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Old 01-19-2011, 05:58 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Hello; I am exploring the possibility of having the VI Peel. I was wondering if anyone can tell me their experience. Has anyone had any side effects or infections? I've been told that once done, it is painfree and the results are wonderful. Look forward to your input.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Leaving fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada
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What is it? I've never heard of it. What's it supposed to do for you? What does it cost?
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Florida
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What is it? I've never heard of it. What's it supposed to do for you? What does it cost?
It's a chemical peel thats supposed to be the latest and greatest.

Take a look at the website Welcome to Vi Medical Products

The doctor I went to for a consult charges $250. It's supposed to be painless and very little down time.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:10 PM
 
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I came across a VI review forum a few weeks ago. Most said it was ok, but it was bad for others. I think it is a risk for people with darker skin. An Asian woman in a review showed a before and after pic where she had a dark mark on her cheek. An African American man said he had it done all over his face and his skin had gotten darker.

I asked my co-worker,a esthetician, who performs VI Peels at our salon to help me lighten my 2 age spots on my face. Apparently, I asked her for a spot treatment of the VI peel but instead she applied the VI precision peel on me without my knowledge. I immediately felt the burn and asked her what she did. She should not have perform that booster treatment on my skin as I told her I have extremely sensitive asian skin. I was very angry and felt there was lack of training and negligence on her part.
I contacted my dermatologist whom I known for over 8 yrss and she said that the pink part of my skin was BURNT.
After several calls, the VI peel company is horrible at returning calls. Managed to talk to someone from that VI peel company in Santa Monica, CA only 2 weeks later.
Now the peel left me 2 burnt scars even darker than the old age spots. The VI peel left me with PIH which hopefully will lighten up but it may take a very long time. I am now using pure organic rose hip oil and Epicuren Skin Lightener to help fade the scars as I broke out with a rash using 4% hydroquinone.
Pls only see a MD for a treatment. DO NOT RECOMMEND THE VI PEEL FOR BROWN SKIN. Buyer beware.

I thought about the peel too, but became afraid after seeing reviews like that.
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Old 01-20-2011, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Florida
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I came across a VI review forum a few weeks ago. Most said it was ok, but it was bad for others. I think it is a risk for people with darker skin. An Asian woman in a review showed a before and after pic where she had a dark mark on her cheek. An African American man said he had it done all over his face and his skin had gotten darker.

I asked my co-worker,a esthetician, who performs VI Peels at our salon to help me lighten my 2 age spots on my face. Apparently, I asked her for a spot treatment of the VI peel but instead she applied the VI precision peel on me without my knowledge. I immediately felt the burn and asked her what she did. She should not have perform that booster treatment on my skin as I told her I have extremely sensitive asian skin. I was very angry and felt there was lack of training and negligence on her part.
I contacted my dermatologist whom I known for over 8 yrss and she said that the pink part of my skin was BURNT.
After several calls, the VI peel company is horrible at returning calls. Managed to talk to someone from that VI peel company in Santa Monica, CA only 2 weeks later.
Now the peel left me 2 burnt scars even darker than the old age spots. The VI peel left me with PIH which hopefully will lighten up but it may take a very long time. I am now using pure organic rose hip oil and Epicuren Skin Lightener to help fade the scars as I broke out with a rash using 4% hydroquinone.
Pls only see a MD for a treatment. DO NOT RECOMMEND THE VI PEEL FOR BROWN SKIN. Buyer beware.

I thought about the peel too, but became afraid after seeing reviews like that.

There are products that come with the kit in case you do have areas that turn darker. I did call the company to ask them specific questions and spoke with someone immediately. The person who I spoke with seemed hesitant when I did ask questions such as, "has anyone been known to get an infection or scar?" I watched videos on youtube and read things about it. This peel is actually suppose to be good for darker skin.

Anyway, I'm still in the gathering my information phase. I have a friend who has done it twice and loves it. The thing that confuses me is that I've been told that there is very little down time yet my doctor doesn't want to do it now because I will be traveling in 3 weeks and she's said that's not enough time I'm not going to rush it. If I don't feel that the rewards outweigh the risks, I will pass for now.
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