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Peel Directions

1. PRE-TREATMENT PROTOCOL

FOR ALL CHEMICAL PEELS

  • To obtain the best results from a chemical peel series, you must prepare your skin so the acids will penetrate evenly and effectively.
  • For a minimum of two weeks you will need to treat any pigmentation, pre-exfoliate the stratum corneum (outermost layer of skin), and help your skin reach a healthy, regenerative state with antioxidants and vitamins.
  • Begin and end each day by washing with a pH acidic cleanser.
  • It is recommended that ALL darker skin types, and those dealing with pigmentation issues (freckling, melasma, spots) pre-treat 2x per day for 2 weeks straight with a tyrosine inhibitor such as Fade Bright.
  • After cleansing, apply an anti-oxidant such as High Octane Vitamin C.
  • Protect skin with an SPF of at least 30 before going outdoors.
  • Each evening gently thin the stratum corneum layer by applying a layer of Vitamin A, such as our Retinol 10, 20, 30, or 50. Alternatively, you may use the Glycolic & Hyaluronic Serums to perform a similar function.

2. Precautions

When you are going to be performing a series of chemical peels it is imperative that you follow a guideline of precautions. There are many daily activities and ingredients that may increase your skin’s sensitivity levels or may compromise your results. Please adhear to this list and ask your doctor if you have a detailed question that is not covered here.


Basic Precautions:

  1. A patch test is recommended to test for allergies and skin reactions prior to your first peel.
  2. Do not perform a chemical peel if you will continue to have excessive sun exposure.
  3. You should not have a chemical peel if you have used Accutane in the past year.
  4. Do not use a Salicylic peel if you are pregnant - it is in the aspirin family.
  5. Do not use a TCA peel if you are pregnant.
  6. Do not apply a chemical peel after another exfoliating product (i.e. scrubs, granuals).
  7. Stop using RetinA at least 3 days before performing a peel.
  8. Do not apply to irritated skin, sensitive skin, on any open wounds, or after extractions.
  9. Do not apply peel to skin that has been waxed or shaved within 24 hours.
  10. Keep peel solution at least a 1/4” away from eyes and mucus membranes , unless you are specifically spot treating the eye area. In this case, apply a thin line of barrier gel such as petrolatum around the lash line to prevent acid seepage. Use caution.

ADVANCED PRECAUTIONS

ADVANCED ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS

(including 70 glycolic and TCA usage).

Do not perform Salicylic, Jessners or TCA peels during pregnancy.

Do not perform a chemical peel if you have active Herpes Simplex without an acyclovir prescription. Do not perform peels if you have warts, or a history of Keloidal scarring.

With Glycolic 70 and TCA 30 follow dilution instructions found in the HYDROXY ACID TIME GUIDELINES and TCA TIME GUIDELINES AND DILUTIONS sections. DO NOT apply full strength.

3. HYDROXY ACID
GLYCOLIC - LACTIC - MANDELIC - SALICYLIC

1-LAYER PEEL APPLICATION

HOW MUCH SOLUTION SHOULD I USE?

We offer 2 easy methods to ensure you use the perfect amount of solution with our peels.

Method 1

Our pre-moistened pads. Prepared with just the right amount of solution. Just take one out.

Method 2

If you have chosen to purchase a bottled peel. Pour a small amount into enclosed medicine cup, Fold your gauze pad in 1/2 and dip into solution. Fold pad in 1/2 again and give it a squeeze. Ready!

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

  1. Thoroughly cleanse all areas that are to be peeled with a deep cleanser such as: Glycolic, Lactic or AB.
  2. Gently wipe Prep A on all areas to be treated. If you do not have a prep solution, use Alcohol 90%.
  3. Starting with your forehead, apply peel solution in a Horizontal motion until you reach your brow area. Swipe down each temple and between your brows. Continue moving down your face in a Horizontal motion until you cover your jawline. In a Vertical motion, lightly blend the peel onto the neck area so you do not have a line of demarcation.

