PDO thread lifting. Dermaplaning, essentially a close shave of the skin with a scalpel, pairs especially well with chemical peels. By clearing away fine hair and dead skin cells, dermaplaning makes it easier for a chemical peel to penetrate deeply for maximum effectiveness.
Can These Peels Be Used Around the Eyes?
Yes, these peels are one of the few peels that are safe to use around the eyes or even on the eyelid. Although it delivers powerful results, this is an extremely gentle peel.
How Should I Clean My Skin After This Peel?
During the days immediately following your treatment when your skin is peeling, it will be important that you treat it very gently. Consider using just your fingertips and a gentle cleanser to wash your face. If you use a washcloth, be sure not to scrub your skin harshly as this could remove peeling skin before it’s time to come off. We’ll provide detailed instructions on how to care for your skin at your appointment.
Where Can This Peel Be Applied?
This peel is most frequently applied to the face, but it can also be used on the back, chest, hands, arms, and legs.
Clear Skin Is Just a Treatment Away
If you’re ready to put acne breakouts, fine lines, sun damage, and other skin concerns behind you, it may be time to try our Purify and Purify Precision Plus VI peels. In just a week, you’ll enjoy fresh, clear, glowing skin. Why not give these amazing peels a try!