The results of a salicylic peel can be dramatic or minimal - depending on the strength (%) and intensity (pH level) of the peel. Seeing a drastic improvement in texture with just one peel is not usual. Over the course of 5-8 treatments, a noticable difference will be seen in diminishing active acne, fine lines, wrinkles, and the effects of solar damage.
Oily skin is prone to blackheads, breakouts, and large pores - especially in the T-zone (forehead, nose and chin areas). Salicylic acid, a beta-hydroxy acid is a highly effective superficial peeling agent and pore cleanser. It loosens and removes aging cells, oil and debris attached to the skin's surface. Stimulates new cell production and increased collagen formation. Is oil soluble and lipophilic, thus it is able to penetrate sebum filled follicles and clean out clogged pores, resulting in marked improvement in acne prone skin.
Usage Before a chemical peel is even performed a pre-treatment program should be followed for at least 2 weeks to prepare the skin properly. Any time less than 2 weeks will not allow even penetration of the peel solution due to the many different levels of build-up on the Stratum Corneum (outermost layers of skin). 2-Week Pre-Treatment Program. This program is a combination of a Glycolic Serum, Vitamin C, RetinA or Retinol, Hydroquinone (for spotting), Sunscreen, and Moisturization. We recommend the following: Glycolic Serum 15, Vitamin C 20, Retinol .10%, Fading Gel, SPF #29, Hyaluronic Acid or Emu oil. Chemical peeling is a progressive treatment and a desirable result will not be acheived with one or even three peels. A series of 5-8 peels, administered every other week, is the recommendation for our "Lunch-time" peels. the time between peels allows for the skin to heal and a new cellular growth to occur. Eventually, the peel should be done on a 4-6 week rotation in rhythm with the skin's natural process. Usage Acne patients should do a series of four-six treatments. Apply peel 1x every 7-10 days until their concerns are limited. Other skin types should do treatments on a 2-3 week basis. To achieve desired, realistic results, a minimum of 4-6 treatments are needed. Once results are achieved, maintenance treatments should be done every 1-2 months. Optimal results will be easier to obtain and keep if a professional skin care program is followed at home. To determine sensitivity, perform a patch test (behind ear) and check in 24 hours for excessive irritation.
Do not use if you are allergic to aspirin or fruit!
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Thoroughly cleanse all areas that are to be treated with an acidic pH cleanser. You may need to wash 2x. *The AB Cleanser is ideal.
Defat the skin with Peel Prep Solution A.
Get a timer and set it for desired peel time. (see chart on reverse side).
Pour a small amount of solution into medicine cup. Dip a folded gauze pad and saturate. Squeeze out any extra against side of cup. *Never use dripping gauze on face.
Apply peel in a HORIZONTAL motion across the entire face/neck.
Apply peel again, this time in a VERTICAL motion across the entire face/neck. This is to ensure the best coverage possible. Resoak your gauze as necessary to make sure you are applying an even coat of peel solution.
The cheek, lip and nose areas are the most sensitive, so they should be done last to avoid excess irritation. Avoid eye and mucus membrane areas. *A stinging/itching sensation is normal when using the Salicylic Peel Solution. Watch for any redness and neutralize acid with a dab of water if necessary.
Use the time chart as a guide on how long to continue the peel. Watch for pinkness or redness.
Neutralize for 2-3 minutes with a neutralizer. Rinse with cool water.
Pat skin dry and follow with a plain moisturizer -Emu oil or a pure Hyaluronic Acid would be ideal. Now is not the time for any active ingredients a.k.a. glycolic, retinol etc..
An Enzyme mask or gentle grain exfoliant can be used on the 3rd day to help remove any light flakes.
Make sure that you use a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. (Because this product may make your skin more sensitive to the sun, be certain you have adequate sunscreen protection while using this product and for several weeks afterwards). *per FDA
Repeat next week on the same "spa" day!
What is the next step now that I have finished my treatment?
Maintenance involves a peel procedure once every 1-2 months. If you have acne prone skin, you may want to continue the peels 1x every month or as needed to control the acne.
I think the solution I purchased was too strong for me. How can I lessen the %?
You can lessen the percentage by mixing in either pure aloe gel or purified water (in a separate container) by following the formula 2/3 Peel solution 1/3 Aloe or Water.
I do not see peeling, is it working?
Just because you do not see any visible flaking does not mean the peel isn’t working. Most of the loosened skin comes off during your daily cleansings. If you skin "feels" smoother, it is working.
My skin is turning white in a few areas. What is happening?
This is called frosting. Frosting indicates that the peel is moving deeper into the skin. Frosting is a positive sign, it is the coagulation of protein in the skin. The frosted areas will peel very nicely. You can dab a neutralizer (baking soda + water, or plain tap water) to the whitened area so that you may continue peeling the rest of your face. Any areas which have frosted will peel quite heavily and it is recommended to keep these areas moist with an appropriate ointment for 3-4 days.
I think the solution I purchased was too weak for me. What can I do?
EXTENDING TIMES! If you have reached your maximum time, and you still feel you need more, don’t waste your solution. You can apply the solution in layers to keep it active. Apply solution, wait 2 minutes and reapply again. This will drop the pH level back down so you can leave it on for longer! You may apply again if needed.
f you have any medical questions as to whether you should be performing these peels...Consult your physician or dermatologist before you proceed!
Recommended Time Schedule
Treatment 5 and 6
Minutes may be added on as treatments progressat the user’s discrepancy. See FAQ #5 for extending time period of peel solution.
It will take 2-3 days to notice the results of your peel. There may be more color on your sunspots for the first few days, until the new skin cells grow.
Do not use a salicylic peel if you are pregnant. It is in the aspirin family!
Never apply another transdermal product during a chemical peel (No Emu oil until after you have rinsed thoroughly!)
Never use a chemical peel if you have been/are-using accutane in the past 6 months.
Never apply a peel after another facial exfoliating product (scrubs of any type).
Stop using Retin-a at least 2 days before performing a peel.
Keep the Peel Solution at least a quarter of an inch away from the eyes and mucus membranes.
If severe skin irritation occurs, remove the product by rinsing with cool water and consult a physician.
Do not apply to irritated, sensitive skin or skin with open wounds or after extraction.
Do not apply the Glycolic Peel Product more than once in a 7-10 day Period.
Do not expose your face to the sun for 24 hours before or after the application of the Peel. Then use a minimum SPF 30 on a daily basis.
Do not apply the Peel to skin that has been waxed or shaved within 24 Hours.
Slight reddening of the skin may occur for a limited period of time especially with sensitive skin types.
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