General Chemical Peel Instructions

PATIENTS WHO SHOULD NOT BE TREATED:

  • Patients with active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosecea in the area to be treated. Inform the physician if you have any history of herpes simplex
  • Patients with a history of allergies (especially allergies to salicylates like aspirin), rashes, or other skin reactions, or those who may be sensitive to any of the components in chemical peel treatment
  • Patients who have taken Accutane within the past year
  • Patients who are pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating)
  • Patients who have received chemotherapy or radiation therapy
  • Patients with vitiligo
  • Patients with a history of an autoimmune disease (such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc.) or any condition that may weaken their immune system

ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR PEEL AVOID THESE PRODUCTS AND/OR PROCEDURES:

  • Electrolysis
  • Waxing
  • Depilatory Creams
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Patients who have had BOTOX® injections should wait until full effect of their treatment is seen before receiving a Peel Treatment

THREE-FOUR DAYS BEFORE YOUR PEEL AVOID THESE PRODUCTS AND/OR PROCEDURES:

  • Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®
  • Any products containing retinol, alpha -hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
  • Patients who have had medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before receiving a Peel

Post Peel Instruction is peel dependent and will be provided by a treating physician at the time of the treatment. But regardless of the peel patients undergoing chemical peel treatments should be very mindful of the sunexposure.