Vi Peel Care

Caring for your skin after the Vi Peel

Your Master Esthetician may recommend Post-Care products designed to increase your results, and encourage proper healing. Please consult her during your service to optimize your experience as your normal skincare regime is not appropriate immeditely post peel. For patients who excerise routinely, low aerobic, low sweat activities are recommended during the peeling process.

Day 1

Leave the peel on as long as possible, at least 4 hours or longer, unless irritation occurs. Irritation occurs in rare cases for some sensitive individuals. Do not apply makeup or any other products during this time and avoid touching the face.

One hour before bedtime

Wash the face with the recommended mild cleanser and water (Vi Derm Cleanser, Purpose, or Rhonda Allison cleanser). Dry thoroughly. Use 1 of the towelettes provided to you. The moist towelette should be swiped over the entire peeled area avoiding contact with the eyes. Your Master Esthetician may advise you to rub problem areas more vigorously for best results. The skin should NOT be washed after the towelette application. If discomfort or reaction occurs (which is rare), wash your treated area with mild cleanser and water. If discomfort is experienced, apply ice and take ibuprofen.

Day 2

Follow any instructions provided to you by your Master Esthetician. Wash the treated area only with the recommended cleanser, use the recommended moisturizer (Vi Derm Post Peel Protectant or 1% Hydrocortisone Cream, no ointments) 2-4 times per day, or as often as needed to ease discomfort or tightness. Use of sunscreen is highly recommended daily, especially during the peeling process (Vi Derm SPF 55 or Rhonda Allison SPF).

One hour before bedtime

The second toweletter should be used, following the same instructions as the night before. Even if the first towelette was not well tolerated, attempt to apply the second towlette unless a skin rash or reaction exists.

Day 3

Follow any instructions provided to you by your Master Esthetican. You may use the recommended moisturizer as often as desired, but at least twice a day.

It is also very important to use the recommended SPF liberally once the skin begins to peel. You will begin to peel on the third day, first around the perioral area (mouth), and continuing outward. The peeling is accurately described as a sloughing off of the skin. Do NOT scrub, rub, pick, or pull at the skin. Old skin will slough off during the morning and evening cleansings. You may very gently trim any loose or hanging skin. Use the recommended moisturizer as often as desired to comfort or hide any sloughing of the skin.

Refrain from picking, rubbing, scrubbing or pulling at the skin to avoid redness, irritation and hyperpigmentation.

Day 4-6

In most cases, the actual peeling process should be completed within this time frame. One day variation to the total process is normal. Continue carfuel use of your recommended cleansers, SPF, and moisturizers.

Day 7 and beyond

Usually at this point, you should be able to resume your regular daily activities and skin care regime (consult with your Master Esthetician) if your peeling has completed. For optimal results, follow a regime recommended to you. Without proper home care, the results of the Vi Peel with diminish and hyperpigmentation may worsen.

Other tips

Makeup is not recommended during the week post peel, as sensitivity and irritation are more likely to occur. The skin’s sensitity to the sun is greatly increased following the Vi Peel. Sun exposure should be limited and the recommended SPF should be used at all times.