Your dermal clinician will begin with a thorough cleanse and prep using ultrasound therapy. The peel is then applied and left on for up to 15 minutes depending on the type of peel you are having and your skin response to the peel. You may experience a stinging sensation and this will vary depending on the type of peel. Mild to severe redness and swelling is normal after a peel procedure and may last up to 24 hours. Your skin will feel tight and dry for the first 48 hours followed by flaking and peeling of the skin.
BEFORE YOU ARRIVE
Prior to your treatment, avoid excessive sun exposure for at least seven days as sun damaged skin is more sensitive to the laser and can lead to adverse effects. Apply sunscreen liberally if you need to head outdoors.
Use gentle skin care products and avoid exfoliative devices or products seven days prior to the treatment. Stop all Retinol products three days prior to the treatment as well.
POST TREATMENT CARE
Our dermal clinicians will tailor a bespoke post care skincare regime for you to ensure optimal results are achieved.
During the first week, use a mild cleanser and moisturiser only. If you begin to peel, please allow your skin to heal and do not scrub, rub, or use exfoliants. Keep clothing away from treated body parts as much as possible to avoid irritation. If you feel dry or tight or dry please reapply moisturiser. Do not pick on any flaking skin as this can lead to infection and hyper-pigmentation.
Scrubs, Toners, Glycolic Acid and Retinols should be avoided for five to seven days or until your skin is properly healed to avoid irritation.
It is very important that you use sunscreen to prevent sun damage to the skin. If direct sun exposure is necessary, wear a hat and clothing that covers the treated area. Your practice of diligent sunscreen use may lower the risk of sun-induced hyper-pigmentation.