What is the Difference Between Vi Peel and Vitalize Peel?

I am Hispanic and developed melasma on my cheeks. My skin is very sensitive and I easily breakout. I'm looking into the vi peel and or vitalize peel, as a quick fix. Are any of these two peels safe for treating melasma and will I see results? Thank you. Gcali.

Doctor Answers 3

Vi versus Vitalize peel for melasma

Both the Vi and the Vitalize peels are safe and effective for the treatment of melasma in people with brown skin. They are both combination peels. For brown spot, in my experience, the Vi Peel produces a more dramatic change in 1 week. This may be because it contains phenol which the Vitalize does not. They are both great choices.

New York Dermatologist
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What is the difference between Vi Peel and Vitalize Peel?

Melasma is more difficult to treat than hyperpigmentation that is caused by sun damage, tanning beds, acne.  The Vi Peel would be best since it contains more acids and melanin inhibitors that reduce the pigment and helps control inflammation.

Jeffrey W. Hall, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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What is the Difference Between Vi Peel and Vitalize Peel?

Sadly there is no "quick fix" when treating Melasma. I would recommend a series of 3-4 Vi Peels over a 12 month time period and a home care regimen that contains a combination of retin-a (low 0.025% to start), hydroquinone 4% and daily sunscreen. This home care regimen will address both the melasma and the break outs. Sun exposure is the biggest trigger for melasma and using retin-a will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Daily sunscreen and sun exposure are highly recommended for you. Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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