Pre-Care Instructions: Chemical Peel


You will be having a skin treatment on the day of your appointment. Please follow the instructions below to prepare:

  • If you are lactating, pregnant, or may be pregnant, consult your physician before receiving any treatment.
  • Avoid sun exposure and tanning beds for at least two weeks prior to treatment.
  • Avoid the use of retinoid products (eg. retinol, Retin A*, Tazorac®), Tretinoin, and high levels of AHA and BHA products for approximately 7 days prior to treatment. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.
  • Do not shave the morning of your appointment. (Shaving should be performed the morning of the day before your peel)


Post-Care Instructions: Chemical Peel


It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of the treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. However, makeup can be applied, if necessary. Tonight your skin will feel tight and “pulled”. In order to obtain maximum results and avoid complications, please follow the post-peel instructions handed to you and listed below for approximately 5 to 7 days:

Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat.

Wear at least SPF 30 post treatment and it is recommended you wear a hat where possible.

Only Use the products provided to you in your post procedure kit for 5 to 7 days post treatment.

Discontinue use of any product that irritates your skin and contact your skin care professional.

Important: Keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is key to proper healing.

DO NOT cleanse your skin in the evening of your peel.

DO NOT pick or pull any flaking skin.

DO NOT tan or use a tanning booth for at least 14 days post peel.

DO NOT have electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post treatment.

DO NOT use facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation for 14 days post peel.

DO NOT use retinoic acid, AHA or BHA for 14 days post peel

DO NOT have laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post peel.

DO NOT apply ice or ice water on the treated area.

DO NOT use hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and/or excessively hot showers for 2 days post peel.

DO NOT go swimming for 2 days post peel.

DO NOT participate in aerobic exercise for 2 days post peel.

DO NOT shave your face for 2 days post peel.

For questions or concerns, please contact your service provider at 213.866.3747.