So Far, So Good...- Austin, TX
Hello everyone. I'm on day 4 of the Vi Acne...
- 17 May 2012
Hello everyone. I'm on day 4 of the Vi Acne peel. Before I went in for my appointment, I scared the hell out of myself bu reading all of these message boards! I think it is important to remember that people are much more likely to post if they have had a bad out traumatic experience. It's for exactly that reason that I've decided to write this post.
My experience has been, so far, exactly what my physician/the Vi website said to expect. I went in for the peel Monday morning. The peel application was totally painless. There was a tiny amount of tingling (about what you'd experience using an otc acne face wash) but nothing more. It took about 20 minutes, and I was able to go back to work after my appointment. I will say that I looked a little bit insane, like I'd gotten a little crazy with some fake tanning lotion. . . kinda like an Oompa Loompa.
I was a little hesitant to leave the solution on all day, as I has read all these post about burning, itching, and crazy red skin, but Other that feeling sticky and slightly tight, I had no discomfort. I left the solution on for about 10 hours, then washed my face, as directed, about an hour before bed. I used the post peel pad with no irritation or discomfort. There was very minimal itching, but the post peel protectant took care of that. My skin felt a little weird and slightly tight, but nothing more.
Day two: Washed my face with a gentle cleanser as directed, and applied the ppp and sunscreen. My skin felt dry to the touch but looked normal, so I applied my make-up as usual. That night I washed my face again before bed and used the post peel pad. Since I had no reaction night one, I was a little more agressive with the peel pad, really rubbing it into my trouble spots. I waited about 30 mins then applied the post peel protectant. No itching or irritation. At this point I'm wondering if I'm even going to peel!
Day three: Exactly like day two, except around 5pm I developed my first little peel spot on my chin. It basically looked like a little crack in the skin. I washed my face before bed, and peeled a little more in that same spot. The skin underneath is much lighter and seems to be quite smooth. I'm wondering if I'm not peeling as deeply as some, because most people have complained about their new skin being pink and sensitive. (?) Applied post peel protectant. Oh well, off to bed.
Day four: The skin all over my chin is peeling. I stayed in the shower a little longer this morning, thinking it would encourage my skin to peel a little more. While the skin IS peeling in little sheets, it doesn't seem to be coming of as thickly as some people have claimed. Just reminds me of a peel from a bad sunburn. The new skin is the same as last night-- lighter, but not pink or irritated. I'm going to skip makeup today because I think it would just make the peeling more noticeable.
Well, that's where I am right now. I'll post again in a couple days to talk about the peeling and the result! I hope this has been helpful!