Chemical peel

Pre-Treatment Instructions

 
For best results, it is advised to avoid sun exposure and the following products and procedure at least one week prior to your treatment:

-Electrolysis

-Waxing

-Depilatory creams

-Laser hair removal

2 Days Prior

-Any exfoliating products

-Any products that may be drying or irritating, including products that contain salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy acids, vitamin c, hydroquinone, retinoids, and prescription medications

1 Day Prior

-Shaving of the area being treated

 

Post Treatment Instructions

 
Two days post procedure:

-Stay cool!  Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.

-So not put treated area firectly into a hot shower spray.

-Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.

-Do not go swimming.

-Do not use loofahs or other means of exfoliation.

-Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area.

 

General Guidelines:

After receiving a chemical peel, the skin may look and feel like a mild windburn for the next 2 or 3 days.  After 48 hours, a slight flaking may occur for 3 to 5 days which can easily be controlled with moisturizers.

It is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight.

To minimize side effects and maximize results, use any post procedure solution you have been provided for 3 to 5 days or until flaking has resolved.

Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.

Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning bed for at least 2 weeks post procedure.  An SPF of at least 30 must be applied daily.  This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.

Do not pick or pull loosening skin.  This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation (skin darkening) or scarring.

Do not have any other facial treatment for the last one week after your peel.  You can resume the regular use of retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, vitamin c or bleaching creams ONLY after the peeling process is complete.