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What is a VI Peel?

 A VI Peel is a medium-depth chemical peel that penetrates your top layer of skin, called the epidermis, reaching into the dermis underneath. It uses a product trademarked by Vitality Institute Medical Products.

Like other chemical peels, a VI Peel works by exfoliating your skin and stimulating the production of new proteins. The procedure is commonly used to treat signs of aging, improve skin texture, and correct pigmentary issues. VI Peels are gentle enough that they can safely be used on your face, chest, eyelids, hands, and back. According to the Vitality Institute, this type of peel can be used on all skin types and tones.


VI Peel benefits

A VI Peel offers benefits similar to those of other light to medium chemical peels. Let’s look at some of the most common conditions it’s used to treat.

Fine lines and wrinkles

Chemicals peels break down your top layers of skin cells. This breakdown can stimulate your body’s natural healing process and the production of new collagen and elastin. Collagen and elastin are the two key proteins that give your skin its structure and elasticity. Loss of these proteins contributes to the formation of wrinkles. VI Peels and other superficial to medium-depth chemical peels aren’t effective for removing deep wrinkles or sagging skin. 

Treating sun spots and discoloration

Chemical peels can potentially help you lighten areas of skin darkened by sun damage or skin conditions like melasma. One of the key ingredients in VI Peels is phenol. Phenol is one of the most effective ingredients used in chemical peels for treating freckles and discoloration.

Treating keratosis pilaris

Some of the active ingredients in a VI Peel, such as salicylic acid  may help break down bumps caused by keratosis pilaris (chicken skin). Keratosis pilaris is a common condition in which dead skin cells clog hair follicles and produce bumps that resemble the skin of a plucked chicken.

Does VI Peel treat acne?

A VI Peel and other light to medium chemical peels are often used to improve acne. A 2018 review of studies concluded that chemical peels are generally well tolerated and potentially effective, but more research is needed to see how to best use chemical peels for acne treatment.

Chemical peels can treat acne in a number of ways, including:

  • reducing oil production

  • killing bacteria

  • reducing inflammation

  • breaking down your outer layer of skin

  • reducing your number of clogged pores

Salicylic acid, one of the key ingredients in a VI Peel, is also one of the best treatments for acne scars.

How does a VI Peel treatment work?

A VI Peel only takes about 30 minutes and is usually painless. It uses a blend of ingredients to break down your top layer of skin and reveal healthy skin underneath.

Your exact procedure may differ slightly, but here’s what you can generally expect:

  1. Cleanse your skin to remove dirt and oil. (Best with mini Hydrafacial and dermaplaning. 

  2. Then apply the VI Peel solution in two layers.

  3. You may experience some numbness or tingling once the first layer is applied.

  4. Once the second layer is applied, your skin will “frost,” or turn white.

  5. About 4 to 6 hours later, you’ll wash off the peel.

  6. Your skin will start peeling about 3 days after the procedure.

How often should you get a VI Peel?

  • The frequency that you should get a VI Peel depends on your budget and the specific skin condition you’re trying to treat.

  • Wait at least 4-6 weeks between treatments to see continuous results.


A VI Peel is a moderate-depth chemical peel that may improve your skin texture and improve signs of aging. It uses a blend of ingredients that include salicylic acid, TCA, and phenol.


You can get a VI Peel as frequently as every 4 to 6 weeks, and it can be used on all skin types. For the best results, follow the aftercare instructions your provider gives you.

VI Peel Original 

$199 or $700 for 4 


The VI Peel collection is a medium-grade chemical peel recommended for improving acne, aging, and pigmentation and is recommended for all skin tones. Pricing includes the cost of the peel and products used for aftercare. We highly recommend a consultation with an esthetician before this service.

Basic $175

Blended peel that can simulataneously address multiple skin conditions. VI Peel Basic  (or  Original) is for the first time or sensitive skin clients, to address texture and early signs of aging. 

Advanced $295

Blended peel that can simultaneously address multiple skin conditions. VI Peel Advanced is 30% stronger than Basic, for mature skin, to help enhance collagen stimulation, address wrinkles and fine lines.

Precision Plus $295

Blended peel that can simultaneously address multiple skin conditions. VI Peel Precision Plus addresses skin discoloration. For UV-induced pigmentation, sun damage, melasma.

Purify with Precision Plus $395

Blended peel that can simultaneously address multiple skin conditions. VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus address acne and acne scarring. For excessive oil, hormonal, or adult acne, acne with hyperpigmentation or scarring. 

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