My first chemical peel was a NeoCutis 40% peel. 40% refers to the percent of “active ingredient” such as the peeling agent. (NeoCutis no longer offers chemical peels). I loved my first chemical peel. I have a T-zone that tends to get clogged and likes exfoliation.
We were on the hunt for a new peel when we discovered VI Peel. It’s a more intense peel that targets the concerns clients have been mentioning:
- Lighten pigment or sun damage
- Improve fine lines
- Brighten skin
- Improve tone & texture
Given my previous chemical peel experience, I raised my hand (with zeal!) to try the VI Peel.
I did my first VI Peel on a Thursday, and started peeling (SERIOUSLY) on Saturday. I’ve documented my journey in detail below, so follow the progression and proceed with a peel if you think you can
- Avoid the sun for 1-2 weeks
- Avoid picking
- Are willing to tolerate face and eyebrow dandruff for about a week, and then be gratified with glowing skin 😊
The biggest change in my skin after the peel is the overall tone & texture, which I don’t think is captured well in the pictures. It’s recommended to get a series of 3 peels to truly see improvement with pigment, but I did notice my skin was brighter after just 1 peel.
Below is my peel experience captured in my “not so professional” selfies. I found myself telling people I was undergoing a chemical peel – I wanted to address any questions people had, but were too polite to ask. Most people were curious and asked questions about the peel, or nodded in agreement because they had also experienced similar shedding!
I continued to have slight peeling on my forehead ~10 days after the initial peel, and allowed it to slough off on its own (OH SO hard!).