Many of us who thought we would be done with the effects of acne in our teens are disappointed and frustrated to find out that skin problems have followed us into adulthood. Whether you are still experiencing acne breakout or you’re now dealing with the discoloration and scarring that can result from teenage acne, you want to find the most effective solution available. If you’ve tried creams, lotions, and other regimens and are still dissatisfied with your skin, you should look into one of the newest ways Virginia residents have found to achieve glowing skin: the Vi Peel!
What is a Vi Peel?
The Vi Peel is a minimally invasive way to not only address blemishes and acne scars, but to also target dullness and uneven skin tone to provide an overall skin revitalization. A medical-grade chemical peel, the Vi Peel utilizes trichloroacetic acid, tretinoic aced, salicylic acid, phenol, and alpha and beta-hydroxy acids to gently yet effectively remove the damaged layer of skin. It also promotes collagen production and cellular turnover, refining the surface of the skin and providing younger-looking, brighter skin for months after the treatment is performed. The Vi Peel is safe for all skin types and also works on areas other than the face such as the arms, backs, legs, neck, and chest. This is also the only chemical peel that is gentle enough to use on the sensitive skin under the eyes.
How is a Vi Peel Performed?
When you come in for your Vi Peel, an aesthetician will ensure you are comfortable in a treatment chair before thoroughly cleansing your face and applying the solution. The first phase of the solution penetrates the surface skin cells while the second phase will penetrate more deeply into the dermis to address dead skin cells and toxins. During the procedure, most patients report little to no discomfort though some may feel mild burning or a mild to a moderate tingling sensation. Most patients do not require topical anesthetic or pain medication during or after the Vi Peel.
After the solution has been applied, the aesthetician will let it dry, then will allow you to leave the clinic and go about your schedule. The entire in-office procedure takes around 20 to 45 minutes. You will need to wash off the solution after it has been on your face for five hours.
What Can a Vi Peel Improve?
The gentle, medical-grade chemical peel is perfect for those fighting adult blemishes or the scarring that result from acne. However, the benefits don’t stop there. The Vi Peel can also treat sun spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, sun spots, fine lines and wrinkles, and enlarged pores. Overall, you will experience a brighter, younger, and smoother appearance after having a Vi Peel. Though you will see instant results after your skin stops peeling, you will continue to see more improvements for the next six weeks. Though many patients report noticeable improvements after one treatment, more is recommended for even more significant results. Many times, the aestheticians at VCPS will recommend three to six treatments schedule three to four weeks apart for optimal results.
Is the Vi Peel Right for You?
If you have acne or want to reduce the scarring that resulted from acne, the Vi Peel could be the right option for you. Not only will it address blemishes and scars, but it will also provide an overall brightening, tightening, and glowing effect for your skin. The Vi Peel is perfect for those with sensitive skin who cannot get more invasive medical peels or for those who do not want to deal with the downtime of a more intense peel. The Vi Peel generally involves no recovery or downtime and most patients return to their daily activities immediately after application.
The professional aestheticians at VCPS find that the Vi Peel is appropriate for nearly every skin type and color. However, for those who have had an allergic reaction to any of the acids found in the Vi Peel should proceed with caution. In addition, those with dark skin tones have a higher risk of hyperpigmentation than those with lighter skin tones, though this is usually not an issue with the Vi Peel as it is more gentle than other chemical peels.
If you are interested in treating acne or acne scarring with a Vi Peel, contact VCPS today for a consultation!