- To Avoid Bruising: Avoid alcohol consumption for a minimum of 6 hours and refrain from taking blood thinners such as Aspirin and NSAIDS for several days.
- Recommended skin care system for preconditioning for 4-6 weeks for optimal results.
- No waxing, depilatory creams or electrolysis 5-7 days prior to the peel.
- No shaving the day of the procedure.
- Antiviral agent for 2 days prior to and day of treatment if history of cold sores
- There may be some bleeding during the treatment for which is temporary.
- There may be some mild discomfort during the procedure. Topical coolness or anesthetic cream will be used for tolerance.
- Helps to build collagen.
- Smoothes fine lines and may help fill in ice pick scars.
- Smoothes acne scars.
- Stimulates growth factors.
Day of Treatment Instructions
- Omit lotions, creams, make up or deodorant in area to be treated.
- Arrive with clean washed skin.
- Inform provider of any changes in medical history and of all medications you are taking
- No aggressive products for 48 hours after treatment.
- Use SPF of at least 30 shall be worn when outdoors.
- Avoidsun tanning and prolonged exposure to direct sunlight for 2 weeks.
- A sunburn -like effect is normal.The skin will feel tight, dry, sensitive to touch. Treat skin gently washing with a gentle cleanser, cool water, using hands only and pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after treatment. Redness or sensitivity might well be present. Some small bruising is common and may last up to 5-7 days and swelling can last 2-4 days depending on how aggressive of a treatment you received.
- Plan social calendar accordingly!
- Avoid strenuous exercises that cause sweating, jacuzzi, sauna or steam baths for 24 hours due to open pores, or up to 48 hours if inflammation exists.
- Use Mineral makeup after 24 hours
- Sleep on your back with head of bed elevated to minimize swelling or pain as needed
- Peeling may start 3-5 days after treatment. You will notice skin dryness and flaking. This is due to an increased turnover of skin cells. Do not pick, scratch or scrub at treated skin! Allow old skin to flake off naturallyand keep moisturized.
You may restart your regular skin care products and Retin-A once your skin is no longer irritated.
Pregnancy, actively infected or actively inflamed skin, skin irritation, cystic acne to area being treated, keloid scars, allergies to topical lidocaine and sunburn.