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VI Peel

Who is a good candidate? Who is NOT a candidate?
You may be a good candidate for VI Peel treatment if you have fair to medium skin tone and need to reverse the early signs of aging, heal acne, and improve mild to moderate cases of skin damage. VI Peel may result in hyperpigmentation in people who have a darker skin color. So, you must consult with a qualified practitioner to determine if VI Peel is right for you.

You may not be a good candidate for chemical peeling if you have:
- A history of abnormal skin scarring
- A naturally dark complexion or skin tone
- A tendency to have extra pigmentation of your scars
- Used certain acne treatments within the last year
- Skin conditions or medications that make the skin more sensitive than normal

How is the treatment done?
A VI Peel only takes about 30 minutes and is usually painless. It uses a blend of ingredients to break down your top layer of skin and reveal healthy skin underneath.
Your exact procedure may differ slightly, but here’s what you can generally expect:

1. The practitioner will cleanse your skin to remove dirt and oil.
2. They will then apply the VI Peel solution in two layers.
3. You may experience some numbness or tingling once the first layer is applied.
4. Once the second layer is applied, your skin will “frost,” or turn white.
5. About 4 to 6 hours later, you’ll wash off the peel.
6. Your skin will start peeling about 3 days after the procedure.

Why do the procedure/benefits?
Unlike other peels, the VI Peel requires no oral or IV sedation to avoid pain. The VI peel is almost painless and requires no skin preconditioning required by those peels when used on skin types 4 to 6. In addition, the VI peel has very few of the complications and hazards that can accompany other peels out there.

How long will it take to see results?
Two to three days after the VI Peel application, the skin will begin to peel. This process can last between three and seven days, depending on the patient's skin type and condition. Moisturizer can be used during this time to help mask the noticeable appearance of peeling. Your optimal results appear in 4-6 weeks as new skin cells and collagen develop as a result of the treatment.

How long is recovery?
VI Peel is a non-invasive, pain-free treatment that has minimal downtime. It requires no special preconditioning and comes with everything you need for post-peel care.

How often do I have to follow up or receive maintenance treatments?
For most patients, peels should be done three to four times a year to repair sun damage that is already present, and to avoid permanent scarring for those affected by acne. The frequency of the peel depends on various factors and will be determined by your skin specialist. For extremely damaged skin, the VI Peel can initially be done once a month to get quicker desired results.

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