Chemical Peel

Important Chemical Peel Pre-Treatment Instructions

Injectables (Botox, Dysport, Dermal Fillers, Sculptra) should not be done for at least 2 weeks prior to laser treatments.

Avoid anti-inflammatory/blood thinning medications for 5 days prior to your treatment:

  • Omega 3 / Fish oil
  • Aspirin
  • NSAID Pain relievers – Ibuprofen/Naproxen/Advil/Alleve/Motrin (Tylenol OK)
  • Blood Thinners (get primary physician approval first)
  • Ginkgo Biloba / Ginseng / St. John’s Wort
  • Vitamin E / Exotic or herbal supplements

After Care: Chemical Peel Post Treatment

Wait until evening to wash your face.  The skin may be redder than usual for 2-5 days.

Avoid exercise for 24 hours after treatment.

Avoid injectables, facials, facial hair removal, laser treatments, and microdermabrasion until peeling completely subsides. 

No Clarasonic brushes, scrubs, retinol, or any peeling agents for until peeling completely subsides.

Cleanse using a gentle, soap free cleanser.  Do not scrub or use a wash cloth.

Moisturize as many times as you want throughout the day.  Do not use a moisturizer that contains any anti-aging ingredients during the peeling process.

Apply SPF 30+ in the AM and throughout the day.  Avoid direct sun exposure for at least one week.

If any redness or discoloration occurs after the peel, it can easily be covered up with make-up.

Do not pull, pick, or scratch treated skin.

A normal skin care regimen may be resumed after peeling process is complete.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please call our office right away, at 401-649-0320.

**Not every patient notices visible peeling.  Lack of peeling is NOT an indication that the peel did not work.  You rare still receiving all of the benefits of the peel, such as; stimulation of collagen, improvement of skin tone and texture, and diminishment of fine lines and pigmentation.