Everyone knows that chemical peels can eliminate the dull, damaged top layer of the skin, revealing the beautiful, healthy tissue below. Unfortunately, chemical peels also have the reputation as being harsh on tissues, with heavy peeling, and a recovery time that may last for several weeks. Advances in science and medical breakthroughs are changing the way we view these procedures, however. Today, Skin by Lovely offers patients an innovative choice in chemical treatments, the VI Peel, which provides all of the traditional benefits, without the difficult healing process.
One of the safest and most effective chemical peels available, the VI Peel consistently provides patients with excellent skin rejuvenating results. The treatment is so gentle that it can be used to treat delicate areas of the face, such as underneath the eyes. The peel will eliminate hyperpigmentation, improve sun damage, diminish wrinkles, and eradicate acne scarring. The body’s natural Collagen growth and Elastin production are triggered after the VI Peel, continuing to improve the appearance over several months.
The VI Peel uses a unique combination of ingredients for optimal skin renewal:
- Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – smooth’s deep scars and stimulates Collagen growth
- Retin-A – softens fine lines and moderate wrinkles
- Salicylic Acid – exfoliates the tissue and acts as an anti-inflammatory agent
- Phenol – treats deep lines and creases
- Vitamin C – an antioxidant used to brighten the skin
The VI Peel has several benefits over the other chemical peels on the market. The treatment is virtually pain-free; only a slight tingling sensation is felt during the application. There is no downtime required after the VI Peel; patients are free to return to work, school, and other normal activities immediately after treatment. The actually peeling process is light and can be masked with a moisturizer, if needed. Finally, unlike harsher treatments, the VI Peel is safe for all ages, skin types, and ethnicities.
The Ideal VI Peel Candidate
The VI Peel is gentle enough for everyone; it is considered safe for all ages and skin types. The ideal patient will be in overall good health, with a clear understanding of the peel process, and realistic expectations of the results. At the one-on-one Skin by Lovely consultation, we will help you determine if the VI Peel is the right treatment for your unique situation.
The VI Peel Consultation
Skin by Lovely always schedules a private consultation prior to administering an aesthetic treatment. This allows the practioner to perform a quick exam of the skin and discuss the relevant medical history, as well as review aesthetic goals and desires. The VI Peel will be discussed at length, as well as any other noninvasive options. Should the VI Peel be determined as the right procedure for you, a unique treatment plan for healthy, rejuvenated skin will be established.
The VI Peel Process
After the consultation with one of the experts at Skin by Lovely, you will be ready to begin your VI Peel. The provider will first thoroughly cleanse the skin, removing all traces of oil and dirt. The VI Peel solution is then applied to the face in layers, which will then remain on the skin for four hours. The office appointment will take about 30 minutes from start to finish. Our expert estheticians will provide clear instructions on when and how to remove the VI Peel at home. An after-care kit will be provided, and we will educate you on the best way to use these products to ensure optimal results.
During the healing process, patients should avoid sun exposure, wear a sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher, and refrain from using any products not specified by Skin by Lovely. The facial tissue is delicate and sensitive after a VI Peel, and not carefully following our after-care instructions can lead to further tissue damage. Makeup can be worn after the treatment, although during the three to four ‘peeling’ days, you should hold off on the application of cosmetics. Moisturizer can be used during the healing process, masking the appearance of the light, feathery peeling.
Results from a VI Peel
Three days after your VI Peel, the skin will begin to flake. This part of the process will take from three to four days, after which time new, healthy tissue will begin to show. About seven days after the peeling has finished, the final effects from your VI Peel will be visible. The skin will look luminous, smooth, and soft. Hyperpigmentation will be eliminated, tone and texture will be improved, and a more radiant appearance can be seen. A single VI Peel can significantly repair sun damaged, aging skin. However, in order to achieve optimal results, more than one VI Peel is necessary. A series of four treatments, spaced four weeks apart, can fully rejuvenate and repair the skin, providing a youthful appearance.
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Potential Complications from the VI Peel
Compared to other chemical treatments, the VI Peel is extremely mild, with few complications. When performed by an experienced practioner, such as those at Skin by Lovely, the VI Peel will safely provide a rejuvenated, refreshed appearance.
Side effects of the VI Peel can include mild redness, swelling, and tenderness; these will normally resolve in just a few days. Hyperpigmentation or hypopigmentation (dark or light areas) may occur after the peel, and may persist from a few days up to a few weeks. At your consultation appointment, Skin by Lovely will review all of the potential risks associated with the VI Peel.
The Top Chemical Peel Provider in Los Angeles
Skin by Lovely is one of the most prolific aesthetic providers in the United States. Every year, we safely perform hundreds of chemical peels. The VI Peel has become one of our most popular chemical treatments, and for good reason. The safe peel provides patients with optimal results and holds the least chance of complications. Our Clinical Director is the former Clinical Lead Advisor for the VI Peel product, so we have an exclusive understanding of the treatment. For more information on the VI Peel, contact our Santa Monica office at 310.566.0858.
