Get Glowing Micro-Peel Post Care Client Instructions
- It is preferable not to cleanse or apply any creams to your skin until the morning after your peel.
- Apply sunscreen after your peeling application if you will be exposed to the sun. If you intend being indoors, apply nothing to the skin until the morning. Protect your skin at all times by covering up with a light scarf and wearing a sun hat.
- The day following your peeling application: You may cleanse and apply makeup. Follow your normal skin care regiment. Should extreme irritation, itching, swelling, hives, or redness occur, discontinue the use of all actives. Active and irritating ingredients include but are not limited to: Salicylic acid (BHA), Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA), Glycolic Acid, Lactic Acid, Benzoyl Peroxide, Alcohol, and highly fragranced products. Avoid using these until all sensitivity has resolved.
- Benadryl may be taken for swelling or extreme itching. You may ice your face and eyes to calm swelling. Over the counter cortisone may be applied topically for a maximum of 2 days, for itch.
- Do not overcompensate by using rich emollients or thick occlusive creams, even though the skin may seem dry. The object is to flake.
- Do not exercise, sweat or overheat for a minimum of 7days post your peeling application.
- Vigilant daily application of a broad-spectrum sunscreen, SPF30. Choose a mineral or physical SPF. Chemical sunscreens may irritate sensitive skin. Should exposure to the sun occur, there is a greater chance of developing brown marks and unwanted pigmentation.
Contraindications and precautions:
- Herpes simplex/cold sores/ fever blisters or a history thereof unless taking an antiviral medication.
- Severe cold or flu like symptoms or an abnormal temperature.
- Allergy to Resorcinol, Kojik acid or Salicylic acid. (Aspirin). Discontinue Aspirin one week prior to your peeling application, unless you are on a low daily dose, aspirin regiment prescribed by your physician. Do not exceed the aspirin dose. We suggest taking Tylenol® (Acetaminophen), for pain unless contraindicated. If Tylenol® is contraindicated, we suggest Ibuprofen
- Open wounds, lesions, visible rash, allergy, sunburn, or use of a tanning bed
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Use of Accutane or its derivatives, for the past 6-12 months
- Cancer patients currently undergoing radiation, chemotherapy or taking oral chemotherapy. Anyone suffering from an autoimmune disease.
“Sun Alert”: Because this product may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, be certain you have adequate sunscreen protection against UVA and UVB rays while using this product and for at least two months after you discontinue. This includes during cloudy days and during the winter months.
- You do not always have to actually “peel” after a peel to see the benefits. The visible peeling is just a side effect. The actually “Peeling” is happening at the cellular level. More info on WHY you may not SEE the peeling.
- If you are unsure about your allergy issues, always check with your health care professional before applying skin care products.
- No depilatory creams or facial waxing, 14 days prior to peeling or 14 days post peeling.
- May cause stinging, peeling, flaking, irritation, pruritus, erythema, and mild edema.
- Do not combine our peeling with other modalities such as derma blading, micro-dermabrasion, scrubs, strong enzymes, or other abrasive mediums or other chemical peelings.
- You should not pick, scratch, or scrub at the skin which could predispose to infection.
- For best results, this peeling treatment should be performed in a series of 6 peels once a month.