While the VI Peel might feel less intense than some other chemical peels that can be used at home the VI Peel yields greater product penetration and peeling effects on the skin. It feels less intense most likely because the phenol solution that is used in the peel creates a numbing effect on the skin. This allows for the solution to be tolerated easily but don't let it deceive you into thinking it is safe for home use or that it is a gentle peel. The ingredients are strong TCA, Salicylic, Phenol and should be monitored by a physician to ensure the peel is safe for your skin, considering your skin type, daily skincare regimen, other medications that might interact, allergies, etc. Additionally, the VI Peel solution is a runny liquid that should be applied by a professional while your eyes are closed. (Source)
An inclusive procedureWhile you need professional help to get a VI peel, the best thing about it is that it goes with practically any skin type. Observable peeling takes three days at the most so this short downtime will allow you to go back to work after undergoing the procedure on a weekend. What you just have to be careful with is how your skin reacts to the procedure.
This is very common in patients with darker skin color. There are definite ways to help this condition along. The options include triluma, or a triple combination of retin A 0.1%, Hydroquinone 4%, and hydrocortisone 1%. This can help the darker appearance. Also with this you can do microdermabrasion which can be done at 1-2 week intervals. Repeating superficial chemical peels is another option that can also be done in between microdermabrasion at 1-2 week intervals. Staying out of the sun and wearing sunscreen is ultra important. The next time you have a peel you should have your doctor carry out a less aggressive peel. Don't worry though help is out there and this will pass. Consulting a board certified Facial Plastic Surgeon is what I would recommend. We specialize in the face and neck and are better qualified to help you in this area. (Source)