Many different types of peels available can help you look younger and correct pigmentation issues. One of the popular chemical peels you can have done by a clinician is the Vi peel. If you are considering having a peel done, you should talk to your medspa specialist or dermatologist. In the meantime, here is some information so you can decide if it is right for you as well as learn what to expect afterward.


Before you go to your Vi peel appointment, it’s essential to understand whether this is the best treatment for you. Your skin specialist will give you a lot of great info and help you narrow down whether you would be the right candidate. It is essential to understand what a Vi peel can (and cannot) do, however, as well as any conditions that might make it contraindicated for you.

First, a Vi peel helps your skin look great by removing the uppermost layer of skin and the sub-dermal layer. This makes it a deeper peel than those that can use only the top layer of skin. There are stronger peels that remove more skin, but this is a right medium-potency peel that does not entail many discomforts, which will have a more significant effect than some of the milder peels there.

The ingredients in Vi peel include Retin-A, salicylic acid, vitamin C, phenol, and TCA. These acids work together to smooth out your skin and help solve skin issues that might have bothered you for some time. Some of the problems that a Vi peel can address include fine lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, age spots, sun damage, acne scarring, and rough skin.

It can make your complexion feel smoother and look younger. One nice feature of the Vi peel is that it can be used even on sensitive skin. If you have eczema or a bad sunburn at the time of your appointment, you should reschedule. Your skin should be in good shape, but it is okay if it is ordinarily sensitive because it is safe and gentle.

People who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use a Vi peel because the chemicals can travel through the bloodstream. Schedule your appointment for after you have given birth or after your baby is weaned. You might need to stop taking certain supplements or medications temporarily. Your skincare specialist will tell you whether this is the case in your specific situation.

Do not stop taking any medication without talking to your doctor; however, in some cases, you might need to wait to have your peel until after you are done with a particular prescription. If you have dark skin, you might need to pre-condition your skin before your peel. Again, your specialist will talk to you about this.


The peel treatment itself is quick and easy. You will meet with your aesthetician and confirm that your skin is still in shape; it was in during your first consultation. If you have had to pause taking medication or if you had to pre-condition, he or she will confirm that you did that. He or she will apply the peel chemicals. The process will take about a half-hour, give or take a few minutes.

You might feel a bit of stinging, but that will go away quickly. That is it! Once it has been applied, you will be able to leave. You will receive instructions as well as aftercare products. You will need to go the chemicals on for at least four hours, but some people might need to leave them longer. Follow the instructions of your provider.


When you rinse off your peel, you might find that your skin is reddened. It might feel sensitive or swollen. This is normal, and it will usually abate within 24 hours. You should avoid doing anything strenuous for a day or two to make your face sweat because that can alter the peel’s results. After two or three days, you will notice your skin peeling.

It will be more like flaking for some people, while others will see more prominent pieces of skin coming off. Avoid the temptation to help it along. Wash and dry as usual, and use moisturizer regularly to keep your skin hydrated. Eat well and drink plenty of water. Your skin will know what to do to renew itself. Do not pick or pull at your skin as much as you might want to.

Always wear sunscreen when going outdoors; you will be more prone to sunburn while your skin is in the peeling process. The entire peel should take a week or less, but your skin may be sensitive for an additional week after that. You should not wear makeup until after the skin is completely healed. Once all the skin has shed, you will notice your skin softer, smoother, and more even.

You might be encouraged by your skincare specialist to return for a series of peels. Some people will go every month or so for a set number of sessions. Others will have it done once or twice and then will only have maintenance every six months. Your provider will tell you how often to return and when you are ready for maintenance appointments.

If you have any Vi peel questions or want to know whether you are a good candidate, get in touch with your medspa to learn more about it. He or she will consult with you and examine your skin to decide whether this is the right treatment for you. Even if it is not, there is probably a peel out there that can help you achieve the look you want, so get in touch with your skincare specialist today!

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