How do I prepare my skin for a TCA peel?
Cleanse your skin.
Immediately before you apply a TCA peel, you need to completely clean your skin. If you are applying the TCA peel to your face, you should remove all of your make up. Washing your face will help to remove any surface oils allowing the TCA solution to peel away a layer of skin.
What should you not do before a chemical peel?
Always apply a broad spectrum sunscreen daily (at least SPF 30 or higher) and avoid the gym 24 hours prior to a chemical peel. Do not use aspirin or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (ex. Advil) for at least 7-10 days prior to a chemical peel.
How do I get the best results from a chemical peel?
Here are three things that you can do to ensure the best results from your chemical peel.
- Protect your skin from sun exposure. Sunscreen is definitely your best bet when it comes to avoiding exposure to harmful UV rays. …
- Avoid touching your face. …
What can I apply immediately after a TCA peel?
Post-Peel Skin Care
Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen of SPF 30 or greater daily and reapply every 2 hours. Keep your skin well hydrated, moisturizing liberally and frequently with a protective barrier. Wash with a gentle cleanser, cool water, using hands only, and pat dry no earlier than 4 hours after peel.
What should you not do before a TCA peel?
Preparing Your Body
- Don’t exfoliate. Since a chemical peel is an in-depth exfoliation, it’s important that you don’t exfoliate for at least 1 week before your appointment. …
- Refrain from using make-up. …
- Avoid the sun. …
- Stay hydrated.
What do you put on your face before a chemical peel?
Your doctor may prescribe a healing and moisturizing lotion before treatment depending on which type of peel you will be undergoing. He or she may recommend that you use glycolic acid for two weeks before treatment if you will be doing a light peel. This will help your skin heal more easily and peel uniformly.