West Empire Aesthetics is excited to offer the VI Peel, a medium depth, medical-grade chemical peel. This virtually painless chemical peel helps improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin while providing several anti-aging benefits. It is safe for all skin types and ethnicities. For optimal results, we recommend a series of 3-4 VI Peels.

What is a VI Peel?

A VI Peel is a medium-strength, medical-grade chemical peel that helps to minimize signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, melasma and uneven skin texture, dullness and tone. VI Peel also targets acne and acne scarring and helps minimize pore size. VI Peel can also be used as an aging preventative for younger skin that has no visible signs of aging. VI Peel works by removing both the epidermis (the top layer of skin) and the uppermost section of the underlying dermal layers, allowing them to be replaced by smoother, brighter skin.

The VI Peel formula contains a proprietary blend of active ingredients, including salicylic acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), phenol, vitamin C, and retinoic acid. VI Peel is safe and effective on all skin types and can be used on the face, neck, chest, arms, back and legs. It is a virtually painless treatment that requires no skin preparation and has little downtime.

What are the benefits of a VI Peel?

  • Improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin.
  • Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation, including melasma.
  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduce acne and scarring from acne.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.

What ingredients are in a VI Peel?

VI Peel is a blend of TCA or trichloroacetic acid, Tretinoic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, and vitamin C which work together to safely remove the damaged layers of the skin. Depending on which Vi Peel is used other ingredients may include hydroquinone, kojic acid, benzoyl peroxide and hydrocortisone. VI Peel promotes cellular turnover and refines the surface layer of the skin for a smoother, firmer, clearer and more youthful appearance

What are the benefits of each of the components of a VI Peel?

Retinoic Acid – inhibits melanin (pigment) production and increases cell turnover and exfoliation.

Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – acts by boosting collagen and exfoliates the skin.

Salicylic Acid – acts to reduce the bacteria that cause acne by cleansing the pores, reducing inflammation.

Phenol – numbs the skin to allow for a pain free chemical peel application.

Ascorbic Acid – a powerful antioxidant that reverses free radicals, evens skin tone and helps prevent future damage.