The first step is a comprehensive, one-on-one consultation, where Dr Injibar would take an extensive review of your current skin issues and inform you of the protocol that will be followed and how to properly manage it in terms of at-home care.
What to avoid before and after treatment:
As an example, when a patient is prone to cold sores, Dr Injibar would supply them with medication that thwarts further outbreaks and prevents the infection from spreading over their newly peeled skin. For the best results, It is recommended that patients stop using any skincare products containing retinol, tretinoin and glycolic acid one week prior to their chemical peel. During the consultation, post-treatment downtime will be discussed. Patients should not be in direct sun for 1-2 weeks after treatment.
What is treatment downtime?
Generally speaking, light peels will require 3-5 days of downtime followed by 5-7 days for medium-depth treatments and up to 10 days when undergoing a deep peel.
On the day of your chemical peel, Dr Injibar will begin by cleansing your skin before applying a solution that may cause some warmth and tingling. To reduce discomfort we can apply a cold compress which should help alleviate any of these sensations. For extra precaution on your way home after treatment, we would recommend you wear a hat or scarf as protection against environmental elements.