VI Peel: A Game-Changer in My Skincare Routine


Embracing Skincare in My 40s: My Journey with Revive Medical Spa

As an avid skincare enthusiast in my 40s, I’ve come to realize the importance of consistent, quality skincare. It’s even better to start young, but for many of us in the Generation X/Millennial group, that ship has sailed. Fortunately, I found a secret weapon in my favorite medical spa, Revive Aesthetics. Under Erica’s expert guidance, Revive offers a range of services and products that focus on health, well-being, and beauty.

My First Encounter with VI Peel: Choosing the Right Treatment

When Erica suggested I try the VI Peel, I was eager to experience its benefits. The VI Peel is a versatile, painless chemical peel known for its quick results. It offers five unique blends tailored for various skin issues and age groups, starting at age 13. Erica and I decided on the Original blend, targeting sensitive skin, tone, texture, and early signs of aging – perfect for a first-time peel.

Preparing for the VI Peel: Best Practices and Precautions

The Ideal Time for VI Peel

Erica recommends doing VI Peels in a series for optimal results, usually three to six treatments. It’s crucial to avoid excessive sun exposure and heat both before and after the treatment. These peels are best performed during fall, winter, and early spring to avoid these risks.

Pre-Treatment Considerations

Those recently on Accutane should wait before undergoing a VI Peel. Also, if you have a cold sore, inform Erica immediately for appropriate care.

The VI Peel Procedure: What to Expect During the Appointment

The Application Process

The procedure is straightforward and quick, often completed in about 30 minutes. The peel is applied in two layers and contains a numbing agent to ensure comfort. The strong odor is the only downside, but Erica provides a handheld fan to mitigate this.

After-Care Instructions

You’ll leave the peel on for about four hours before washing it off at home. Erica provides an after-care kit with detailed instructions for the next seven days.

My Personal Experience: Post-Treatment Observations

Initial Days and Peeling Process

The first few days post-peel may not show much change, but peeling typically starts around Day 3. The extent of peeling varies and doesn’t necessarily correlate with the results.

Seeing the Results

By Day 7, the peeling subsides, revealing a new glow and a more even skin tone. The fine lines around my mouth and eyes appeared more subtle.

The Final Verdict: Impressive Results from the First Peel

A friend’s comment on my glowing skin was the best testament to the peel’s effectiveness. The first treatment alone brought noticeable changes, and I’m excited to see the results after completing the full series.


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