EASY TCA PEEL
PRE CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- If you are treating pigmentation, you need to start your Skin Tech products and anti-pigmentation four to six weeks before your first peel.
- 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 before treatment.
- Roaccutane® and any other photosensitizing medication should be discontinued for at least 6 months before 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 before treatment. Stop all skin lightening serums and creams 3 days before 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 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 CARE INSTRUCTIONS
- As soon as peel has been completed, the doctor will apply a post-peel mask, which you must leave on for 12-hours.
- The next morning, wash your face with the Skin Tech cleanser. You can wash your face gently twice a day. Use tepid water only and pat dry.
- Use the Blending cream as a moisturiser twice a day, maximum three times a day.
- If your skin is extremely dry, use IPLase cream, but don’t use too much because it stops the peeling process.
- Apply Melablock sunscreen three times a day.
- Stay completely out of the sun until two weeks after the last peel.
- This is a course of peels and you need to do 4 peels in 4 weeks for optimum results. The peeling will get less with each subsequent peel.
- After your last peel, you will need to start applying an anti-pigmentation cream, which you can start gradually and build-up. It can be mixed with your Blending Cream. It must be applied for a minimum of 6-weeks.
- Avoid exercise that causes sweating, Jacuzzi’s saunas or steam baths during your course of treatments.
Expected Down Time
Day 1: Your face will feel tight, red and uncomfortable, and possibly itchy.
Day 2: Your skin should still feel tight, dry and sensitive as if you’ve had too much sun. You might see fine-lines or creases in the skin. Tightness and discomfort increases. There will be areas of blotchiness or brown discolouration; this is normal.
Day 3-5: Your skin becomes crinkly and then starts flaking. The skin will flake off in pieces. Do not pull the flakes. If there are large pieces, they can be cut off with nail scissors.
Day 6: your new skin should be pink and fresh. Keep out of the sun and don’t forget your sunscreen.
Day 7: time for your next peel. If less than 50% of your face has flaked, then you need to postpone your next peel by a couple of days.
Note: After your first peel, you will feel like you never want to have another one again, but this is normal. For results, you need to complete the course of four treatments, in four weeks. The downtime will get less as the month goes by.