Safe for use on the neck, face and chest, VI Peels are currently among the most popular treatments for both acne and acne scars. Also referred to as a chemical peel, the VI Peel creates controlled damage at the surface layers of the skin to facilitate accelerated skin repair and healing.
For those with acne blemishes and mild to moderate acne scars, even a single treatment can produce remarkable improvements in both skin tone and texture. Laser treatment for acne scars typically take far longer to work and may not be effective for addressing existing acne breakouts.
How the VI Peel Works
If you have a profusion of whitehead and blackheads across the chest, face and neck, the VI Peel could be right for you. This procedure is specially formulated for the treatment of blemish-prone skin and skin with acne scars, melasma, dark spots and photodamage.
It contains a synergistic blend of chemicals that is not currently found in other facial peels. Among these may be acids for brightening the complexion, reducing the appearance of dark acne scars, opening and unclogging the pores, enhancing cell turnover rates, and removing bacteria.
This comprehensive blend of chemicals wages a multi-pronged attack on acne-causing bacteria and the dry, damaged skin that gives the visage a spotty and uneven appearance.
What to Expect During Your VI Peel
At the start of your appointment, your skin may be thoroughly cleaned to remove all surface oils and debris. The VI Peel solution may then be applied to all of the targeted areas.
This creates a warm, tingly sensation that will gradually abate. Once the treatment is complete, you may receive special, aftercare instructions.
VI Peel Aftercare
Although fully absorbed into the skin, the VI Peel solution may need to be washed off some time after its original application. This residue can be removed with the products that your provider has included in your aftercare kit. It is important to avoid direct sun exposure and to always wear sunscreen during the healing process.
Light peeling will occur across the surface layers of the skin a few days after your appointment. This peeling should be temporary, and you should not attempt to expedite peeling by using exfoliating products or other abrasive materials to remove dry skin.
Once the peeling is complete, you’ll have brighter and more vibrant skin with far fewer blemishes and scars. For severe acne and acne scarring, future peels may be recommended to optimize your results.
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