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Vi Peel for slightly darker Korean-American skin
Hi there,
I'm a 28 year old Korean-American and have slightly darker skin tone than most Koreans. I have acne scars and congestion in my forehead (kinda like whiteheads). I am wondering if a Vi peel is safe for my skin type. I don't take any medications and am not allergic to any prescription drugs. I do occasionally smoke (about 4-5x a day)but when I do the peel, I am going to quit... because this is a big investment for me and I don't want smoking to cause a delay in the heeling process.

Your expert advice would be greatly appreciated.

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Vi Peel for slightly darker Korean-American skin

Plastic surgeon
los angeles, CA
United States
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Vi peel is quite safe  April 16, 2012 12:04 PM

It's a good peel for darker skin as well as asian skin. The only thing to keep in mind is that Vi Peel is not a one time treatment. Most of the time you will need to do a few sessions for best results. The other thing, looking at your picture, is that you should do whatever you can to resolve the active acne. It would be a shame to spend money clearing up the pigmentation only to get more pigmentation from the acne.

Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  April 17, 2012 3:16 AM

Agree try 1 time to see if it helps.

Plastic surgeon
Melbourne, FL
United States
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Vi Peel can help  April 19, 2012 12:52 PM

The Vi Peel should work well for you and your skin tone/type. It is highly effective at clearing acne and results are fairly quick. The peel can also be used to decrease the appearance of acne scarring. A single peel can achieve significant repair and add a healthy glow to your skin.



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