For two days post procedure:
- Stay cool! Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.
- Do not put treated area directly into a hot shower spray.
- Do not use hot tubs, steam rooms or saunas.
- Do not go swimming.
- Do not participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.
- Do not use loofahs or other means of exfoliation.
- Do not direct a hair dryer onto the treated area. Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.
- After receiving a chemical peel, the skin may look and feel like a mild windburn for the next 2 or 3 days. After 48 hours, a slight flaking may occur for 3 to 5 days which can easily be controlled with moisturizers.
- It is recommended that makeup not be applied the day of treatment, as it is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight.
- To minimize side effects and maximize results, use the post procedure solution for 3 to 5 days or until flaking has resolved.
- Moisturizer should be applied at least twice a day but can be applied more frequently for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.
- Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. An SPF of at least 30 must be used daily.
- Do not go to a tanning bed for at least two weeks post procedure. This practice should be discontinued due to increased risk of skin cancer and signs of aging.
- Do not pick or pull on any loosening skin. This could potentially cause hyperpigmentation.