Perfect Derma Peel Post Peel Instructions at Noor Laser Center in Catonsville MD
The skin may appear pink or red and feel tight immediately following a Perfect Derma Peel. Following basic post-treatment care guidelines is essential after the Perfect Peel treatment. For more information, contact us.
Day 1-2: The treated area may feel tight and appear slightly darker
The day of the peel is “Day 1”. The peel solutions should remain on the treated areas for at least 6 hours. During the first 6 hours do not wash, touch, rub, or apply makeup to the treated areas.
The post-peel moisturizer with 1% hydrocortisone (included in the patient home care kit) may be used after 6 hours if:
- The skin feels excessively irritated
- The patient is a Fitzpatrick 4-6 or has melasma or hyperpigmentation
- The Perfect Derma Plus or Plus Plus booster was added to the peel treatment
If you are not experiencing any irritation, the peel solution can remain on until your evening cleansing or it may be left on overnight.
Morning of Day 2:
Gently wash and dry the treated areas. Vigorously apply the 1st post peel towelette to the treated areas. Let dry thoroughly. Towelette solution should be left on for 50 minutes before applying sunscreen (minimum SPF 30). Makeup can be applied if desired.
Night of Day 2:
30-60 minutes before bedtime, gently wash and dry the treated areas. Vigorously apply the 2nd post peel towelette to the area. Leave the solution on overnight.
Day 3-6: Peeling generally begins on Day 3
After peeling begins, apply the Post Peel Moisturizer (included in patient home care kit) to the treated areas 2-3 times a day to control peeling and relieve tightness.
- This moisturizer should be used for one week for Caucasian patients, two weeks for Asian, Hispanic, and African American patients.
- If the post-peel moisturizer runs out, a 1% hydrocortisone cream may be substituted.
DO NOT RUB, PICK, OR PULL ON THE PEELING SKIN, LET PEELING OCCUR NATURALLY. RUBBING, PICKING, OR PULLING MAY CAUSE SCARRING.
Gently wash (do not scrub) and dry the areas morning and night, and apply post peel moisturizer as needed. A SPF of 30 or above should be reapplied every 2 hours during sun exposure.
Day 7: The peeling process is generally complete
Mild sloughing may still be occurring in some treated areas. Continue to protect the skin with a SPF 30 or higher.