    **A stinging/itching/tingling sensation is normal during the peel process.


  4. Follow Time Guidelines to determine peel length for your acid and percentage choice.
  5. Apply Neutralizer and/or rinse well for 2-3 minutes with cool water. *Remove all traces of acid from skin.
  6. Pat skin dry and follow with a plain moisturizer such as Emu oil or Essentials Healing Blend.
  7. Make sure you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 if you are going outdoors for a week afterwards.

4. HYDROXY ACID

TIME GUIDELINES

GLYCOLIC ACID 30% AND 50%

Glycolic Normal skin/Acne Skin/Aging Skin, fine lines, previous glycolic usage without any irritation. Water soluble and good for all types. Expect light flaking and/or dry skin 2-3 days post peel. (2.1pH). Perform a series of 6-8 peels either weekly or bi-weekly.

ACID TYPE APPLICATION 1 APPLICATION 2
Glycolic 30% 1-3 Minutes 1-7 Minutes
Glycolic 50% 1-3 Minutes 1-5 Minutes
Additional applications: Increase time as desired.

GLYCOLIC ACID 70%

Unbuffered for dilution 0.6pH

  • 10 parts 70% + 2 parts water = 60%
  • 8 parts 70% + 4 parts water = 50%
  • 10 parts 70% + 7 parts water = 40%
  • 10 parts 70% + 10 parts water = 30%
  • 7 parts 70% + 10 parts water = 20%
ACID TYPE APPLICATION 1 APPLICATION 2
Glycolic 20% 1-5 Minutes 1-10 Minutes
Glycolic 30% 1-3 Minutes 1-10 Minutes
Glycolic 40% 1-3 Minutes 1-8 Minutes
Glycolic 50% 1-3 Minutes 1-5 Minutes
Glycolic 60% 1-2 Minutes 1-4 Minutes
Glycolic 70% BODY 1-3 Minutes 1-5 Minutes
Additional applications: Increase time as desired.

SALICYLIC ACID 15% AND 25%

Clogged pores. Oily, acne prone skin. Expect light-medium flaking and/or dry skin 2-3 days post peel. (2.1pH). Perform a series of 6-8 peels either weekly or bi-weekly.

ACID TYPE APPLICATION 1 APPLICATION 2
Salicylic 15% 1-2 Minutes 1-4 Minutes
Salicylic 25% 1 Minute 1-3 Minutes
Additional applications: Increase time as desired.

All skin types/sensitive skin, fine lines, pigmentation, acne, dermal melasma, acne-rosacea, low irritation. Rosacea skin use Peel 22. Excellent for all types of skin - including teens. Expect light flaking and/or dry skin 2-3 days post peel. (22% 2.5pH) (40% 2.0pH). Perform a series of 6-8 peels either weekly or bi-weekly.

MANDELIC AND AZELIC ACID 22% AND MENDELIC 40%

ACID TYPE APPLICATION 1 APPLICATION 2
Mandelic 22% 1-5 Minutes 1-10 Minutes
Mandelic 40% 1-5 Minute 1-10 Minutes
Additional applications: Increase time as desired.

DRY skin/aging/pigmented skin types. Ok for sensitive skin types. Can be used 1-2x on a weekly basis for moisturization. Expect very light peeling - no visible flakes 2-3 days post peel. (2.5pH).

LACTIC 50%

ACID TYPE APPLICATION 1 APPLICATION 2
Lactic 50% 1-5 Minutes 1-10 Minutes
Additional applications: Increase time as desired.

5. BODY PEELING


BODY PEELING

Many people mistakenly believe that peels are only for the face, when in fact acids can be used all over the entire body.

Excluding mucus areas. The only difference when peeling the skin on the body is that it is much thicker (0.60mm compared to only 0.12mm) and will require a higher percentage of acid. It will also take a longer time to begin the flaking. The face will start peeling on day 2-3 and generally be finished by day 6-7. The body may not even begin peeling until days 10-14.

