What is VI Peel?
San Francisco Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Scott Mosser, has been known to refer to the VI Peel as a great way for creating beautiful and healthy glowing skin. It contains a blend of fine specially selected acid that work in combination with each other to give the patient a fresh an evenly toned complexion. The trichloroacetic acid in the formulation is a very good scar-healing agent that also stimulates the growth of collagen for deep level cell renewal. It also contains the vitamin-A derivative Retin-A that works against wrinkles and fine lines, as well as ascorbic acid for it’s natural antioxidant and exfoliating properties. The anesthetic and antiseptic properties of phenol are also employed for the treatment, while also greatly influencing the ability of the solution to penetrate the skin layers.
What should I consider getting a VI Peel treatment?
The VI Peel is a very good option for dealing with conditions such as melasma and hyperpigmentation, as well as reducing acne breakouts and minimizing acne scars. This type of treatment has also showed promising results when it comes to reversing the effects of sun damage and improving on the more obvious signs of aging, while also enhancing the texture of the skin and evening out skin tone. As the VI Peel solution penetrates the skin, it is also able to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin that are both important components of maintaining the youthful and healthy quality of the skin. Additionally, a VI Peel will help shrink the pores of the skin to give it a smoother-looking finish.
What are the advantages of getting VI Peel?
Unlike some of its harsher counterparts, the VI Peel treatment is safe and effective for all skin types. It has also been found to be mild enough to be used on sensitive areas such as the eyes. In addition to the notable results that it produces when used on the more prominent parts of the body including the chest and neck areas, end even on the patient’s hands. The VI Peel also does not require any skin preparation or conditioning prior to the actual treatment, other than discontinuation of certain products that the patient already uses that could interfere with the procedure, which shortens the amount of time that is needed to achieve the desired results. Another benefit of the VI Peel is the convenience with which the treatment is administered and received. It has been described as a fairly comfortable procedure that does not involve any significant discomfort or irritation. After receiving the treatment, patients are only required to put in very minimal downtime and can resume their normal activities a few short days after the procedure. The results obtained with the peel may also be seen shortly after the initial treatment, usually becoming evident just after a week following the VI Peel.
What do I have to do before getting the VI Peel?
Unlike some other peeling procedures, the VI Peel treatment does not require any special method of skin preconditioning. Doctors, however, recommend avoiding getting any other type of peeling procedure or exfoliating treatment for about a month before the VI Peel is to take place. Patients must also steer clear of using products that contain exfoliating components, including those with derivatives of vitamins A and C and glycolic acid, for at least a week before the patient is scheduled to receive the VI Peel treatment. Male patients are also instructed not to shave on the day that they are to receive the treatment.
What happens after the VI Peel procedure?
Owing to the synergistic effects of the specially formulated VI Peel solution, a single treatment will be similar to having multiple peeling sessions. Because of this, it is best to avoid the use of exfoliating products after the treatment to prevent skin damage that could result to injury or scarring. Sun exposure is to be kept at the very minimum, and the use of a sunscreen product with high SPF necessary at all times. As the patient’s skin begins to peel, strenuous physical activities or exercise must be avoided because perspiration is most likely to irritate the highly sensitized skin. It is also advise that the patient avoids the urge to pick on the peeling areas of the skin. It is best to let the peeling go naturally to prevent discoloration or scarring. A post-peel kit will be provided to the patient to manage the way that the skin looks during the peeling. Additionally, a supplemental skin care regimen may be outlined by the doctor to help maintain the effects of the treatment.