It’s cold outside, the heat is on full blast, and you’re likely dreaming of summer days and warmer weather. While you can’t control what’s happening outside, you can control how your skin looks. And it’s February, which means along with that biting New Hampshire wind, love is also in the air. No matter if you’re single, married, or it’s complicated, a VI Peel is the perfect Valentine’s Day treat for yourself or for someone else.

For starters, forget everything you know about chemical peels. That episode of Sex And The City where Samantha’s entire face is red and blotchy after her facial? That’s a thing of the past. The VI Peel (short for Vitality Institute) is a medical-grade chemical treatment that gently treats and corrects acne, acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, age and sun spots, hyperpigmentation, melasma, rosacea, enlarged pores, oil balancing, all while promoting overall skin health. The VI Peel comes in multiple formulas that are tailored to your unique skin needs. Yep, you read that right: if you want to make this treatment your Valentine, we’ll understand.

The secret sauce is in the formula. Made with a blend of Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA), Retinoic Acid, Salicylic Acid, Phenol, Vitamin C, and other minerals that work together to remove damaged layers of the skin, promote skin cell turnover, and refine the surface layer for a more firmer, more youthful appearance. Can you feel that? It’s called good chemistry.

Okay, now that you’re sold, here’s what you need to know:

The VI Peel is a 45-minute super treatment that is not only painless, but also safe and effective on all skin types. When you think chemical peel, no doubt you default to just the facial area, but this innovative formula is effective for the face, neck, chest, arms, back, legs, and is the only peel safe for the under-eye area. Chocolates and flowers are so last year.

During your VI Peel expect a two-phase experience that starts with your skin being cleansed. The first phase of solution applied penetrates into the skin cells on the skin’s surface, and the other solution goes deeper into the dermis to target the toxins and dead skin cells. Another perk of the VI Peel is the minimal downtime: the solution dries quickly and you are free to go back to work, head to your date night, or anything else you have planned. Just be sure to wait five hours before washing the solution off.

Like most things in life, don’t expect to see your results immediately. After a few days, your skin will start to peel. Your skin may be a bit red or pink (on theme for the holiday, of course), and will look similar to a fading sunburn. That being said, don’t be tempted to pick at your skin! Following your treatment, you’ll be given retinol-infused wipes to help speed along the process. Your skin will certainly look more radiant after a week, but full results will become visible after four weeks.

If you love your results, make the relationship official. For ideal results, the recommended course of treatment is three to six treatments spaced one month apart.

At Pellé, we take your skin seriously. Give us a call at (603) 627-7000 and fall in love with something new this Valentine’s Day.

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