- Treated areas may feel sensitive, tight, or dry and may appear pink, red, and slightly swollen for 3–5 days. Discomfort is rare, and may be alleviated with an over-the-counter pain relievers e.g. Paracetamol or with the use of a cool compress 15 minutes every hour a few times per day.
- After the chemical peel procedure, skin may peel to varying degrees (mild, hardly visible, or heavy continuous peeling) depending on the treatment received and the condition of the skin prior to treatment. Peeling may last up to 2 weeks.
- Avoid becoming overheated, perspiring excessively, using hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, or excessively hot showers in the first few days after treatment, as this can cause blistering and increase the risk of complications.
- Apply any post procedure topical products as instructed. Regular home skincare products may be resumed 1–2 weeks after treatment or as instructed. Moisturiser may be applied twice a day or more frequently as needed for hydration and to decrease the appearance of flaking.
- During the healing process, avoid picking, scrubbing, exfoliating, or abrading sensitive or peeling skin as this may result in irritation and increase the risk of pigmentation changes and scarring.
- Makeup may be applied after the treatment if desired. It is preferable to apply makeup the day following treatment.
- Avoid direct sun exposure and tanning bed use for 2–4 weeks after treatment and use a broad-spectrum sunscreen with SPF 30 or greater containing zinc or titanium daily.
- Avoid electrolysis, facial waxing, or the use of depilatories for 2 weeks after treatment.
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