Frequently Asked Questions
How does the VI Peel™ work?
Using a chemical solution, the VI Peel™ removes the upper layers of skin to allow the growth of fresh new skin that is smoother and more youthful in appearance, while also increasing collagen production. The benefits of the VI Peel™ are:
- It is virtually pain-free.
- There is little to no downtime.
- Light peeling that can be masked by using moisturizer.
- It is safe and effective on all skin types and tones.
Who should consider getting a VI Peel™?
The VI Peel™ can be used on all skin types. The VI Peel™ has been safely used to manage acne in patients as young as 12 years of age and is effective for use on darker skin tones that have not historically responded well to other chemical peel procedures, such as Asian, African-American or Latino skin tones.
What can I expect from the recovery process?
Many patients will notice that their skin appears red or tan after their VI Peel™ treatment, which is normal and will subside shortly after the procedure. Patients can return to regular activities immediately after their appointment; however, the peel solution must stay on the face for five hours, and strenuous activities, such as exercise, should be avoided until the patient washes the solution off. Patients can apply make-up prior to and after the peeling process, but should not wear make-up while their skin is peeling. The peeling process most often begins on the third day after the procedure and can last from a few days to one week. During the peeling period, patients may have some sensitivity and should avoid sun exposure as much as possible. Moisturizer can be used during this time to mask the light, feathery skin peeling if the patient is concerned about the appearance of their skin.
When will I see results?
Most patients report noticeable results within a few days after receiving a VI Peel™. Results will include an overall improvement in the appearance of the skin including a more youthful glow and improved tone and texture.
Will my insurance cover my VI Peel™?
Cosmetic procedures and treatments that are not considered medically necessary, including the VI Peel™, are generally not covered by medical insurance companies. However, patients who wish to receive a VI Peel™ and do not want to pay for the treatment up front may have access to financing options or payment plans through Care Credit by visiting www.carecredit.com