Pre/Post Treatment Guideline: Chemical Peel

Pre-treatment:
1. Absolutely do not go to a tanning salon for at least 3 weeks before or after a treatment.
2. Discontinue use of Retin-A, Renova, Differin or any derivative of Vitamin A for 5 days before and after your treatment.

Post-Treatment Instructions:
● Most patients who undergo these treatments have minimal redness for 1-12 hours. Due to the nature of these treatments, you may experience light flaking for a couple of days. Your skin may feel tight and dry. Apply moisturizer as frequently as needed.
● Unless recommended by your technician, do not apply topical medications, AHA or BHA products to the area for 5-7 days after your treatment, as they may be irritating.
● It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of your treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. Makeup can be applied if necessary.
● Follow your appropriate home care regimen as directed by your technician. Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat for at least 7 days (getting overheated internally can cause hyperpigmentation). Always use sunscreen/sunblock for your protection. Do not pick or pull at any loose skin, as this can cause hyperpigmentation or scarring.
● Do not have electrolysis, use chemical depilatories or wax the treated area for at least 7 days.

For the next 2 days:
● Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated areas. Vinegar soaks may be used if needed.
● Do not put the face directly into a hot shower spray. Do not use a steam room, Jacuzzi, or sauna.
● Do not go swimming.
● Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
● Do not use a Buff-Puff or other means of mechanical exfoliation

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