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Chemical Peels and Microdermabrasion

Enhance Skin and Repair Damage

 

Chemical Peels:

Chemical Peels modify signs of aging, sun damage, and acne. Peels also work to fade age spots and stimulate collagen production in the cells below the surface, softening fine lines and wrinkles. Because chemical peels fight aging and restore youthful skin, we recommend regular monthly peels. At Renew Dermatology and Laser Center, we feature the Glytone Glycolic Lunchtime Peel, The Skin Medica Vitalize Peel and the Obagi Blue Peel.

 

Microdermabrasion:

Microdermabrasion is a process that involves exfoliating the skin using microscopic particles to stimulate new cell growth. This procedure can be used to treat age spots, shallow scars, fine lines and wrinkles, and uneven skin tone and texture. There is no downtime or recovery period. At Renew Dermatology and Laser Center, we follow the microdermabrasion treatment with an Omnilux light treatment to combat acne and aging of the skin.

 

 

Chemical Peel Skin Care Guidelines

 

Vitalize & Rejuvenize Peel Pre-treatment Instructions:

One Week before, peel patients should avoid these products and/or procedures:

  • Electrolysis
  • Depilatory Creams
  • Waxing
  • Laser Hair Removal

Three Days before peels, patients should avoid these products and/or procedures:

  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Tretinoin
  • Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products or procedures that may be drying or irritating

*Note: The use of these products/treatments prior to a peel may increase skin sensitivity and cause a stronger reaction.
**Caution: Patients who have had medical, cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (laser therapy, surgical procedures, microdermabrasion, etc.) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves or cleared with your physician before having these peels.

Post-Treatment Instructions:
What to expect immediately after the peel and up to 24 hours afterwards:

  • Skin may feel tight and more red than usual
  • Skin may feel tacky and have a yellow to orange tinge. This is temporary and will fade in a few hours.
  • Patients should wait until bedtime before washing the face.
  • Patients should avoid strenuous exercise starting the day of the procedure and while the skin is peeling.

24 hours after peel and until peeling is complete:

  • Skin may be tight until it starts to peel
  • Peeling will generally start between 48-72 hours after the procedure, and can last 2-5 days. DO NOT PICK OR PULL THE SKIN. Allow skin to peel at its own pace.

After Care regimen:

  • Cleanse: Use a gentle, soap free cleanser. Do not scrub and/or use a washcloth while skin is peeling.
  • Moisturizer: While skin is peeling, patients should apply Vivite replenish, Avene Tolerance crème, Dermal Repair (or ask if you have a moisturizer you may want to use post peel) as often as needed to relieve any dryness and control peeling.
  • Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen daily of a 30spf or higher in the morning and throughout the day. Avoid direct sunlight for at least one week.

We have physician-approved products in our product room if you have any questions on which products to use post- and pre-care for the peels. Please ask our skin care professionals if you have any questions.

After Peeling process is complete:

  • Patients may resume the regular use of Retin-A, retinol, AHA products or bleaching creams only after the peeling process is complete.
  • Patients should wait until peeling has completed before having any other facial procedures including: Facials, facial hair removal, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments.

Variations in amount of peeling:
The degree of peeling may vary depending on the individual’s skin type and skin condition at the time of the peel. The success of the peel should not be determined by the amount of peeling, but by the end results that the peel will produce.

 

Illuminize & Glycolic Peel Pre-treatment Instructions

 

One Week before peel, patients should avoid these products and/or procedures:

  • Electrolysis
  • Depilatory Creams
  • Waxing
  • Laser Hair Removal

Three Days before peels, patients should avoid these products and/or procedures:

  • Retin-A, Renova, Differin, Tazorac, Tretinoin
  • Any products containing retinol, AHA or BHA, or benzoyl peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products or procedures that may be drying or irritating

*Note: The use of these products/treatments prior to a peel pay increase skin sensitivity and cause a stronger reaction.
**Caution: Patients who have had medical, cosmetic facial treatments or procedures (laser therapy, surgical procedures, microdermabrasion, etc.) should wait until skin sensitivity completely resolves or you are cleared with your physician before having these peels.

Post-Treatment Instruction:
Immediately after the peel and up to 24 hours afterwards:

  • Skin may appear slightly redder than usual for about 1-2 hours after the treatment, which can easily be concealed with mineral makeup in our product room by a skin care professional.
  • Wait until bedtime before washing your face.
  • Avoid strenuous exercise on the day of the procedure.

Next day to 4 days after procedure:

  • Skin should look normal the next day.
  • Because of the mild superficial nature of this peel, patients should not expect to see visible peeling. Occasionally, some patients may have very minor flacking 3-4 days after the procedure.

After-care regimen:

  • Cleanse: Use a gentle, soap free cleanser. Do not scrub and/or use a wash cloth while skin is peeling.
  • Moisturizer: While skin is peeling, patients should apply Vivite Replenish, Avene Tolerance crème, Dermal Repair (or ask if you have a moisturizer you may want to use post peel) as often as needed to relieve any dryness and control peeling.
  • Sun Protection: Apply sunscreen daily of a 30spf or higher in the morning and throughout the day. Avoid direct sunlight for at least one week.
  • We have physician-approved products in our product room if you have any questions on which products to use post- and pre-care for the peels. Please ask our skin care professionals if you have any questions.

After Peeling process is complete:

  • Patients may resume the regular use of Retin-A, retinol, AHA products or bleaching creams only after peeling process is complete or three to five days after you received the peel.
  • Patients should wait until peeling has completed before having any other facial procedures including: Facials, facial hair removal, microdermabrasion, and laser treatments.
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