Can I be in the sun for an hour and a half on 5th day after VI Peel?

I got a VI PEEL on Tuesday 07/21/2015, this is my second time getting one. There's a special occasion coming up on Sunday 07/26/2015 that requires me to be in the sun for about an hour and a half, I will be wearing sunglasses and a sun hat to minimize sun exposure. By that day I'm pretty much done peeling, but would it be okay for me to attend???

Doctor Answers 2

Sun after Vi-Peel

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Being in the sun following a Vi-Peel can be dangerous, especially less than one week out. I would recommend avoiding the sun all together, if possible. However, if this is an event that you must attend then I would take extra precautions wearing a 50 sunscreen that is a broad spectrum with UVA and UVB protection. As with any peel it's best to consult with your skin care specialist on advice for post procedure instructions.

VI Peel and Sunprotection

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If you have hat, sunscreen, and glasses you should be fine.  Consider adding heliocare as well.  Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
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