CLINICCARE PEELS & AFTERCARE

ClinicCare superficial peels contain a mixture of Gycolic, Lactic and Salicylic Acids to remove the upper layer of the epidermis encouraging regeneration and rejuvenation of new skin cells. The result is the improved clinical appearance of skin with fewer fine lines, a brighter complexion, improved skin tone and a more youthful appearance. CLINICCARE peels comes in 3 targeted ranges for specific skin indications and are extremely well tolerated with minimum side effects. 

AFTERCARE

  • The skin may peel or flake but refrain from touching, picking, pulling at any lose skin as this may compromise results.

  • The skin can be cleansed with a gentle cleanser with warm/ tepid water but use of soap should be avoided until the skin normalises. Do not scrub. Pat to dry only.

  • Avoid the use of benzoyl peroxide or glycolic acid facial skin products for 2-3 days after the skin has healed 

  • Avoid facial products containing fragrance for 5-7 days after treatment as these may irritate the skin.

  • Avoid the use of exfoliates, further peeling agents, retinoids, retinol and vitamin A products for 5-7 days after treatment.

  • Refrain from using saunas, sun-beds, steam baths and hot showers for 24 hours.

  • Avoid high impact aerobic exercise or vigorous physical activity for 24 hours after treatment.

  • Avoid intensive sun exposure, tanning booths or extreme weather conditions for a minimum of 2 weeks.

  • Use daily sunscreen protection with a. mimmimim of SPF 30 for at least 1 week after treatment. 

  • Avoid electrolysis, depilatory creams, waxing, laser hair removal for a minimum of 1 week after treatment.

  • avoid strong chlorinated water (swimming or cleaning) for approx 14 days.

  • Use of an intensive moisturiser is advised for at least a week as skin may feel drier or tighter after treatment. 

  • Mineral make-up can be applied one skin has settled.

  • Any concerns should be reported to your practionier as soon as possible. 

RISKS & REACTIONS 

Reactions from treatment include: skin redness and flushing, peeling, dryness, irritation, tightness, itching, tenderness, accentuated lines & wrinkles due to dryness, stinging and swelling.

Effects will usually typically resolve within hours and many people are able to return to their normal activities the same or next day. Some people may react differently and may experience these reactions for longer. However, these reactions are temporary and typically resolve within 3-7 days as the skin returns to normal.

There is a small risk of side effects causing the skin to turn very red, blister, swell, peel and later scab and crust. In severe cases infection and ulceration may result, although this is not expected to occur due to sterility of the procedure and the minimally invasive nature of the peel. There is a small risk that hyperpigmentation of the skin can occur after the procedure, although this is not normally expected due to the superficial type of peel used. Failure to follow the advice detailed below can increase the risk.