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VI Peel

What is a Chemical Peel?

The effects of aging, scarring, acne, sun exposure, and various other factors can lead to unwanted changes in the skin, causing you to feel self-conscious about its appearance. Chemical peels provide a minimally invasive and highly efficient solution to combat the signs of aging and revitalize your skin without the need for surgery. Sunshine State Dermatology provides VI Chemical Peels as part of their services.

Want to have the smooth, glowing, youthful skin you’ve always dreamed of? Ready to erase years of sun damage, frown lines, and wrinkles?

If you live in Venice, South Venice, Nokomis, North Port, Port Charlotte, Englewood, or Punta Gorda, Boca Grande, schedule your appointment with Sunshine State Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center today or fill out our contact form for your skin consultation.

Are you concealing your skin due to fine lines, uneven texture, dryness, or acne scars? Despite following a proper skincare routine and using sunscreen, the natural aging process and exposure to environmental factors can negatively impact your skin. While regular visits to a dermatologist can help you improve your skincare practices, undergoing a chemical peel can effectively rejuvenate and revitalize your skin. This treatment can eliminate years of damage from the surface, giving you clearer, smoother, and more youthful-looking skin.

Chemical peels are a non-invasive procedure that goes beyond basic exfoliation by utilizing glycolic acid or salicylic acid to remove the outer layer of the skin, known as the epidermis. This layer harbors many skin imperfections such as fine lines, discoloration, and scars. Different types of chemical peels offer varying results, with superficial peels aiding in skin tone correction and deeper peels revealing new skin while addressing sun damage and age spots.

Whether you are dealing with a specific skin concern or seeking a skin resurfacing treatment with minimal downtime, the experts at Sunshine State Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center can recommend the ideal chemical peel for your skin type. Say goodbye to hiding your skin and reach out to Sunshine State Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center today to book your complimentary consultation.


What do Chemical Peels Do?

During a chemical peel, a carefully formulated chemical solution is applied to your skin by a professional. The chemical is designed to damage the outer, dull, or damaged layers of skin. As a result, the outermost layers of your skin will blister and shed, revealing the healthier skin beneath it. How many layers of skin peel away will depend on the solution used by your provider.
Sunshine State Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center offers several chemical peels to meet the needs of our patients. Some of those include:
• VI Peel Advanced, is the essential peel for maturing skin to help enhance collagen stimulation and to minimize fine lines, wrinkles and improve skin texture.
• VI Peel Precision Plus, a medium-depth peel ideal for sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and melasma
• VIPeel Purify, a peel that aims to prevent acne breakouts
• VIPeel Purify with Precision Plus, a combination treatment designed to tackle both acne and pigmentation problems
• VIPeel Advanced targets aging, fine lines, wrinkles, and loose skin

How long does it take to see results from VI Peel?

For optimal results, generally a series of 3-4 VI Peel treatments are needed, however, many patients will see significant results with just one treatment. Peeling typically lasts 7 days and results are generally seen within a week once peeling has subsided. However, continued improvement to the skin may be seen even months after a treatment.

What are the Benefits of Chemical Peels?
  • Many patients choose chemical peels because of the range of benefits they offer:
  • Chemical peels are a versatile skincare treatment, addressing various issues ranging from dullness to aging in a single treatment.
  • They serve to both treat and prevent problems, making them a great investment.
  • Chemical peels are non-surgical, which means they’re accompanied by lower risk, easier recovery, and a smaller price tag than surgical options.
  • Chemical peels can rejuvenate skin and eliminate early signs of the aging process.
  • They can help lighten darker skin spots when used alone or in combination with hydroquinone.
What are the benefits of each of the components of a VI Peel?

Retinoic Acid – inhibits melanin (pigment) production and increases cell turnover and exfoliation.
Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) – acts by boosting collagen and exfoliates the skin.
Salicylic Acid – acts to reduce the bacteria that cause acne by cleansing the pores, reducing inflammation.
Phenol – numbs the skin to allow for a pain free chemical peel application.
Ascorbic Acid – a powerful antioxidant that reverses free radicals, evens skin tone and helps prevent future damage.
Hydroquinone -helps to reduce pigment helping to both lighten and brighten the skin.
Kojic Acid – inhibits the production of pigment.

What contraindications are there to VI Peel?
  • Pregnancy
  • Breastfeeding
  • Aspirin Allergy
  • Active cold sores or herpes or shingles in or around the treatment area.
  • Allergy to hydroquinone
  • Immune disorders
  • Phenol allergy
  • Inflamed skin with open wounds in the treatment area.