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VI Peel

What is the VI Peel?

The VI peel by Vitality Institute is a medium-depth chemical peel that works by exfoliating your skin and stimulating the production of elastin and collagen. It is formulated using a special blend of effective ingredients, including trichloroacetic acid (TCA), phenol, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and tretinoin. Safe for all skin types, this peel is gentle enough to be used safely on the hands, back, chest, face, and eyelids.  

This peel targets the following skin concerns: 

  • Acne. 
  • Melasma. 
  • Hyperpigmentation. 
  • Acne scarring. 
  • Overall skin aging. 

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Who Can Benefit from the VI Peel?

Individuals who are looking to improve their complexion and combat pesky signs of aging can benefit from the VI peel. This treatment is safe for all skin tones and ethnicities. However, you should not receive a chemical peel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, have an active infection in the treatment site, or have been diagnosed with a pigmentation disorder. Please contact our Grand Rapids, MI office today to schedule a consultation to determine if you are a good candidate.  

The VI Peel Treatment

Your VI peel treatment will begin with your practitioner cleansing your skin. Then, the VI peel solution will be applied. It is normal to feel some tingling or numbness once the peel solution is on. Then, a second layer will be applied, after which your skin will frost, or turn white. You will leave our office with the peel solution still on your skin, and 4-6 hours later you will wash it off. This peel usually takes about 30-45 minutes to complete. 

 For the best results, it is recommended that you receive a series of four VI Peels, each spaced three weeks apart. However, this may differ depending on the skin condition that you wish to treat. 

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Courtney Nester

Licensed Cosmetologist, Skincare Specialist

Bryan Brooks, MSN, RN, FNP-C

Injection and Skincare Specialist

Jeana Elhart

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Jeanne Eyde, DO

Medical Director, Board Certified ENT-FPS

Joelle Hampton

Licensed Aesthetician

Liz Wilholt

Laser, Skincare Specialist

Nicole Devos, RN

Injection and Laser Specialist

VI Peel Results

Following your treatment, there is no downtime needed, so you can return to your regular activities as soon as you wish. However, we do recommend that you avoid strenuous exercise and sun exposure for the first 24-48 hours for the best results. Our team will provide you with specific skincare instructions for the best outcomes, which may include using specific products sent home with you. You can expect to experience skin peeling about three days after your peel treatment, which can last up to seven days. Your skin should be fully healed after about two weeks, after which you can enjoy smoother, more even skin!  

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Interested in learning more about the VI peel and how it can help you reach your skincare goals? Contact SkinCeuticals SkinLab™ by Plastic Surgery Associates today to schedule your initial consultation appointment with one of our skilled skincare specialists.


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What is a VI Peel?

A VI Peel is a medium-level chemical peel that uses medical-grade chemicals to improve the appearance of aging and textured skin.

How does the VI Peel work?

A VI Peel works to exfoliate the skin and stimulate the production of new proteins. A boost in the proteins collagen and elastin can help the skin become stronger, more flexible, and younger looking.

Is there any downtime after a VI Peel?

There is no downtime after a VI Peel, so you can resume your normal scheduled activities as soon as your treatment is complete.

What makes the VI Peel different from other chemical peels?

This treatment is safely formulated and gentler on the skin, making it safe for all skin types. The VI Peel is also formulated with trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, retinoic acid, vitamin C, and phenol.

Is sun exposure allowed after undergoing a VI Peel?

During the peeling phase of your recovery, it is crucial to avoid sun exposure. It is best that you avoid UV light and protect your skin with sunscreen afterward.

Are there any specific pre-treatment guidelines for a VI Peel?

You must wait a year after Accutane treatment for your VI Peel. Beginning three days before, you should avoid using retinol, hydroxy acids, and benzoyl peroxide.

Are there any side effects associated with the VI Peel?

VI Peel side effects are temporary and can include redness, swelling, itchiness, a burning feeling, and hyperpigmentation.

Can makeup be applied immediately after a VI Peel?

No makeup or topical skincare products should be applied for the first four hours.

Is the VI Peel suitable for all skin types?

The VI Peel can be used on all skin types.

How often can someone undergo VI Peel treatments?

Patients with extreme skin damage can receive VI Peel treatments every two weeks. For most patients, it is beneficial to receive treatment every four to six weeks.

Can the VI Peel be used on sensitive skin?

This peel can be used on all skin types, including sensitive skin.

Are VI Peel results permanent, or is maintenance required?

The results of your VI Peel are not permanent. You may prolong the benefits by avoiding harsh cosmetics and implementing a healthy lifestyle.

What skin concerns does the VI Peel address?

A VI Peel can address fine lines, dullness, discoloration, enlarged pores, breakouts, and scarring.

How long does a VI Peel session typically last?

This treatment is a fast outpatient skin procedure. The entire procedure will last around 30 minutes.

How soon can one expect to see results after a VI Peel?

Your results will begin to emerge after seven days.

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