Never peel the body more than 1x per month to avoid applying acid to skin that has not begun/finished its flaking yet.


ACIDS RECOMMENDED FOR BODY PEELING

GLYCOLIC 70% TCA 20% TCA 30%
Light Skin Coloration Darker Skin Coloration Light to Medium Skin Coloration
Once every 4-7 weeks Once every 4-7 weeks Once every 4-7 weeks
Not a layered peel Up to 5 layers Up to 2 layers
Additional applications: Increase time as desired.

RECOMMENDED BODY PREP

  1. Wash with 15% Body Wash *gently if using puff. Stop any “scrubbing” at least 1 week prior to applying peel.
  2. Triple Treat 25% Acid Body Lotion daily for a minimum of 2 weeks to aid in thinning the skin.
  3. Fade Bright Lightening Gel 1-2x daily if dealing with excess pigmentation spotting.
  4. Acne: use acne treatments as usual.

Leave Peel On For At Least 10 Minutes.

Rinse, Pat skin dry, and follow with a plain moisturizer such as: Emu oil or our Platinum Essentials Healing Oil.

6. TCA & JESSNERS

MULTI-LAYER PEEL APPLICATION

LAYERS

1 layer = single application of acid. Multiple layers will be applied to progress the peel deeper into the skin – without washing off any previous layers. This method is most commonly used to increase exfoliation. If skin becomes frosted, or a white haze appears before your last intended layer, end immediately instead of progressing.

**ALWAYS pre-treat olive and colored skin with Fade Bright for 2 weeks prior to peel application.

  1. Thoroughly cleanse all areas that are to be peeled with a deep cleanser such as: Glycolic, Lactic or AB.
  2. Gently wipe Prep B on all areas to be treated. If you do not have a prep solution, use Alcohol 90%.
  3. Starting with your forehead apply peel solution in a Horizontal motion until you reach your brow area. Swipe down each temple and between your brows. Continue moving down your face in a Horizontal motion until you cover your jawline. In a Vertical motion, lightly blend the peel onto the neck area so you do not have a line of demarcation.
  4. Wait 5 minutes after 1st layer of solution was applied. If the skin is not white or hazy, you may proceed to add an additional layer of solution at this time. DO NOT rinse between layers.
  5. Wait 5 minutes. If you see frosting on only certain areas of your face, you may apply another layer to the areas that did NOT have a frost.

WARNING

Maximum amount of layers suggested is 5. However, always begin with only 1-2 layers.

Do NOT increase by more than 1 additional layer at a time per treatment. Progress cautiously


TCA

  1. Once you have reached your endpoint, wait 3-5 minutes and then splash your face with cool -cold water, pat dry.
  2. Apply our Luminosity Cream for more intense peeling. Apply each evening until peeling begins then stop.
  3. Apply healing products such as Emu oil or Platinum Essentials Healing Oil. *Optional Regenerate Epidermal Growth Factor.
  4. Apply SPF 30+ when going outdoors for at least 1 week.

JESSNERS

  1. For best results, do not rinse solution off.
  2. Apply our Luminosity Cream for more intense peeling and regeneration. Apply each evening until peeling begins then stop.
  3. After 4-5 hours, rinse and apply healing products such as Emu oil or Platinum Essentials Healing Oil. *Optional Regenerate Epidermal Growth Factor.
  4. Apply SPF 30+ when going outdoors for at least 1 week.

7. TCA TIME GUIDELINES AND DILUTIONS


TCA 7%, 13% AND 20%

  • Damaged skin
  • Hyperpigmentation
  • Sun Damage
  • Pre-cancerous Lesions
  • Acne Medium-Depth Lines
  • Lip Creases
  • Freckling

Refreshen the skin’s appearance and even skin tone. (1.3pH). Expect a tight sensation or the feeling of a light sunburn. Any redness or frosting will fade over the next few hours. Do not rub skin or make exaggerated facial movements. Dry skin may darken before it flakes away.

