AM I SUITABLE FOR A VI PEEL?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding then you should NOT have the VI peel. You should avoid the VI Peel if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of the peel (listed above).
CAN I GO IN THE SUN AFTER THE VI PEEL?
Sun exposure should be limited as much as possible – especially during the peeling process. After your peel you must apply the provided VI Derm SPF 50+ daily for sun protection. On days three and four, when the skin is peeling, the sun should be strictly avoided to prevent uneven exposure and possible worsening of pigmentation. Once your skin is fully healed you can enjoy moderate sun exposure providing you continue regular skin care maintenance and daily sun protection. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation it is best to avoid sun exposure as much as possible, as the sun can reverse the positive effects of the VI Peel and bring back treated hyperpigmenation.
CAN I HAVE A VI PEEL IF I GET COLD SORES?
Yes. In most cases, our practitioners will suggest pre-medication to be used before the peel to reduce the risk of a cold sore break out.
CAN I STILL DO MY NORMAL ACTIVITIES AFTER THE VI PEEL?
There are no restrictions. We recommend avoiding heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the peel.
CAN I WEAR MAKEUP AFTER THE VI PEEL?
Yes you can wear makeup after your peel, however we generally advise waiting until the peel has completely dried (2-4 hours after application). We recommend Isaada Mineral Make-up for superior coverage and for it’s healing and soothing properties.
CAN TEENAGE ACNE SUFFERERS HAVE THE VI PEEL?
The VI Peel is not only for adults but also teenagers with adolescent acne. Patients as young as 12 years old can be treated with the Vi Peel for acne. Provided the recommended skin care regime is followed, most types of acne can be effectively treated. More severe acne may also require medications which can be prescribed by our doctor.
CAN THE HANDS OR CHEST BE TREATED?
The VI Peel is very effective at removing sun spots from the hands, chest, and arms and also reducing wrinkles associated with sun damage. It is important to note that the peeling process takes longer on these areas.
CAN THE VI PEEL HELP TIGHTEN NECK SKIN?
The skin on the neck responds positively to the VI Peel. The VI Peel is known to improve the quality and texture of the skin and also helps tighten and soften fine lines.
CAN THE VI PEEL HELP WITH PRECANCEROUS CELLS?
Yes, the VI Peel, similar to the other peels assists in removing the precancerous cells. It is advised that those who have a history of skin cancer consult their general physician before having the VI Peel. The peels are not designed to cure cancer but act as a preventive measure.
DO I NEED TO PREPARE MY SKIN BEFORE TREATMENT?
Unlike many other Peels the VI Peel requires no special preconditioning of the skin.
HOW IS THE VI PEEL SUPERIOR TO OTHER PEELS?
The VI peel combines the most effective medical peel ingredients available to give powerful results without pain and only minimal downtime. It is an effective treatment for a variety of skin conditions and unlike many other peels available the VI Peel is safe for use on all skin types. Many other peels on the market can be quite painful, require weeks to heal and cannot be used on darker skin types for risk of scarring. The Vi peel is extremely safe and even works for stubborn pigmentation such a melasma which cannot be treated with laser.
HOW LONG DO RESULTS LAST?
Even a single VI Peel will bring in significant improvement to the skin. To maintain the results of the VI Peel’s we recommend at home use of the VI Derm skincare regimen and to have Vi Peels approximately 2 to 4 times each year.*v
HOW LONG WILL THE VI PEEL TAKE?
The VI Peel application is generally a quick process, however we take time to discuss your medical history, skin type, expectations and aftercare instructions before treatment. For your first treatment your appointment will normally take 30-45 minutes however subsequent appointments may only take around 20 minutes.
HOW MANY PEEL SHOULD I HAVE AND HOW OFTEN SHOULD I HAVE THEM?
The number of peels needed will depending on the individuals skin condition and the degree of sun damage and pigmentation. For some one peel may be enough to improve the skin while others may need a series of peels. For best results it is generally recommended to have the Vi Peel two to four times a year. This helps repair damaged skin (caused by sundamage, lifestyle and acne) and is also a great preventative maintenance treatment to slow the skins ageing process. We recommended to consult with your practitioner for an individual assessment to determine the number of peels you will need. If you have significant sun damage, pigmentation or suffer acne then your practitioner may recommend one session every month.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS ARE REQUIRED TO SHOW IMPROVEMENT?
A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Some conditions like acne scars, enlarged pores and hyperpigmentation might require several treatments. The Vi Peel provides a restorative and painless repair for mature damaged skin and a preventative anti-ageing treatment for young skin.
HOW MUCH WILL I PEEL?
