THE VI DERM PEEL
How is the Vi Peel different from other peels?
Without exception, obsolete peels of the past epitomize the “no pain, no gain” approach to skin care. Before the Vi Derm Peel the deeper the peel, the more painful, the more downtime, the better the results. The Vi Derm Peel is the first peel to combine the strongest and most effective acids, yet it’s virtually painless with little downtime.*
How many peels can you do and how far apart should they be done?
For most patients, peels should be done three to four times a year starting at puberty to repair sun damage that is already present, and to avoid permanent scarring for those affected by acne. The frequency of the peel depends on various factors, and will be determined by Medical Aesthetician Sandra Caldwell. For extremely damaged skin, the Vi Derm Peel can initially be done once a month to get quicker desired results.
How many treatments are required to show an improved look?
A single Vi Derm Peel will achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to the skin. Some conditions like acne scars, pore enlargement and hyper pigmentation might require multiple applications. It is a restorative and painless repair of damaged skin, including sun damage and acne. Best of all, it is a true aging preventative for younger skin with no visible damage.*
Will results be long lasting?
Like everything else in life, skin needs maintenance. The Vi Derm Peel’s results will last as long as skin is maintained with the Vi Derm Skin Care Line. The Vi Derm Peel should be performed about three to four times per year.*
How much preconditioning of the skin is required?
The Vi Derm Peel requires no preconditioning of the skin associated with older generation peels that can take three to five months.
Does it burn?
Not really. You will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which subsides almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, and numbing of the skin takes place after the first pass of the Vi Derm Peel solution. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.*
How much will I peel?
The skin peeling associated with the Vi Derm Peel is a light, fluffy peel that generally starts on day three and generally be finished by the end of day seven. The peeling is easily hidden by Vi Derm Skin Care moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible. Patients using Retin A may experience heavier peeling. The peel can be modulated by Sandra to produce a deeper, more aggressive peel, if necessary, depending on your skin condition.*
What will I look like right after the Vi Derm Peel and during the next few days?
The skin will look slightly tan, yellow or red immediately after the peel. On days one and two the skin will feel slightly tighter, with no visible signs of having had a peel. Any pigmented areas might appear slightly darker. On approximately day three, you will begin to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth area and continue for a day or two. With the use of the Vi Derm Skin Care Post Care Moisturizer, you may go about your usual daily routine. By day six or day seven you will be done peeling and the results are dramatic! If a more aggressive peel, such as the Vi Derm Peel with Precision, was performed, a secondary peel might occur around day seven.*
What about normal activities after the Vi Derm Peel?
There are no restrictions. We recommend avoiding heavy sweating for the first few days after the peel. Normal activities can be resumed immediately after the peel.
What will the Vi Derm Peel do for my skin?
It tackles skin problems at the cellular level. Thanks to the concerted actions of its many acids and vitamins, it will help erase fine lines and wrinkles, shrink enlarged pores and build collagen and elastin which tighten skin. It is extremely effective in reducing hyper pigmentation including melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to correct. The Vi Derm Peel also provides excellent results for acne.*
How many peels are needed?
The Vi Derm Peel may be repeated as often as every two weeks initially, if necessary, for damaged skin and problematic skin. Our recommendation for maintenance of average skin would be once every three months to prevent damage and aging of the skin. Sandra will evaluate your skin, as well as your goals and expectations and make an appropriate recommendation for ongoing skin care.
Can I wear makeup after the Vi Derm Peel?
While the long term goal is to eliminate the need for makeup, it may be worn at any time after Day One. The Blume Skin Centre recommends Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup.
What about the hands or chest?
The Vi Derm Peel is incredibly effective in removing sunspots from the hands, arms and chest and reducing the wrinkles associated with sun damage on the décolletage. The peeling process is different and longer than for the face. Please ask Sandra for more information.*
How long will the Vi Derm Peel take?
Your appointment will take about 20 minutes or less.
What should be used on the skin in conjunction with the Vi Derm Peel?
The Vi Derm Skin Care System should be used on a daily basis to maintain the results of the Vi Derm Peel. Most importantly, we recommend Vi Derm Complete Care to maintain the results of your Vi Derm Peel.
Does the Vi Derm Peel make the skin thinner?
No. By sloughing off the old skin and forcing the body to recreate new skin at a faster rate in a sequence faster than its own rate, the skin actually thickens, stimulating the underlying structure to make more collagen and elastin.
Will my skin be more sensitive after the Vi Derm Peel?
The skin will be more sensitive during the peeling process itself. You may experience up to four days of sensitivity until PH of the skin is replenished.*
Will the Vi Derm Peel tighten neck skin?
The skin on the neck responds well. The Vi Derm Peel has proven to help improve texture and quality with gradual softening of the lines and some tightening effects. The peeling process and results are different from the face.*
What other areas can the Vi Derm Peel be performed on?
The neck, arms, hands and chest all respond well to a Vi Derm Peel. For additional areas you are considering, please ask Sandra.
Can I go in the sun after the Vi Derm Peel?
Sun exposure should be limited and VI Derm Skin Care SPF 55 should be used liberally. However, the Vi Derm Peel was created to be practical. The only days where exposure to the sun should be seriously avoided are days three and four, when the skin is peeling, to avoid uneven exposure. After that, you can enjoy moderate sun exposure, continuing regular skin care maintenance and daily sun protection.
Who will perform the Vi Derm Peel?
Medical Aesthetician Sandra Caldwell will perform the Vi Derm Peel.
I just had a peel and I love my results! What can I do to make sure my skin stays beautiful?
Maintenance is essential. Just like we brush our teeth in between dentist visits, we must care for our skin in between peels! Using the VI Derm Skin Care system guarantees that you will not only keep your Vi Derm Peel results, but that you will also improve the texture, suppleness, and clarity of your skin. If the Vi Derm Skin Care system is not used after your peel, then you can expect the results to diminish more quickly.
All Vi Derm Peel treatments are performed by Dr. Martin Blume or Sandra Caldwell, Licensed Medical Aesthetician, Certified Laser Technician. This is just one of many procedures and treatments offered at Blume Skin Centre in North Scottsdale, north of Phoenix. We also offer other services, such as CoolSculpting, Botox Injections, Juvederm Injections, Radiesse Filler, and IPL Treatment.
* Results may vary by person to person