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Chemical Peel & Resurfacing Aftercare

  • Keep skin DRY for 6-24 hours post Peel. Cool water rinse OK, Mineral Powder OK for light sun protection
  • Don’t pick. Peeling and itching will begin after about 48 hours and last 5-7 days
  • Moisturize once peeling begins using recommended product with no active ingredients or exfoliants.
  • No workouts/sweating for 1 week (24-48 hours for Resurfacing.) Use a cool compress if skin heats up.
  •  Waxing OK 1 week AFTER skin has healed with no more peeling/flaking
  • No hot baths/showers for 1 week ( 24-48 hours for Resurfacing ) 
  • Hair color OK 1 week after skin has healed. Chemicals may migrate and heat is often used/produced. (24-48 hours for Resurfacing )
  • Stay out of direct sun for 2 weeks. UVA penetrates glass so driving or a sunny window exposes you to radiation. Use an umbrella, hat, glasses, Mineral Powder, SPF 30 broad spectrum sunscreen (Zinc Oxide preferred)
  • Apply Post Treatment Balm to calm irritation during peeling process only. Hydrocortisone will cause skin-thinning with prolonged use.
  • Peels may be repeated every 4 weeks in a series of 3 twice yearly, best in fall/winter.
  • Avoid oral antibiotics AHA/BHAs, Retinoids until peeling has ceased
  • Injectables and Fillers may be done afterward but wait 2 weeks AFTER a doing them to peel or resurface.