Patients with active cold sores or warts, wounded, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis, or inflammatory rosecea in the area to be treated should not get the VI Peel as the procedure could potentially precipitate a flare up or spreading. Inform the doctor if you have any history of herpes simplex.
Patients with a history of allergies, rashes, or other skin reactions may be sensitive to treatment. VI Peel should not be performed on patients with an allergy to salicylates (i.e., asprin). This peel is not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year, or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy. This procedure should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.
Avoid any harsh treatments for one week leading to the peel, such as microdermabrasion, waxing, electrolysis or any aggressive chemicals such as strong exfoliants since these treatments will irritate the skin.
The VI Peel treatment is very convenient as it can be performed in Dr. Khalifeh’s office and requires no pre-treatment.
On the morning of your procedure, wash your face with the usual moisturizer. Do not apply make-up. After the skin is cleaned with pure acetone, VI Peel will be applied topically to your skin. Patients typically experience a warm, tingly sensation that quickly subsides. The procedure only takes 15 to 30 minutes, but the patient must leave the peel on the skin for four hours.
Immediately following the peel, skin may look light yellow, red or tan. The yellow color is due to the Retinoic Acid included in the formulation; it is temporary and will fade in minutes.
In rare cases, sensitive individuals may experience pain, a burning or stinging sensation, swelling, or extreme redness after the VI Peel. If this occurs, you should wash your face with a mild cleanser and cool water. Use of the Post peel moisturizer (included) will soothe redness or irritation.
The post-peel pads should be used immediately after initial peel application and before bedtime on nights one and two. If use of the pads causes excessive itching or irritation, simply wash the face. Even if the first pad was not tolerated, the application of second and third pad is to be attempted, as in most cases it will be tolerated. If irritation reoccurs then wash off with soap and water and proceed with all steps as instructed.
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