Patient Post-Chemical Peel Instructions
The treated areas will feel tight and may appear slightly darker. The day of the peel application is “Day 1.” The peel solution should remain on the treated areas for at least 6 hours. During the first 6 hours, do not wash, touch, rub, or apply make-up to the treated areas. This is essential for full effects.
The Perfect Derma Moisturizer® with 1% hydrocortisone (included in Patient Home Care Kit) may be used after 6 hours if:
- The skin feels excessively irritated.
- Patient is Fitzpatrick Type 4-6 or has melasma or hyper pigmentation.
- The Perfect Derma Plus® booster was added to the peel treatment.
If you are not experiencing any irritation or discomfort, the chemical peel solution can remain on until your evening cleansing or it may be left on overnight.
Gently wash and dry the treated areas. Vigorously apply the 1st Post-Peel Towelette to the treated areas. Let dry thoroughly. Towelette solution should be left on for 30 minutes before applying a mineral based SPF 30 like titanium dioxide. Make up may be applied if desired.
30-60 minutes before bedtime, gently wash and dry the treated areas. Vigorously apply the 2nd Post Peel Towelette to the treated areas. Leave the solution on overnight. If you are experiencing irritation or discomfort, apply a small amount of The Perfect Derma Moisturizer® 2-3 times daily. You may also apply a cold compress against the irritated area for relief. If there is no significant irritation, do not use any moisturizing products on the treated areas until peeling begins (usually Day 3). Avoid excessive sweating, sauna or heavy exercise during peel process.
Peeling generally begins on day 3
After peeling begins, apply The Perfect Derma Moisturizer® (included in the Patient Home Care Kit) to the treated areas 2-3 times a day to control the peeling and relieve the tightness. This moisturizer should be used for one week for Caucasian patients and two week for Asian, Hispanic and African American patient. If The Perfect Derma Moisturizer® runs out, a 1% hydrocortisone cream may be substituted. Do not rub, pick or pull on the peeling skin, let the peeling occur naturally. Rubbing, picking or pulling may cause scarring. Gently wash (do not scrub) and dry the treated areas morning and night, and apply The Perfect Derma Moisturizer® as needed. Continue to protect the skin with a mineral based SPF 30 like titanium dioxide, or an SPF 30 should be applied every 2 hours during sun exposure.
The peeling process is generally complete. Mild sloughing may still be occurring in some treated areas. Continue to protect the skin with a mineral based SPF 30 like titanium dioxide, or an SPF 30.