CHEMICAL PEEL CARE SHEET

Chemical Peels offer exfoliation and peeling which improves hyperpigmentation, fine lines, acne breakouts, acne scars and minimizes pore size. They work by chemically removing the outermost layer of the skin and give the skin a younger, healthier appearance.

WHAT TO EXPECT

  • A small skin patch test will be performed for sensitivity on your first treatment
  • Your Chemical Peel session can last between 15 – 35 minutes, depending on your skin and peel type
  • You may experience a slight stinging and hot sensation as the treatment activates on your skin
  • Approximately 48 hours after your peel, your skin will look like a mild to moderate sunburn, dry + irritated and possibly start to peel
  • The slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness can last 3 – 5 days depending on the condition of your skin
  • A Chemical Peel is recommended to be done every 4 weeks, with 3 – 6 treatments, depending on patient skin type and indication

     

BEFORE CARE

  • Avoid electrolysis, waxing, depilatory creams and laser hair removal 7 days PRIOR to treatment
  • Discontinue use of any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating to your skin
  • Discontinue use of Retinoids: Retinol, Retin-A, Renova®, Differin® (Adapalene 0.1%), Tazorac® – 7 days PRIOR
  • Avoid direct sun exposure/active tanning + tanning beds a minimum of 2 weeks PRIOR to treatment
  • Discontinue the use of Accutane for more than 6 months

AFTER CARE

  • Do not apply makeup the day of your treatment.
  • The night of your Chemical Peel, you may rinse skin gently with cool water only. Pat dry.
  • Feeling ‘tight’ or ‘pulled’ is completely normal
  • Do not pick, pull or rub your skin to avoid possible scarring
  • Apply sunscreen throughout the day to protect against sun exposure (SPF 30 or higher)
  • You may use any of the following 1 day POST treatment: 
    – SkinCeuticals Glycolic Renewal Cleanser
    – SkinCeuticals Phloretin CF Broad-Range Antioxidant Treatment
    – SkinCeuticals Glycolic 10 Renew Overnight
    – SkinCeuticals Physical Fusion UV Defence
  • Avoid any harsh cleansers, facial scrubs and washcloths
  • Avoid other facial or laser treatments at least 2 weeks POST your peel
  • Avoid direct sun exposure/active tanning a minimum of 1 after your peel
  • Avoid aerobic exercise and swimming for at least 2 days POST your peel
  • IMPORTANT: Keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is key to proper healing.

     

If excessive irritation, rash or other reaction develops within 24 hours, please call our office to speak with one of our qualified Treatment Providers.

Contact us at (866) 514-1369 or clientcare@laserbodymd.ca if your symptoms appear to worsen or last longer than 24 hours.