Clients should generally anticipate four peels; however, some peels, certain skin types, and certain problems may require fewer or more. The application process generally takes about 30 minutes; however, I would set aside a full hour just in case you experience erythema or other irritation during treatment.
If you are taking certain prescription skincare medications and certain over the counter products, you may need to stop them 4 days before your appointment. Additionally, you should not wax, shave, or use depilatory creams like Nair five (5) days before the peel either. If you get cold sores and take medication for them, you should take the medicine 2-3 days before your peel as the treatment can trigger an outbreak. Finally, please advise if you are allergic to aspirin BEFORE RECEIVING ANY TREATMENT.
Aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity should be avoided for the first 48 hours.
Direct sunlight exposure is to be completely avoided immediately following the treatment (including any strong
UV light exposure and tanning beds). If some sun exposure cannot be avoided, first apply sunscreen with an
SPF of 30 or greater.
Sunscreen (with at least a SPF of 15) should become a part of your daily skin care regimen as your skin will become more sensitive to the sun as a result of this treatment.
Cleanse your face with water or a mild soap substitute that does NOT include alpha hydroxy acids, scrubbing qualities, anti-aging properties or that exfoliates.
Gently moisturize your face using with like Circadia’s post peel balm. The objective is to use a soothing product that adds moisture.
Do NOT apply any type of glycolic acid or exfoliation products as this can severely damage or irritate the skin during the entire healing process.
DO NOT peel, rub, or scratch your skin at anytime, whatsoever. This WILL cause damage and compromise your results as well as possibly cause severe scarring.
If you experience painful areas of the face, contact your skin care therapist immediately, especially if you are prone to cold sores. Any blisters that form will need to be reported immediately.
You should not resume using any retinoids or acne prescription medications on your face until clear the following hurdles:
1) Your skin no longer tingles, isn’t excessively dry or tight, or is otherwise tender when you wash it;
2) Your skin has stopped shedding from the chemical peel; and
If you’re using prescription acne medication, do not resume using it until the fourth full day after your treatment; however, if your skin reacts, i.e., tingling and burning, differently than it does when you have not peeled, wait two more days before resuming your prescription acne medication. Continue this process until your skin behaves as normal.