TCA 7%
1 Layer Once every 1 to 2 weeks
2-3 Layers Once every 2 to 4 weeks
4-5Layers Once every 4 to 7 weeks
TCA 13%
1 Layer Once every 1 to 2 weeks
2-3 Layers Once every 2 to 4 weeks
4-5 Layers Once every 4 to 7 weeks
TCA 20%
1 Layer Once every 3 to 5 weeks
2-3 Layers Once every 4 to 7 weeks
4-5 Layers Once every 3 to 4 months

TCA 30% UNBUFFERED FOR DILUTION 1.3PH

  • 1 part TCA 30% + 2 parts water = 10%
  • 1 part TCA 30% + 1 part water = 15%
  • 2 parts TCA 30% + 1 part water = 20%
  • 5 parts TCA 30% + 1 part water = 25%
TCA 10% - 1 Part TCA 30% + 2 Parts Water = 10%
1 Layer Once every 1 to 2 weeks
2-3 Layers Once every 2 to 4 weeks
4-5 Layers Once every 4 to 7 weeks
TCA 15% - 1 Part TCA 30% + 1 Part Water = 15%
1 Layer Once every 1 to 2 weeks
2-3 Layers Once every 2 to 4 weeks
4-5 Layers Once every 4 to 7 weeks
TCA 20% - 2 Parts TCA 30% + 1 Part Water = 20%
1 Layer Once every 1 to 2 weeks
2-3 Layers Once every 2 to 4 weeks
4-5 Layers Once every 4 to 7 weeks
TCA 25% - 5 Parts TCA 30% + 1 Parts Water = 25%
1 Layer Once every 1 to 2 weeks
2-3 Layers Once every 2 to 4 weeks
4-5 Layers Once every 4 to 7 weeks
TCA 30%
Follow the spot treat CROSS METHOD. Multiple layers and facial use is NOT recommended! Ok for Body.

8. TCA CROSS METHOD

TCA CROSS is a Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars using a high percentage of Trichloroacetic Acid to fill in depressed and ice pick scarring on the face and body. This method may be used separately or in conjunction with a full-face chemical peel. If you are applying both methods, begin with the CROSS method and then follow with the full face.

APPLICATION DIRECTIONS

  1. While prepping skin, soak wooden pick in TCA solution of 20% or 30% for 30-60 seconds.
  2. Apply solution to the interior of depressed scar by applying a medium pressure with pick into the scar. This is NOT intended to cause bleeding but rather a little pinch. The “poked” areas should frost in 30-60 seconds (see photo below). You will see a white ring around the edge of scar.If you are also doing a full face peel you may apply a lower percentage of TCA to your face at this point.
  3. Splash skin with cool water to soothe and apply healing ointment such as emu oil or Platinum Essentials Healing Oil.

AFTER CARE

A light skin-colored scab will form in 3-5 days. DO NOT PICK THE SCAB OFF! As long as it is attached, collagen growth is happening within the deeper layers of skin. After a scab forms you may discontinue ointment in favor of a drier serum such as Emu oil and CP Copper Serum or Super Cop 2x.

Seven to ten days after the peel, the scab(s) will fall off. You may or may not see an improvement at this time. Collagen production will continue for the next several months. You may repeat this CROSS application method ONLY once every 5 weeks for skinremodeling - never sooner. General improvement may be noticeable after two to three applications.

Frosting on a scar after TCA application. You may or may not see a frost this white. Do not continue adding more solution once the area has a frost.DO NOT apply again for 5 weeks.

9. PLATINUM PROGRESSIVE PEEL

The Platinum Progressive Peel is a strong peel. Expect downtime and a good deal of peeling to occur over a time frame of 4-6 days. The more preparation you do the quicker your healing will be. This peel can be done no more than one time per month with the Mild application. Medium may be done one time every 4-7 weeks and Strong one time every 3-4 months. The combination of TCA, Lactic, Salicylic, Resorcinol and Vitamin A will improve many skin irregularities. Expect to perform 3-4 peels to reach the best outcome.

