Pre & Post Care
We cannot treat during pregnancy, nursing, or patients trying to get pregnant.
These are medical-grade peels, cannot be done on patients taking blood thinners, aspirin, or any other antiplatelet medication (Plavix, Brilinta).
If you are taking aspirin over the counter without an indication from your physician, it should be held a week before treatment.
Let us know if you have a history of keloids (excessive scarring).
Please let us know if you have history of herpes infection, you will need to be pre-medicated.
Do not apply tretinoin (Renova, Retin-A), tazarotene (Tazorac), and/or adapalene (Differin) 2 weeks prior to and 2 weeks after your treatment, to the treatment area, unless instructed by your Physician.
The following medications need to be held for about 2 weeks before treatment with prior authorization of your doctor: oral contraceptives, antihistamines, NSAIDs, sulfonamides, tetracyclines, coal tar derivatives, sulfonylureas, psoralens, thiazides, and tricyclic antidepressants.
Do not exfoliate the skin for at least a week before the appointment.
No fillers 2 weeks prior to treatment.
No botox or other neurotoxin a week before treatment.
Do not sun tan or use the tanning bed 2-4 weeks prior to treatment.
Stop any type of depilatory treatments (waxing, depilatory creams) to the area of treatment 2 weeks prior to your peel.
Stop electrolysis, and any type of laser treatments (laser hair removal, IPL) to the area of treatment, 2-4 weeks before treatment.
Avoid smoking for 4 weeks before treatment.
Use of sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater at all times for at least 4 weeks after your peel.
Avoid direct sun exposure. Too much sun exposure may cause improper healing and in some cases may reverse the benefits of the peel.
Avoid any aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity for the first 48 hours.
Treat the skin gently- DO NOT Exfoliate- though you may experience mildly red, dry, or flaking skin for several days or more after your peel.
Do not pick or pull at peeling skin. The dead will naturally slough off.
Avoid alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids products, retinoids, retinols, and facial products containing fragrance for 2 weeks unless instructed by your physician.
After a chemical peel, your skin will be red and swollen, you’ll feel stinging. As swelling decreases, treated skin will begin to form a crust and might darken or develop brown spots. Treated areas take about 2 weeks to heal but redness might last for months. Please call the office at 305-308-6966 to notify us if you experience any additional side effects.
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