Beautiful Results in Just One Week Safe for all skin types Little to no down time Only the VI Peel is safe to use on the eye area, neck, chest and hands Great for reversing sun damage and the signs of aging Excellent for clearing acne and improving acne scars Stimulates collagen and elastin productionWhat is the VI Peel | Chemical Facial Peel There are many chemical peels out there. Many of which require long periods of pretreatment, with discomfort and an equally long and arduous period of recovery. The VI Peel, however, specializes in going the distance for deep dramatic results similar to the more invasive traditional chemical peels, without the discomfort and irritating healing process. The VI Peel is composed of five various rejuvenating acids: TCA, Retin-A, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, and Vitamin C. The VI Peel is a unique treatment designed to reverse the early signs of aging and sun damage with little to no downtime. In about a week’s time, patients will be able to notice and improvement in the overall texture and tone of their skin. The VI Peel works to eliminate large pores and decrease areas of hyper-pigmentation.What Should I Expect | From a VI Peel Chemical Facial Peel*The process usually only takes about 20 minutes. After cleansing the face and treating other areas, a peeling agent is then applied. Depending on which agent is used, the peel may be washed off or left on the skin. The peeling process occurs 1-3 days after the procedure through which it completes itself in 5-to-7 days. Throughout this period, the skin may appear dry and flaky. Moisturizer and sunscreen must be applied regularly throughout the 5-to-7 day period after the peel.*You will be able to engage in work and other activities immediately after applying the peel. The process can be repeated in 2-to-4 weeks. Depending on the condition, more than one peel may be required.VI peel FAQsQ. Why is the peel better than laser treatments?A. Any laser or IPL requires multiple sessions to achieve what the VI Peel achieves in one session, with much less.Q. How would the VI Peel compare to the Obagi Blue Peel or a TCA Peel?A. The VI peel is almost painless, and requires no skin pre conditioning that is required by Obagi Blue Peel and other TCA peels when used on skin types 4 to 6. In addition, the VI Peel has very few of the complications and hazards that usually come with those peels.Q. How many peels can you do and how far apart should they be done?A. For most patients, peels should be done three to four times a year starting at puberty to repair sun damage that is already present, and to avoid permanent scarring for those affected by acne. The frequency of the peel depends on various factors, and will be determined by your doctor. For extremely damaged skin, the VI Peel can initially be done once a month to get quicker desired results.Q. How is the VI Peel different from other peels?A. Without exception, obsolete peels of the past epitomize the “no pain, no gain” approach to skin care. Before the Vi Peel the deeper the peel, the more painful, the more downtime, the better the results. The VI Peel is the first peel to combine the strongest and most effective acids, yet it’s virtually painless with little downtime.Q. How many treatments are required to show an improved look?A.* A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Some conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyper pigmentation might require multiple applications. It is a restorative and painless repair of damaged skin, including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventative for younger skin with no visible damage.Q. What types of skin respond well to the VI Peel?A. ALL skin types can enjoy the benefits of the VI Peel. For the first time, African-American and darker skin types such as Asian and Latin patients can experience anti-aging and restorative skin repair that was previously unavailable.Q. How much preconditioning of the skin is required?A. The VI Peel requires no preconditioning of the skin.Q. Does it burn?A. Not really. You will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which subsides almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, and numbing of the skin takes place after the first pass of the VI Peel solution. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.Q. How much will I peel?A. The skin peeling associated with the VI Peel is a light, fluffy peel that generally starts on day three and generally finishes by the end of day seven. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible. Patients using Retin A may experience heavier peeling. The peel can be modulated by your skin care provider to produce a deeper, more aggressive peel, if necessary, depending on your skin condition.Q. What will I look like right after the VI Peel and during the next few days?A. The skin will look slightly tan, yellow or red immediately after the peel. On days one and two the skin will feel slightly tighter, with no visible signs of having had a peel. Any pigmented areas might appear slightly darker. On approximately day three, you will begin to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth area and continue for a day or two. With the use of the Vi Derm™ Post Care Moisturizer, you may go about your usual daily routine. By day six or day seven you will be done peeling and the results are dramatic! If a more aggressive peel, such as the VI Peel with Precision, was performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.Q. What will the VI Peel do for my skin?A. It tackles skin problems at the cellular level. Thanks to the concerted actions of its many acids and vitamins, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin which tighten skin. It is extremely effective in reducing or eliminating hyper pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to correct. The Vi Peel also provides excellent results for acne.Q. What about the hands or chest?A. The VI Peel is incredibly effective in removing sunspots from the hands, arms and chest and eliminating the wrinkles associated with sun damage on the décolletage. The peeling process is different and longer than for the face. Please ask your provider for more information.Q. What kind of final results will I see after a single VI Peel?A. It takes about four days after you finish peeling for the skin to return to its normal PH and to see the final effects. The skin will look luminous and glowing. Hyper pigmentation will be improved or eliminated, depending on the amount of damage. Tone and texture will be improved for a more youthful, radiant appearance.Q. Will the VI Peel tighten neck skin?A. The skin on the neck responds well. The VI Peel has proven to help improve texture and quality with gradual softening of the lines and some tightening effects. The peeling process and results are different from the face.Q. What other areas can the VI Peel be performed on?A. The neck, arms, hands and chest all respond well to a VI Peel. For additional areas you are considering, please contact your physician.Q. Can I go in the sun after the VI Peel?A. Sun exposure should be limited and VI Derm SPF 55 should be used liberally. However, the Vi Peel was created to be practical. The only days where exposure to the sun should be seriously avoided are days three and four, when the skin is peeling, to avoid uneven exposure. After that, you can enjoy moderate sun exposure, continuing regular skin care maintenance and daily sun protection.Q. Are teenage acne sufferers too young for the VI Peel and would it help their acne?A. Dr. Kalil originally formulated the VI Peel for his fifteen year old daughter, an acne sufferer. The peel is excellent for both adult and adolescent acne. We have effectively peeled acne patients as young as twelve years old. Results are quick and very impressive. Combined with a daily skin regimen, almost all acne cases can be successfully managed. Your provider has access to advanced protocols. Please note that treating acne scars will require a series of the VI Peel.Q. I just had a peel and I love my results! What can I do to make sure my skin stays beautiful?A. Maintenance is essential. Just like we brush our teeth in between dentist visits, we must care for our skin in between peels! Using the VI Derm system guarantees that you will not only keep your VI Peel results, but that you will also improve the texture, suppleness, and clarity of your skin. If the VI Derm system is not used after your peel, then you can expect the results to diminish more quickly.*Individual results may vary.