Will sun exposure after a Vi Peel lessen the results? Should I wait?
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Vi peel and extended sun exposure
Before vacation and extensive sun exposure your skin should be completely healed and you should always use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher. Usually it takes 4 to 6 weeks for skin o heal, it all depends on your personal case. Still I would advise you to wait at least 2 months before extended sun exposure. Therefore, I would suggest you to wait for your Vi Peel after the vacation. Good luck!
Sun Exposure and Chemical Peels: How Soon Is Too Soon?
With that being said, it can be hard to find the perfect time for such procedures with patients’ busy schedules. While the risk of complication is likely minimal at that point, your results may not last as long as you want with a tropical vacation planned so soon after, even with diligent use of sunblock/sitting in the shade. If you want to get the most out of your investment, I would suggest you wait until after your trip. Best of luck, and enjoy your vacation!
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