Looking to steal the show with spotlessly beautiful, porcelain skin? Our Vitalize Peel makes you an instant knockout, offering amazing touches to tone and texture as quick as can be. Shine got you down? Our grease grabbing Blemish Blast can turn that frown upside down and make you glow for the right reasons. No matter what you need, Blue’s peels and skin treatments will let put your best face forward!
Before the Chemical Peel Procedure
- Avoid any harsh treatments in the days leading to the peel, such as microdermabrasion, waxing, electrolysis or any aggressive chemicals or exfoliants.
- Sun exposure, tanning beds, and tanning creams should be avoided for a minimum of 1 week prior to your scheduled treatment date.
- Avoid all sun exposure, tanning beds and tanning creams after treatment.
After the Chemical Peel Procedure
Immediately after the peel your skin may be yellow retinoic acid has been used, however this will fade within an hour. Your skin maybe reddish and continue to look sun burned or tanned until peeling begins. DO NOT WET, WASH, SOAK, STEAM OR SUBMERGE any area of body that has been exposed to peel for AT LEAST 12 hours.
Gently wash peeled area and apply sunscreen.
If you are significantly itchy you may gently cleanse with tepid water, or with a gentle cleanser only. You may experience itchy or tingly sensations. You may take Original Benadryl to lessen this occasional side effect and to help you sleep. Peeling, if any, should begin after day 6, depending on the original condition of the area.
Gently wash peeled area and apply sunscreen. You may or may not again experience itchy or tingly sensations on these days. Original Benadryl will lessen this discomfort and help you sleep.
Skin may feel a bit rough and dry. Micro-peeling can take place during these days. SkinMedica GlyPro Exfoliating Cleanser can be used during this stage.
Once the peeling begins apply the moisturizer as often as necessary to relieve discomfort, prevent any hotspots, and also to help hide some of the sloughing skin. DO NOT SCRUB, PICK, OR PULL THE SKIN OFF. Instead allow it only to come off during your gentle cleansing and drying. You can damage skin by forcing it to come off before it is ready!
Day 14 and beyond
Your nurse or esthetician will outline the ideal home care program to maximize your results. If your skin feels sensitive, wait until irritation subsides. Do not use anything abrasive or harsh on your skin for another week or two, again depending on its sensitivity. If you should apply anything to your skin that creates discomfort, wash it off immediately.
NO sun exposure for 14 days. You must wear a minimum of SPF 30 full spectrum sunscreen daily for 8 weeks post procedure. Long Sleeves and gloves will help prevent permanent sun damage.
should you experience any other adverse effects or have any questions regarding your treatment, please call the office immediately. 818.783.3600