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Chemical peel treatment purpose:
A chemical peel is a peel designed to improve the texture and appearance of your skin.

Clients who should not be treated:
A chemical peel SHOULD NOT be used on clients with active cold sores or warts, skin with open wounds, sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the area to be treated. Inform your Esthetician if you have any history of herpes simplex. You should also not have a chemical peel if you have a history of allergies, rashes, or other skin reactions, or may be sensitive to any of the components of this treatment. A chemical peel should not be performed on clients with an allergy to salicylates (i.e., aspirin). A peel is also not recommended if you have taken Accutane within the past year, or received chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Chemical peels should not be administered to pregnant or breastfeeding (lactating) women.

What can I expect during the treatment?
During the peel you may feel a prickly, stinging, itchy feeling with some tightness. Some redness can occur from the peel but should not last more than a few hours to 1 to possibly 2 days, depending on how your skin reacts to it.

What should I avoid prior to having a chemical peel?
Prior to having a peel you need to avoid tanning or burning the skin for at least 2 weeks.

Avoid these products and/or procedures in area(s) treated 1 WEEK before:
• Electrolysis
• Waxing
• Depilatory Creams
• Laser Hair Removal
• Clients who have had medical cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (e.g. laser therapy, surgical procedures, cosmetic filler, microdermabrasion, etc) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves before having a chemical peel
• Clients who have had BOTOX® injections should wait until full effect of their treatment is seen before receiving a chemical peel.

Avoid these products and/or procedures 5 days before:
• Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®, Tazorac®
• Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzyl peroxide
• Any exfoliating products that may be drying or irritating
Note: the use of these products/treatments prior to your peel may increase skin sensitivity and cause stronger reactions.

After your chemical peel:
It is crucial to the health of your skin and the success of your peel that these guidelines be followed:
• It is imperative that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 and avoid direct sunlight for at least 1 week.
• Clients with hypersensitivity to the sun should take extra precautions to guard against exposure immediately following the procedure as they may be more sensitive following the peel.
• Because of the superficial nature of a chemical peel, clients should expect to see visible peeling and/or flaking. Occasionally, some clients may have very minor flaking 3-4 days after the procedure.
• Skin may appear slightly redder than usual for about 1-2 hours after the treatment. If neck and décolletage are treated, the redness might last slightly longer.
• Apply a light moisturizer as recommended by your Esthetician, as often as needed to relieve dryness and tightness.
• You may resume the regular use of Retin-A, alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) products or bleaching creams ONLY after the peeling process is complete or after 1 week.

Wait until the peeling is complete before having ANY OTHER FACIAL PROCEDURES, including:
• Facials
• Microdermabrasion
• Laser treatments
• Laser hair removal
• BOTOX injections
• Injectable fillers

What kind of results can I expect to see?
After a series of chemical peels you can expect to see softening of fine lines, smoother texture, and more even skin tone. You will see light shedding of old, dead skin cells.

How often should I have a chemical peel?
Ideally you want to do a series of 4 to 6 peels 2 weeks to 6 weeks a part, and every month after for maintenance.

Sunburn Alert:
Our Glycolic & Salicylic chemical peels contains an alpha hydroxy acid (AHA) that may increase your skin’s sensitivity to the sun and particularly the possibility of sunburn. Use a sunscreen, wear protective