The VI Peel: Post-Peel Information & Instructions
How much preconditioning of the skin is required?
The VI Peel requires no preconditioning of the skin associated with older generation peels that can take three to five months. You will be given post care products to assist in recovery.
Does it burn?
Not really. Patients will feel a slight stinging sensation for a few seconds which subsides completely almost immediately. The peel is applied topically, numbing of the skin takes place after the first pass. Some patients may feel more comfortable using a fan or cold air breeze.
How badly will I peel?
The skin peeling associated with the VI Peel is a light, fluffy peel that will start on day three and generally be finished by the end of day four. The peeling is easily hidden by moisturizer. In some cases, the peel is virtually invisible.
What will I look like right after my VI Peel and during the next few days?
The skin will look slightly tan to red immediately after the peel. On days one and two the skin will feel slightly tighter with no Visible signs of having a peel except for looking slightly tan, as if the patient just returned from a relaxing weekend at a resort. Any pigmented areas might appear slightly darker, which is a good sign. On about day three, the patient begins to peel. The first signs of peeling usually begin around the mouth area, continuing for a day or two. With the use of the VI Derm™ moisturizer, patients go about their usual daily routine. By day six or seven the patient is done peeling and the results are dramatic!
What about my normal activities after the VI Peel?
There are no restrictions. Normal activities can be resumed though care should be taken to apply sunscreen everyday as per your usual regimen.