VI Peels are a great way to address several types of skin issues. Whether you are dealing with premature aging, acne scarring, or uneven skin tone, this treatment can help improve your complexion and boost your skin health.
Still, what will happen after you get this treatment and what should you be made aware of when completing a VI Peel?
We’ll discuss everything you need to know about these peels throughout the rest of this post. VI Peels are not dangerous or risky, but they do require proper aftercare.
And in some cases people can develop side effects, so you want to know what to be on the lookout for when you get one of these peels placed on your face.
What Is A VI Peel?
VI Peels are a type of chemical peel that is used to improve the skin’s texture, tone, and overall appearance. This treatment is a medium-depth peel that targets and exfoliates the top layer of skin.
VI Peels also stimulate the deeper layers of skin and help promote collagen growth and elastin production which creates anti-aging effects.
Most people get this treatment done to deal with wrinkles, fine lines, acne, scarring, and skin discoloration. But you can also get this peel to simply rejuvenate your skin and create a more healthy glowing look.
This treatment is particularly popular as VI Peels have many of the same benefits as deep chemical peels. However, these peels create less discomfort, pain, and swelling after treatment since they only penetrate certain layers of the skin.
The majority of skin types can use VI Peels as well. But some people might want to consult with their doctor before getting a VI Peel. We’ll talk about why you need to do this later on in the post.
What Should You Expect Immediately After Your VI Peel Treatment?
After your treatment, you will have to wash off the peel. We recommend waiting at least 4 to 6 hours to take off the peel, as the VI Peel needs to sink into the skin first.
After the 4 to 6 hours are up, gently cleanse the skin and pat it dry. You can also apply some moisturizer or SPF to bring down any swelling and protect your skin from light.
Some people expect that their skin will look great immediately after their VI Peel, but this isn’t usually the case. You should know that once the peel has been removed, your skin won’t look exactly the same.
You need to prepare for this outcome and be realistic. Typically, the area treated by the peel will look a little darker. It might even appear red and swollen for the next 24 to 48 hours.
Some people worry when they see a lot of swelling and redness. But, as long as your skin starts to normalize within two days you should have nothing to be concerned about.
However, somewhere at the two to three-day mark, you will start to notice your skin change and begin to peel. Depending on how your skin reacts to the VI Peel, it can take anywhere from three to seven full days for the top layer of skin to peel off.
During this time it is important that you follow any instructions you were given by your doctor. This includes moisturizing your peeling skin regularly and using SPF 30 or above whenever you go into any sunlight.
Remember, your skin will be highly sensitive as it peels and starts to heal from the chemical treatment that was placed on top of it. You need to pay attention to how your skin feels during this time and be careful when you are washing your face.
Also, make sure you are being gentle with your skin as it will need to heal for at least two weeks.
What Should You Do After Your VI Peel Treatment?
You want to take some precautions after your skin peel. Firstly refrain from doing any strenuous activities that will make you sweat. For example, do not work out immediately after your chemical peel.
It’s best to wait a few days until the peel has settled into your skin fully. This is because sweat can interfere with the effects of your treatment and even make it less effective.
In addition, you need to be careful with your skin. You do not want to touch, scratch, or itch your face after the VI Peel treatment is done. Your skin will start to peel and this can be uncomfortable, but you want to let the skin naturally peel on its own so the treatment takes effect.
It can seem harmless enough but if you itch your skin enough you can create permanent scarring and damage. So keep your hands off your face until it is done healing this way you have the best results.
Are There Any Risks or Side Effects I Need to Be Made Aware of?
Most people won’t experience any side effects and won’t be at risk for any major complications after they do a VI Peel. But there is always a chance that you could have a bad reaction to this skin treatment. So, be on the lookout for the following symptoms:
– If your skin feels like it is burning and painful
– You have major skin discoloration
– Blisters form on your skin
– You feel constantly itchy
– Allergic reactions
– Your skin is oddly colored after the two-day mark
– Excess redness and swelling
– Scarring on your skin
If you notice any of these signs you need to contact your doctor right away. Especially if your skin is discolored or swelling a lot. This could mean that you have an infection.
Skin peels aren’t normally dangerous. But if you have been picking or itching your skin you could have caused an infection, and if left untreated you could be at risk for other complications.
Also, people with darker skin can be at risk for discoloration. This isn’t set in stone, but if you have darker skin talk with your doctor.
Again, most people won’t have any issues with chemical peels. But it’s better to be on the safe side and consult with someone who knows what they are doing.
How Long Does It Take to Recover From VI Peel Treatment?
There is no recovery time for VI Peel treatment. You can go back to work right after you get your chemical peel. But it is best to stay out of the sun and avoid sweating immediately after your VI Peel is applied.
How Long Do VI Peel Treatments Last?
The results of your VI Peel treatment will take some time to show up. You have to wait for your skin to finish peeling, which can take up to seven days. Then, your skin has to have time to heal a little bit.
Usually, though, within the first seven days, you can see some pretty drastic results that last for a long time. Typically, VI Peels will last anywhere from 3 to 4 months. But with proper aftercare, these results can be extended.
Unfortunately, VI Peel treatments are not permanent. Over time, the effects of this Chemical Peel will start to fade.
So, you will need to get multiple treatments done each year if you are dealing with recurring skin problems. And if you want to maintain the look of your skin it is also recommended that you get VI Skin Peels more than once a year.
How Often Can You Get A VI Peel?
You can do multiple VI Peel treatments throughout the year. In fact, some people get many treatments to treat more severe cases of skin damage and acne scarring.
Still, you want to limit yourself and keep your skin healthy. Have a 4 to 6-week break between treatments. And if your skin handles the treatment well, you might only need to get a VI Peel 3 to 4 times a year.
What Makes Someone A Good Candidate For VI Peels?
This treatment is widely used for people with a range of skin problems including acne, premature aging, hyperpigmentation, and other forms of skin damage. Really, anyone can get a VI Peel treatment regardless of their race, gender, and age.
However, not every skin type is suited to a VI Peel. If you have overly sensitive skin or darker skin you should talk with your doctor and discuss whether this is the right option for you. They will know whether chemical peels will help or hurt your skin.
Patients that want to get a VI Peel should not be pregnant and should also be in good health. You also want to have reasonable expectations for this treatment.
Contact Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique Today
You can schedule your VI Peel appointment with Mirror Mirror Beauty Boutique by using this phone number: (281) 810-9083. Patients can also schedule an appointment online by filling out our contact form here.
Our team would love to hear from you and would be happy to answer any of your questions about our VI Peel treatments!