Many chemical peels are available to treat scarred and damaged skin. Vi Peel is a recent addition to them, which has shown better results and less down time. Generally, chemical peels are used to reduce blemishes, acne scars, wrinkles, fine lines, photo damage and acne scars. It is wise to learn about all the peels available, in order to choose one which will suit your skin.
This peel is made of custom mixture of Phenol acid, Salicylic acid, Retinoic acid, minerals and vitamin C. Due to the concentrated vitamins and minerals with retinoic acid, it acts in the deeper layer of skin and detoxifies it without damaging tissues and pain. As a result of its action, you can achieve the following:
- Improvement in the tone, clarity and texture of your skin
- Reduction or elimination of acne scars, freckles, age spots and hyper-pigmentation, including the Melasma condition
- Increased collagen production to give more firm and young looking skin
All these can be achieved with a reduced down time of about 1 week. Above all, this peel is suitable for all skin types.
There are various other chemical peels that can be used for reducing scars, spots, blemishes and wrinkles from your face.
This is the mildest of all other peels, and it is made of glycolic acid, lactic acid and fruit acids, which help to brighten and smooth the skin by reducing the dryness, wrinkles, uneven tone and acne scars. Recovery from this peel takes less time than that of TCA peels.
This is a medium depth penetrating chemical peel and is milder than the strong phenol acid peels. This peel is used for treating superficial blemishes, uneven pigmentation, fine lines and wrinkles. It is better suited for darker skinned people. Recovery from this peel may take a few weeks.
This is the strongest peel, and it is found to be effective in treating deeper skin problems like pre-cancerous cells growth, coarse facial wrinkles and other skin damages caused by sun or other medications. This needs a few months of down time for full recovery, but may result in permanent skin lightening.
Vi Peel vs Other Peels
Generally, all these peels are accompanied by more pain when compared to the Vi Peel. If the chemical peel acts deeper, you get more pain and require more down time to see the results. The results in other chemical peels become better with deeper penetration. But, these three treatments are found to be prone to infections and scarring risks. Phenol peels may eliminate or reduce pigment formation of the new skin, resulting in an uneven tone, while a TCA peel may cause an unexpected color change of the skin.
All these peels include some form of chemicals and act on skin layers and exfoliate it in various degrees. This penetration and exfoliation exposes the newly formed skin and it has to be taken care of continuously from sun exposure and other damages in order to maintain the glow and texture.