The VI Peel is a specialized medium-strength chemical peel that involves some at-home care following the initial treatment. When you leave the clinic, you will still have the peel solution on your face. You are instructed to keep this on for at least four hours, but it is ideal to keep it on until about an hour before bedtime. Patients hoping to see results quickly often ask, “Can you leave the VI Peel on overnight?”
Generally, it is not recommended to leave the VI Peel longer than instructed. It will cause the skin to peel and leaving the solution on too long can cause major irritation or even damage to the skin. Thus, unless otherwise instructed, do not leave the peel on overnight.
The VI Peel is self-neutralizing which means that it should not overly damage the skin. Some self-neutralizing peels are designed to be applied and left to soak in. However, not all. After you wash off the peel, the kit comes with soothing wipes to thoroughly clean the skin to ensure none of the peel is left behind and to calm any redness or irritation.