Does a Vi Peel Need to Be Applied by a Plastic Surgeon?

I am going for a vi peel next month at a "medi-spa." Although there are plastic surgeons there, the aesthetician will be performing the procedure. Is this appropriate?

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Does a Vi Peel Need to Be Applied by a Plastic Surgeon?

VI peel is a strong procedure but as long as you're in a medical spa you should be fine, the doctors will be on staff and there's usually a PA or RN in the office as well, ask the esthetician how much experience she has doing the procedure and for any before and after pictures as well. Good luck  

Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Peels By A Plastic Surgeon

This is appropriate, however I would seek out a plastic surgeon that can apply the peel. At my office, I apply the peels to ensure the most effective results. 

Carlo P. Honrado, MD, FACS
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Vi peel at Medi- Spa

I always have the patient do a HydraFacial treatment immediately before the Vi peel.  Since this is a very light peel the HydraFacial gets any debris, such as built up make up and dead skin cells, off the skin and I get a much better result.  It is a very safe peel and I do not have a problem with a nurse doing it but I do it in my office.  With a plastic surgeon at the "spa" I would assume they are available if there are any questions.

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Houston Plastic Surgeon
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