What Is a VI Peel, and Is It Right for Me?

A VI (Vitality Institute) peel is a type of chemical peel that is designed to help improve the skin’s tone and texture. It is a composition of chemicals including salicylic acid, minerals, retinoic acid, TCA, and phenol. These ingredients work together to help remove acne scars, acne, melasma, rosacea, sun damage, and hyperpigmentation. Benefits of […]

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How Can a Dermatologist Help With Warts?

Many people have had warts at some point in time. Warts are extremely common lesions caused by a viral infection in the top layers of the skin. They usually don’t cause any irritation, but, in some cases, they can be painful, itchy, and multiply quickly. On top of that, warts can be unsightly. While warts […]

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Why Does Cystic Acne Hurt?

If you’ve ever had a pimple that was large, inflamed, and under the skin, you’ve dealt with cystic acne. Cystic acne is considered to be the most severe form of acne. Unlike typical whiteheads, cystic acne forms deep in the skin and rarely comes to the surface. These pimples can last for weeks and are […]

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Common Rosacea Flare-Up Triggers

If you suffer from rosacea, you already know it’s an irritating, uncomfortable condition that can make you self-conscious. But, did you know that avoiding certain triggers may reduce the odds of a flare-up? Of course, everybody is different, and no two cases of rosacea are alike, so something that causes a flare-up in one person […]

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