Preparation for your peel
Results from your chemical peel treatment can be affected by several factors. To maximize the potential of your treatment and reduce the risk of complications, it is important to follow the pre-peel instructions outlined in this form. Also note the post-peel instructions to ensure you book your treatment on an appropriate day.
AlumierMD peels are not suitable if you:
• Are lactating or pregnant
• Have had a cold sore in the last 7 days
• Have used sunbeds or sun exposure in the last 14 days
• Have taken Roaccutane in the last 6 months
• Have any undiagnosed skin lesions
• Have sunburn
It is recommended for all skin types to prepare for a minimum of 14 days prior to a peel using our professional home care products, including a broad-spectrum sunscreen.
By improving skin health before your treatment, you will allow for better treatment results and reduce the risk of complications.Using specific professional home care products for a minimum of 14 days prior to a peel, and during a course of peels, is essential for patients with darker skin tones to reduce the risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Using AlumierMD Bright & Clear Solution, Enzymatic Peel, AHA Renewal Serum, Acne Clarifying Cleanser and Acne Balancing Serum should be avoided for two to three days before your peel.
Your skin care professional will build a hyper- customised skincare program to suit your skin type and condition.
Topical treatments to avoid
Avoid the use of all retinoid products (e.g., retinol, Retin A®, Tazorac®) and high levels of Vitamin A, AHA and BHA products for approximately seven days prior to treatment. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.
To reduce inflammation in the skin and subsequent risk of post-inflammatory pigmentation, please avoid:
- Sun exposure and tanning beds for at least four weeks prior to treatment
- Laser/IPL/radio frequency/chemical peel should be avoided for 14 days prior to treatment
- Filler injections should be avoided for two weeks prior to treatment
- Toxin injections/ microdermabrasion/ enzymatic peeling/ waxing/threading should be avoided for seven days prior to treatment
- Shaving the area 24 hours prior to treatment
Following your treatment you will be asked to avoid:
• Getting the skin wet for eight hours
• Makeup, fake tan, direct sun exposure, face masks, ice or iced water on the treated area and excessive heat for the rest of the day
• Hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, excessively hot showers, swimming and aerobic exercise for two days
• AHA and BHA skincare for three to five days
• Electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for seven days
• Tanning beds, sun exposure, facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation, retinoic acid, laser hair removal, photo facials, chemical peels, Vitamin A products or microdermabrasion for 14 days
What else to expect after your peel:
• Redness / Tightness / Itchiness / Sensitivity / Slight swelling for two to 24 hours (these are normal, expected outcomes and are not reason for concern)
• Temporary dryness / Skin peeling / flaking for three to five days (these are normal, expected outcomes and are not reason for concern. Please do not pick or pull flaking skin)