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Should You Get a VI Peel For Acne or Acne Scars?

Updated: Sep 27, 2022

While acne isn't a serious threat to your health, it can still be painful, especially if it's severe. Eventually, acne can cause scarring, and acne on your face or other visible body areas can affect your skin and your self-esteem.


Following a skin care regimen is the easiest and most universally effective treatment to combat acne scarring. Acne can be targeted and eventually cleared using gentle, proven topical products consistently. Well, this is true for some people, at least. But, on the other hand, those with severe acne know how stubborn it can be, and even over-the-counter acne creams and skin washes cannot remove the scars altogether.


So if you've tried acne products for several weeks and still don't see improvement, then perhaps it's time you consider getting a VI Peel. So how does the VI Peel skin treatment work in treating acne scars, and what benefits can you expect?


In this article, find out everything you need to know about this popular treatment.



What is a VI Peel?

VI Peels have been one of the most popular, effective, and powerful medical-grade chemical peeling treatments and are ideal for acne-prone skin. With its unique blend of Salicylic Acid, Tretinoin, Vitamin C, and minerals, the VI Peel can significantly improve skin texture, tone, and clarity while combating aging and oily skin.

Other ingredients may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, benzoyl peroxide, and hydrocortisone, depending on the type of VI Peel. These medical-grade peels are ideal for people suffering from:

  • hyperpigmentation

  • uneven texture or tone

  • fine lines and wrinkles

  • sagging skin

  • age spots

  • enlarged pores

Using this chemical peel skin treatment can also give you a more youthful appearance since it removes dead skin cells and increases collagen production in the skin. This peel can also remove precancerous cells. As a result, your skin texture appears more radiant, healthier, and smoother.


Benefits of the VI Peel Chemical Peels


There are several VI Peels treatments available today. There is the Original VI Peel, VI Peel Precision Booster, and VI Peel Purify. Each treatment is tailored to target a specific skin condition. However, the overall benefits include:

  • Getting rid of fine lines and wrinkles

  • Getting rid of dark circles under your eyes

  • Achieving a better tone and texture for your skin

  • Reducing the appearance of age spots, sun damage, and acne scarring

  • Boosting collagen production for firmer, younger-looking skin texture


How does the VI Peel Treatment Work?


A VI Peel exfoliates the skin and promotes collagen production. The peel contains trichloroacetic acid (TCA), which exfoliates your skin, while vitamin C brightens your complexion. It also contains salicylic acid, which helps remove dead skin cells, and phenol and retinol, which work together to combat aging skin and achieve a more even skin tone.

Usually, the VI Peel is painless and takes about 30 minutes. It breaks down your top layer of skin to reveal healthy, youthful skin beneath.

Generally, you can expect to receive the following during your treatment:

  1. Your practitioner will clean your skin to remove dirt and oil.

  2. Next, we apply the VI Peel solution in two layers.

  3. When the first layer is applied, you may feel numb or tingling.

  4. As we apply the peel in layers, your practitioner will wait in between layer applications to see how your skin reacts. If any "frosting" appears on the skin, the peel application will end.

  5. After 4 to 6 hours of peel application, you will rinse your face with water and begin your post-peel aftercare.

  6. An at home aftercare program will be explained by your practitioner and we will guide you through downloading the VI Peel app.

  7. It takes about three days for the skin to peel after the procedure.


What Type of Chemical Peels Can Get?

Today, VI Peels are available in a variety of forms. With Lowcountry Skin Revision in South Carolina, we help our patients choose the right peel for their skin types and condition they want to improve.


1. Light Chemical Peel

Light chemical peels use mild chemical agents so that you can get one every two to five weeks. You will experience light exfoliation from a superficial chemical peel. During this procedure, only the epidermis is removed. In most cases, a light chemical peel is used for:

  • fine lines and wrinkles

  • uneven skin tone

  • acne

  • dry skin

2. Medium Chemical Peel

A medium chemical peel has a more substantial effect than a light peel, but it may take various treatments to achieve the best results. Besides removing the epidermis, it also removes the top layer of the dermis. Medium peels are commonly used for:

  • wrinkles

  • uneven skin tone

  • acne scars

Check out our Purify VI Peel for acne, acne scarring, and adult acne treatment.


3. Deep Chemical Peel

Chemical peels remove the epidermis and upper and middle layers of the dermis. You may need a local anesthetic during the procedure because it uses solid chemicals. By doing this, you'll avoid pain and discomfort.

A deep chemical peel is ideal for:

  • Deeper wrinkles

  • Deeper scars

  • Precancerous skin patches

Since the effects of this peel last for ten years, it's only done once, and there is no need to repeat treatments.


Remember: You should get a VI Peel based on your budget and skin condition. For continuous results, wait 4 to 6 weeks between treatments.


Will a VI Peel make your face break out?

In general, VI peels are well tolerated, and you can use this peel on any skin type. If you have keloids or hyperpigmentation, the VI Peel may not suit you. Side effects may include:

  • skin discoloration

  • burning pain

  • acne scarring

  • inflammation

  • infection

  • dry skin

  • swelling

  • allergic reaction

  • itchiness

  • blistering


After a chemical peel, people with darker skin tones are more likely to experience skin discoloration. The Vitality Institute recommends VI Peels for people of all skin colors and types. If you have damaged skin, it's still advisable to get a consultation before your procedure to find out how you can prevent complications.

Dark spots are more likely to occur after a chemical peel when pregnant, taking estrogen, or exposure to excessive sunlight.

Acne Scars Before and After VI Peel Treatment


Below is an example of VI Peel results.



Follow-up care after VI Peel

Following your peel, wash it off with mild cleanser and water. Within three days of the procedure, your skin will begin to peel.


Here are a few aftercare instructions:

  • wash off your peel before applying creams or lotions

  • apply "Post Peel Protectant" two to four times a day after your procedure

  • apply moisturizer frequently until peeling is complete

  • avoid direct sunlight when your skin is peeling, and wear sunscreen whenever possible


Are you ready to put an end to your acne or acne scars?

Are you looking for a painless treatment to repair skin damage, acne, and hyperpigmentation? Our VI Peel treatment at LowCountry Skin Revision might be just what you're looking for to achieve a more radiant skin! We specialize in helping people whose skin is showing signs of aging and looking to improve their overall skin health.

Call us today at (843) 384-1645 for your bookings and appointment!


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