Chemical Peels and Resurfacing Treatments
Pre/Post Treatment Instructions: Please follow the instructions below to prepare for your treatment.
Your compliance to your pre and post instructions will greatly affect the outcome of your treatment.
Before you make an appointment
- Do not schedule if you are pregnant or nursing
- Under the care of a physician without consent
- Have active Herpes simplex virus
- If you are under the care of a Physician or taking prescription medication or topicals please consult your Physician before making an appointment
Before your treatment
Do not have another facial or peeling treatment, unless recommended.
Avoid any irritants to your skin: including retinoids and retinol, glycolic, salicylic acids, benzoyl peroxide, astringents and Vitamin C.
Do not wax, tweeze or use depilatory creams.
Do not tan or have prolonged sun exposure.
The day of your treatment
You will not need to apply anything to your skin other than the spf you have continued to wear for the last 2 weeks prior to your treatment. If you are wearing makeup, it can easlity be removed.
After your treatment – Home care instructions
The week after your treatment your skin will continue to feel very tight. The top layers of skin are dehydrating. You may look like you have an uneven sunburn/tan. You may still feel comfortable in public today. By the end of the day your skin may begin to flake. Sun damaged spots will turn darker prior to peeling. Rinse your face with only water today. Use your hands only and cool or tepid water generally feels best.DO NOT PEEL THE SKIN. If any area is irritated, a mild hydrocortisone cream 1% can be used. Do not use Vaseline or Neosporin.
The day after your treatment begin using the DermaQuest Skincare Therapy post resurfacing kit or recommended products provided.
DO NOT use retinoids, retinol, acids, astringents or vitamin C. You must completely avoid the sun during this time.
If peeling occurs, the majority of peeling takes place between days 3 and 4. Continue with cleansing and moisturizing as recommended.Some areas will have completely peeled and other areas may have not peeled at all.
Between week 1 and week 2:
You may resume waxing, tweezing or depilatory creams during this week. By the end of the second week you should be able to tolerate glycolic, salicylic, vitamin C, and retinol, retinoid products. Remember, daily sunscreen with an SPF of 30 is recommended to maintain your improved skin. Follow up with your regular recommended Products.
If you have questions at any time, please contact Face Forward 907-310-9552