Of all the chemical peels on the market today, the VI Peel is one that doesn’t require weeks of pretreatment before the procedure and is generally more mild although it is still a medical grade peel and goes pretty deep! That being said, you don’t have to worry; the results are just as remarkable as harsher chemical peels. VI peels are made up of five acids: Retin-A, Vitamin C, Phenol, Salicylic Acid, and TCA. The Skin & Body Refinery is excited to offer VI Peels to address a variety of skin concerns in Waco, TX!
Ideal Candidates for the VI Peel Process
The VI Peel works best with light to meduim skin tones. Depending on ethnicity, we have our clients use an HQ ceam with hydroquinine to stop or slow down pigmentation for two weeks prior to the peel. Meeting with your aesthetician at The Skin and Body Refinery will help give you the knowledge that will determine if the VI Peel is the right procedure to get the results you are looking for.
VI Peel Softens Fine Lines & Wrinkles
Men and women everywhere are looking for flawless skin. VI Peels are a medium depth chemical peel that can soften fine lines and wrinkles, leaving you with the skin you have always wanted without the pain of other harsher chemical peels. After a VI Peel, you can expect to see results in as little one week after the procedure.
Reduce Scarring with a VI Peel
Whether you have scarring from an old injury or acne scarring, The Skin and Body Refinery can minimize the effects of those scars and leave your skin free from those blemishes with a VI Peel. The VI Peel is gentle enough that it can be used on the eyes, chest, neck and hands. We can also apply VI Peels to other body parts such as back, shoulders and legs. When The Skin and Body Refinery targets these areas, we treat them with an HQ cream for two weeks prior to the VI Peel to stop or slow down pigmentation.
VI Peel Procedure is Relatively Painless
The VI Peel itself will be done in our office in Waco, TX and takes about 20-45 minutes to complete. The peel dries quickly and will remain on your skin when you leave the office. You are able to resume any of your regular daily tasks, but the peel should remain on the skin for at least 4-5 hours before washing it off. For the average person, the VI Peel is relatively painless. This is what really sets it apart from other chemical peels. Some people experience a mild burning sensation during treatment, but that can be minimized with cooling aids. The VI Peel is mild enough that there is no need for any topical anesthetic during the procedure. Most people describe it as a tingling sensation.
VI Peel Recovery
Not long after the peel, your face will be red and somewhat swollen. This will resolve itself within the first 24 hours and is no cause for alarm. Like mentioned above, you can resume normal daily activities right after the procedure. While VI Peels don’t hurt like some chemical peels, you will shed or “peel” skin in sheets for about four days starting on the third day of the peel. This is completely normal. You skin is sensitive after treatment and it is recommended that you wear SPF 30 sunscreen at all times to protect it from sun damage.
VI Peel with Precision
If you have aging skin that has proven to be difficult to treat in the past, you may want to try the VI Peel with Precision at The Skin and Body Refinery to rejuvenate your skin. This peel will treat stubborn melasma and pigmentation problems.
VI Derm® HQ Plus
One of the retail products The Skin and Body Refinery sells is VI Derm® HQ Plus. It is a proven skin brightening formula that works to reduce skin discoloration in as little as a month. VI Derm® HQ Plus is a pigment combating treatment product that combines 2% Hydroquinone with a powerful botanical boost to reduce redness and limit melanin production. It helps fade and remove age and sun spots, acne scars and general uneven skin tone. Ask one of our helpful staff members for more information about this great product!
VI Chemical Peels in Waco, Texas
To learn more about VI Peels and whether this chemical peel is right for you, contact The Skin and Body Refinery today!