When you’re considering getting a facial peel to rejuvenate the appearance of your skin, it’s easy to get confused about the differences between all the varieties of facial peels. You may wonder why we offer the Vi® peel in our office and what makes it different from other peels.
The Vi peel is a specially-formulated facial peel that uses a proprietary blend of acids, which are designed to cause your skin to peel. After you have this procedure done and your skin peels, it reveals clearer, smoother, and younger-looking skin underneath.
Here, the providers at the Center for Women’s Health in Sugar Land and Richmond Texas explain more about what to expect.
Why you should get a chemical peel
Getting any type of chemical peel at all is an investment in yourself. You may have noticed that your skin has started to show early signs of aging, and you may look more tired, even when you’re fully rested.
A chemical peel is a great way to reveal a fresher face. Your skin is your body’s largest organ, so it makes sense that you want to take care of it. Such a relatively simple procedure can have a big impact on how you look.
What’s different about the Vi peel
Although all peels share the same basic idea of applying skin-safe acids to your skin, the Vi peel is unique.
First, the “Vi” in a Vi peel stands for Vitality Institute. This means that you can expect it to be specially formulated to be safe and gentle to your skin, yet also effective. The Vi peel also contains a unique blend of acids, including trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, vitamin C, and phenol.
Who should get a Vi peel?
You may want to consider getting a Vi peel if you have any of the following skin conditions:
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Acne scarring
- Hyperpigmentation due to sun damage or melasma
- Large pores
- Keratosis pilaris (or KP, also known as the bumps on your skin that have a pockmarked appearance like chicken skin)
Many other skin conditions can also be successfully treated by a Vi peel. If you want to know if you’re a good candidate, just ask.
What to expect during the peel
When you decide to get a Vi peel, here’s what you can expect.
First, we take a thorough health history to ensure it’s the best and safest treatment for you. Most people respond fairly well to the Vi peel, although the fairer your skin, the more you may react after the fact. This is still considered normal, but it’s something you may want to consider when scheduling it.
Your esthetician cleanses your face with a gentle cleanser. After that, they apply a light coating of the acid compound to your skin for only a few minutes.
Then, they rinse off your face and instruct you to be extremely vigilant about using sunscreen. Vi peel recommends using their sunscreen product, and we do as well to ensure optimal results.
What to expect after the peel
After you have the peel applied to your skin, at first, you wait. Then, your skin begins to peel about 3 days after the procedure is done.
This looks just like the after-effects when you’ve gotten sunburned in the past. As mentioned above, people with fairer skin will peel more heavily, so it may look like you used a fake tanning product.
It’s considered to be a minimally-invasive procedure, but you may want to try to work from home for a few days if possible. The results aren’t permanent, so you may need to schedule an appointment for another peel whenever your skin starts to show new signs of the condition you’re treating.
If you want to schedule an appointment for a Vi peel or just to ask more questions about it, contact the providers at the Center for Women’s Health location nearest you or request an appointment online.