PATCH TEST pre-care documenT

The following aftercare advice is essential to help reduce the risk of treatment complications, to improve your comfort/healing, and to help achieve the best possible results from treatment.

There are a few things to bare in mind, please see below:

  • Avoid masks, scrubs, self-tanners, products containing AHA, BHA, retinol, or any other product that can irritate the skin for at least 48 hours before the peel
  • Avoid over the counter anti-inflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen for 48 hours prior to your treatment
  • Avoid exfoliating your skin a week prior to your appointment
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There are a few things to bare in mind, please see below:

  • Avoid using Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinol, Retinoids, Glycolic Acid, or any anti-aging products
  • Avoid any hair removal 24 hours prior to your treatment in the area that will be treated
  • Avoid using any other chemical peels on your skin a week prior to your treatment
  • Avoid chemical peels, micro-dermabrasion, or laser treatments (anything that causes skin irritation)
  • Avoid blood thinning medications like ASA (aspirin), ibuprofen (e.g. Motrin, Advil), naproxen (Aleve), herbal supplements (e.g. garlic, ginseng, ginkgo Biloba, St. John’s Wort, omega-3) and vitamin E
  • Do not drink alcohol

Please do let your practitioner know if you have any questions or if you do not understand any of the postcare instructions provided.