Medium Depth Peels: VI Peel™
What is the VI Peel?
This latest generation of peel formula combines a powerful combination of TCA, Phenol, Retin A, Salicylic Acid and Vitamin C. They peel the outer layers of the epidermis slightly deeper then a superficial peel, therefore more able to treat severe sun damage and other skin conditions such as acne and scarring.
How much improvement can I expect?
Stubborn brown marks that may be a result of hormonal changes above the lip, cheeks and forehead respond well to this peel. Acne scarring can be treated and acne improved. Skin that has brown marks, fine lines and a rough uneven appearance as a result of sun damage can see dramatic results from this peel. Helps combat the aging process by stimulating collagen and elastin production, improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
How many treatments will it take to see “best results.”
Medium Depth Peels yield results similar to a laser resurfacing treatment in just one session. One peel is usually sufficient for sun damage, however melasma may require two peels spaced 2-4 weeks apart. This peel can be repeated once a year to maintain results.
What are the advantages?
It is more cost effective then most laser treatments and yields similar results. It is very safe and can be done on all skin types including darker skin types such as African American and Hispanic skin. The extensive peeling occurs on the third day and fourth two and is complete by day five.
What are the disadvantages?
Some down time is needed to allow for the extensive peeling that occurs, especially on the third and fourth day after the peel. For this reason, I recommend scheduling an appointment Wednesday afternoon to allow time to peel over the weekend.