A VI peel is a cosmetic skin peel consisting of five ingredients, including trichloroacetic acid, Retin-A, salicylic acid, phenol and vitamin C. This skin peel is suitable for all skin types and improves certain skin problems, such as acne, scarring, wrinkles and hyper-pigmentation.
Patients usually tolerate the VI peel well and it generally requires little to no down time. However, during the healing process, the skin peels for two to three days after. Patients receive the first two peels four to six weeks apart. Thereafter, patients receive the peels three months apart up to a maximum of three to four peels per year.