CHEMICAL PEELS BASIC PRECAUTIONS
Do not shave the area being treated 2 days prior to the peel
Do not resume shaving until shedding has commenced
Stop using Retin A or similar chemical exfoliators 2 days before peel
Use sun protection at all times when you are performing chemical peels
Never pull at or pull the shedding skin if it is still firmly attached
Do not scratch at your skin after the peel or during the shedding process
Do not apply the peel to any area where the skin is broken, scratched, or open
Do not indoor tan while performing a series of peel
Do not get peel in your eyes, mouth, on the vermillion of the lip or in your nose
Store peel solution in a cool, dark place and make sure to seal tightly
Do not use metal containers, instruments or applicators with chemical peels
Make sure you have selected the correct peel prior to applying and do a patch test
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any medications
Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing
See your doctor if you are experiencing severe swelling or any extreme reaction
Do not mix anything into the peel solution prior to applying
Immediately remove the peel if you are in pain, reacting negatively, or unsure
YOU SHOULD NOT USE A CHEMICAL PEEL IF:
You are currently taking Accutane or have done so within the past twelve months
You are pregnant or nursing
You have a tendency to form keloid scars
You have a sexually transmitted disease such as herpes, HIV/AIDS,
or a similar condition
You are undergoing cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and/or radiation
You do not understand the process of a peel, are not willing to follow the
post peel regime, or do not take the time to properly educate yourself about
which solution should be used;
You expect a miracle. Most chemical peels are designed to be a progressive treatment and need multiple applications to achieve a goal
You have been treated with a hair-removal system in the past two days
DO NOT USE A CHEMICAL PEEL IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
WE DO NOT PROMOTE ANY OF OUR PEELS FOR THE FOLLOWING:
Permanent Make Up Removal
Stretch Mark Removal
DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE HIGH STRENGTH PEELS AND ATTEMPT TO DILUTE THE SOLUTION YOU WILL RUIN THE PEEL AND WE WILL NOT GRANT A REFUND SHOULD YOU DO SO!!!
DISCLAIMER: In order to properly determine if a chemical peel is right for you, we strongly encourage thoroughly researching the process, procedure and outcome along with the contraindications and side effects. Our support staff of aestheticians and customer service personnel are here to assist you in every way however, YOU ARE ASSUMING ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILY AND RISK by purchasing and applying these products. Please take the time to properly assess whether you are willing to accept these terms and use at your discretion.
CHEMICAL PEEL PREPARATION
For those new to chemical exfoliation, this is an important step in getting your skin ready for a peel application. If you. have a history of chemical peels or perform daily exfoliation (clarisonic brush, face scrub, AHA creams, Retin A, etc.), you may skip this step if desired.
1 week prior to the peel, you will want to treat your skin with an AHA or BHA daily exfoliator or cream. This will not only prepare the skin and produce enhanced results but may alert you to the possibility of complications or a negative skin reaction. Additionally, a daily exfoliation product is recommended for post peel care to maintain your peel results and keep the skin turning over in between peels.
In order to get the best results and fastest healing time, we recommend using a hyaluronic acid serum and moisturizer containing SPF 30 or higher. In most cases, you will be able to resume your normal daily skin care routine the next day. The deeper the peel, the longer the expected recovery time.
GATHER ALL THE ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO CONDUCT A CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT:
Gel cleanser (we recommend
Alcohol or pre-peel solution for defatting (we recommend
Peel Prep Solution)
Chemical Facial Peel solution
Applicators (gauze or cotton pads, Q-tips)
Post peel care (treatment serum with hyraluronic, moisturizer, spf)
Hand held fan (optional but recommended)
Clean face towels
REACTIONS TO EXPECT WHEN DOING PEEL
It is important to remember that a chemical peel is the willful application of an ACID to produce a controlled injury to the skin. By intentionally causing damage, you prompt the body into
1) amping up the production of collagen and elastin which form the support system for the epidermis and 2) cause the outermost layers of the epidermis to slough off to reveal newer, fresher skin. WARNING: If you are at all unsure about any aspects of using this product, DO NOT proceed. By purchasing and using this product, you do so at your own discretion and assume all liability for the outcome.
NORMAL REACTIONS AFTER APPLYING A PEEL:
Frosting the skin turns opaque or powdery white
Swelling, inflammation, redness, or sensitivity
Gradual darkening of the skin in the area treated (the skin that will shed)
Scabbing, crusting, oozing, or flaking
Not all peel solutions produce results in the same way. For example, AHA's are much less likely to yield visible flaking while TCA generally causes significant shedding, especially at high percentages.
APPLYING THE CHEMICAL PEEL
It is strongly recommended that you perform a patch test of the peel solution prior to full application. 3 days prior to the peel, apply a small patch of the solution to the skin behind your ear. If no negative or unusual reactions are noted, you can safely proceed with your treatment.
STEPS FOR CORRECTLY APPLYING YOUR CHEMICAL PEEL
1. Begin by washing the skin with your transparent gel cleanser. It is important that you not use a cream, lotion, or pearlescent cleanser which may leave residue. After washing and patting the skin dry, use a cotton pad/ball to wipe down the area to be treated with your pre-peel solution or alcohol.
2. Apply a small amount of peel solution to the gauze pad. Next, apply the solution in a thin layer to your skin. Be sure to avoid the immediate eye area, lips, and inside the nostrils.
3. You may need to reapply solution to the gauze pad several times to complete the entire face or treated area. The skin should not be dripping but should be slightly damp with the solution. Some mild types of peels may be gently buffed into the skin with the gauze pad while the peel solution is processing. Allow the peel to process for the recommended time notes on the specific peel product page or back of your peel bottle.
Initial Application Time
Maximum Application Time
30% - 70%
Up to 20 minutes
30% - 70%
Up to 20 minutes
3 layers with a total up to 15 minutes
Up to 8 minutes
Up to 8 minutes per layer
Light - Deep
Salicylic for 3 minutes, Glycolic for 5
Up to 25 minutes after Glycolic is applied
1-3 minutes single layer
Up to 8 layers, up to 8 minutes per layer
4. Once you are ready to remove the peel you will apply the Neutralizer Solution directly over the peel to stop the action of the acid and then rinse everything off with cool water for 30 seconds. Gently pat the skin dry and apply the Hyaluronic Replenish Serum and or moisturizer.
5. Moisturize the skin as needed after the peel and always apply a minimum of SPF 30 to protect the skin during the day. In the event you have used too strong of a peel or opted for a very deep exfoliation and the skin is raw and or oozing, you should apply a barrier ointment (Neosporin, Aquaphor, etc.) over the hyaluronic serum until the skin can resume its normal function.