How Does Vi Peel Work?
As with any facial chemical peel, Vi Peel works when your therapist spreads a chemical evenly across the skin, afer it has been cleansed and degreased. The chemical reacts with the skin and creates micro damage that causes skin to dry and peel off, thus removing the top layers of skin to allow new tissue to grow more easily. The damage caused to the skin on the one hand removes older skin cells, and at the same time helps stimulate collagen production, in order to heal the skin faster.
One of the differences between a Vi Peel and other chemical peels is that Vi Peel is contains an anesthetic. This was an attempt to lower patient discomfort during this professional skin care procedure. Patients using Vi Peel usually report feeling a stinging sensation at the beginning of peel, which tends to subside when the anesthetic sets in.
What Areas Can Be Treated by Vi Peel?
Chemical peels, in general, are designed to improve the overall condition of the skin, and can usually be used on many areas of the body. However, it’s important to keep in mind that sensitive areas like the eye lids should be avoided because the skin is too thin, and incorrect application, especially if the peel is not performed by an experienced therapist, can lead to serious skin damage. Some areas that are commonly treated with Vi Peel include:
Somalogic Laser clinic have been offering the VI PEEL since 2008.
How Many Treatments Are Required?
As with most chemical peels, to maintain the effects of treatment, follow-up procedures are recommended every 6 to 8 months.
It normally takes about 7 to 10 days for skin to properly heal from a Vi Peel treatment. During the healing process, skin will slough off and may look flushed or red. You should not put any skin care product on your face besides moisturizer and sunscreen until your skin has completely healed.
Who Can Use Vi Peel?
Vi Peel was originally created by Dr. Kalil of the Vitality Institute to help his daughter get rid of acne. The peel is designed to be used for treating teenage acne as well as acne on aging skin. Vi Peel can usually be used with any skin type, but people with a darker complexion do run a higher risk for hyperpigmentation.
But as time progressed it was noted that middle age patients got wonderful rejuvenation from the peel.