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What NOT To Do When Getting a Chemical Peel

March 29, 2017

  • BASIC COMMON SENSE

  • RULES & ADVICE

  • Do not shave the area being treated 2 days prior to the peel

  • Do not resume shaving until shedding has started

  • Stop using Retin A or similar chemical exfoliators 3 days before peel 

  • Use sun protection at all times when you are performing chemical peels

  • Never pick at or pull the shedding skin if it is still firmly attached this can cause scarring 

  • Do not scratch at your skin after the peel or during the shedding process

  • Do not apply the peel to any area where the skin is broken, scratched or open

  • Do not indoor tan while performing a series of peel

  • Do not get peel solution in your eyes, mouth, on the vermillion of the lip, in your nose or any other sensitive tissue

  • Peel solutions should be stored in a cool, dark place and make sure to seal tightly

  • Do not use metal containers, instruments or applicators with chemical peel

  • Check with your doctor or pharmacist before performing a peel if you are taking any medications

  • Check with your doctor if you are pregnant or nursing

  • See your doctor if you are experiencing severe swelling or any extreme reaction

  • Do not mix anything into the peel solution prior to applying

  • Immediately remove the peel if you are in pain, reacting negatively or unsure

DO NOT USE A CHEMICAL PEEL IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Skin Allergies

  • Red Colored Skin

  • Skin Grafts

  • Recent Surgery

  • Sunburn

  • Broken Skin

  • Open Wounds/Lesions

  • Inflamed Skin

     

     

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