Pre & Post Care Instructions
Preparation for a Peel Treatment
You will be having a skin treatment on the day of your appointment. Please follow the instructions below to prepare:
Use of Alumier MD home care products prior to your peel are recommended to prepare the skin, allow for better treatment results and reduce the risk of complications. Please consult your physician or skin care professional for appropriate recommendations for your skin type and condition
It is recommended that you take the following into consideration:
For best results and to reduce the risk of complications, it is recommended that you use Alumier MD home care products for 10 to 14 days prior to treatment which will be provided.
If you are lactating, pregnant, or may be pregnant, consult your physician before receiving any treatmet.
Avoid the use of retinoid products (i.e. retinol, Retin A, Tazorac) and high levels of AHA and BHA products for approximately 7 days prior to treatment. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing the use of any prescription medications.
Alumier MD skin treatments result in minimal to no downtime but create dramatic and visible results. Treatments may cause slight redness, tightness, peeling, flaking or temporary dryness. Most patients do not find it necessary to apply makeup, as the skin will be smooth, dewy and radiant following your treatmet.
Post Peel Skin Treatment Tips
You have just received an Alumier MD Skin Treatment. Due to the nature of these treatments, you should not necessarily expect to "peel". However, you may have light to moderate flaking in a few localized areas for 3 to 7 days. You may also experience residual redness, which lasts in most patients from 1 to 12 hours. It is recommended that you do not apply makeup the day of the treatment. It is ideal to allow the skin to stabilize and rest overnight. However, makeup can be applied, if necessary. Tonight your skin will feel tight and "pulled". Although you may or may not actually "peel", it is likely that you will experience a light "exfoliation". It may take 2 or more treatments to target the deeper layers of skin to loosen and "peel". In order to obtain maximum results and avoid complications, please follow the post-peel instructions listed below for approximately 5 to 7 days:
Avoid direct sun exposure and excessive heat
Only use the Alumier MD Post Procedure Prescription 3 piece kit provided, for 1 week or until products are used up
Important: Keep your skin hydrated. Hydration is key to proper healing
DO NOT cleanse your skin the evening of your peel or treatment
DO NOT pick or pull any flaking skin
DO NOT tan or use a tanning booth for at least 14 days post peel
DO NOT have electrolysis, waxing, threading or any other form of hair removal for 7 days post treatment
DO NOT use facial scrubs or mechanical forms of exfoliation for 14 days post peel
DO NOT use retinoic acid, AHA or BHA for 14 days post peel
DO NOT have laser hair removal, photofacials, chemical peels or microdermabrasion for 14 days post peel
DO NOT use hot tubs, steam rooms, saunas, and/or excessively hot showers for 2 days post peel
DO NOT go swimming for 2 days post peel
DO NOT participate in aerobic exercise for 2 days post peel
In case of emergency such as allergic reaction, please proceed to the nearest emergency room