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Washington DC Dermatology’s VI Peel

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The aggressive, but amazingly gentle VI Peel works without the side effects or downtime of other chemical peels. This revolutionary peel is virtually painless, safe for all skin types; it requires little to no downtime. Schedule this on your lunch break and the Vi Peel is a quick procedure that can be done within 15 minutes.

Are you looking for a great chemical peel that can change the texture, reduce hyperpigmentation and clear acne?

Containing a blend of a well-known ingredients such as Phenol, Vitamin C and Vitamin A, this peel works over a period of time lasting generally from five to seven days. Once applied, most patients begin to peel after day two; and the remarkable results can be seen in seven days as your beautiful radiant skin is revealed.


Radiant skin is the end result of VI Peel representing the next generation of chemical exfoliatents. With each treatment you will receive a specially formulated post peel kit which essential for your treatments success. Washington DC Dermatology offers the different types of VI Peels, good for all skin types, each being modified for each patient’s condition. For example: acne/acne scars, hyperpigmentation and other issues that can benefit with this treatment. VI Peels consist of synergistic blended ingredients, which allows for a virtually painless procedure.

Vi Peels can improve the overall appearance of your skin reducing or eliminating:

  • Freckles or age spots
  • Melasma (pregnancy mask)
  • Mild to moderate acne
  • Fine lines and enlarged pores
  • Wrinkles
  • Acne Scars
  • Hyperpigmentation (melasma, PIH, UV induced hyperpigmentation)
  • Rosacea
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis


The Areas Of Your Skin That Could Be Treated:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Back
  • Hands
  • Décolletage (upper chest)



The treatment begins with the VI Peel solution (which contains retinoic acid) is applied to the area of skin chosen. After two applications of the solutions , each patient will be given a follow up kit that contains post peel towelettes, facial wash, sun screen moisturizer. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS. The towelettes are essential for keeping the peel active in eliminating unwanted skin damages, acne scars, etc. and to continuously stimulate production of collagen for firmer skin. The facial wash is gentle to keep area clean, with the sunscreen moisturizer to be the skin protected,

Preparing For Your VI Peel:
* Avoid sun exposure, tanning or self-tanning. Stop self self-tanning creams 2 WEEKS prior to treatment.
* Discontinue use of topical prescriptions 7 days before treatment. (i.e. Retin-A). Vi peels cannot be performed on patients taking certain antibiotics and medications or have allergies to aspirin or phenol.
* VI Peel can’t be applied to inflamed skin, warts, or active herpes simplex.

Common side-effects are slight redness and peeling. Almost no downtime is necessary for the peeling process, depending on your skin sensitivity and the area being treated.


Vi Peel

We recommend a series of two to four treatments for moderate to more severe cases . Call us today to schedule your skin consultation.



*Please Note: VI Peel cannot be performed on patients who are pregnant or nursing. VI Peel can’t be used on patients with inflamed skin, warts, or active herpes simplex; or anyone taking medications that make them sensitive to the sun or light. Example medications (but are not limited to): Retin-A and its derivatives, Accutane, Isotretonin, etc. Always inform our medical staff if you are allergic to aspirin or phenol medications.

Vi Peel


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