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The Essential Things to Know About the VI Peel (Chemical Peel)

Have you suffered severe acne that left an ugly acne scar? Or perhaps, you've suffered a severe sunburn or have other skin problems in your face and neck region. The chances are that you've tried almost everything and none seemed to work. Consider a VI peel to help you look and feel better and regain confidence.

What is a VI peel? How is it done? What conditions can it treat? What should I expect during and after a VI peel? Read on as we answer these questions!


What is a VI peel?

A VI peel is a chemical peel applied to the skin to remove the damaged top layer. It contains trichloroacetic acid, phenol, salicylic acid, vitamin C, retinoic acid, hydrocortisone, and other ingredients.

The VI peel is safe for people of all skin tones and types, and results in better and smoother skin. Like every other procedure, a VI peel requires time and patience to attain maximum results. However, you will be glad you underwent the process in the long run. It often requires more than one procedure to get the desired result of smoother skin.



What conditions can a VI peel treat?

VI peel treatments have been found to successfully treat conditions such as:

  • Acne

  • Sunspots

  • Skin discolorations

  • Age spots

  • Hyperpigmentation

  • Fine lines and wrinkles

  • Stretch marks

  • Melasma

  • keratosis pilaris

  • Freckles

  • Dry, flaky skin

What should I know before getting a chemical peel?

If you are planning on getting a chemical peel, ensure to consult with your doctor first. If you have an underlying illness or are taking some medications, they may ask you to discontinue them before undergoing the procedure.

There are certain drugs you can't take if you are going for a chemical peel. Drugs such as renova, glycolic acid, and retin-A are drugs you shouldn't take when considering a chemical peel.


What should I expect during the procedure?

You can get a VI peel in the doctor's office or a spa. The procedure is outpatient (there is no overnight stay and you can go home immediately after) and takes about 30 minutes from start to finish.

The professional who does the procedure will clean your face thoroughly and apply the solution to effect the peel. During a chemical peel, most people feel a burning sensation which is entirely normal, as that's the skin reacting to the chemicals applied.


What should I expect after a VI peel?

After a chemical peel, you will experience a reaction similar to a sunburn. Peeling and scaling occur days after and end after three to seven days, after which you will notice a marked improvement in your skin appearance, tone, and texture. Also, avoid the sun for around 12 hours after the treatment, as the new skin will be fragile and sensitive to the sun.

Book a VI Peel session and achieve a look you will be proud to show off

Do you need to treat wrinkles, scars, acne, and other skin concerns? Book a session today to achieve healthier, beautiful, and radiant skin. At Cavi Med Spa, we believe you deserve the best when it comes to your skin. With our experience and expertise, we'll make you comfortable during the process and help you look and feel your best.

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