Facial / Chemical Peels

Facial Peel Pre-Treatment Instructions

For best results, it is advised to avoid sun exposure and the following products & procedures at least 1 week prior your treatment:

  • Electrolysis
  • Waxing
  • Depilatory creams
  • Laser hair removal
  • Any exfoliating products
  • Any products that may be drying or irritating, including products containing salicylic acid, alpha hydroxy-acids, vitamin C, hydroquinone, retinoids, and prescription medications.
  • Shaving of the area to be treated

Facial Peel Post Treatment Instructions

For two days post procedure:

  • Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not put treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
  • Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms, or saunas.
  • Do not go swimming,
  • Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
  • 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 with itching, stinging, redness, heat and/or tightness for the next number of days. After 48 hours of a superficial peel, flaking may occur for 3 to 5 days which can easily be controlled with moisturizers. After 72 hours of a medium depth peel (such as a VI Peel), a more extensive exfoliation will occur for 3-7 days.
  • 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.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. An SPF of 30 or greater MUST be used daily.
  • Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
  • Do not pick or pull on any loosening skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.
  • You may resume the regular use of retinoids, alpha-hydroxy acid, beta hydroxy acid, vitamin C, or bleaching creams ONLY after peeling process is complete.