chemical peel Instructions
Pre Treatment
  • If you use Accutane; discontinue for a year prior to the chemical peel.
  • Avoid depilatory (hair removal) creams, waxing, electrolysis, laser hair removal, and microdermabrasion for one week before peel.
  • Avoid any alpha hydroxy acid products (such as glycol or lactic acid) or salicylic acid products, retinol, tretinoin cream (Retin-A), masks, scrubs or exfoliants, tweezing, injections, and the use of loofah or any products that may be drying or irritating for three days before peel.
  • DO NOT shave face the day of the peel.
  • If you have open lesions, active cold sores, facial dermatitis or facial irruption you are not a good candidate for the peel till after it has completely healed.
Post Treatment
  • Avoid any aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity for the first 48 hours.
  • Use of sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater at all times for at least a week after your peel.
  • Avoid direct sun exposure. Too much sun exposure may cause improper healing and in some cases may reverse the benefits of the peel.
  • Treat the skin gently, DO NOT exfoliate.
  • You may experience mildy red, dry, or flaking skin for several days.
  • DO NOT pick at the peeling skin.
  • Avoid alpha and beta-hydroxy acids products, retinoids, retinols and facial products containing fragrance for a few days after.