Does a VI Peel Require the Use of Hydroquinone for the Procedure on People of Color?

Does a VI peel require the use of hydroquinone before the procedure on people of color? Also, if hydroquinone makes my skin red but doesnt cause any irritation, is that bad and should i stop using it? Should i trust a med spa for this procedure? Any recommendations for south Florida?

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Vi Peel for people of color

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The Vi Peel is an excellent peel for ethnic skin and does not typically require the use of hydroquinone prior.  If that what the person performing your peel advised, however, it's best to follow instructions.  If you do not want to use hydroquione prior, or you have allergies or irriation from this medication, find someone who is comfortable performing the peel without this step. 

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