The Top Chemical Peel Provider in Portland Oregon
Skin by Lovely has been recognized as one of the top 1% of all aesthetic providers for the past three years. In our Portland office, our Medical Director is the former Clinical Lead Advisor for VI Peel. For more information on the VI Peel, contact our Portland office at 971-303-8060.
VI Peel Q&A:
What is a VI Peel?
The VI Peel is a chemical peel, utilizing a unique blend of acids, designed to improve the skin’s texture and appearance.
What are the benefits of the VI Peel?
The VI Peel can improve the look of enlarged pores, uneven skin texture or tone, fine lines, wrinkles, and acne scarring, as well as areas of hyperpigmentation caused by sun damage, age, and hormonal imbalance.
Can the VI Peel be used on any other areas of the body?
Yes, patients can see excellent skin rejuvenation results with the VI Peel on the hands and chest, as well as the face.
How does the VI Peel work?
By utilizing a unique combination of chemical acids, the VI Peel will eliminate the top layer of dry, dead skin. This allows new, healthy, glowing skin to show. The VI Peel will stimulate the body’s natural production of Collagen, further improving the appearance.
What are the benefits of a VI Peel over other chemical treatments?
Different from other chemical treatments, the VI Peel is safe for all skin tones, virtually pain-free, and does not require any downtime.
Why choose the VI Peel at Skin by Lovely?
The VI Peel is one of the safest chemical peels available today. Skin by Lovely performs hundreds of chemical treatments every year, including the VI Peel. We are one of the most experienced and trusted aesthetic providers in the country.
Who is a good candidate for the VI Peel?
The VI Peel is safe for all skin types and ethnicities, including darker skin tones. Anyone frustrated with dry, dreary skin may make an excellent candidate for the treatment.
Is pre-treating required before a VI Peel?
It may be necessary for darker skin tones to pre-treat for two to four weeks before a VI Peel. This will reduce the risk of hyperpigmentation. During your consultation at Skin by Lovely, we will provide clear instructions on the potential need for pre-treatment.
How is the VI Peel performed?
The application of a VI Peel will take less than 30 minutes in the Skin by Lovely office. Once the solution has been placed on the face, patients are sent home with explicit instructions for peel removal and aftercare. In four hours, patients can remove the VI Peel, clean, and dry the skin. An after-care kit will be sent home, with specific products to be put on the skin, enhancing the peeling process.
Will my VI Peel hurt?
Compared to other chemical treatments, the VI Peel does not cause discomfort. Patients may note a slight stinging sensation when it is immediately applied, but this will diminish almost immediately.
Can I wear makeup after my VI Peel?
Yes, makeup can be worn after the VI Peel has been removed. However, during the three to four day peeling process, hold off on cosmetics. Moisturizer can be worn, however, to mask the feathery flaking of skin.
What can I expect from my recovery, after a VI Peel?
Patients should expect the recovery period following a VI Peel to take about a week. Immediately after treatment, the face may be slightly red and mildly swollen. These are normal and will resolve quickly. Strenuous activities and sun exposure should be avoided for the first several days. Sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or more should be worn everyday. About three days after the treatment, the skin will begin to peel. This can last up to seven days, at which time the fresh, healthy skin will appear.
When can I return to work after my VI Peel?
There is no downtime after a VI Peel, patients can return to their usual activities the same afternoon.
Can I use other skin treatments along side of the VI Peel?
The VI Peel can provide excellent results on its own. However, by combining the treatment with other, complimentary procedures, optimal results can be seen. Your esthetician will suggest the appropriate physician grade skincare products and noninvasive treatments that can help you to achieve desired results.
How long will the results from my VI Peel last?
Patients can see long lasting results from the VI Peel, as long as a proper skincare regime is followed and sun exposure is avoided. To maintain the benefits of treatment, the VI Peel can be repeated up to four times a year.
Do I have to have more than one VI Peel?
For optimal results, Skin by Lovely recommends a series of four VI Peel treatments, spaced about four weeks apart.
How soon will I see the results from my VI Peel?
The first benefits from a VI Peel can be seen in three to four days. As the fresh, healthy skin develops, the results will continue to improve. In seven to ten days, you will be able to see the full benefits of your VI Peel.
Who should NOT receive a VI Peel?
The VI Peel is gentle enough it can be used on patients of any age or skin type. During the consultation appointment at Skin by Lovely, every patient’s medical background and skin condition will be taken into consideration before moving forward with the chemical peel.
What are the potential risks of a VI Peel?
The VI Peel is considered extremely safe and holds few risks. Side effects can include redness and minor swelling. On the rare occasion, hyperpigmentation or dark spots may temporarily occur.
Is Skin by Lovely’s VI Peel affordable?
Compared to many other chemical treatments or aesthetic procedures, the VI Peel can be afforded on any budget.
How can I pay for my VI Peel?
Skin by Lovely accepts cash, all major credit cards, and payments through PayPal.