Skin Peels Aftercare
For acne prone skin we recommend a skin peel every 3 weeks.
For pigmentation we recommend every 3 weeks.
For all other concerns we recommend every 4 weeks.
The skin must be pre-conditioned prior to any peel treatment. A homecare plan but be followed to ensure the peel works effectively and safely.
Pre Treatment Advice (up to 5-7 days prior)
• Avoid using products containing AHA, BHA, Retinoids, exfoliates and enzymes.
• Avoid hair removal treatments Inc. waxing in the treatment area.
• Avoid botox/filler and exfoliating procedures.
• Avoid excessive expose to sunlight inc. sunbeds.
Aftercare for skin peels
• Keep hydrated and skin moisturised with a gentle cleanser and moisturiser.
• If you have had a Glow Peel, avoid getting the area wet for a minimum of 8 hours.
• Do not pick, rub, scrub or pull at any flaking on the skin.
• Avoid makeup, self-tanning products and sun exposure, ice or ice water on the treated area and excessive heat for the rest of the day.
• Avoid hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, excessively hot showers/baths, swimming and aerobic exercise for 2 days.
• Avoid AHA and BHA products for 3-5 days.
• Avoid electrolysis., waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days.
• Avoid tanning booths, facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation, retinoic acid, laser hair removal, photo facials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days.
Risks & Reactions
Reactions from treatment include: skin redness and flushing, peeling, dryness, irritation, tightness, itching, tenderness, accentuated lines & wrinkles due to dryness, stinging and swelling. These effects will usually resolve within hours and many people are able to return to their normal activities the same or next day.
All skin is different and you may experience these reactions for longer. However, these reactions are temporary and typically resolve within 3-7 days as the skin returns to normal. There is a small risk of side effects causing the skin to turn very red, blister, swell, peel and later scab and crust. In severe cases infection and ulceration may result, although this is not expected to occur due to sterility of the procedure and the minimally invasive nature of the peel. There is a small risk that hyperpigmentation of the skin can occur after the procedure, although this is not normally expected due to the superficial type of peel used.
Failure to follow the aftercare advice detailed can increase the risk of the above.