To prepare for any type of skin treatment, you’re going to have to go on a break from a few products and treatments, at least for a little while. One week before the peel, avoid electrolysis, waxing and/or other depilatory hair removal products or methods. In the days leading up to the peel (48 hours), avoid using abrasive scrubs, exfoliates, facial masks, self-tanners, bleaching or skin-lightening agents, or prescription skin care products, like Retin-A, Differein, Tazorac, or benzoyl peroxide. Also it is important to avoid unprotected sun exposure at least four weeks prior to the procedure to help prevent irregular pigmentation for the areas being treated.
Your skin care professional will give you all instructions on how to care for your skin prior to your procedure.
Your skin care professional will give you all instructions on how to care for your skin after to your procedure*. While this is not a complete list, here are a few things that maximize recovery time and results:
*All instructions are different and dependent upon the actual procedure being performed.