Chemical Peels -Instructions & Guidlines

Chemical Peels – Instructions & Guidelines

Often, when you hear the words “chemical peel,” people picture Samantha from “Sex in the City.” While those do exist, unless you are going into a medical office, you should not have sheets of your skin falling off or severe redness. “Peeling” is a side affect of our chemical peel so not everyone will experience visible peeling, but it will be happening on a cellular level.  

How to prepare yourself for a chemical peel. Make sure you have stopped use of all retinols, no fillers or botox, no waxing, or excessive sun exposure at least a week before treatment. Also be sure your schedule allows you to follow the post care instructions (listed below) for 48hrs following your chemical peel. 

The Appointment: When you check in you have some light paper work about your skin, your skin goals, the products you are using, and any relevant medical history. As well as a chemical peel consent form that goes through the dos, don’ts and expectations of your chemical peel. 

Your esthetician will then consult with you, explain the procedure and create a treatment plan including your at home product regimen. Once all of this is done, the treatment will start. 

At the end of the treatment your esthetician will give you an after care kit to be used until all product is completed, usually between 3 to 5 days. Only use the products in this kit unless otherwise instructed by your esthetician.


MORNING

1. Cleanse with a dime-sized amount of Facial Wash. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. 

2. Apply a nickel-sized mixture of CliniCalm (1% hydrocortisone) and ReBalance to help inhibit redness and inflammation. 

3. Apply a nickel-sized amount of Perfecting Protection SFP 30 for broad-spectrum UV protection. 

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 as necessary to keep skin lubricated, protected and comfortable throughout the day. 

EVENING 

1. Cleanse with a dime-sized amount of Facial Wash. Rinse with warm water and pat dry. 

2. Apply a nickel-sized mixture of CliniCalm (1% hydrocortisone) and ReBalance to help inhibit redness and inflammation. 

3. Apply a nickel-sized amount of Silkcoat Balm as a nighttime moisturizing treatment for your skin. 


Post procedure skin treatment guideline for two days post-peel – Stay cool! – Heating internally can cause hyperpigmentation.

• Do not put the face directly into a hot shower spray.

• Do not use a hot tub, sauna, or steam room, or swimming

• Avoid activities that would cause excessive perspiration. 

• Do not use loofas or other means of mechanical exfoliation on the treated area.

• No direct heat from hair dryer or other devices onto the treated area.

• Do not apply ice or ice water to the treated area.

• Do not pick or pull on any loosening or exfoliating skin. This could cause hyperpigmentation. 

• Discontinue the use of tretinoin, Retin-A, Differin, Renova, Tazorac, Avage, EpiDuo or Zania for five days after treatment.

• Do not have electrolysis, facial injections, facial waxing, or use depilatories for approximately five days. 

• ABSOLUTELY do not go to a tanning booth for at least three weeks before or after a treatment. 

Do not receive another treatment until instructed by your esthetician.

All of our esthetician’s at Bella Gia have been trained or certified in PCA chemical peels. Set up a consultation or service by calling (619) 297-7601.

Read more about our chemical peels here.

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