Pre-Operative Instructions for Chemical Peel

PATIENTS WHO SHOULD NOT BE TREATED: patients with active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated. Inform the doctor if you have any history of herpes simplex. You should also not have a chemical peel treatment if you have a history of allergies, rashes, or other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components of this treatment. Most peels should not be performed on patients with an allergy to salicylates (i.e., aspirin). This peel is also not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year, or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy and should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.

  • ONE WEEK BEFORE YOUR PEEL: Avoid these products and/or procedures for one entire week prior to your chemical peel: Electrolysis, Waxing, Depilatory Creams, Laser Hair Removal, Sun Exposure, any product containing Retinol. Avoid excessive exposure to the sun 2 weeks before and after the peel.

  • TWO TO THREE DAYS BEFORE YOUR PEEL: Stop using any products containing AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide, Retin A, Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating

  • DAY OF PEEL: Please bring a LARGE hat or umbrella to protect your skin against the sun after the chemical peel

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