Are VI Peels really that effective?

VI Peels are a type of skincare treatment that use a mix of acids and other ingredients to improve your skin. They can help with things like acne, scars, uneven skin tone, and wrinkles.

Some people find them really helpful and see a big difference in their skin after getting VI Peels. But not everyone’s skin reacts the same way, and there can be side effects like redness or irritation.

How does a VI Peel treatment work?

A VI Peel only takes about 30 minutes and is usually painless. It uses a blend of ingredients to break down your top layer of skin and reveal healthy skin underneath.

Your exact procedure may differ slightly, but here’s what you can generally expect:

  1. The practitioner will cleanse your skin to remove dirt and oil.
  2. They will then apply the VI Peel solution in two layers.
  3. You may experience some numbness or tingling once the first layer is applied.
  4. Once the second layer is applied, your skin will “frost,” or turn white.
  5. About 4 to 6 hours later, you’ll wash off the peel.
  6. Your skin will start peeling about 3 days after the procedure.

VI Peel aftercare

About 4 to 6 hours after your procedure, and at least an hour before bed, you should wash off the peel using a mild cleanser and water.

You can take care of your skin after your procedure by:

  • avoiding applying any creams or lotions until you wash off your peel
  • applying the “Post Peel Protectant” given to you after your procedure two to four times per day
  • applying moisturizer frequently until you’re done peeling
  • avoiding direct sunlight when your skin is peeling and making sure you wear sunscreen whenever you go outside

VI Peel vs. similar treatments

A VI Peel can be a stand-alone treatment or combined with other skin treatment methods. Many skin care procedures offer similar benefits. You may want to experiment with different procedures until you find one that works for you.

Some other common procedures include:

  • HydraFacial. A HydraFacial is a patented technique that exfoliates and hydrates your skin while infusing it with a serum.
  • Microdermabrasion. Microdermabrasion uses an applicator with a rough tip to exfoliate and rejuvenate your skin.
  • Jet Peel. A Jet Peel uses air pressure to cleanse your pores and infuse them with serums.
  • Radiofrequency (RF) therapy. RF therapy uses energy waves to heat the deep layers of your skin and promote the production of collagen.
  • Dermalinfusion. Dermalinfusion is a similar technique to HydraFacial. It uses a diamond-tip wand to exfoliate your skin and infuse it with serums.

There are a few examples of the types of VI Peels available. The specifics recommended for you will depend on your skin type, concerns, and desired results.

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