Refresh Your Winter Skin with the VI Peel

Winter is a tough season for the skin, as colder temperatures outside and forced heat inside lead to dryness, irritation and a dull appearance overall. Wake up your tired winter skin with the VI Peel, a cosmetic treatment many celebrities swear by due to its unique formulation and stellar results. The VI Peel is a good way to get your glow on any time of the year, but especially during the cold weather months when your skin can use an extra boost.

The Magic Behind the VI Peel
The VI Peel is an innovative combination of potent ingredients that gives you a gentle yet powerful peel experience. The ingredients in the VI Peel include:

  • TCA – Smooths away scars and stimulates the body’s own collagen production
  • Retin A – A vitamin A derivative that minimizes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Salicylic Acid – Exfoliates and provides anti-inflammatory benefits
  • Phenol – Antiseptic properties and also treats deeper facial creases
  • Vitamin C – Brightens skin and protects it from further damage

While these ingredients are designed for the best possible results, the special formulation of the VI Peel is also exceptionally gentle. Discomfort during the procedure is minimal and the recovery afterward consists of a few days of light peeling before the results of the peel start to shine through.

Treatment Benefits
The VI Peel can be used to address a host of skin concerns, including:

  • Shallow scarring caused by acne and chicken pox
  • Brown spots due to sun damage or aging
  • Other types of hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Uneven skin texture and tone
  • Enlarged pores
  • Skin that is dull or tired and needs refreshing

The VI Peel is appropriate for nearly any skin type and tone, including darker skin shades. This is one of the few peels that has actually been recommended as an acne treatment for teenagers, along with its many other benefits. The peel also stimulates the body’s own collagen and elastin production for natural, long-lasting results.

About the Procedure
The VI Peel is applied in our office in around 30 minutes. The skin is first thoroughly cleansed, and then the peel solution is applied in layers. You will leave our office with the peel solution still on your face, with plans to remove the peel at home within 4-5 hours. We will give you specific instructions and an after-care kit to ensure the removal of your peel is both safe and successful.

This peel is applied without any type of anesthesia. Some patients report a mild stinging sensation while applying the peel, but that usually wears off within a few minutes. After the procedure, patients may return to work and resume regular activities right away, although strenuous exercise should not be performed in the hours following the application of the peel solution.

Seeing Results
Within a couple of days after the VI Peel is applied, you will begin to see mild flaking of your skin. This shedding of outer skin cells will probably take 3-4 days to complete. During this time, you should not wear heavy makeup, although moisturizer is allowed and will help to mask the flaking that is occurring.

Once the flaking is complete, you will be able to enjoy your refreshed, rejuvenated complexion. The results are usually apparent after just one treatment, although some patients may be advised to undergo a series of treatment sessions to achieve full results. If you would like to learn more about the benefits of the VI Peel, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics in San Diego at 858-943-2443 or in Carlsbad at 760-472-5088.