Dermalogica's Pro Power Peel
At Ink and Aesthetics, we've chosen to use Dermalogica's Pro Power Peel line for chemical peel treatments because...it works! This unique three-acid approach provides deep exfoliation and resurfacing that is 100% personalized to you. Ideal for fine lines, wrinkles, uneven pigmentation or breakouts.
Pre Chemical Peel:
Discontinue use of tanning beds at least two weeks prior to a chemical peel. In fact, we advise that you stop using tanning beds altogether because they increase your risk of skin cancer and accelerate visible signs of aging.
Avoid extensive sun exposure, especially in the 10 days prior to your scheduled chemical peel.
No facial waxing for 7 days prior to treatment.
For those of you who are on an acne treatment regimen, you need to stop the use of stop the use of Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo or Ziana five days prior to treatment.
If you are using Retinol products, stop the use of Retin-A (retinol) products or applications for 7-10 days prior to a chemical peel. High percentage alpha hydroxy (AHA) and beta hydroxy (BHA) products should be stopped five days before treatment.
Always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen daily (at least SPF 30 or higher) and avoid the gym 24 hours prior to a chemical peel.
Do not use aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (ex. Advil) for at least 7-10 days prior to a chemical peel.
Post Chemical Peel
Once you have undergone your chemical peel, expect to see some changes with your skin prior to getting your final results. Just as there are some instructions you should follow before your chemical peel there are instructions you should follow after your chemical peel to ensure the best possible results. Please see Dermalogica's Pro Power Peel Post-Care Instructions below:
**PLEASE BE AWARE THAT POST-CARE MUST BE FOLLOWED TO PREVENT SELF-HARM AND INJURY TO YOUR SKIN AFTER YOU LEAVE!!!!
So let's refresh post-care instructions again:
Make sure that you are also avoiding direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Continue to use a broad spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen of SPF 30 or higher just as you were prior to your peel.
Make sure to keep your skin well hydrated with a protective moisturizer. Apply it twice daily or more often if needed to reduce the appearance of flaking.
For five days after your chemical peel, do not have electrolysis, facial waxing or use depilatories.
Avoid using retinols and glycolic acids for 10 days post peel.
Do not use scrubs, loofahs, exfoliating sponges or other means of mechanical exfoliation on your face for 7-10 days.
Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure.
If you are on an acne regimen, delay the use of tretinoin, Retin-A, Differin, Renova, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo, or Ziana 5 days post procedure.
It is fine to resume using a vitamin C serum five days after your treatment.
It is extremely important that you DO NOT have another chemical peel until your clinician advises you to. Dermalogica's Pro Power Peel treatments must have atleast a 2 week break since the last treatment.
If you notice increased redness, increased hyperpigmentation or crusting of the skin, contact your doctor or skincare professional.
Now that you have some information on pre and post chemical peel care, you are now ready for power peel season! What questions/comments do you have about chemical peels?