Got Acne? Meet The Medical-Grade Chemical Peel That Can Help Your Skin


News flash: teenagers aren’t the only ones that suffer from acne. Adults do too, and a lot of us struggle with it for most of our lives.

If you’ve ever had a zit or a breakout, you would know that having acne can be frustrating, embarrassing, and even painful. And you wouldn’t be alone. According to the American Academy of Dermatology Association (AADA), acne affects nearly 85% of people between 12 – 24 years old. While taking care of your skin and using the right products help, sometimes, they just aren’t enough.

So, how about trying a medical-grade chemical peel like a VI Peel? Read on to learn more about how it can help you achieve smoother, clearer skin!

What Are VI Peels?

A VI Peel is a medical-grade chemical peel that uses trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid, phenol, retinoic acid, vitamins, and trace elements to gently slough off the uppermost layer of the skin.

Sometimes, it’s used alongside acne medications like retinoids (vitamin A) and benzoyl peroxide since it can provide the following benefits:

  • Clearing up acne by unclogging pores
  • Improve the tone, texture and clarity of the skin.
  • Soften fine lines and wrinkles.
  • Stimulate the production of collagen, for firmer, more youthful skin.
  • Reduce or eliminate age spots, freckles and hyperpigmentation, including melasma.

If you’ve heard of other types of chemical peels such as AHA or BHA peels, the VI Peel is similar, but it’s somewhat more intense because it targets multiple layers of skin at once. This makes a VI Peel especially effective for people who suffer from moderate-to-severe forms of acne.

Done properly, the treatment can help fade acne scars and smooth uneven skin texture due to breakfours, giving you a smoother and more even-toned complexion over time.

Ideal Candidates for VI Peels

Just about anyone can benefit from VI Peels because they are suitable for all skin types. If you struggle with acne scarring, sun spots, hyperpigmentation, or fine lines and wrinkles, this treatment can be especially beneficial for you.

But how do VI Peels help clear acne? Well, when pores get clogged with oil, dirt, and dead skin cells, they create the perfect breeding ground for bacteria that leads to breakouts. VI peels help remove the build-up of dead skin cells so that the pores will stay clear longer, keeping breakouts at bay.


When can you see the effects of a VI Peel? You should see a significant improvement once the skin stops peeling, usually within seven days.

Realistically speaking, it might take a series of VI Peels to get the results you want, depending on the severity of your breakouts and your skin type. Most patients achieve optimal results after two or three sessions.

Keep in mind that the overall results can be affected by other factors, such as how well you follow the aftercare instructions, the root cause of your acne breakouts (hormonal acne might require a different treatment), and so on.

Still, a VI Peel is an option worth considering if you’ve tried lots of OTC remedies for acne and haven’t really seen any results. In the right hands, a VI Peel can help even out your skin tone and texture -while also reducing acne scarring.

Want to achieve smooth, clear skin? Our providers here at Luminescence Aesthetics MedSpa can administer the right medical-grade chemical peel that is best suited to your concerns and goals to help you achieve the complexion you want and deserve.

Get in touch with us today to book an appointment.