Pre and Post Chemical Peel Instructions and Waiver

Pre-Chemical Peel
• Please notify us if you are taking any medications that may make your
skin sensitive such as antibiotics, Retinoids, Accutane, Steroids, etc..
• If you have a history of cold sores, please be advised you will need to
be on a suppressive therapy prior to your appointment to prevent a
flare up. If you have a herpes breakout in the area being treated, your
peel will need to be delayed.
Post-Chemical Peel
• DO wash with a gentle cleanser and liberally apply moisturizer.
• Do NOT vigorously rub the skin and DO NOT pick at the flaking skin as
this may cause scarring.
• Sun protection is critical. You should NOT have any sun exposure;
wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30. This
includes driving to work. Refrain from tanning for at least 2 weeks.
• AVOID laser treatments, waxing, the use of depilatories, or
microdermabrasion for 3 weeks.
• DO wait 7 days before resuming the use of Retin-A (tretinoin), Renova,
Differin, Tazorac, Ziana, Veltin, Atralin, Azelaic acid glycolic acids or any
other exfoliating agents.
• AVOID swimming, sauna, or whirlpool use for at least 4 days after the
• If you were instructed to take an antiviral medication, DO complete the
prescribed course.
• Chemical peels may cause swelling, redness, crusting, dryness, skin
sensitivity, itching, and peeling of the site which could last for 1-2
weeks. In the days after the peel, the skin may feel and look tight, with
parchment-paper like changes or darkening. These are expected
reactions and subside quickly. If you experience any adverse or
reactions or reactions you are concerned about, please do not hesitate
to call.

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