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VI Peel®

A minimally-invasive chemical peel comprised of Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Phenol, Salicylic Acid, Vitamin C and Retin-A. Done on its own or in a series, this peel will dramatically improve your skin’s tone, texture and clarity. Peeling typically lasts 3 to 5 days.

VI Peel® Precision Plus in the list of skin care offerings with the Description: A higher concentration of the VI Peel with added ingredients, great for when your skin needs a boost, especially when trying to break up pigmentation.

VI Peel® Purify is also available to treat acne-prone skin.

This medium-depth peel is applied to the skin after cleansing and degreasing.

It tingles only slightly for the first few seconds, before a numbing effect sets in. The solution is continuously applied to the skin until the remainder of the peel is used up, applying a single light layer right under the eye and to the brow bone at the end. This process takes about 10 minutes.

The VI Peel® is self-neutralizing, meaning it is left on your skin when you leave the office. The skin can look slightly flushed and sometimes has a light yellow undertone from the Vitamin C. You are sent home with a post-peel kit including detailed instructions, a Post-Peel Protectant (moisturizer), Sunscreen, Cleanser and 3 post-peel towelletes to be applied the first and second night. Peeling begins after 48 hours, starting around the mouth on day 3 working toward the outer edges of the face and down the neck over the next 4 days. The full process is complete on day 7.

It is advised to avoid heavy sweating during the initial peeling process. This peel is well known for its dramatic effects in brightening the skin, lightening sun spots, reducing acne and acne scarring. The peel is safe enough to be repeated in a series every 2-4 weeks, then maintaining once or twice a year.