Is one more effective than the other? I was told the Vi peel was medium depth but I am hesitant to believe that. I had it done about 10 days ago and the process was not too far off from other superficial peels I have had in the past like vitilize peel, PCA peel, etc. I wanted to rid myself of small lentigos and remove damage below the surface before it manifested itself to kind of give myself a fresh start, so to speak.
What is the Difference in Effectiveness of TCA Peel (30-35%) to a Vi Peel?
Doctor Answers 3
TCA or Vi Peel?
By Vi peel I assume you mean a Vitalize peel which is a superficial peel of the retinoic acid variety. A TCA peel will be deeper, and you will receive more benefit from it. However, recovery can be longer, whereas there is little to no recovery with a superficial peel.
The Vi Peel is not a Vitalize Peel
TCA is a deeper peel
You will get a more effective result with a properly applied TCA peel. This peel penetrates to the superficial dermis.