The VI Peel Ultimate Guide | Flash Lab New York City

The VI Peel Ultimate Guide | Flash Lab New York City

There's no denying it — the VI Peel has made a splash in the skin care world. This is not your standard chemical peel.  The VI Peel just hits different.

Touted as the "chemical peel designed for all ages and skin types", the VI Peel is a cult favorite to achieve radiant, youthful, baby-soft skin.

A medium-depth chemical peel, the VI Peel was designed to address a myriad of skin conditions including fine lines and wrinkles, acne scarring, sun damage and melasma. Moreover, the VI Peel promotes a smoother skin texture by refining pores, controlling oil, and stimulating collagen production.

The best part? Minimal downtime and discomfort.

Want to know more about the VI Peel? We have you covered.

This post will guide you through everything you need to know about the VI Peel.

What is a VI Peel?

The VI Peel is a medium depth chemical peel that utilizes TCA, retinoic acid, salicylic acid, vitamin C, and phenol to exfoliate the skin and reveal the smoother, brighter, less damaged layers of the skin underneath. 

The powerhouse formula allows for a more targeted approach than traditional chemical peels, which use just one acid at a time. combination of these ingredients allows for a more targeted approach than traditional chemical peels, which use one acid at a time.

Benefits of VI Peel

The VI Peel is one of the most powerful peels on the market, with a revolutionary formula specially designed to address:

-          Acne Scars & Scars: VI Peel penetrates skin layers to debride and break down scar tissue.

-           Uneven Skin Tone: Skin layer penetration in a VI Peel loosens collections of hyperpigmentation from sun damage to even skin tone and fade dark spots.

-          Uneven Skin Texture: VI Peel breaks down deposits of dead/damaged skin cells and oil.

-          Fine Lines & Wrinkles: VI Peel promotes cell turnover to create a youthful complexion.

How to Prepare

There is minimal prep required for a VI Peel.

You should avoid exfoliating of any kind, laser hair removal and waxing for one week prior. Discontinue use of retinol or topical acne medication for three days prior. Significant sun exposure should be avoided for two weeks leading up to your treatment.

What To Expect During A VI Peel Treatment

If you've never had a chemical peel before, just know that they sound much scarier than they are.

VI Peel treatments are non-invasive, fast and relatively painless. It is common for clients to report a mild tingling sensation, but nothing unbearable.

The VI Peel is safe for all skin types, and it is performed in a dermatologist's office or medical spa.

The process is very fast. From start to finish, it takes about 30 minutes.

During a VI Peel, your skin will be cleansed to remove any dirt and oils, and then the VI Peel solution is applied evenly over your skin in 2 phases.  The first phase is to penetrate the skin cells on the skin’s surface, and the second phase will go deeper into the dermis where toxins and dead skin cells are hiding.

You’ll be sent home with a take home kit with detailed instructions for how to take care of your skin for hours and days following your treatment.

Potential Side Effects

Overall, side effects after a VI Peel are minimal. Immediately following the treatment, you may experience redness, slight swelling and discomfort which resolves within one or two days.  Some clients also report itchiness on night one, so have a Benadryl on hand just in case!

While VI Peel treatments are considered non-invasive procedures, your skin will peel - a lot.  Remember to resist the urge to pick or peel at your skin to avoid the risk of scarring.

Usually, flaking begins on day 2, but the heaviest peeling is days 3,4 and 5.  By day 6, the peeling will slow down. By day 7, you should see that fresh glowing skin on full display.

Clients often opt to have a VI Peel on a Thursday afternoon or evening so that they can work from home on Friday and then bunker up for the weekend while you peel and heal.

The full results of the peel will appear around 4-6 weeks post-treatment - leaving you with fresh skin that looks smooth, firm, and luminour.

Number of Treatments Needed



While you will see visible results after the first VI Peel treatment, the most ideal results may require 3-4 treatments spaced about 4 weeks apart, followed by biannual maintenance treatments.

VI Peel Cost

On average, VI Peels in NYC typically cost between $400-$600.  At Flash Lab in NYC, the VI Peel price is $450 - and we offer exclusive discounts year-round.  

The Takeaway

Clients love the VI Peel for its’ ability to provide the maximum impact with minimal effort. The gentle yet powerful formula packs a punch, diminishing fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, acne and acne scarring.

This is the peel for all skin types and age groups who want the rejuvenated, radiant, fresh skin.

Want to Learn More About the VI Peel?

Take the first step by scheduling a free in-person consultation with our expert estheticians at Flash Lab in NYC!

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