Pre and Post Treatment Care
Pre Facial Treatment Guide
All facial treatments are conducted with your safety in mind. It may take a few treatments to get the desired results. Facials are the most effective when you have them monthly. Results from treatments vary from person to person and are contingent upon genetics, skin conditions and current home regimen.
Please avoid sun exposure prior to and after a facial. Damaged skin does not respond well to treatments.
Avoid waxing for 48 hours prior to your treatment. This can result in excessive irritation, or lifting of the skin.
Please stop all products containing retinol, Retin-A, Glycolic 7 days prior to facial. All prescription topicals, or antibiotics need to be stopped 7 days prior to treatment. Please consult with your physician if you are unsure if you can stop your treatment.
If you have used Accutane it is best to wait 6 months after treatment to resume facial treatments. Consult with your physician to ensure you are ready to resume facial treatments.
Home care. Results are best when you use proper home care. Make sure you have appropriate home care, especially after a chemical peel.
Post Treatment Guide
Do not pick or scratch at skin. Disturbing healing skin can cause infection or hyperpigmentation.
Keep it cool. Your skin needs to be kept cool after a treatment, especially a chemical peel. Avoid the gym for 48 hours, this raises the body temperature, which can effect the healing skin. Avoid steaming the skin in the shower, hot tub or sauna. Wash your face with cool water.
Do not wax or shave immediately after a chemical peel.
Moisturize! Apply moisturizer diligently after facial treatments. This helps protect healing skin.
SPF. Your new skin must be protected from the sun. SPF of 30 or higher should be used and reapplied daily. Avoid sun for at least 7 days after a chemical peel. Wearing SPF reduces the formation of fine lines , wrinkles and hyperpigmentation.
Rx. Avoid the use of prescription topicals for 7 days.
Exfoliation. Avoid exfoliating for 7 days. Avoid facial scrubs and products containing glycolic acid,lactic acid, and retinol.
A chemical peel treatment may cause swelling, redness,crusting,dryness, skin sensitivity, and peeling that can last 1-2 weeks. Skin may look and feel tight or darken. These are expected reactions to a peel.
Avoid laser treatment, microdermabrasion for 3 weeks following a chemical peel.
Do not direct heat from a hair dryer onto the face.
Do not apply ice or ice water to face , as this can reactivate some chemical peels.
You may notice temporarily more pronounced discoloration or age spots as they rise to the skin’s surface before getting sloughed away.
Failure to follow recommendations can alter results of peel, and cause further injury to the skin.
Please Call/Text is with any questions or concerns. 203.871.1966.