WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE GETTING A CHEMICAL PEEL

Recommended for

Peels are available for all skin types and all skin issues, even sensitive skin. They are usually the best option for treating moderate to severe cases of hyper pigmentation, wrinkles, acne, ingrown hairs, and sun spots. 

Before

On the area/s you are receiving the peel....

Avoid sun exposure for at least 1 week before hand.

Don't use retinols, Retin A, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or any AHA or BHA product, or any product that thins the skin at least 1 week before.

Skin Prep

Peels are available for all skin tones but if you have a darker skin tone, then you will need to prep your skin before hand. Darker skin tones are prone to hyper pigmentation and will need to purchase the brightening serum and use it for at least 2 weeks prior to the chemical peel. The serum reduces the melanin in your skin which eliminates the risk of post inflammatory hyper pigmentation. This is a temporary darkening of the skin that can happen if the serum isn't used. The serum also helps prevent dark marks from break outs or damage to the skin.

 

Contraindications

  • Use of Accutane® within the last year

  • Recent cosmetic surgery, laser resurfacing, deep or medium depth chemical peels or dermabrasion

  • Severe rosacea

  • Pregnancy

  • Breast-feeding

  • Sunburn or irritated skin

  • Open sores or lesions

  • Infectious disease

  • Active Herpes simplex

  • Diabetes

  • Deficient immune system

  • Permanent cosmetics–wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier

  • Allergy to Asprin (only applys to certain peels)

  • Recent radiation or chemotherapy

  • If you have been sugared, waxed, shaved, or used a depilatory such as Nair within the last week on the area you want the peel

  • Medications that cause skin sensitivity 

 

After a peel

SPF should always be worn but is mandatory for at least 2 weeks following a peel. 

No working out, sweating, or direct sun exposure for at least 1 week

Don't pick, peel, or touch your skin

Use only the products recommended by your esthetician for after care

 

Itching, peeling, redness, sensitivity, and dryness can be a part of the healing process, but if it becomes too bothersome you can use aquaphore to help with dryness and itching. You don't want to over do it with the aquaphore though, because you want your skin to peel. Your esthetician will also recommend products for after care.

 

Call/text (216)666-0396 before setting up an appointment or schedule a consultation online.