Pre and Post Chemical Peel Instructions and Waiver
Pre-Chemical Peel• Please notify us if you are taking any medications that may make yourskin sensitive such as antibiotics, Retinoids, Accutane, Steroids, etc..• If you have a history of cold sores, please be advised you will need tobe on a suppressive therapy prior to your appointment to prevent aflare up. If you have a herpes breakout in the area being treated, yourpeel will need to be delayed.Post-Chemical Peel• DO wash with a gentle cleanser and liberally apply moisturizer.• Do NOT vigorously rub the skin and DO NOT pick at the flaking skin asthis may cause scarring.• Sun protection is critical. You should NOT have any sun exposure;wear a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a minimum of SPF 30. Thisincludes driving to work. Refrain from tanning for at least 2 weeks.• AVOID laser treatments, waxing, the use of depilatories, ormicrodermabrasion for 3 weeks.• DO wait 7 days before resuming the use of Retin-A (tretinoin), Renova,Differin, Tazorac, Ziana, Veltin, Atralin, Azelaic acid glycolic acids or anyother exfoliating agents.• AVOID swimming, sauna, or whirlpool use for at least 4 days after thepeel.• If you were instructed to take an antiviral medication, DO complete theprescribed course.• Chemical peels may cause swelling, redness, crusting, dryness, skinsensitivity, itching, and peeling of the site which could last for 1-2weeks. In the days after the peel, the skin may feel and look tight, withparchment-paper like changes or darkening. These are expectedreactions and subside quickly. If you experience any adverse orreactions or reactions you are concerned about, please do not hesitateto call.
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