If you’re in need of good face peeling but none of your skincare products work, you can try a chemical peel treatment. The VI peel, in particular, is one of the latest trends of chemical peels. It leaves your skin radiant and healthy and is adapted for any age group.
Not only can the VI peel smoothen your skin’s texture, as well as skin pigmentation, it can also fix some aging signs. It’s highly effective in exfoliating your skin. But don’t chemicals need a lot of downtimes, and aren’t they really harsh to your skin? Not a VI peel. It’s gentle, highly effective, works for every skin type, and has minimal downtime.
So if you’re intrigued by this chemical face peel, this extensive article will talk you through everything you need to know about it. It will tell you the before and after changes, the cost and much more! And then you can decide if a VI peel is for you.
Here’s an initial Q&A to answer all of the possible questions you could have about VI peel. This way, you can be more informed and decide if a VI peel could be for you.
What Is A VI Peel?
A VI Peel is a chemical peel, and a Vitaly Institute trademarked product. It can improve the general appearance of your skin. This treatment is for you if you want to reduce your acne, aging signs, and hyperpigmentation. Or simply want to improve your overall skin texture, reduce pores, improve collagen production and reduce oiliness.
The advantage of a VI peel is that pretty much every skin type can get this treatment. Just make sure to book a consultation before you start the process, so the licensed professional can tell you if a VI peel is adapted for you and your skin type. And there’ll be little downtime and not much discomfort.
The VI Peel is a non-invasive procedure, and a lot of patients don’t feel any pain at all. Some might feel a slight tingling, a bit like pins and needles. Also, contrary to other laser treatments or chemical peels, the VI peel is pretty fast, as it only takes about 30 minutes.
Another benefit is that there is also little to no downtime. But just be aware that you will probably experience a pretty big amount of peeling for the next four or five days or so. But don’t worry, the licensed professional will tell you all about it and how it works exactly.
How Does A VI Peel Work Exactly?
So how does this chemical peel treatment work exactly? Well, the blend of active ingredients, combined with numbing ingredients to reduce the burning sensation, improves the general texture of the skin and rejuvenates it.
All of these ingredients will tone the skin and also prevent it from further damage. So the VI peel can help reduce your acne and acne scars. It can also reduce hyperpigmentation as a result of sun damage.
And finally, this treatment can reduce aging signs such as wrinkles or fine lines. Or, if you just want to improve the general appearance of your skin and don’t have these, you can get a VI peel too.
There are different types of VI peels you can get, and you can find which one is best suited for you and your skin type by booking a consultation with a licensed professional.
What Are The Ingredients In A VI Peel?
The ingredients in a VI peel are a mix of active ingredients and numbing ones, as said above. There’s a blend of minerals, vitamin C, retinoic acid, phenol, salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), and a combination of minerals.
Let’s break down the first ingredient in a VI peel: vitamin C. As you might know, vitamin C is often used in skincare for its powerful antioxidants properties. So it can reduce the nasty effects of pollution and of the sun. It can even improve your skin’s pigmentation. Plus, it also improves your skin’s collagen production. So it will plump your skin and reduce aging signs.
Phenol and TCA help regenerate the skin, improve collagen production as well as the elasticity of your skin. The TCA will remove dead skin cells from your skin from the upper skin level (the epidermis). So TCA is great to reduce scars, wrinkles, and skin discoloration. As for Phenol, it can help treat pigmentation, fine lines, and sun damage.
As for the retinoic acid in the VI peel, it serves to control the growth of the skin cells, which can reduce acne. That’s because it’s a derivative of vitamin A. Retinoic acid can also reduce oil production of the skin and inflammation.
The salicylic acid in the VI peel can help to reduce acne. As you might know, it’s a frequently used ingredient in acne products. It’s used to exfoliate your skin, can reduce your pores, small breakouts, and prevents future breakouts.
As for the minerals that are in the VI peel, they are kept secret. All I know is that it’s a blend of different minerals that help improve the skin’s texture and protect your skin’s best aging signs.
Who Can Administer The Treatment?
As long as you go to a licensed professional who is used to administer the VI peel, that’s fine! Make sure you go to someone who has a lot of positive reviews and who has done the treatment for a long time.
A qualified licensed professional will also check the VI peel is right for you in a consultation appointment before they start any treatment. Also, you might get a patch test, especially if you’ve never had a laser or chemical treatment before.
How Do You Prepare For The Vi Peel?
