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Vi Peel Vs IPL for Face?

How does a Vi Peel compare to IPL treatment on the face?

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ViPeel vs. IPL


Hi there-

The IPL is an Intense Pulse Light that is used to treat both vascular and hyperpigmented lesions.

IPL involves little to no downtime, areas treated for vessels will only be red the day of treatment and hyperpigmented lesions will become darker and flake off after about 10 days.

While the Vi peel will treat hyperpigmentation it will have no effect on vascular lesions.

Since the Vi peel is a chemical peel it will improve the overall tone and texture of the skin, soften fine lines, decrease pore size and acne conditions and lighten pigmentation.

The Vi peel also involves about 3 days of excessive peeling and mild to moderate redness that starts about 48 hours after having the peel.

Orlando Plastic Surgeon
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The results may be comparable.


Thank you for your question.

Both the IPL and ViPeel will target photodamage, but the IPL will do better for those patients with background rosacea or a stronger vascular (red) component. Alternatively, the ViPeel may help more with skin texture improvement and appearance. So, while both treat and relieve the dark spots associated with sun damage, IPL is a better choice for those wishing better rosacea or redness relief, and the ViPeel will be a good choice for those trying to achieve better skin texture and a more refreshed appearance.

Hope this helps!

Don Mehrabi, MD
Beverly Hills Dermatologist
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