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Chemical Peels

VI Peel: 

The VI Peel® portfolio systems contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for a variety of skin types. The peel improves the tone, texture and clarity of the skin. It reduces or eliminates solar lentigines (age spots), treats hyperpigmentation (including melasma), and softens fine lines and wrinkles. The VI Peel® is also an excellent choice to address acne and reduce or eliminate acne scars. The VI Peel® stimulates the production of collagen, for healthier, firmer more youthful skin. This self-neutralizing peel provides dramatic results with virtually no pain, no skin preparation and minimal downtime. Suitable for a variety of skin types and conditions and is safe for face and body treatments.

VI Peel was developed by VI aesthetics in 2000.  Dr. Abdala F. Khalil and team founded VI Aesthetics with the mission to restore and renew their customers’ confidence in their own skin health with a portfolio of chemical peels that specifically address a variety of skin concerns including anti-aging, pigmentation and acne. The result was the VI Peel®, the first ever painless chemical peel. 

Current president and CEO Marya Khalil, the once acneic teenager and daughter of Dr. Khalil, states “My father’s dedication to solving my acne has become a company-wide devotion to addressing acne and pigmentation, reversing the signs of aging, and repairing sun damage with our professional revolutionary skincare systems that deliver results. With our VI Peel® portfolio, you will see stunning transformations. We aim to deliver confidence through effective skincare treatments and products.”

VI Aesthetics offers an effective approach to achieving healthier and younger looking skin and provides superior results for all skin types and conditions. Unlike other chemical peels, the VI Peel® treatments are easy to apply, virtually painless, require no skin pre-conditioning, and deliver results in as little as 7 days. These peels are also multi-taskers, nurturing skin with vitamins and minerals while going through the exfoliation process.

Benefits of VI Peel:

  • Our unique formulation is suitable for a variety of skin types; no longer limiting patients of Asian, Hispanic, Middle Eastern or African descent.

  • The treatment is virtually painless with numbing quickly occurring after the first pass of the peel on the skin.

  • Any minor side effects that do arise are easily treated.

  • Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is rare. Patients need to be extra diligent in following post procedure instructions.

  • Irritation or sensitivity can easily be treated with 1% or 2.5% hydrocortisone or Aquaphor®.

  • Rashes and/or redness can be treated with 1% hydrocortisone.

  • Unlike many other peels, preparation products are not required.

  • Fast and rewarding results in as little as 7 days and minimal peeling time of usually 2-3 days.

  • A Post Treatment Kit is provided for each patient that includes the patient instructions, the VI Derm® SPF 50+, VI Derm® Cleanser and Post Peel Protectant to ensure patient comfort during the peeling process

  • Download VI Peel App to mobile device for easily accessible directions during the peeling process:

Who is a candidate for a VI Peel®?

  • Patients interested in achieving and maintaining healthier, more youthful looking skin.

  • Patients looking for anti-aging benefits including tone, texture, clarity, fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Patients with hyperpigmentation (including melasma) and sun damage.

  • Acne patients, including patients as young as 12-13 years old, with consent of a guardian.

  • Patients with acne scarring.


Contraindications for VI Peel:

  • Pregnancy or breastfeeding

  • Aspirin allergy

  • Isotretinoin / Accutane use within the past 6 months

  • Chemotherapy or radiation within 6 months

  • Liver condition

  • Immune system disorders

  • Phenol allergy / hydroquinone allergy

  • Inflamed skin with open wounds

  • Active cold sores or history of herpes simplex

Things to consider when scheduling your VI Peel:

  • Retinols to be discontinued 24 hours prior to peel if skin is acclimated.  3 days prior if skin is dry.

  • All products to be used for the first 7 days post peel will be included in your peel pack.  No other products recommended during this time. 

  • Patient will begin peeling usually around day 3.  Peeling results vary depending upon patient. 

  • Occasionally some hyperpigmentation occurs post peel and can last for a week or couple of months. 

  • There will be some mild stinging/redness during the procedure and up to one week post procedure.

  • No activities involving excessive sweating can be done for 5 days post procedure to avoid blistering or worsen hyperpigmentation.

  • Avoid sun exposure during the peel and for two weeks post peel for best results.

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