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Strenous Exercise and Sweating the Day After Vi Peel?

I am a runner and wondering if sweating on day 2 and after of the vi peel affects the effectiveness of the vi peel

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You can sweat after the Vi Peel

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After you have washed off the peel, which should be at least 4 hours after application, there is no problem with exercise and sweating. Just be sure to moisturize frequently. I recommend at least 4 times a day after a Vi Peel.


New York Dermatologist
3.5 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Strenous exercise and the Vi Peel

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If you perspire after your VI Peel it creates irritation on the surface of the just treated skin. The salty components of your sweat causes a burning on the surface of the skin, causing undo discomfort and chances for complications. After the initial 2 or 3 days following your VI Peel regular exercise that causes perspiration should be OK.

Jon E. Mendelsohn, MD
Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 53 reviews

Avoid sweating after ViPeel for first 2-3 days

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Heavy sweating for the first 2-3 days after your ViPeel can cause facial stinging and make the skin peel too soon. If you started running 2 days after the peel you'll most likely be fine. I'm assuming you don't have any risk factors that cause slow healing, such as being a smoker. Hope this helps. Take care.

Daniel J. Ladd Jr., DO
Austin Dermatologist

VI peel

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VI peel is a great peal. There is no problem to go back to your normal daily activities after VI peels

Samir Shureih, MD
Baltimore Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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