First, like any cosmetic procedure, you need to make sure a VI peel is adapted for you and your skin type. There are different types of VI peel, and a licensed dermatologist can help you decide which is more adapted for you.
You should also book a consultation appointment with a licensed professional, so they determine if a VI peel is for you. If they determine it is, that’s great. You can prepare your skin for the treatment! The licensed professional will tell you how to prepare your skin. As a general rule, you should avoid exposure to the sun before and after you get the VI peel.
If you go in the sun, there can be hyperpigmentation, burns, or hypopigmentation issues. Also, if you have a darker skin tone, have sensitive skin, psoriasis, diabetic skin issues, eczema, autoimmune skin problems, or anything deemed dangerous for laser and peel treatments, you shouldn’t get the VI peel. The same goes for if you’re pregnant.
How Long Does It Take To Work?
That will depend on how advanced your skin condition is and what your skin type is. So only a licensed professional can tell you how long it will take to work for your specific skin concern.
But normally, it takes three to four sessions for the VI peel to work. Of course, this will depend on your skin’s needs and what the licensed professional will tell you. So it might take longer, but it usually won’t be less than three sessions.
Also, you should wait in between sessions, as your practitioner will tell you. They will advise you on how long you need to wait, depending on your skin, its reaction, and the aftercare. But usually, if you want progressive, continuous results, you need to wait about four to six weeks in between treatments.
Ok, now you know a lot about the VI peel, how it works, and how important it is to go to a licensed professional, let’s get to the aftercare. Your licensed professional will tell you how to take care of your skin for it to heel properly, and there are other basic things you can do.
You will have to use SPF and a moisturizer to best protect your skin. And the most important thing is to stay away from the sun, as for before you get the treatment. Also, if you can, use natural skin care products, as chemicals are never good for your skin or your overall health.
Make sure to avoid aggressive ingredients like retinol or acids until your licensed professional tells you you can use them again. Otherwise, they will probably destroy your skin’s layer, stop the healing process and scar your skin. You might also get recommended products to use after your treatment. Trust your practitioner. They will know what to do best.
Benefits Of A VI Peel
There are many benefits to this specific treatment. It hurts very little to not at all. And then, there is almost no downtime. So if you were scared of laser treatments or other harsh chemical peels, the VI peel could be for you!
Also, the VI peel can improve many skin issues and reduce aging signs considerably. So what’s not to love about it?
Vi Peel Step By Step
So how will a session go? Well, first, the licensed professional will cleanse your skin to prepare it for the treatment. You shouldn’t wear any makeup when you go to the appointment. Then, they will apply two layers of the VI peel solution.
After the first layer, you might feel some numbness or even a tingling sensation. The second layer will make your skin turn white or even ‘frost.’
Then, you need to wash off the VI peel about four to six hours later. Then, a couple of days after the treatment, your skin will naturally peel off. You shouldn’t touch it or pick your skin, as this might scare you and reduce the chances of the peel working properly.
Before And After A VI Peel
The before and after results of a VI peel are huge. If you look at photos of patients who got this treatment, you can clearly see it works. Of course, the results will vary depending on your skin type, on how advanced your skin’s condition is if you took proper care of your skin after the treatment, and more.
The results are different for each person, but a VI peel is a good choice if you want results.
Cost Of A VI Peel
Great, a VI peel has a lot of benefits, and it works. But let’s come to the real question. How much does a VI peel cost exactly? Well, as you might expect, the cost will vary from practice to practice, professional to professional, and how many treatments you will need for your skin.
But in general, a session usually costs between $400 to $500. You might, of course, get another price if you get multiple sessions, as the licensed professional might offer you a package deal. And usually, a VI peel can’t be done in only one session.
So it’s an investment, but if you want to improve some skin problems that are bothering you, it will probably be worth it!
Side Effects Of A VI Peel
Usually, there aren’t too many side effects when you get a VI peel. Obviously, one of the side effects you will get is that your skin will peel, as said previously. A lot. So it’s important you are prepared for that, and you don’t pick or peel your skin. Otherwise, it might not heal properly, as that can result in scarring. Especially if you have a darker skin tone.
Also, another possible side effect is that you might get skin discoloration, and this usually appears about three days after you get the VI peel. Some other side effects include skin dryness, inflammation, itchiness, redness, scarring, infection, allergic reaction, swelling, burning sensation, and blistering. But these are rarer.
If you are worried about anything anyway or notice something unusual, talk to your licensed professional. They will advise you on what to do and more.