IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT
THE ADVANCED PEEL
Professional strength chemical peels with a very low PH are generally performed by licensed aestheticians and physicians. They are not (DIY) home peel kits that may possibly be purchased online. Those are often "buffered" and may be diluted. If you purchase some type of acid online with a PH of 3.0 or lower, it can result in health risks, including injury and scarring in the hands of an untrained person.
So when it comes to your skin and chemical peels, leave it to the licensed professionals to make the decision on what is best for you and your skin condition.
Medium chemical peels are an effective way to correct acne scars, address uneven pigmentation, improve the texture and tone of the skin, smooth out fine lines, and more. Medium chemical peels, also known as TCA (trichloroacetic acid) chemical peels, provide more dramatic results than light chemical peels, and they don't require the extended recovery time of deep (phenol) peels
CONTRAINDICATIONS OF A CHEMICAL PEEL
Some medications and health conditions don't pair well with a chemical peel. If you are using or experiencing any of the following contraindications, adhere to the timelines as stated. Or talk with your skin esthetician for alternative treatments to make you look and feel your best!
Accutane: 1 year off
Retin-A: Discontinue for 7- 10 days prior to treatment.
Pregnant or Lactating
Allergy to Aspirin
Sunburned or compromised skin: Outdoors Life style, Tanning bed users, Avid golfer or skier, Sun worshiper
Serious medical condition: Heart condition/problem, Immunity disorder, Diabetes etc.
Medications: Diabetes Type 2, Lupus, chemo
Permanent cosmetics wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier
Active cold sores or lesions
Active facial rash
Immediately post lift of facial surgery needs doctor approval
Rosacea- Will need to be evaluated.
Facial Waxing requires a 72 hour waiting period.
ONE WEEK BEFORE THE PEEL
Discontinue any topical prescriptions or any products containing Retinol or Vitamin A
Avoid waxing, electrolysis, hair removal creams, and laser hair removal treatments
Avoid sun exposure (and tanning beds)
Do not receive Botox or dermal fillers
Do not have another facial or peel treatment
DAY OF YOUR PEEL
Do not use any alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and benzoyl peroxide
Stop any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
MEN-DO NOT SHAVE
IMMEDIATELY POST PEEL
After receiving your peel do not use any skin care products that have not been approved by your esthetician. You may start your post treatment kit the next morning.
The initial -72 hours post procedure are the most critical.
Clients should adhere to the following guidelines for healthy, radiant skin:
Avoid direct sun and extremes of heat or cold. This includes tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for a long period of time, exercising, swimming, sitting next to a bonfire or fireplace, hot tubs and baths.
Discontinue use of any AHA products for 72 hours, or 6 weeks if doing a treatment cycle. A client may continue their regular skin care routine after 72 hours or when their skin is no longer flaking/peeling.
Use hydrating and reparative products. Products rich in soothing and healing ingredients are best to encourage new healthy cell growth. Antioxidants, Vitamins A, C and E, Natural Skin Lighteners and Growth Factors work well.
Use Sunscreen. Clients should never go out even on a cloudy day without sun protection if they do peels.
No scratching, peeling or picking. no exercise, steam rooms or hot tubs for first 24 hours, drink plenty of water and have a realistic expectation of the healing process.