The amount you will peel will depend on your skins condition and which strength of the VI Peel is used. Each individual will respond differently and you may have only light, fluffy flaking or medium to heavier peeling. Peeling usually begins on day three and can continue until day five to seven. The Vi Derm™ Post Care Moisturizer will help reduce the visibility of the peeling process and soothe the skin. If you have been using products such as Retin A or have sensitive skin, you may experience heavier peeling.
I LOVE THE RESULTS OF THE VI PEEL! WHAT CAN I DO TO MAKE SURE MY SKIN STAYS BEAUTIFUL?
To keep your skin looking beautiful you need to maintain the health of your skin at home. Just as you care for proper dental health between dental checkups, similarly you will have to also care for your skin between peels. The VI Derm skincare system helps to maintain the results of the Vi Peel and continues to improve your skin quality over time. You will begin to lose the effect of the peel if it is not followed by adequate skincare and sun protection.
IS THE VI PEEL PAINFUL?
The Vi Peel is a very comfortable treatment. You will only experience a slight tingling sensation, which subsides after a few minutes. The Vi peel contains a special numbing ingredient which makes the peel much more comfortable than others currently on the market.
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS OF THE VI PEEL?
The VI Peel contains a powerful blend of active ingredients:
- TCA – Trichloroacetic Acid to improve moderate to severe sun damage, acne scarring, pigmentation and signs of ageing
- Vitamin A – medical strength retinoic acid to activate cell turnover and help reduce wrinkles, sundamage, acne and pigmentation
- Salicylic Acid – a beta hydroxy acid (BHA) which is an exfoliation agent that helps reduce acne, congestion and treats thickened, dry or scaly skin.
- Vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant which helps reduce pigmentation and collagen stimulation
- Phenol – a deep peeling agent that has anaesthetic and antiseptic properties
The VI Precision Plus Peel also has the following additional ingredients to effectively target stubborn hyperpigmentation and melanoma:
- Hydroquinone – a skin lightener that inhibits the production of melanin (responsible for skin pigment) to effectively reduce hyperpigmentation
- Kojic Acid – a natural acid with skin lightening properties that reduces hyperpigmentation
WHAT CAN THE VI PEEL DO FOR MY SKIN?
The Vi peel improves skin texture, tone and clarity and is an effective solution for reducing freckles, age spots and hyperpigmentation, including stubborn melasma. This peel can also help clear acne skin conditions and reduce acne scaring. The Vi peel stimulates the production of collagen which can soften fine lines and result in firmer skin.
WHAT KIND OF RESULTS WILL I SEE AFTER A VI PEEL?
It will take about 4 days after you finish peeling for your skin to return back to its regular PH level and for results to start to become visible. Around 2 weeks* after your peel will notice that the tone and texture of skin will be improved resulting in a healthy luminous glow. Hyper pigmentation will be reduced or eliminated depending on its severity (more severe pigmentation usually requires several treatments). The Vi Peel also stimulates collagen production over time which means you may continue to see improvement in your skin quality months after your peel.*
WHAT SHOULD BE USED ON THE SKIN TO GIVE ME THE BEST RESULTS?
The Vi Derm Skin Care System should be applied daily to maintain the VI Peel results and continually improve skin condition. Your clinician will discuss which products are best suited for your skin to give you the best results possible.
WHAT WILL I LOOK LIKE AFTER MY VI PEEL?
Your skin will appear slightly yellow or red immediately after the peel. On the first and the second day, the skin will also begin to tighten however generally there is no signs of peeling visible at this stage. Pigmentation may appear slightly darker before peeling. On day three the peeling usually begins and generally starts around the mouth and chin area . Most of the peeling should be finished by day six or day seven. If you have had the VI Peel with Precision or Precision Plus boosters then a secondary peel may occur around day seven.
WHAT WILL THE VI PEEL DO FOR MY SKIN?
The VI Peel works to address various skin problems at the cellular level. Using a unique blend of ingredients, it helps to eliminate fine lines, wrinkles, age spots, acne, hyperpigmentation and reduce pore size. The VI Peel also promotes the growth of collagen and elastin which tighten the skin,
WHY IS THE PEEL BETTER THAN LASER TREATMENTS?
Any laser or IPL requires multiple sessions to achieve what the Vi Peel achieves in one session, with much less discomfort and less expense.
WILL THE VI PEEL MAKE MY SKIN THINNER?
Definitely not. The skin is left healthy and strong after a Vi peel as it removes the old skin and promotes your body to produce a new layer of thick healthy skin that contains more elastin and collagen.
*Results and longevity of treatments vary on an individual basis and can be dependant on a person’s age, genetics, skin type, skin condition, environmental factors and lifestyle habits. Just like ageing is a natural process that occurs over time, preventing, achieving and maintaining results is also a gradual process that may involve more than one treatment.