CHOOSE YOUR PEEL STRENGTH

MILD
This is my first progressive peel. Click here for Mild Instructions


MEDIUM
I am looking for a deeper progressive peel. Click here for Medium Instructions


STRONG
I am looking for the deepest progressive peel. Click here for Strong Instructions

PREPARATION & AFTERCARE

Preparation

  • TO PREPARE for a PPP and get your skin into a hyper state of repair, please follow Pre- Treatment Protocol for 2 weeks.
  • After you have prepared your skin for a minimum of 2 weeks, choose your peel strength. Mild, Medium or Strong.
  • Keep a small fan close by to dry solution. Once solution dries any irritation will stop.
  • The first time you perform this peel you will apply NO MORE than 1 layer of solutions 2 or 3.
  • You will stop applying layers if your skin is turning white (frosting) in large areas. A few tiny speckles are fine and desired.

AFTERCARE FOR ALL STRENGTHS

  • Peel day apply Step #4 only. *No other ointments are necessary.
  • On Day 2 you may apply healing ointments such as Emu oil, Aquaphor or another mild moisturizer.
  • If you have pigmentation you may also apply the Fade Bright. Do not use acids or other exfoliating products until peeling is complete and skin is back to normal.
  • Do NOT pull at any loose skin. Gently snip off with nail scissors if needed.
  • Keep hydrated and allow skin to peel naturally.
  • Preferably go back to your regimen on day 10.

10. MILD PLATINUM PROGRESSIVE PEEL

PREPARATIONS TIPS

Keep a small fan close by to dry solution. Once solution dries any irritation will stop.

You will stop applying layers if your skin is turning white (frosting) in large areas. A few tiny speckles are fine and desired.


STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash face and pat dry if you have makeup or face cream on.
  2. Apply layer of Step #1. This is more of a cleansing/prepping process to remove dead skin cells. If there is brown coloring on the gauze pad you may apply one more coat. Your skin may be pink at this point.
  3. Apply layer of Step #2 and allow to dry until any irritation is gone. Use a fan if needed.
  4. Apply layer of Step #3 and allow to dry until any irritation is gone. Use a fan if needed.
  5. Rinse solutions off with cool water and pat dry.
  6. Apply a liberal coating of Step #4 Finishing Cream. DO NOT apply ointments of any kind today.
  7. Drink around 32oz. of water to help flush the body and hydrate.

11. MEDIUM PLATINUM PROGRESSIVE PEEL

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash face and pat dry if you have makeup or face cream on.
  2. Apply layer of Step #1. If there is brown coloring on the gauze pad you may apply (up to) 2 more coats. Your skin may be pink at this point.
  3. Apply layer of Step #2 and allow to dry until any irritation has lessened. Use a fan if needed.
  4. Apply a second layer of Step #2 and allow to dry.
    • If skin is turning white in large areas - STOP peel at this point.
    • If skin is pink and/or has small areas of speckled white, you may proceed.
  5. Apply layer of Step #3 and allow to dry until any irritation has lessened. Use a fan if needed.
    • If skin is turning white in large areas - STOP peel at this point.
    • If skin is pink and/or has small areas of speckled white, you may proceed.
  6. Apply a second layer of Step #3 and allow to dry. Do not apply more layers.
  7. Rinse solutions off with cool water and pat dry.
  8. Apply a liberal coating of Step #4 Finishing Cream. DO NOT apply ointments of any kind today.
  9. Drink around 32oz. of water to help flush the body and hydrate.

