PEEL PRE & POST care

Proper “pre” and “post” care is essential to achieving optimal results from your treatment. If there are any questions after reading the information provided below, please do not hesitate to ask!

Pre-Treatment Instructions:
  • Please discontinue products containing any exfoliating agents (retinoic acid, tretinoin, retinol, benzoyl peroxide, glycolic/salicylic acids, astringents, etc.) 48 hours before treatment.

  • If you have a history of herpes or cold sores, it is  highly recommend to take a course of anti-viral medication pre and post treatment. This will prevent an outbreak of cold sores if you are prone to them.  Cold sores can also break out on people who are not prone to them, but who have sensitive skin.

  • Allow at least (twelve) 12 hours after autoimmune therapies before having a peel.

  • Wait twelve (12) months following isotretinoin (Accutane) use.

  • Stop any type of depilatory treatments (waxing, depilatory creams) to the area of treatment, 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your peel.

  • Avoid UV exposure including tanning beds as well as self-tanner for 7 days prior to visit.

  • Stop electrolysis, and any type of laser treatments (laser hair removal, IPL) to the area of treatment, 2-4 weeks before and 2-4 weeks after your peel or as instructed.

  • Plan to NOT exercise vigorously for the next 3-4 days after treatment. Avoid excessive perspiration, as sweating as it may induce water blisters and excessive internal warming. This can induce post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. (no hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms)

Post-Treatment Instructions:
  • Immediately after your treatment, you may look as though you have a moderate to severe sunburn. Your skin may feel warm & tighter than usual or may be slightly swollen. ​

  • Avoid unprotected sun exposure for 2 weeks after treatment. Use zinc oxide and hat/shade to protect treated areas.​

  • Avoid clothing, headbands, hats or scarves on the treated area.  If clothing is to be worn over the treatment area, we recommend cotton clothing that hasn’t been treated with fabric softeners or dryer sheets.

  • Keep your hair off of your skin​

  • Make sure you have changed your pillowcase before bed.

 

4 Hours After Treatment

  • Leave the VI Peel Precision Plus solution on for 4 hours. You may then cleanse the skin. Avoid hot water. Gently pat skin dry.

  • Apply 1st VI Peel Post Peel Towelette to all areas where the peel was applied. Use gentle pressure. Discard the towelette and wash hands.

  • Wait 10 minutes, then apply a thin layer of Post Peel Protectant. You may apply makeup as normal if desired.

*Do not apply anything to your skin for 4 hours post VI PEEL (Including the VI Derm SPF 50+ Sunscreen Broad Spectrum)

1 Hour Before Bed

  • Cleanse your skin with VI Derm Gentle Cleanser. Avoid hot water. Gently pat skin dry.

  • Apply the Precision Plus towelette to all areas, where VI Peel Precision Plus was applied. Do not wash off. Discard towelette and wash hands.

  • Wait 30 minutes then apply the 2nd VI Peel Post Peel Towelette. Do not wash off. Wait 10 minutes, then apply thin layer of Post Peel Protectant. Sweet Dreams!

DAY 2

  • Good Morning! Cleanse your skin with VI Derm Gentle Cleanser. Avoid hot water. Gently pat skin dry.

  • Apply a thin layer of the VI Derm Post Peel Protectant. Reapply as often as needed.

  • Apply VI Derm SPF 50+ Sunscreen. This is very important even if it’s not sunny outside. Have a wonderful day.

1 Hour Before Bed

  • Cleanse your skin with VI Derm Gentle Cleanser. Avoid hot water. Gently pat skin dry.

  • Apply VI Peel Post Peel Towelette to all areas where the peel was applied. Use gentle pressure. Discard the towelette and wash hands.

  • Wait 30 minutes then apply the 3rd VI Peel Post Peel Towelette. Use gentle pressure and do not wash off. Wait 10 minutes, then apply thin layer of Post Peel Protectant. Sleep tight!

DAY 3-7

  • Good Morning! Cleanse your skin with VI Derm Gentle Cleanser. Avoid hot water. Gently pat skin dry.

  • Apply a thin layer of the VI Derm Post Peel Protectant. Reapply as often as needed.

  • Apply VI Derm SPF 50+ Sunscreen. This is very important even if it’s not sunny outside. Have a wonderful day.

1 Hour Before Bed

  • Cleanse your skin with VI Derm Gentle Cleanser. Avoid hot water. Gently pat skin dry.

  • Apply VI Peel Post Peel Towelette to all areas where the peel was applied. Use gentle pressure. Discard the towelette and wash hands.

  • After day 7, it is recommended to use medical grade skincare as tolerated by your skin.

*Avoid exfoliating, rubbing, pulling, and peeling skin. Do not pick off peeling skin. This can cause irritation, scarring, and pigmentation.

 

 

ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Do not put the face directly into a hot shower until at least 7 days post procedure.

  • Do not use a steam room, jacuzzi, or sauna until at least 7 days post procedure.

  • Do not go swimming until at least 7 days post procedure.

  • Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration until at least 7 days post procedure (excessive perspiration early in treatment could cause blistering).

  • Do not use mechanical exfoliation until at least 10-14 days post procedure.