70% Glycolic, Easy Droxy, Easy Phytic and Lactic Acid Peels
Avoid sun exposure or use of a tanning bed,
including self-tanning products for 1 week before and 2 weeks after the
treatment. Sun exposure within 2 weeks after treatment (natural sunlight or
artificial tanning booth) may result in hypopigmentation (white spots) or
hyperpigmentation (dark spots) that may not clear for several months or may
even be permanent.
The area to be treated must be clean, and
free of any lotion, makeup, and sunscreen. If you have any of these on, they
must be completely washed off prior to treatment.
Roaccutane® and any other photosensitizing
medication should be discontinued for a period of at least 6 months prior to
receiving treatment and should not be used during your course of treatment.
Avoid Retin-A®, Renova®, Differin®
(Adapalene 0.1%) or any Vitamin A derivatives as well as home exfoliating
products 3-7days prior to treatment. Stop all skin lightening serums and creams
3 days prior to the peel.
Waxing and use of chemical depilatories
must be avoided for 1-2 weeks prior and after the treatment. Shaving is allowed
24-48 hours after treatment as long as there is no skin irritation.
You may not be pregnant or breast-feeding
During the course of your treatments,
notify the doctor of any changes to your medical history, health status, or
personal activities that may be relevant to your treatment.
Post Treatment instructions
Immediately after treatment, there may be
mild redness and sensitivity in the treated areas similar to the feeling of a
sunburn, which may last from several hours to 2 days.
To minimize discomfort and speed recovery,
the use of Lycogel® medical concealer is recommended 2-3 days post peel.
Alternatively use a cream such as SVR Cicavit+ cream
DO NOT worry if you don’t peel at all! The
70% Glycopeel® is designed to exfoliate on an invisible level. Sometimes
effective peels on skin in good condition will not go through the peeling
process; the skin may only look rosy and have a glow after treatment.
Occasionally there is flaking or peeling at
2-3 days. Continue to moisturize the treated area for the duration of the
peeling process. DO NOT pick or peel at loose skin.
Wash the treated area gently twice a day
with a gentle cleanser. Use tepid water
only. Apply a healing and soothing moisturizer or barrier repair cream as often
Aviod sun exposure for at least 2 weeks
after your treatment. If you know you will get incidental sun exposure wear a
protective hat as well as full spectrum sun block. SPF 30+ or 50+.
Avoid exercise that causes sweating, Jacuzzi,
sauna, or steam baths if any skin irritation exists.
For best results and efficacy, a series of
6 treatments administered at 2-4 week intervals is recommended. You may notice
immediate as well as longer term improvements in your skin.
Side effects include flaking, dryness, mild
itching, irritation, redness, increased sensitivity and small whiteheads. Crusting is rare; however, if it does occur,
a thin layer of ointment such as Bactroban® can be applied 2-3 times a day for
3 days. Hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin colour) can occur in some skin
types. Please call if you experience these uncommon reactions.
Avoid glycolic acid and retinol containing products,
abrasive scrubs or exfoliating sponges for 7-10 days