Chemical Peel Pre & Post Care

Chemical Peel Pre & Post Care

Preparation for a Chemical Peel

Stop using Retin-A and or high potency AHA and BHA products for at least 7 days prior to your appointment. This will reduce your risk of developing an adverse skin reaction.
Do not squeeze, poke, or extract any pimples! This leaves your skin at risk for infection and scarring.
Ensure you are not pregnant or breast feeding. There have been no studies to determine the safety of chemical peels on an unborn or breast feeding baby.
Avoid sun exposure or tanning beds for at least two weeks prior to your peel
Avoid microneedling, waxing, or cosmetic injections on the face or neck for at least 2 weeks prior to your peel.
Avoid wearing make-up the day of treatment

Post Treatment Expectations

Expect slight redness lasting 1-12 hours

Expect that your skin will feel tighter and "pulled" the first night

Expect light to moderate exfoliation or flaking of skin in a few localized areas (usually around the nose and mouth) for 3-7 days post treatment (only for peels stronger than the Red Carpet 30% Lactic Acid peel).

Expect softer, glowing, and brighter skin

Post Treatment Tips

Do not cleanse your face the night of the peel
Do not apply ice or water on the treated area
Do not wear make-up until the next day
Do not pick at or pull flaking skin
Avoid direct sun exposure or tanning for 14 days
Do not use facial scrubs or mechanical exfoliation methods on the treated area for 14 days
Do not use Retinol, AHA, or BHA for 14 days
Do not have laser hair removal, photofacials (IPL), chemical peels, or microdermabrasion on the treated area for 14 days
Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and or excessively hot showers for 14 days
Do not go swimming for 2 days
Do not participate in aerobic activity for 2 days

Use the following skin care products for 5-7 days post peel

A.M. routine
STEP 1: Mild Cleanser. We recommend ZO gentle cleanser.
STEP 2: Moisturize with ZO Revitatrol
STEP 3: Apply an SPF of 30 or higher. We recommend ZO Oclipse SPF 30

P.M. routine
STEP 1: Mild Cleanser. We recommend ZO gentle cleanser.
STEP 2: Moisturize with ZO Revitatrol

Questions or concerns

For questions or concerns please contact us at enquiries@dermnurse.ca

In case of emergency such as an allergic reaction please proceed to the nearest emergency room