The VI Peel is a popular cosmetic procedure most often used to treat acne and the effects of sun damage and aging. It is used to treat a variety of skin concerns and conditions including hyperpigmentation, scarring, mild wrinkles, fine lines, acne, mild sagging skin and uneven tone or texture, and is often considered a cost-effective, non-surgical alternative to more invasive treatments. The VI Peel can be used on the face, chest, hands or other areas of the body and is an effective procedure for improving collagen production and brightening the skin.
This treatment can be performed by a physician, nurse or aesthetician in a single 20-30 minute appointment and is safe for all types of skin, including darker skin tones that generally cannot be treated with other chemical peels. Patients will experience only minimal discomfort and are able to return to normal activities directly after the appointment with no downtime. Peeling will occur after the treatment and usually begins on day three and continues through day four to eight in most cases. Although peeling may be significant, it is generally light enough to be controlled with the application of moisturizer. Patients will notice significant results after just a few days and the VI Peel procedure can be repeated every two weeks, if needed for more damaged skin. For skin with normal amounts of sun damage or aging, it is recommended that patients receive these peels three to four times each year.
A single VI Peel generally costs between $400 and $500 depending on individual provider fees and geographical location. Many patients also use the VI Derm Skin Care System to prolong and enhance the effects of their VI Peel. The products in this skin care line are typically available through VI Peel practitioners.
Contact a local medspa or cosmetic dermatologist to find out more about VI Peel and determine if this is the right procedure for you.