Light, medium and deep chemical peels are a popular nonsurgical cosmetic procedure used to peel away the skin’s top layer to improve sun-damaged, unevenly pigmented and wrinkled skin.
What is the VI Peel?
The VI Peel is a medical-grade, non-surgical cosmetic procedure that reduces lines, wrinkles, scars, blemishes, sun damage, uneven skin tone, spots, and other skin flaws through a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients ideal for all skin types. The VI Peel involves the removal of the dead outer layers and revealing the fresh, healthy skin beneath. The result is a healthier, more youthful appearance.
The VI (or Vitality Institute) chemical peel is a non-surgical treatment that uses a medical-grade chemical exfoliant. This exfoliant is used to improve the severity of wrinkles and fine lines as well as diminish the visibility of acne scars, blemishes, and sun damage while evening out your skin tone.
The peel exfoliates the top layers of the skin, removing dead skin cells and revealing the healthy, youthful skin underneath. The entire process takes about 20 to 30 minutes. The skin is cleansed, and the VI peel is then applied to the skin with a soft applicator. The peel may cause your skin to experience a warm sensation as it penetrates its deeper layers, but this is completely normal and only lasts a few minutes.
Once applied, the peel needs to remain on the skin for five hours. Our friendly and knowledgeable aestheticians will give you detailed instructions on how to remove the peel at home. You’ll also get instructions on care for your skin after the peel is completed.
BENEFITS OF SYNERGISTIC BLENDS
We use synergistic blends of active ingredients formulated to:
the tone, texture and clarity of the skin
the appearance of skin discolorations
the appearance of pore size
the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
acneic skin conditions by reducing inflammation, post-inflammatory marks, bacteria and excessive cell build-up
fibroblast activity, increasing collagen and elastin production for firmer skin
Vitality Institute Medical Products promotes healthy, radiant skin to last a lifetime.
VI PEEL IN DETAIL
Why choose the VI Peel?
The VI Peel Miami treatment performed at Arviv Medical Aesthetics is not only safe and expedient but also requires no pre-treatment or recovery period. The skin is first cleansed followed by the application of VI Peel to your skin using an applicator or a soft brush. When the chemical starts to work, you may experience a tingly, warm sensation that rapidly diminishes. The process typically takes 20 to 30 minutes, but the chemical peel must remain on the skin for at least 5 hours.
TCA peels are considered to penetrate deeper than Al-IA or Bl-IA peels. Lower strength TCA peels require about seven clays of downtime, yield minimal to mild Flaking and may be layered to achieve a deeper ex foliation.
This method allows for greater control over the results compared to use of a mid to high-range TCA peel. Mid-range TCA peels may require seven lo 10 clays down time and produce moderate to heavy shedding . High range TCAs should be restricted to experienced users and have an expected down time of 7-14 days.
Deep strength TCAs generally yield heavy shedding and a compromised barrier for four lo six days. lt is important to note that TCA peels are nol recommended for darker skin tones as they may cause permanent discoloration. We offer at arviv 20%, 25% and 30%.
ANTI-AGING – Reverse the effects of sun damage, environmental factors and time, to enhance the skin’s natural beauty and luminosity.
ACNE PRONE – VI Peel PURIFY addresses the main causes of breakouts, killing p. acnes, clearing impurities and calming inflammation.
HYPERPIGMENTATION – Dramatically improve melasma, PIH and UV induced hyperpigmentation.
SENSITIVE SKIN – Improve sensitive skin conditions including rosacea, eczema and psoriasis.
COMFORT – Our synergistic blend of ingredients allow for a virtually painless peel experience.
CONVENIENCE – Each treatment takes less than 20 minutes enabling the patient to return normal daily activities immediately.
MINIMAL HEALING TIME – Patients enjoy healthy, youthful, beautiful skin in about one week!
TCA, Salicycil Acid, Phenol, Retinoic Acid, Vitamin C, and a proprietary mineral blend.
