1 week before: Discontinue any topical prescriptions or products containing Retinol or Vitamin A.
Avoid waxing, electrolysis, depilatory creams and laser hair removal.
Avoid sun exposure
Do not receive Botox or filers
Do not have another treatment unless recommended.
The day of:
Discontinue all use of AHA and BHA and benzoyl peroxide
Stop using exfoliating products
Men - do not shave the day of your peel
24-48 hours post peel:
Avoid exercise, sauna, hot tubs etc. or anything that will cause your body to be heated - this may lead to inflammation/breakouts.
Use warm water on your face and do not scrub. Avoid chlorine
Some visual shedding/flaking may occur 2-4 days post peel. If heavier shedding occurs, DO NOT pick or manually peel the skin.
Peels increase sun sensitivity so avoid sun exposure and wear SPF regularly.
Do not use any glycolic, retinol or Retinol-A for 7 days post peel.
Use your Post-Treatment Kit
Men, do not shave for at least 48 hours post-peel.
For 10 days post peel, DO NOT:
Pick, scrape or abrade the skin
Use tanning beds or sunbathe
Have electrolysis or laser treatment
Facial wax, thread or other hair removal service
Receive aesthetic injections
Have another treatment until your esthetician advises you to do so
Slight redness may occur immediately after the peel. This usually goes away within 24 hours. Some clients experience temporary skin discoloration. You may have an area of scabbing or crusting in cases of severe sensitivity, this is very rare. If it is bothersome, you may apply Aquafor to the affected area.