It is very important that you carefully follow the advice of your practitioner, following a peel treatment, to help improve the benefit of the procedure and reduce the risk of complications or side effects.
As the chemical peel penetrates deeper layers of skin, you may experience more discomfort and peeling afterwards, compared to a superficial peel.
Do not scratch or pick at your skin as doing this may result in permanent scarring. The peeling skin is a barrier. Your aim is to take care of it, not remove it!
To help avoid infection, follow your practitioner's advice regarding hygiene, including washing your face gently with a mild cleanser and not wearing make-up.
Ensure you wear a high SPF sunscreen during the course of your treatment and for 4 weeks after. Avoid any direct sun exposure for 6 weeks.
Only use the skincare products advised by your practitioner.
Avoid strenuous activity for 24 hours after your treatment, and avoid saunas, steam rooms and hot showers until your skin is healed.
Do not have any other facial treatments for at least 1 week after the peel.
If, at any point, you experience any unexpected pain or swelling, discolouration, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation or infection, consult your practitioner immediately. Please note that prior to the skin peeling away, it may become uniformly darker.