The 10 Day VI Peel Care Guide
- Posted on: May 15 2018
If you want to get smoother, more youthful skin without injections or surgery, then you may want to consider our VI Peel at SKIN Medical Spa. As the only 7-day skin transformation in the world, our VI Peel helps patients with hyperpigmentation, eliminating or reducing age spots, and improving tone, texture, and clarity. To ensure that you get the most out of your peel without causing harm or damage to your skin in the process, we have created a daily guide. Let’s take a closer look.
- Day 1 After Peel: Right after you get your peel, your skin will look a little bit more tan or may be pink and shiny. Wash your face 4 hours after your procedure, and make sure that you apply a thin layer of peel protectant and an SPF if it’s during the day. At night, wash your face with a mild cleanser one hour before bed. Apply one of your post peel towelettes to the peeled area. If extreme itchiness or uncomfortable irritation occurs, wash your skin with cool water.
- Day 2 – Cleanse your skin with a mild cleanser and gently pat dry. Continue to apply a light layer of the post peel protectant about 2-4 times per day or as needed. Also, make sure that you apply an SPF during daylight hours. Just like during the first day, wash your face with a mild cleanser about one hour before bed and apply a post peel towelette to the peeled area.
- Days 3-5 • Around days 3-5 is when you will start to notice the peeling process and see a slight sloughing of the skin. It usually starts around the mouth and then you may start to peel across the face. Try not to pick or pull at the skin when it starts to peel— this will only make things worse.
- Days 6-10 – Continue to treat your skin gently and don’t scrub it— even with a facial exfoliant. Avoid any facial treatments like microdermabrasion until the skin has healed and is no longer sensitive. Resume using any topical prescriptions like Retin A, Differin, or Renova, once your skin feels like it’s back to normal.
If you have any questions at any time during your peel recovery, don’t hesitate to contact our office. Call our San Francisco office today: 415.409.6500.
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