Chemical Peel Instructions

Pre Treatment

  • ​Please try to refrain from wearing any makeup to your appointment

  • Avoid active sun exposure and tanning beds for approximately 2 weeks prior to the treatment. Use a broad spectrum SPF 30+ daily

  • Discontinue the use of acne and exfoliating agents (Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic, Glycolic, Alpha or Beta-Hydroxy Acids) for 2-3 days prior to treatment

  • Notify your provider if you have used Accutane (oral acne medication) within 6 months prior to the treatment

  • If you have a history of cold sores, begin prophylactic treatment with Valtrex or similar medication no later than 24 hours prior to the treatment

  • Botox and/or facial fillers within 48 hours prior to your treatment is not recommended

  • This treatment is contraindicated if you are trying to get pregnant, pregnant or nursing

 

Post Treatment

Post-Treatment Instructions: Download the VIPeel app or follow your patient instructions handout 

  • The skin may look and feel like a mild sunburn for the first 48-72 hours post treatment

  • After 48 hours, peeling may occur for 3-5 days. Peeling can easily be controlled with moisturizers

  • Do not pick, or scratch the peeling.

  • Do not use any means of exfoliation or loofahs. This may result in scarring or hyperpigmentation

  • Peeling skin may appear darker than normal

  • Your skin will only peel as much as it needs too. Little or no peeling of the skin does not make the peel less effective.

 

Post Treatment

Post-Treatment Instructions: Download the VIPeel app or follow your patient instructions handout 

  • The skin may look and feel like a mild sunburn for the first 48-72 hours post treatment

  • After 48 hours, peeling may occur for 3-5 days. Peeling can easily be controlled with moisturizers

  • Do not pick, or scratch the peeling.

  • Do not use any means of exfoliation or loofahs. This may result in scarring or hyperpigmentation

  • Peeling skin may appear darker than normal

  • Your skin will only peel as much as it needs too. Little or no peeling of the skin does not make the peel less effective.

 

After Care

Patient should adhere to the following regimen for optimal post care

  • Cleanse: Use a gentle cleanser morning and night. Do not scrub and/or use a washcloth until skin has fully healed. Gently pat skin dry after cleansing

  • Moisturize: Apply a soothing and hydrating moisturizer to the skin morning and night. You may apply this throughout the day if you find that your skin feels dry and/or itchy

  • Protect: Apply a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen SPF 30+ every morning and throughout the day

  • Avoid direct sunlight for at least one to two weeks

 

Please call if you have any questions or concerns: 815-249-1025