Pre Peel Prep
In order to achieve best results possible from your peel treatment it is important that you follow the prep program and use the appropriate Skinstitut products as recommended by your skin care specialist. If you have any questions regarding these instructions please contact your skin care specialist for clarification.
Please follow the instructions and guidelines provided, if for any reason you stop or interrupt the prep procedure you must contact your skin care specialist immediately. Your scheduled appointment or type of peel may need to be changed or rescheduled.
Within 2 weeks prior to your treatment – STOP, DISCONTINUE or DO NOT HAVE THE FOLLOWING TREATMENTS:
- Waxing of any areas to be treated
- Depilatory use in any treated area
- Laser/IPL treatments
- Sun exposure to area to be treated
- Chemical treatments of any kind including any hydroxy acid treatments other than your Skinstitut prep program
- Hair Clour or Chemical treatments application of any type
Always wear sunscreen outdoors – this is why Chemical Peels are great treatments during the Winter season!
For the Anti-bact Resurfacing Peel and the Rejuvenate and Illuminate Ageless Peel the following protocol must be followed for 2 weeks prior to your treatment
Clients with a history of cold sores are encouraged to prep prior to the peel and afterwards with anti-herpetic medication (Acyclovir/ Zovirax)
Post Peel Care
No active products for 3 days (includes Glycolic Cleanser, L-Lactic Cleanser, Glycolic Scrub, Retinol, Vitamin C, Even Blend)
- The following products may be used within the first 3 days:
- Gentle Cleanser
- Rejuvenate 15
- Multi-Active Mist
- Multi Active Oil
- Repair Balm (small amount over the face for the first 2-3 days)
- Moisture Defence
Your recovery time will be influenced by the type of peel treatment you’ve received and your individual skin’s response. Your skin care specialist will have discussed with you the individual time frame you should expect.
Sun Exposure: Avoid direct sun for 5-10 days. Before going outdoors sun block is mandatory and should be reapplied every 2hrs
Waxing/Hair Removal: Avoid for 14 days
Exercise: Avoid getting over-heated for 24 hrs
Avoid heat such as hair dryers, hot steam etc for 24 hrs
DO NOT PICK AT YOUR SKIN
No exfoliating products for 5 days.
Enymatic Micro Peel may be used after 48 hrs to assist with the gentle removal of flaking skin (highly recommended)
Increase your daily water intake. Drink at least 8 glasses per day
Do not use wash cloths, or any other type of cloth on the skin, apply cleansers to clean hands