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What is a VI Peel?

A VI Peel is a skin rejuvenation treatment which is primarily designed to reduce pigmentation and smooth fine lines. 

It can improve the tone, texture, and clarity of the skin while reducing sun damage (“age spots” or hyperpigmentation). 

This is a result of the peel causing an inflammatory response in the skin which results in accelerated turnover of the cells. Because new collagen is produced during the healing phase, it can result in the appearance of firmer, more youthful skin and a reduction in fine lines and acne scars.

The VI Peel contains TCA 12% (Trichloroacetic Acid) , Tretinoic Acid 0.1%, Salicylic Acid 12%, Phenol 12%, Vitamin C, Hydroquinone, Hydrocortisone, Kojic Acid,. and a mineral blend. Peeling typically starts 24-48 hours after the treatment and may last as long as 4-5 days. The first time a patient has a peel, they may have slightly longer visible peeling due to greater reactivity from the damaged skin cells. The peel is safe for all skin types, including dark/ethnic skin. However, we may recommend a brief course of hydroquinone to optimally protect your skin prior to the peel. Most patients have a series of peels to achieve their desired result. 

There are options specific for individual patient concerns. For example, the VI Peel Advanced is 30% stronger than the Basic VI Peel. This is designed more for mature skin, to help enhance collagen stimulation, address wrinkles and fine lines. Blended peels like this can simultaneously address multiple skin conditions. Also, the VI Peel Precision Plus specifically addresses skin discoloration.

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