Chemical Peel Care
Individuals who should NOT receive a chemical peel
- Those with active cold sores, warts, open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis, inflammatory rosacea, or an autoimmune disease.
- Those who have taken Accutane (or its generic form) within the past year, or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy.
- Those who are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- Inform us if you have a history of herpes simplex, or if you are allergic to aspirin.
- One week prior to your appointment avoid waxing, electrolysis, laser hair removal, prescription retinoids/retinoid-like compounds (Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac), products that contain Retinol, AHAs, BHAs, Benzoyl Peroxide, or any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating.
- Avoid direct sun exposure for at least 48 hours.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 24 hours.
- Do not pick or pull the skin.
- When cleansing, do not scrub or use a wash cloth.
- Wait until all flaking and peeling is complete before returning to your regular home care routine or having additional professional treatments.
- Immediately notify us of any concerns.
- Use SPF daily for at least one week.
Chemical peels are some of the simplest and most effective treatments for achieving that radiant glow, and are one of the oldest cosmetic procedures performed around the world. Not only can you expect smooth and clear skin with these treatments, but chemical peels can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
If you’re looking for a dramatic ‘lift’ to your appearance without expensive surgery, chemical peels could be the secret to getting that youthful look.
Here are just some of the top benefits of this popular cosmetic procedure:
- Reduction or removal of blotchy patches.
- Removing the appearance of sun damage.
- Acne management.
- Lightening of the skin.
- Smoother skin.
- Age spot removal.
- Improved collagen growth.
- Better skin quality.