VI Peel

VI Peels

Chemical peels are an effective way to help improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Over the years, there have been a variety of different chemical peels to give a person’s skin a healthy glow. The VI chemical peel accomplishes this, but it targets a deeper layer of skin.

What is a VI Peel?

A VI peel is a medium chemical peel that targets both the epidermis and dermis of the skin. Compared to most chemical peels which simply peel off dead skin and promote the growth of new skin cells, a VI peel has a unique function where it stimulates the production of proteins. These proteins can help reduce the signs of aging, improve skin texture, and treat pigmentation-related issues.

The VI peel uses these ingredients:

  • Trichloroacetic acid (TCA)
  • Phenol
  • Salicylic acid
  • Vitamin C
  • Tretinoin

These ingredients are used sparingly to ensure comfort and safety. In fact, VI peels can be used on your face, chest, eyelids, hands, and back.

What Are The Benefits of a VI Peel?

The VI peel offers similar benefits to traditional light and medium chemical peels.

These benefits include the following:

  • Treats fine lines and wrinkles
  • Boosts the production of collagen and elastin
  • Treats skin discoloration
  • Treats sun-damaged skin
  • Treats keratosis pilaris
  • Treats acne

Chemical peels are often used to treat acne, and VI peels are no different. It accomplishes this by killing bacteria on the skin, reducing your oil production, reducing inflammation, and eliminating clogged pores.

Are There Any Risks to Having a VI Peel?

As with any cosmetic procedure, there are risks you should know about before getting a VI peel. Knowing what the risks are can make it easier for you to understand if this treatment is right for you.

These risks include the following:

  • Dry skin
  • Infection
  • Burning
  • Pain
  • Discomfort
  • Redness
  • Scarring
  • Having an allergic reaction to the ingredients
  • Inflammation
  • Swelling
  • Itchiness
  • Bruising

There will be some side effects, such as redness and itchiness, once the initial peel is complete. They fade away quickly, but if the side effects persist or worsen, seek medical attention immediately.

Who Should Not Get a VI Peel?

The VI peel is generally safe for all skin types, but there are a select few people who may not be ideal candidates. If you have an active skin infection, you cannot receive a VI peel as it can cause a fungal or bacterial flare-up. Women who are currently pregnant or breastfeeding should wait until they are done expanding their family to get a VI peel. Although there are no proven side effects, this ensures the safety of both the mother and their unborn child. Furthermore, VI peels are not for people with deep wrinkles, fine lines, and sagging skin. If you have any of these, you can consider laser skin tightening or a facelift.

Schedule an Appointment

If you are interested in receiving a VI peel, Dr. Gregory Wiener is more than happy to assist you. Contact us at 773-763-3990 to schedule your appointment today.

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