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Contraindications of a Chemical Peel
  • Accutane: Time on and time off

  • Retin-A: Discontinue for 7- 10 days prior to treatment.

  • Pregnant or Lactating

  • Allergy, including 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

  • Permanent cosmetics, wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier

  • Active cold sores or lesions

  • History of Herpes Simplex

  • Active facial rash

  • Immediately post lift of facial surgery needs doctor approval

  • Rosacea- evaluate

  • Waxing requires a 72 hour waiting period

Pre-Treatment Care

At least 30 days prior to your peel you should not tan or burn your skin (tanning or burning your skin should be a habit you avoid in general).   Also, it is advised that you discontinue use of any retinoids, retinols, glycolics, AHA’s or waxing at least 48-72 hours before your chemical peel or any resurfacing treatment. 

Post-Treatment Care

The initial -72 hours post procedure are the most critical. Clients should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Avoid direct sun and extremes of heat or cold. This includes simple day to day tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for a long period of time, sitting next to a bonfire or fireplace, hot tubs.

  • Discontinue use of any AHA products.  You may continue your regular skin care regime after 72 hours or when your skin is no longer flaking and 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.  Sun care products should be applied no less than every 30 to 90 minutes and you should never go out, even on a cloudy day, without sun protection.  Wear sun protection even indoors

  • No scratching or peeling, limit exercise for first 24 hours, drink plenty of water and have a realistic expectation of the healing process.

Keep in mind that these lists are not exhaustive.  We will go over more details in our consultation. 

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