What to Expect on the Day of Chemical Peels
On the day of your appointment, we aim to have you feeling like it’s a pampered spa experience. The VI Peel is a simple 7-day process that begins in the office, after which you return to your daily activities as it continues to improve your skin.
On the first day, Ms. Schmitt, RN applies a specialized solution to your face. Depending on your concerns – wrinkles, acne, pores, or sun damage – she uses a customized peel for your conditions. After the peel, your skin appears slightly tinted, as if you’ve been in the sun. You can still run errands, return to work, or continue daily activities without a problem, although you should avoid direct sun exposure.
The day after your VI Peel, your skin will feel tight, but you most likely won’t be peeling yet. You want to avoid the sun each day after your peel so your skin has time to heal. On the third day, peeling usually begins around your mouth. If you feel comfortable going out in public, then do so, but be sure not to pick at your peeling skin.
On the fourth and fifth days, your skin peels the most, so it’s important to use the SPF 50+ that comes with your aftercare products to ensure that you protect your delicate skin if you go outside. By the sixth day, the peeling process should be mostly complete and you will notice fresher, younger-looking skin. On day seven, you have a glowing, more radiant appearance and a noticeable difference in problem areas.