CHEMICAL PEELS BASIC PRECAUTIONS:
• Do not shave the area being treated 2 days prior to the peel
• Do not resume shaving until shedding has commenced
• Stop using Retin A or similar chemical exfoliators 2 days before peel
• Use sun protection at all times when you are performing chemical peels
• Never pull at or pull the shedding skin if it is still firmly attached
• 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 in your eyes, mouth, on the vermillion of the lip or in your nose
• Store peel solution in a cool, dark place and make sure to seal tightly
• Do not use metal containers, instruments or applicators with chemical peels
• Make sure you have selected the correct peel prior to applying and do a patch test
• Check with your doctor or pharmacist 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
Please Note: "There are no U.S. laws or regulations that require cosmetics to have specific shelf lives or have expiration dates on their labels, but there is a time frame for when they should be used after opening. We recommend using the product 90 days after opening maximum. Unopened and kept in a cool, dry environment away from direct sunlight, some products can last up to 2 years. While using older products may not be relatively harmful, the product may have lost some potency and may not be as effective as a newer, fresher product."
YOU SHOULD NOT USE A CHEMICAL PEEL IF:
• You are currently taking Accutane or have done so within the past twelve months
• You are pregnant or nursing
• You have a tendency to form keloid scars
• You have a sexually transmitted disease such as herpes, HIV/AIDS, or a similar condition
• You are undergoing cancer treatments, including chemotherapy and/or radiation
• You do not understand the process of a peel, are not willing to follow the post peel regime, or do not take the time to properly educate yourself about which solution should be used;
• You expect a miracle. Most chemical peels are designed to be a progressive treatment and need multiple applications to achieve a goal
• You have been treated with a hair-removal system in the past two days
DO NOT USE A CHEMICAL PEEL IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
• Skin Allergies
• Couperous Skin
• Broken Skin
• Skin Grafts
• Open Wounds/Lesions
• Recent Surgery
• Inflamed Skin
WE DO NOT PROMOTE ANY OF OUR PEELS FOR THE FOLLOWING:
• Tattoo Removal
• Scar Removal
• Permanent Make Up Removal
• Stretch Mark Removal
WE DO NOT RECOMMEND YOU PURCHASE HIGH STRENGTH PEELS AND ATTEMPT TO DILUTE THE SOLUTION – YOU WILL RUIN THE PEEL AND WE WILL NOT GRANT A REFUND SHOULD YOU DO SO!!!
DISCLAIMER: In order to properly determine if a chemical peel is right for you, we strongly encourage thoroughly researching the process, procedure and outcome along with the contraindications and side effects. Our support staff of aestheticians and customer service personnel are here to assist you in every way however, YOU ARE ASSUMING ULTIMATE RESPONSIBLY AND RISK by purchasing and applying these products. Please take the time to properly assess whether you are willing to accept these terms and use at your discretion.
CHEMICAL PEEL PREPARATION
For those new to chemical exfoliation, this is an important step in getting your skin ready for a peel application. If you. have a history of chemical peels or perform daily exfoliation (clarisonic brush, face scrub, AHA creams, Retin A, etc.), you may skip this step if desired.
1 week prior to the peel, you will want to treat your skin with an AHA or BHA daily exfoliator or cream. This will not only prepare the skin and produce enhanced results but may alert you to the possibility of complications or a negative skin reaction. Additionally, a daily exfoliation product is recommended for post peel care to maintain your peel results and keep the skin turning over in between peels.
In order to get the best results and fastest healing time, we recommend using a hyaluronic acid serum and moisturizer containing SPF 30 or higher. In most cases, you will be able to resume your normal daily skin care routine the next day. The deeper the peel, the longer the expected recovery time.
GATHER ALL THE ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO CONDUCT A CHEMICAL PEEL TREATMENT:
• Gel cleanser (we recommend Pre-Peel Cleanser)
• Alcohol or pre-peel solution for defatting (we recommend Peel Prep Solution)
• Chemical Facial Peel solution
• Applicators (gauze or cotton pads, Q-tips)
• Neutralizer Solution
• Post peel care (treatment serum with hyraluronic, moisturizer, spf)
• Hand held fan (optional but recommended)
• Clean face towels
REACTIONS TO EXPECT WHEN DOING PEEL
It is important to remember that a chemical peel is the willful application of an ACID to produce a controlled injury to the skin. By intentionally causing “damage”, you prompt the body into 1) amping up the production of collagen and elastin which form the support system for the epidermis and 2) cause the outermost layers of the epidermis to slough off to reveal newer, fresher skin. WARNING: If you are at all unsure about any aspects of using this product, DO NOT proceed. By purchasing and using this product, you do so at your own discretion and assume all liability for the outcome.
NORMAL REACTIONS AFTER APPLYING A PEEL:
• “Frosting” – the skin turns opaque or powdery white
• Swelling, inflammation, redness, or sensitivity
• Gradual darkening of the skin in the area treated (the skin that will shed)
• Scabbing, crusting, oozing, or flaking
Not all peel solutions produce results in the same way. For example, AHA's are much less likely to yield visible flaking while TCA generally causes significant shedding, especially at high percentages.
APPLYING THE CHEMICAL PEEL
PATCH TEST: It is strongly recommended that you perform a patch test of the peel solution prior to full application. 3 days prior to the peel, apply a small patch of the solution to the skin behind your ear. If no negative or unusual reactions are noted, you can safely proceed with your treatment.
"There are no U.S. laws or regulations that require cosmetics to have specific shelf lives or have expiration dates on their labels, but there is a time frame for when they should be used after opening. We recommend using the product 90 days after opening maximum. Unopened and kept in a cool, dry environment away from direct sunlight, some products can last up to 2 years. While using older products may not be relatively harmful, the product may have lost some potency and may not be as effective as a newer, fresher product."