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Physician’s Choice of Arizona Peel Post-Treatment Tips


After receiving your chemical peel, you may experience light flaking in a few localized areas for up to five days. You may also experience slight redness for one to twelve hours. Although you may or may not actually "peel" during the first one or two treatments, you will probably experience slight exfoliation, and your skin will feel tight and pulled.

Clients should follow the Home Care Regimen sheet provided by their DermaEsthetica technician. The following post-treatment tips are also recommended to maximize the benefits to your skin:

  •    Following treatment, do not apply any medications not recommended by your DermaEsthetica technician, including AHA (alpha-hydroxy acid) products.

  •   It is ideal to let the skin stabilize and rest overnight, but makeup can be applied following the treatment if absolutely necessary.

  •    Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat. Use daily sunscreen protection.

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

  •    Do NOT go to a tanning booth for a least three weeks before or after a treatment.

  •    Discontinue use of Retin-A®/Renova® or Differin® for seven days after treatment.

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

  •    Do not schedule another treatment until your DermaEsthetica technician advises you to do so.

For Two Days Following Treatment:

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

  •    Do not put the face directly into a hot shower spray. Do not use Jacuzzis, steam rooms, or saunas.

  •    Do not go swimming or participate in activities that would cause excessive perspiration.

  •    Do not use Buff-Puffs or other means of mechanical exfoliation.

  •    Do not aim a hair dryer on the treated area.

  •    Stay cool! Getting heated internally can cause hyperpigmentation.

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