ONE WEEK BEFORE THE PEEL 1) Discontinue any topical prescriptions or any products containing Retinol or Vitamin A 2) Avoid waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams, and laser hair removal treatments 3) Avoid sun exposure (indoor and outdoor) 4) Do not receive Botox or dermal fillers 5) Do not have another treatment unless recommended
THE DAY OF YOUR PEEL 1) Discontinue all use of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and benzoyl peroxide 2) Stop any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating 3) Men - do not shave the day of your peel
IMMEDIATELY POST PEEL After receiving your peel do not use any skincare products that have not been approved by your licensed esthetician or physician. Your treatment was finished with products that are safe to be left on your skin for the evening. You may start your POST TREATMENT Regimin the next morning or as recommended by your esthetician.
1) Do not do anything that will cause your body to become heated or to perspire. This may lead to inflammation and/or breakout (Exercise, sauna, hot tubs, etc.) 2) Always use warm water on your face and do not scrub. Avoid chlorine. 3) You may or may not experience some visual flaking or shedding of the skin approximately 2-5 days post peel. The amount of visual flaking is not indicative of your end results. If heavier shedding is present, do not under any circumstances, pick or manually peel the skin. 4) You must take precautions to avoid sun exposure in order to protect your skin as well as to get the full benefit of the peel. Peels increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Exposure to UV rays can cause hyper-pigmentation, freckling and sun damage. We recommend that you stay indoors as much as possible and use SPF daily. 5) Do not use any glycolic, retinol, or Retin-A for 7-10 days or until your skin is back to normal. This is the reason the POST TREATMENT KIT is recommended, providing the proper at home care post peel. You can resume your esthetician approved at home regimen after the 5-10 days. This time may vary depending on the peel performed and each individual’s healing process. 6) Do not shave your face or neck for at least 48 hours after peel.
TO AVOID INJURY TO THE SKIN, FOR THE 10 DAYS FOLLOWING THE PEEL, PLEASE DO NOT: • peel, pick, scrape or abrade the skin • have an electrolysis or laser treatment • use tanning beds or sunbathe • perform certain hair services using chemicals • facial wax, thread or use depilatory products • receive aesthetic injections • have another treatment until your esthetician advises you to do so
SLIGHT REDNESS OR SWELLING MIGHT OCCUR IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PEEL. THIS USUALLY GOES AWAY WITHIN 24 HOURS. SOME CLIENTS EXPERIENCE TEMPORARY SKIN DISCOLORATION. YOU MAY HAVE AN AREA OF SCABBING OR CRUSTING IN CASES OF SEVERE SENSITIVITY, THIS IS RARE. IF IT IS BOTHERSOME YOU MAY APPLY AQUAFOR (FOUND AT YOUR LOCAL DRUGSTORE) TO THE AFFECTED AREA. CALL YOUR ESTHETICIAN IMMEDIATELY F ANY OF THESE CONDITIONS DO NOT RESOLVE WITHIN 24 HOURS. For best results, a series of 4-8 peels at 2-4 week intervals is suggested. Using the correct at home care regimen to keep the results and corrections on going is also suggested. Your esthetician will help you decide which program works best for you, as they vary based on skin conditions