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Most chemical peels, like glycolic, fruit acid, and mandelic peels, work on the surface of the skin and at best will deliver superficial exfoliation. The VI Peel goes deep beneath the surface where real change occurs. By targeting the dermis, the VI Peel is able to stimulate collagen production, speed up cell migration, and remodel the skin.
Rule of thumb is, the deeper the peel, the more peeling patients will experience. It's important that practitioners set patient expectations and discuss aftercare protocols in depth.
Patients can become anxious to get through the peeling phase and may tear off hanging skin. If necessary, we recommend using a small pair of clean nail scissors to gently cut the excess skin.
Sometimes when patients shower, the water, and steam from the shower may prematurely lift the dead skin from the fresh layer underneath. Patient's can sometimes take this as a sign that the skin is ready to come off, and will roll the peeling skin off of their face.
Practioner Tip: Instruct patients to cleanse their face with cool water before they shower to reduce the urge to roll!
Removing skin prematurely will c n, which can lead to hyperpigmentation. In the same way that pulling a scab off before it’s ready will leave skin exposed, picking or dermis will leave a patient's skin raw, sensitive, and can create discomfort.
By going over aftercare protocols, you're able to help the post-peel experience remain as comfortable as possible. A happy patient is a reoccurring patient!