Peels FAQS

Yes. Each of Image or Skinmed peels may be applied every two weeks until the desired results are achieved (no more than 6 – 8 weeks). Upon completion of the series, allow the skin to begin a resting phase. During this time, the skin will continue to regenerate. Following a one/two-month resting phase, the treatment series may begin again for another 6 – 8 weeks.

No, the  Peels stimulate cellular turnover without the associated irritation and discomfort of peeling skin.

In some cases, some minor sloughing and/or peeling may occur. However, the peels were designed to provide the same results without the down time, dryness, and inconvenience of excessive peeling, that is often experienced with other peels on the market.

  • Minimized appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduced signs of hyper-pigmentation and skin discoloration
  • Refined pores
  • Improved skin tone and texture
  • Improved elasticity and hydration
  • Reduced congestion (black heads and milia)
  • Visual improvement of acne blemishes
  •  Refrain from any type of UV exposure (tanning booth or direct sun exposure) for 10 days prior to your peel.
  • Do not wax or have any type of hair removal treatment for 1 week before your peel.
  • Allow 2-5 days after any type of injectable such as Botox®, collagen, or other dermal fillers.
  • Do not have any form of chemical peel, microdermabrasion, or laser treatment for 2-4 weeks prior to your appointment.
  • Stop using medications such as Retin-A®, Tazorac®, Renova®, Accutane®, Differin®, Avage®, or any high percentage glycolic acid products for 1 week prior to your peel (always consult with your prescribing doctor prior to temporarily discontinuing the use of prescription medication).
  • Discontinue the use of aggressive scrubs and exfoliating products 1 week prior to your peel.
  • If you are pregnant, lactating or think you may be pregnant, always consult with your obstetrician prior to receiving professional treatments.
  • Use your home-care products as recommended by your facialist to properly prepare your skin.

Post Treatment Suggestions 1-5 days (if peeling occurs all of these should be done until peeling is complete)

  • It is recommended to allow the skin to rest and normalize overnight after a professional peel. However, if it is absolutely necessary, you may apply make up after a 15 minute period.
  • If the skin begins to peel or flake, do not pull or pick at the skin, this may cause trauma or hyperpigmentation.
  • Do not apply ice or ice cold water directly to the treated areas.
  • Do not exercise or participate in activities that will cause perspiration.
  • Avoid excessive heat including: baths, showers, hot tubs, steam rooms, and saunas.
  • Do not use abrasive scrubs or exfoliation of any kind.

Post Treatment Suggestions 1-14 days

  • Avoid all forms of direct UV exposure and excessive heat for at least 2 weeks. Apply sun protection with a minimum of SPF 15 every 2 hours
  • Do not go to a tanning booth for at least 3 weeks.
  • Discontinue the use of Retin-A®, Accutane®, Differin®, Tazorac®, or Avage® for at least 5 – 7 days post treatment (always consult with your prescribing doctor prior to temporarily discontinuing the use of prescription medications).
  • Do not have any form of microdermabrasion, chemical peel, or laser treatment for a minimum of 14 days.
  • Do not have injectables, waxing, electrolysis, and/or use depilatories for a minimum of 2 – 5 days.