ONE WEEK BEFORE THE PEEL

1) Discontinue any topical prescriptions or any products containing Retinol or Vitamin A

2) Avoid waxing, electrolysis, hair removal creams, and laser hair removal treatments

3) Avoid sun exposure (and tanning beds)

4) Do not receive Botox or dermal fillers

5) Do not have another facial or peel treatment

CONTRAINDICATIONS OF A CHEMICAL PEEL

Some medications and health conditions don't pair well with a chemical peel. If you are using or experiencing any of the following contraindications, adhere to the timelines as stated. Or talk with one of our skin therapists for alternative treatments to make you look and feel your best!

IMMEDIATELY POST PEEL

After receiving your peel do not use any skin care products that have not been approved by your

aesthetician.  You may start your post treatment kit the next morning.

DAY OF YOUR PEEL

1) Do not use any alpha hydroxy acid (AHA), beta hydroxy acid (BHA) and benzoyl peroxide

2) Stop any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating

3) MEN-DO NOT SHAVE​

CHEMICAL PEEL AFTERCARE
​The initial -72 hours post procedure are the most critical.  

Clients should adhere to the following guidelines for healthy, radiant skin:


  • Avoid direct sun and extremes of heat or cold. This includes  tasks such as gardening, cooking over a hot stove for a long period of time, exercising, swimming, sitting next to a bonfire or fireplace, hot tubsbaths.
  • Discontinue use of any AHA products for 72 hours, or 6 weeks if doing a treatment cylce. A client may continue their regular skin care routine after 72 hours or when their skin is no longer flaking/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. Clients should never go out even on a cloudy day without sun protection if they do peels.
  • No scratching, peeling or picking. no exercise, steam rooms or hot tubs for first 24 hours, drink plenty of water and have a realistic expectation of the healing process.

Accutane: 1 year off
Retin-A: Discontinue for 7- 10 days prior to treatment.
Pregnant or Lactating
Allergy to 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, chemo
Permanent cosmetics wait 7 days then cover with occlusive barrier
Active cold sores or lesions
Active facial rash
Immediately post lift of facial surgery needs doctor approval
Rosacea- Will need to be evaluated.
Facial Waxing requires a 72 hour waiting period.


None of these apply? Great! Let us know which Chemical Peel you're interested in.