Hundreds of thousands of VI Peels have been performed around the world on all types of skin and on all Fitzpatrick types; to date, there has not been a single lasting complication.
Benefits of the VI Peel?
VI Peels is the face of the next generation of chemical exfoliants like none other that you might have experienced. The VI Peel reduces and may fully get rid of freckles, age spots, and hyper-pigmentation, including melasma. It clears up acne flare-ups, reduces the appearance of pore size, and diminishes the appearance of skin discolorations. The VI Peel softens the skin and can eliminate wrinkles and fine lines. This medium chemical peel also invigorates the production of collagen.
• Reduction in fine lines and wrinkles
• Decrease in hyperpigmentation, creating an even skin tone
• Improvement in damage caused by the sun
• Improvement of scars caused by acne
What to Expect During Recovery?
Peeling will last for about two to three days, and you will have the post-peel kit to help you manage that. For 1 to 2 weeks after the procedure, you should avoid direct and prolonged exposure to the sun, use of skin exfoliating products, and touching or pulling on the skin, just let it peel naturally. A visible improvement in your complexion is realized once your skin is done peeling and fully recovered. Within the next four to six weeks, you will notice improvements as your skin becomes more luminous, healthier, smoother, clearer, firmer, and younger-looking.
Who Qualifies for VI Peel?
Anyone wishing to improve the appearance of their skin may be a great Miami Chemical Peels candidate. The treatment is tested and approved for all skin types. But if you’re pregnant, recently had another procedure, suffer from a skin condition or are taking medications, inform us so we can determine if you’re an ideal candidate.
If you’re looking to reduce visible signs of aging with a safe, non-invasive procedure, VI peel may be just what you need. Schedule an appointment with Arviv Medical Aesthetics, and we’ll work with you to come up with a personalized solution fit for your individual needs.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. How is the VI Peel different from other peels?
A. Peels of the past have emphasized the “no pain, no gain” approach to skincare. Deeper, more painful peels with extended downtime were thought to produce with better results. The VI Peel is painless, yet produces dramatic, visible results in just days.
Q. Does the VI Peel make the skin thinner?
A. No. By sloughing off old cells, skin renews itself at a faster rate. The skin actually thickens because the dermal matrix is stimulated to make more collagen an elastin.
Q. How many treatments are required to show visible results?
A. A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and impart a healthy glow to the skin. It is a true restorative, painless repair of damaged skin cells resulting from UV exposure and acne. Best of all, it is an aging preventative for younger patients with no visible damage.
Q. Does it burn?
A. Patients will feel a slight tingling sensation for a few seconds which subsides almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, with numbing of the skin taking place after the first pass.
Q. What about normal activities following the VI Peels?
A. There are no restrictions. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after the peel. For patients who exercise routinely, low impact aerobic activity would be advised for 72-96 hours.
SKIN CARE INSTRUCTIONS
The following procedures should not be performed for a minimum of 3 days before your chemical peel:
- Laser treatments (any kind)
- Chemical peels (any kind)
If you have a history of herpes simplex virus (cold sores or fever blisters), in rare instances a reactivation of this condition could occur after treatment. Please inform your nurse or physician so that an anti-viral medication can be prescribed before the treatment. Avoid sun exposure 3 days prior to treatment.
- Cleanse and moisturize your skin twice daily.
- Do not use any of the following products 72 hours after:
- alpha hydroxy acid
- glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid
- retinoids (Retin A, Renova, Differin and Tazorac)
- benzoyl peroxide
- Do not directly expose the treated area to the sun for at least 7 days after the treatment. Use a sunscreen every day that blocks both UVA and UVB rays, preferably one containing zinc or titanium dioxide which should not irritate the skin.
- The following procedures should not be performed for a minimum of 7 days after your peel:
➢ Scrubs or exfoliants
➢ Laser Treatments (any kind)
➢ Chemical peels (any kind)
Prices are subject to change and personalized prices will be provided upon consultation.