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As you age you can notice sun damage and normal signs of aging including fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and more.  At any age, patients may also notice common skin concerns like acne and scarring. VI Peels or Vitality Institute peels can aid in the healing of these common skin concerns by lifting, smoothing, and brightening damaged skin. At Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery, Detroit-area patients can experience the benefits of VI Peels performed by our highly skilled aesthetician.

What is a VI Peel?

A VI Peel is a minimally invasive facial treatment that uses medium-level chemicals to painlessly boost the appearance of the skin. VI Peels can be used on all skin tones and types with results emerging in only seven days. VI Peels are ideal for a wide range of common skin concerns and require minimal downtime.

Meet Dr. Rifai

Board-Certified Cosmetic Surgeon

A talented, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with more than forty years of experience, Dr. Rifai uses only the finest equipment in our clean, state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Rifai knows that taking time to listen and learn about your expectations is essential to giving you the results you want. He will answer your questions and explain the treatment options in detail. Dr. Rifai is devoted to improving the way you look, the way you perceive yourself, and the way others see you.

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How is a VI Peel Performed?

A VI Peel only takes around 30 minutes to complete and is typically pain-free. Your skin care specialist uses a blend of ingredients to break down your top layer of skin to reveal new radiant skin beneath the surface. Your aesthetician will first cleanse the skin removing any oil and dirt that has accumulated on the skin barrier. Then the VI Peel solution is applied in two separate layers. Your skin may tingle or numb after the initial layer is applied and will turn white once the second layer is applied. After four to six hours, you can wash off the solution and the skin will start to peel after three days. The frequency of VI Peels that you receive depends on your skin goals, skin state, and skin condition. It is important to wait four to six weeks before receiving another peel. This gives the skin the proper amount of time to heal.

Who is a Good Candidate for a VI Peel?

Most patients who have signs of sun damage or other common skin concerns are good candidates for VI Peels. The treatment can be a less invasive option for patients experiencing minimal signs of aging. Common concerns that can be treated using VI Peels include:

  • Uneven coloring and hyperpigmentation
  • Fine lines and wrinkles
  • Acne/Acne scars
  • Overactive oil production
  • Scars
  • Enlarged pores

VI Peels target the skin barrier causing it to shed and the layer underneath to become the new outer layer. This removes damaged skin and reveals a new and more radiant layer. During a consultation, an aesthetician will evaluate your skin type and concerns to determine if you are a good candidate for a VI Peel.

VI Peels can be used in several areas, including the:

  • Face
  • Neck
  • Chest
  • Hands

What Our Patients Say

“I had 2 surgeries with Dr rafai (December 2022 and March 2023) both went very smoothly and both he and his staff were available and able to answer questions I had throughout my recovery. I’m happy with the results and will use Dr rafai again if I decide to proceed with future surgeries. (I previously had bariatric surgery and have a lot of excess skin but chose to only address my torso/abdomen at this time.)”

- LB

“Katelyn has done such an amazing job. She is so easy to talk to while being thorough and informative, always keeping me in the loop with what she is doing. I always felt comfortable and felt like she really cared about what was best for me. I cannot wait for my next appointment with her and would recommend her to anyone looking to be in the best of hands.”

- DM

“I absolutely adore Dr.Rifai. He’s kind and soft spoken. He takes his time with you to explain everything and answer any questions or concerns. He’s honest and patient. I know several people that have seen him, and his work is impeccable.”

- LL

After a VI Peel

Around four to six hours after your treatment, you should wash the solution off the surface of your skin with a mild skin cleanser and water. The skin will peel around three days after your VI Peel. It is important to apply moisturizer until the peeling stops, avoid sunlight, and avoid applying skincare products until you have washed the peel off. Patients should follow all aftercare instructions for optimal healing.

Schedule a Consultation

To learn more about VI Peels or other non-surgical treatment options, schedule a consultation with our highly skilled aesthetician today. Call Birmingham Cosmetic Surgery at (248) 723-9370 or contact us online.

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