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Vitalize Peel Pre-Treatment Instructions

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

If you are considering Vitalize Peels for the treatment of acne, dyschromia, melasma, hyperpigmentation, or aging, then you are likely wondering how to best care for your skin in the days prior to your treatments. Vitalize or Rejuvenize Peels are a useful step toward a healthier, more luminous complexion.  It is important that you follow the pre-peel instructions provided by Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Center and that you avoid sun exposure before and after each peel.

 

PRE-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS:

Who is NOT a candidate for a a Vitalize or Rejuvenize peel?

  • Patient’s with an active cold sore, warts, skin with open wounds, a sunburn, excessively sensitive skin, dermatitis or inflammatory rosacea in the areas being treated. Please all us to reschedule your appointment if you develop any of these conditions.
  • Those who have tanned or  been in a tanning fbed within one month of your chemical peel appointment.
  • Those who have a history of allergic or other skin reactions to chemical peels.
  • Those who have taken Accutane with in the last year or have received radiation or chemotherapy treatments.
  • Women who are pregnant or breast feeding.
  • Those who have had a recent sunburn.

 

Three – Four weeks prior to your treatment you should avoid the following:

  • Other skin treatments
  • Tanning or use of a tanning bed
  • Unprotected sun exposure

 

One week prior to treatment you should avoid the following:

  • Electrolysis
  • Depilatory Creams
  • Waxing
  • Laser Hair Removal
  • Alpha-Hydroxy Acids
  • Any product that dries or irritates your skin

 

5 days before prior to treatment you should avoid the following:

  • Retin –A
  • Renova
  • Differen
  • Any product containing Vitamin A, Retinol, Tretinol, Benzyl Peroxide
  • Any exfoliating products

 

The day of your peel treatment:

  • Do not shave
  • Arrive with clean skin free of all skincare and cosmetics and your hair pulled back.

Please contact our office prior to your treatment if you have any questions or need clarity on the pre-care instructions you received during your consultation.  It is important to follow your instructions completely to avoid possible complications.

Yours Truly,

Roxanne Grace
Skincare and Laser Specialist
G. D. Castillo, M.D.
COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

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How Should I Care For My Skin After My Chemical Peel?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2021

CHEMICAL PEEL POST-TREATMENT INSTRUCTIONS: 

Proper maintenance of your skin after a chemical peel will facilitate and enhance your rejuvenation process. It is important that you follow a few easy steps to achieve the maximum benefit from your peel.

What To Expect:

You will receive written instructions and a post-peel skincare kit with all the products you will need to care for your skin following your peel. During your recovery period, we request that you use only the products provided in your kit unless instructed otherwise. These products will keep your skin hydrated, protected and nourished.

For the first few days after your peel, your skin will look normal with some possible redness similar to a sunburn. In approximately 48 hours, your skin may feel tight and will begin to flake or peel.  Some patients will peel mildly while others will peel more dramatically.

It is important not to pick at your skin, which could potentially introduce bacteria, or cause scarring. Do not attempt to help the skin peel off.  Let this process occur naturally to avoid exposing immature skin and irritation.

Avoid strenuous exercise for 2-3 days after your peel as sweat my cause irritation or burning.

SUN BURN ALERT: The peel solution contains a blend of ingredients that may increase your skin’s sensitivity level to the sun, especially for the first TWO weeks following your peel. Please use the medical-grade, UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sunscreen provided in your post-peel kit (Castillo MD Skin Science Sun Defense SPF 45).

Post-Peel Instructions:

A.M.  Regimen for the first 48 hours (or until you begin to peel):

  1. Apply Castillo MD Skin Science Gentle Cleanser using a facial cleansing sponge to cleanse in a circular motion. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Apply the selected Castillo MD Skin Science moisturizer provided in your kit and re-apply liberally as needed to maintain well hydrated skin.
  3. Apply medical grade sunscreen liberally and re-apply as needed.
  4. Avoid sun exposure.

P.M.  Regimen for the first 48 hours (or until you begin to peel):

  1. Apply the Castillo MD Skin Science Gentle Cleanser using a sponge to cleanse in a circular motion. Rinse and Pat dry.
  2. Apply the Castillo MD Skin Science moisturizer provided in your kit. Re-apply as needed to maintain well hydrated skin. moisturizer provided in your kit. Re-apply as needed to maintain well hydrated skin.

A.M Regimen days 3-7 (or until peeling has ceased)

  1. Apply the Castillo MD Skin Science Gentle Cleanser using a sponge to cleanse in a circular motion. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Liberally apply the Castillo MD Skin Science moisturizer provided in your kit. Re-apply as needed to maintain well hydrated skin. Frequent applications of this emollient moisturizer will keep your skin feeling and looking better.
  3. Apply medical grade sunscreen liberally and avoid sun exposure.

P.M Regimen days 3-7 (or until peeling has deceased)

  1. Apply the Castillo MD Skin Science Gentle Cleanser using a sponge to cleanse in a circular motion. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Liberally apply the Castillo MD Skin Science moisturizer provided in your kit. Re-apply as needed to maintain well hydrated skin. Frequent applications of this emollient moisturizer will keep your skin feeling and looking better.

To extend the life of your beautiful results, I recommend beginning a medical-grade skincare program designed specifically for your skin needs.

 

Yours Truly,

Roxanne Grace
Skincare and Laser Specialist
G. D. Castillo, M.D.
COSMETIC PLASTIC SURGERY

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800-252-7123 (within IL)
217-359-7508 Savoy (Champaign-Urbana)