How is the VI Peel different from other peels?
A. Obsolete peels of the past, without exception, epitomize the
“no pain, no gain” approach to skin care. Before VI Peel, the deeper
the peel, the more painful, the more downtime, the better the
results. VI Peel is the first Next Generation Aesthetic. It is
painless, yet produces dramatic, visible results in just days with
Q. How many treatments are
required to show an improved look?
A. A single VI Peel will achieve significant repair and add a
healthy glow to the skin. It is a true, restorative and painless
repair of damaged skin including sun damage and acne. Best of all,
it is a great "preventive maintenance" peel for younger skin that
has no visible signs of
Q. Will results be long
A. Like everything else in life, human skin needs maintenance. The
VI Peel’s wonderful results will last as long as skin care is
maintained, sun exposure is moderate and preventive aging with the
VI Peel is performed three or four times per year. In between,
skin care is maintained and optimized with an appropriate home care
program designed for your skin.
Q. What’s the critical key
to long lasting results?
A. We believe skin care should be “dentilized”, where we treat our
skin with the same care that we treat our teeth. Regular visits to a
medical professional coupled with daily maintenance allow us to
enjoy what life has to offer, in moderation, without the fear of
damaging our skin, the same way we may eat a little chocolate and
drink coffee between visits to our dentist.
Q. What types of skin
respond well to the VI Peel?
A. The many innovations that created the VI Peel combine to enable
the entire continuum of skin types to enjoy the benefits of the
peel. For the first time, Afro-American and darker skin types such
as some Asian and Latin skins can experience anti-aging and
restorative skin care that was previously unavailable.
Q. How much preconditioning
of the skin is required?
A. The VI Peel requires no preconditioning of the skin associated
with older generation peels that can take three to five months.
Does it burn?
A. Not really. Patients will feel a slight stinging sensation for a
few seconds which subsides completely almost immediately. The peel
is applied topically, numbing of the skin takes place after the
first pass. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or
cold air breeze.
Q. How badly will the
A. The skin peeling associated with the VI Peel is a light, fluffy
peel that will start on day three and generally be finished by the
end of day four. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In
some cases, the peel is virtually invisible.
Q. What will the patient
look like right after the VI Peel and during the next few days?
A. The skin will look slightly tan to red immediately
after the peel. On days one and two the skin will feel slightly
tighter with no Visible signs of having a peel except for looking
slightly tan, as if the patient just returned from a relaxing
weekend at a resort. Any pigmented areas might appear slightly
darker, which is a good sign. On about day three, the patient begins
to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth
area, continuing for a day or two. With the use of the VI Derm™
moisturizer, patients go about their usual daily routine. By day six
or seven the patient is done peeling and the results are
Q. What about normal
activities after the VI Peel?
A. There are no restrictions. Normal activities can be resumed
immediately after the peel.
Q. What will the VI Peel do
for the patient’s skin?
A. It uses the synergy of all available and known modes of action of
various acids to produce a multitude of positive effects. It tackles
skin problems at the cellular level rather than just burning skin
off. 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 practically eliminating hyper pigmentation including
melasma, the most difficult pigmentation issue to address. The VI
Peel also provides excellent results for patients with acne.
Q. How many peels are
A. The peel may be repeated as often as every two weeks, if
necessary, for damaged skin. Our recommendation for average skin
would be once every three months to prevent damage and the
underlying ageing of the skin. The physician will evaluate the
patient’s damage, goals and expectations and make an appropriate
recommendation for ongoing skin care. We preach the “dentilization”
of skin care for optimum results.
Q. My patient has a social
event coming up, can she wear makeup after the VI Peel?
A. While the long term goal is to eliminate the need to use any
makeup, it may be worn at any time after the peel solution has
dried. Makeup should not be applied on the days that the skin is
peeling, just moisturizer. Makeup can then be resumed at any time
after the skin peels.
Q. What about the hands or
A. Of course! The VI Peel is incredibly effective in removing
sunspots from the hands and chest and eliminating the wrinkles
associated with sun damage on the décolletage. Your skin care
customize the application for each patient.
Q. How long will the VI Peel
A. The facial cleansing and peel application typically take 30 to 45
Q. What kind of final
results will the patient see after a single
A. It takes about four days after the patient finishes
peeling for the skin to return to its normal pH and to see the final
effects. The skin will look luminous and glowing. The patient will
feel refreshed with slightly tighter skin. Hyper-pigmentation will
be improved or gone, depending on the amount of damage. Texture will
be improved with an overall more youthful appearance. You will have
a very happy patient.
Q. What should be used on
the skin in conjunction with the VI Peel?
A. Our first line of defense is tretinoin with a
prescription line of products that takes the patient through the
necessary steps of maintaining new skin. Skin care products
appropriate for your skin type and condition should be used on
a daily basis to maintain new skin appeal.
Q. Does the VI Peel make the
A. No. By sloughing off the old skin, 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.
Q. Will the patient’s skin
be more sensitive after the VI Peel?
A. The skin will only be more sensitive, if at all, during the
peeling process itself. The patient may experience up to four days
of sensitivity until pH of the skin is replenished.
Q. Will the VI Peel tighten
A. The skin on the neck responds well. The VI Peel has proven to
help improve texture and quality with gradual softening of the lines
and some tightening effects.
Q. What other areas can the
VI Peel be performed on?
A. Face, neck, hands and chest all respond well to a VI Peel.
Q. Can the patient go in the
sun after the VI Peel?
A. Sun exposure should be limited and adequate protection with a
good sunscreen should be used. As part of the post-peel skin care
kit, sunscreen is provided along with a moisturizer.
However, the VI 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, the patient can enjoy moderate sun exposure, continuing
regular “dentilized” skin care maintenance.
Q. What about exercise after
the VI Peel?
A. Again, the VI Peel was created to be practical. We only ask that
the solution be left on the skin for five hours prior to exercising,
washing it off immediately before commencing exercise.
Q. Can cold sore sufferers
have a VI Peel?
A. Of course. In some cases, medication may be recommended prior to the peel. If the patient breaks out with a
sudden cold sore the day of the peel, often the VI Peel will
eliminate the sore and medication may be applied immediately after
Q. Are teenage acne
sufferers too young for the VI Peel and would it help their acne?
A. Dr. Kalil originally formulated the VI Peel for his 15
year old daughter who has acne. The peel is excellent for both
adult and adolescent acne. We have effectively peeled acne patients
as young as 12. The results are quick and very impressive. Combined with
a daily skin regimen, almost all acne cases can be readily and
safely managed. Talk about happy patients — acne sufferers will love
Q. Does the VI Peel help
with precancerous cells?
A. Yes, the VI Peel, like many other peels, helps to remove
precancerous cells. Of course, a patient with a history of skin
cancer should always see their dermatologist or surgeon on a regular