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Is it safe doing the VI peel at home?

Is it safe doing the VI peel at home?

Postby WantNewskin » Fri Feb 11, 2011 9:44 am

Hello everyone, I recently had a VI peel done back in December at a local med spa and after several days of peeling an misery, my skin looked absolutely amazing! The esthitican told me that it would be beneficial to have another a few mths later. The only thing is they're pretty expensive, $350, but oh so worth it. My question is, I noticed that they do sell the Vi kits on ebay with the retin a, and everything I would need except for the accetone, which is what she used to prep. The price they are selling them on Ebay is $156 which is obvioulsy half the cost at the med spa, but my question is, is this safe to do at home myself? My skin tolerated the VI peel quite well, with no problems, just tons of peeling, but like I said got wonderful results. And, I've heard the second peel is even better with the results.

I've done the Glycolic peels many times from MUAC and yes it has helped to control breakouts, it hasn't given my skin the results that this peel did. So, I've got to have another one. So, can anyone tell me if its advisable to order the kit off ebay or just go back to the med spa and pay full price? Is there any danger with doing this at home? Thank you so much.
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Re: Is it safe doing the VI peel at home?

Postby GabiInChicago » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:23 pm

I think we discussed this in a separate post, but what did you decide to do? By the way, you can use rubbing alcohol instead of acetone to remove oils from the skin before applying a peel. I've gotten good peels from eBay, but I only know what you've told me and what I've read about this peel. Since you've done one professionally, you're familiar with the procedure, and if you've done other peels at home, I'd say go for it. If you've never done other peels at home, maybe you should do something milder at home before doing this one.
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Re: Is it safe doing the VI peel at home?

Postby ejohnson123 » Wed Mar 11, 2015 11:44 pm

It's totally safe to do a VI Peel at home. It's a self neutralizing Peel so you can't burn your face. I bought and did mine on us free ads.com . I'm a nurse and to be honest, the reason why some people say don't do it is because they want you to spend the money to go to their office or spa and spend double which is totally unnecessary being it's a super simple peel. Some peels that don't self neutralize are not safe at home but the VI Peel is.
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Re: Is it safe doing the VI peel at home?

Postby sarah_jane » Mon May 04, 2015 10:08 pm

It's totally safe to do a chemical peel from home although I would suggest you do a milder one rather than the deep peel you would have at a clinic.

As you have already had chemical peels you would know if you are susceptible to infection or allergies. Just use a professional peel rather than a off the shelf, chemist one for the best results.
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