What are chemical peels?

Chemical peels are cosmetic treatments that involve the application of a chemical solution to the skin, typically on the face, neck, or hands. The solution is formulated to exfoliate the outermost layers of the skin, promoting cell turnover and revealing fresher, smoother skin underneath. Chemical peels can improve skin tone, texture, and clarity, and they may also stimulate collagen production, leading to a more youthful appearance.

Chemical Peel FAQ

Chemical peels are categorized into three main types based on their depth: superficial, medium, and deep. The depth of the peel determines the extent of skin exfoliation and the specific skin concerns it can address.

The VI Peel® is a medium depth peel that contains a synergistic blend of powerful ingredients suitable for all skin types. VI Peel® will improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin; reduce age spots, improve hyperpigmentation (including melasma), soften lines and wrinkles; clear acne skin conditions; reduce or eliminate acne scars; and stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin. VI Peel® Body will also improve common conditions of the body like tinea versicolor, keratosis pilaris, and acanthosis nigricans while stimulating the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.

There are six VI Peels® and VI Peels® Body that treat different skin care needs.

  • The VI Peel® Original: For tone & texture. This peel is ideal for first time peels, sensitive skin, early signs of aging, rough texture, keratosis pilaris, maintenance peel.

  • The VI Peel® Advanced: For collagen stimulation & stretch marks. This peel is ideal for aging skin (ages 40+), wrinkles, fine lines, and stretch marks.

  • The VI Peel® Precision Plus: For skin discoloration & hyperpigmentation. Ideal for UV-Induced pigmentation, sun damage, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

  • The VI Peel® Purify: For active acne & oily skin. Ideal for active acne, breakout-prone skin, oily and congested skin, and teen acne.

  • The VI Peel® Purify with Precision Plus: For acne & acne scarring. Ideal excessive oil, acne with hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, hormonal acne, and adult acne.


Although chemical peels are known to cause discomfort during application, VI Peel® chemical peels are unique in that there is very little discomfort. VI Peel® contains an ingredient known as phenol, which acts as a numbing agent. You may feel a mild burning sensation during application, which is quickly relieved by phenol.

When you first arrive, we will discuss expectations and review consents/intake forms. We will then proceed to cleanse the area to be treated very well. We then prep the skin with an acetone to prepare for the best penetration of the peel. The peel is then applied. The entire appointment may take about 20 minutes.

After your peel is applied, you will leave your appointment with the peel solution still on your skin. You will need to leave this peel on for 4 hours before cleansing your face. You will also go home with instructions for the next 7 days and an aftercare kit, so no need for guessing! You can repeat in 4 weeks!

Scheduling a consultation is easy! You can either call our clinic directly, visit our website to book online, or stop by in person. Our friendly staff will assist you in finding a convenient time for your consultation.

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