Why Get A VI Peel?
A VI Peel® is a dermatologic procedure offered by New York’s Spring Street Dermatology in which a solution is applied to the skin to cause exfoliation and eventual peeling. As layers of old skin peel away, new skin that is brighter, smoother and more even comes to the surface. The VI Peel combines a variety of peeling elements, such as Phenol and TCA, with anti-aging ingredients, including vitamin C and retinol A, to immediately improve the tone and texture of your skin.
Chemical peels can be used for a variety of dermatology conditions, including sun spots, fine lines, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma and superficial scarring. Unlike traditional chemical peels, the VI Peel doesn’t contain skin irritants, like hydroxy acids, leaving your skin glowing and flawless right away. The VI Peel is perfect for improving the appearance of skin prior to important events, like photo-shoots, parties, and weddings.
The VI Peel is safe and effective for all skin types, including sensitive skin. Peeling typically occurs on day three and often subsides within 24 hours. As a medium-depth peel, the VI Peel can produce significant results in as little as seven days. While most individuals will notice visible improvements in their skin after one treatment, scheduling three sessions, spaced about one month apart, is ideal.
To prepare for a peel, avoid the following for the week prior: salicylic acid, glycolic acid, retinols, waxing, laser treatments, and excess sun exposure. Plan to avoid exercise until peeling is completed. After care includes gentle cleansing and moisturizer. Post peel skin may be more sensitive for a few weeks, so sunscreen is essential. To learn more about chemical peels, like the VI Peel, visit ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
If the goal is a brighter complexion for a big event, a chemical peel should ideally be done 1 month before. For treatment of sun damage, photo aging, hyperpigmentation and scarring, a series of peels will be necessary for best results. To learn more about the VI Peel, feel free to contact our New York dermatology office.