Is It Safe to Exercise Right After the Vi Peel

my face sweats a lot when i exercise, will this accelerate the peeling process, how long do i have to wait before i can start my exercise routine

Doctor Answers 3

Exercise and the Vi Peel

It is important to have the Vi Peel on the face for 6-8 hours to get the best results.  Our office suggests no exercise, no cleansing the skin, and staying clear of overheating in that time frame.  If you were to sweat the treatment could cause irritation.  It could get into the eye area, cause stinging to the skin, and not let the peel distribute evenly across the skin's surface.  As the skin starts to visibly peel staying clear of sweating profusely is important too.  This could cause acceleration of the peeling process which could result in prolonged redness and skin sensativity. 

Starting the day after the Vi Peel is applied patients can start to get back into a light exercise program.  Just make sure you are aware of how your skin is perspiring and reacting to your activity level.

Pittsburgh Plastic Surgeon
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Exercise Prior to Vi Peel

It is ideal for the Vi Peel to stay on the face a minimum of 8 hours, after which you can wash it off. So if your peel appointment is in the late afternoon you should postpone the exercise program till the following day as excessive sweating may wash the chemicals prematurely.

Ivan Thomas, MD (retired)
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Wait to exercise after your Vi Peel

If you perspire after your VI Peel it creates irritation on the surface of the just treated skin. The salty components of your sweat causes a burning on the surface of the skin, causing undo discomfort and chances for complications. After the initial 2 or 3 days following your VI Peel regular exercise that causes perspiration should be OK.

Jon E. Mendelsohn, MD
Cincinnati Facial Plastic Surgeon
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