"My favourite range of in-clinic chemical peels to treat pigmentation and acne concerns" Dr. Ophelia Veraitch, Consultant Dermatologist.
FOR SKIN CONCERNS
• Sun related pigmentation changes.
• Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIH).
VI Peels are a range of chemical peels combining 5 powerful active ingredients (retinoid acid, trichloroacetic acid (TCA), salicylic acid, phenol and ascorbic acid) to achieve brighter and clearer skin.
1. What is VI Peel?
The VI Peel is a chemical peel containing a unique blend of 5 acids to target multiple skin concerns, including pigmentation and acne. It is a relatively deep peel and should be performed by a dermatologist in clinic.
2. How does it work?
Retinoic Acid: this powerhouse acid penetrates the skin inhibiting melanin production and increasing cell turnover.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA): TCA then targets signs of aging by boosting collagen and exfoliating the skin.
Salicylic Acid: prevents inflammation by killing bacteria, suppresses sebum production and cleansing the pores.
Phenol: This is the secret weapon that numbs the skin allowing for a painless application.
Ascorbic Acid: Finally, the ascorbic acid is a powerful antioxidant that reverses free radicals, evens skin tone and helps prevent future damage.
Will I need to have any pre-treatment?
As part of your bespoke skincare plan, Dr. Veraitch is likely to advise on a routine to prepare your skin so that you gain maximal benefit from the peel.
What happens during the treatment?
The skin is cleaned and then the peel applied. For the first few seconds you might feel some stinging. The peel is left on after the treatment, for at least 5 hours, and you will be given instructions for how to remove it at home.
What happens after the treatment?
Immediately after the peel has been applied to the skin, it may look yellow. Dark areas of skin may appear darker, as the pigment is lifted from the skin. On about day 3-4 the skin peeling with begin, and it will stop around days 6-7. The level of peeling differs greatly, depending on the area, type of skin and condition of skin. Some may experience significant peeling while others very little to none but will still receive all the benefits of the ViPeel.
BEFORE / AFTERS
If you are interested in meeting with Dr. Ophelia Veraitch’s at her Harley Street practice, book a consultation today or read more about her services here.