Please read carefully the post-treatment care below prior to your treatment and don’t hesitate to reach out at anytime should you have any questions or concerns.
CHEMICAL PEEL POST-TREATMENT CARE:
- On post peel day 3, you may experience mild to moderate shedding depending on the depth of chemical peel, the number of layers applied and depth of the chemical peel. There can be dryness and tightness of the skin. Flaking and peeling three days post peel is not uncommon, unless you had a superficial peel. Superficial peels have little to no downtime, so you may not experience shedding.
- You may develop small whiteheads, but please note that this is not breakout.
- If you have a lighter skin complexion, you may notice mild redness after a chemical peel.
- Do not peel or pick at the peeling skin. You must allow the skin to flake off naturally. Picking at the peeling skin can cause hyperpigmentation.
- To minimize the side effects of the peel, please use the post procedure kit provided by the doctor or skincare professional for 3-5 days or until flaking has stopped.
- Do not apply ice or water to the areas that have been treated. Also, avoid applying makeup on the day of your treatment because the skin needs time to stabilize and rest.
- For the first 48 hours after your chemical peel, do not participate in activities that increase body heat and sweat, such as drinking alcohol, exercise/working out, hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, hot shower spray, swimming or directing a hair dryer to the treatment area. Internal heating can cause hyperpigmentation.
- Make sure that you are also avoiding direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Continue to use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher just as you were prior to your peel.
- Make sure to keep your skin well hydrated with a protective moisturizer. Apply it twice daily or more often if needed to reduce the appearance of flaking.
- For five days after your chemical peel, do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories.
- Avoid using retinols and glycolic acids for 10 days post peel.
- Do not use scrubs, loofahs, exfoliating sponges or other means of mechanical exfoliation on your face for 7-10 days.
- Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure.
- If you are on an acne regimen, delay the use of tretinoin, Retin-A, Differin, Renova, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, or Ziana 5 days post procedure. However, it is fine to resume using a vitamin C serum five days after your treatment.
- It is extremely important that you DO NOT have another chemical peel until your clinician advises you to.
- If you notice increased redness, increased hyperpigmentation or crusting of the skin, contact your doctor or skincare professional.