Pre and Post Instructions for TCA Jessner Peel

Pre and Post Instructions for TCA Jessner Peel 2019-10-25T10:11:55+00:00

Thank you for scheduling your Chemical Peel treatment with Laser Skin Care Center. For your safety and in order to obtain optimum results, the instructions below should be followed.

  • Do not use the following products 5 days before or 5 days after your treatment [or until pinkness and peeling has subsided): Retin-A, retinoids, or similar vitamin A compounds, harsh scrubs or exfoliating products and bleaching creams, unless instructed otherwise by your provider.
  • Avoid tanning or prolonged sun exposure 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after treatment. Sun may cause adverse reactions, as well as make your pigmentation worse.
  • Apply your Essential Lipid Serum 2-4 times a day or as needed for at least 5 days after treatment.  –Drinking plenty of water will also assist in skin dryness.
  • Apply your Ultra Sheer Antioxidant Sunscreen SPF 50 the day after treatment and re-apply every 2 hours for incidental sun exposure such as driving. We also recommend Elta MD sunblock.
  • The next day, cleanse the treated area with your Ultra Gentle Cleanser with tepid warm water. Apply cleanser to fingertips with water in a gentle motion. Do not use a washcloth or scrubs. Use the Ultra Gentle Cleanser until the skin is healed.
  • Although extremely rare, a blister may appear, if so please call the office to let us know.
  • Avoid Botox at least 1 week prior to treatment.
  • Avoid Dermal Fillers at least 1 week prior to treatment and 1 week after treatment.
  • If you have a history of cold sores ask your doctor about an antiviral prescription and use as directed.
  • DO NOT PICK, PEEL or FORCE off peeling skin, let it sloth off naturally to avoid any scarring, discoloration, infection or adverse reaction.
  • You are not a candidate if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or on topical or oral antibiotics.

What to expect:

  • Swelling, redness, and skin peeling: can last 4-6 days in rare cases longer.
    • – Apply cool compresses if needed and use your essential lipid serum as needed.
    • – Try to avoid alcohol and excess salt the first 24 hours to reduce swelling.
  • Redness: can be covered up with makeup the day after treatment if desired, slight redness can remain up to 1 week and longer in rare cases.
  • Dry Skin: the skin will flake excessively and feel dry as a normal result of this procedure. This should resolve within 1 week and longer in rare cases.

If dryness persists you may also apply aquaphor if you are not prone to breakouts.

  • Excessive scabbing, pain or pustules should be reported to the office right away.

Healing times may vary patient to patient. Please call the office with any concerns post-treatment and we will be happy to assist you. We can be reached at (562)997-1144


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