Chemical Peels Pre & Post Care Instruction - Skin by Lovely

Chemical Peels

To optimize your treatment outcomes, please follow these pre and post care instructions.

The chemical peels offered at Skin by Lovely range from superficial to medium depth, and are designed to improve the texture and appearance of the skin.

Pre-treatment Instructions & Expectations

To make the most out of your upcoming chemical peel, please follow our pre-treatment instructions.

We cannot treat if: pregnant, nursing, or currently using Accutane.

Pre-Treatment Skincare Recommendations

Your skin will heal best from a chemical peel if your at-home regimen supports a healthy skin barrier. Some of our favorite products at Skin by lovely to include in a pre-peel (or any time) regimen are:

One week before your appointment, please avoid the following treatments:

  • Electrolysis
  • Waxing
  • Depilatory Creams
  • Laser Hair Removal

3-7 days before your appointment, please discontinue the use of the following products:

  • Any products containing retinol, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) or beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), or benzoyl peroxide.
  • Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating

*If you suffer from cold sores/fever blister – take Valtrex 3 days prior to treatment to prevent an outbreak

  • The first two days your skin may look a little tan, bronzed, or pink. It may also feel a bit tight before the peeling begins.
  • Treat your skin like a sunburn – avoid sun exposure, excess sweating, and heat. 
  • During the peeling phase you must avoid sun exposure. Reapply your sunscreen at least 3 times per day.
  • Do not “help” the skin to peel. NO pulling, rubbing, scrubbing, or peeling the skin as this can cause scarring or hyperpigmentation.
  • If any post-peel products sting or irritate beyond your tolerance, reach out to your provider for alternatives.
  • The amount of visible peeling you will experience varies greatly. You will peel as much as your skin needs to peel. Peeling is a side effect of treatment, not the goal!
  • Days 3, 4, and 5 are the typical days of peeling. By day 6 most exfoliation has subsided.
  • If you are excessively dry or irritated, add a light layer of Aquaphor or Alastin Soothe + Protect Recovery balm to provide a protective barrier.

Post-treatment Instructions

To make the most out of your specific chemical peel treatment, please follow these post-treatment recommendations for your specific peel

VI Peel Precision Plus & VI Peel Purify with Precision Plus

  • The towelettes included in your post-peel kit provide additional stimulation of the skin and expedite the peeling process.
  • The first towelette should be used 4 hours after your peel has been applied. Subsequent towelettes will be applied at intervals designated in your aftercare booklet. All towelettes should be spaced a minimum of 4 hours apart and all towelettes should be used within the first 48 hours.
  • Discontinue any unused towelettes if you note any peeling within the first 48 hours.
  • 4 hours after your peel was applied, you may cleanse the skin. Avoid hot water
  • Apply post-peel towelette as instructed in your booklet
  • Wait 10 minutes, then apply a thin layer of post-peel protectant. You may apply mineral make up and SPF.
  • Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. Avoid hot water and pat dry.
  • Apply first post-peel towelette to all areas where the VI peel was applied, as indicated in your booklet. Use gentle pressure and do not wash off. Discard towelette and wash hands.
  • Wait 30 min, then apply the 2nd towelette, as indicated in your booklet. Do not wash off. Wait 10 min, then apply thin layer of Post Peel Protectant
  • Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. Avoid hot water and pat dry.
  • Apply a thin layer of Post Peel Protectant. Reapply as often as needed
  • Apply VI Derm SPF 50+ sunscreen. This is VERY important even if it’s not sunny outside!
  • Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. Avoid hot water and pat dry.
  • Apply post-peel towelette to all areas, as indicated in your booklet. Use gentle pressure and do not wash off. Discard towelette and wash hands.
  • Wait 30 min, then apply the second towelette, as indicated in your booklet. Do not wash off. Wait 10 min, then apply thin layer of Post Peel Protectant

Morning

  • Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. Avoid hot water and pat dry.
  • Apply Post Peel Protectant as often as needed
  • Apply VI Derm SPF 50+ sunscreen. Reapply throughout the day

Night:

  • Cleanse your skin with a gentle cleanser. Avoid hot water and pat dry.
  • Apply Post Peel Protectant as often as needed

 

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