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

By January 31, 2020May 11th, 2023Skin Care

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 VI Peels

VI peels can help improve skin texture, tone, clarity, and radiance. While it can be an excellent standalone method of treatment, our dermatologists may also recommend pairing it with other aesthetic procedures such as injectables. VI peels have been shown to be effective at diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, shrinking enlarged pores, and tightening skin by releasing elastin and collagen. In addition to its overall benefits, patients with certain conditions may also find that VI peels are helpful.

Recurring Adult Acne

Sometimes acne only lasts throughout puberty. However, in some cases, people have to deal with recurring acne as adults. The VI peel can help clear up existing acne, improve the skin’s complexion, and reduce the appearance of acne scars.


The VI peel can be an effective hyperpigmentation treatment, especially for melasma. It can also help treat skin with sun damage. After the treatment, many recipients notice they have smooth, radiant skin.

Who Is a Good Candidate for the VI Peel?

The VI peel is recommended for people with all types of skin. However, if you have any skin conditions like eczema and severe sunburn, you should not use the peel. You should also not use the peel if you are pregnant or breastfeeding since some of the chemicals could penetrate into your bloodstream. Talk with your doctor to learn whether the peel is safe for you before the procedure, especially if you are taking any type of medication.

VI peels can offer broad benefits and are suitable for patients of all ages. Whether you’re concerned about acne or the signs of aging, the procedure may help address your skin issues. If you’re interested in getting a VI peel, contact The Dermatology Clinic. Our board-certified dermatologists and aestheticians will answer any questions you have about the treatment. Request an appointment at one of our three clinics in Baton Rouge today.