12. STRONG PLATINUM PROGRESSIVE PEEL

STEP BY STEP DIRECTIONS

  1. Wash face and pat dry if you have makeup or face cream on.
  2. Apply layer of Step #1. If there is brown coloring on the gauze pad you may apply (up to) 2 more coats. Your skin may be pink at this point.
  3. Apply layer of Step #2 and allow to dry until any irritation is gone. Use a fan if needed.
  4. Apply a second layer of Step #2 and allow to dry.
    • If skin is turning white in large areas - STOP peel at this point.
    • If skin is pink and/or has small areas of speckled white, you may proceed.
  5. Apply a third layer of Step #2 and allow to dry.
    • If skin is turning white in large areas - STOP peel at this point.
    • If skin is pink and/or has small areas of speckled white, you may proceed.
  6. Apply layer of Step #3 and allow to dry until any irritation has lessened. Use a fan if needed.
    • If skin is turning white in large areas - STOP peel at this point.
    • If skin is pink and/or has small areas of speckled white, you may proceed.
  7. Apply a second layer of Step #3 and allow to dry until any irritation has lessened.
    • If skin is turning white in large areas - STOP peel at this point.
    • If skin is pink and/or has small areas of speckled white, you may proceed.
  8. Apply a third layer of Step #3 and allow to dry. Do not apply more layers.
  9. Rinse solutions off with cool water and pat dry.
  10. Apply a liberal coating of Step #4 Finishing Cream. DO NOT apply ointments of any kind today.
  11. Drink around 32oz. of water to help flush the body and hydrate.

AGREEMENT

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13. Frequently Asked Questions

 

I THINK THE SOLUTION I PURCHASED WAS TOO STRONG FOR ME. CAN I LESSEN THE PERCENTAGE?

There are two solutions to this problem. #1. You may leave the solution on for a shorter time period. #2. You can mix the acid with another substance to dilute the percentage. With Glycolic, Lactic, Mandelic or TCA you can lower your percentage by mixing purified water (use a separate container other than the original peel bottle). To cut the percentage directly in half, mix equal parts peel to water. Salicylic CAN NOT be diluted with water, use alcohol as your dilutent.

I THINK THE SOLUTION I PURCHASED WAS TOO WEAK FOR ME. WHAT CAN I DO TO USE UP MY BOTTLE?

If you have reached your maximum time, and you still feel you need more, don’t waste your solution. You can apply the solution again (layering) to keep the acid active longer. Step one, apply peel solution and leave on for maximum time frame. Now, add an additional layer of solution. This will drop the pH level of the acid back down again so your peel will remain active a longer time. *You may also use your solution as part of a Bi-Phasic Method which combines the use of 2 acids (salicylic + glycolic or mandelic or lactic).

I HAVE ROSSACEA, CAN I STILL DO PEELS?

The only acid that has been approved for Rosacea use is the Mandelic Acid. Feel free to use Mandelic Azelaic Peel 22.

APPROXIMATELY HOW MANY PEELS WILL I GET FROM MY BOTTLE?

  • 5ml = 3 peels
  • 1oz. = 16-20 1 layer peels
  • 2oz. = 32-40 1 layer peels

I DO NOT SEE PEELING, IS IT STILL WORKING?

Just because you do not see any visible flaking does not mean the peel isn’t working. The acid’s job is to dissolve the bond that holds the outermost layers of dead skin to the face. Most of the loosened skin comes off during your routine cleansings. If your skin “feels” smoother - it is working! *Remember, a peel is not a 1 time event. You should do a series of 6-8 peels before judging the effectiveness.

MY FACE TURNED BROWN IN SOME AREAS A FEW DAYS AFTER MY PEEL, IS MY SKIN BURNED?

All chemical peels are considered a “controlled burn”. We are using a chemical to produce a controlled injury to the skin. This in turn will promote the growth of new skin and an improved appearance. As the layers of skin become unattached and prepare to fall off, you may see darkening of the skin. This is normal and can be expected, especially from the deeper peels suchas TCA and Jessners when multiple layers are applied. Keep your skin well hydrated and do notpick!

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