Before Your CoolPeel Appointment:
- Avoid sun exposure for 4-6 weeks before and do not apply self-tanner for at least one week prior to treatment.
- Discontinue all products containing Retinol, Glycolic, Alpha/Beta Hydroxy Acids, and exfoliants for one week prior to treatment.
- Patients should be off Accutane for a minimum of 6 months prior to treatment.
- Please arrive at your appointment with clean skin.
- If prescribed, start anti-viral medication 1 day before treatment and continue as directed.
- Men should have a cleanly shaven face the night before or the morning of the procedure so that there is NO visible stubble.
After Your CoolPeel Appointment:
- A sunburn sensation may linger for 12-24 hours after the procedure is completed.
- Keep a very thin layer of moisturizer on as needed for up to 3 days post-procedure. Do not let the skin dry out!
- Avoid makeup for a minimum of 48 hours post-procedure. After this time, mineral makeup is recommended.
- Sleep with a clean pillowcase and head slightly elevated. Swelling may occur upon awakening for the first 48 hours post-treatment.
- Avoid applying ‘active’ ingredients to the skin for 1 week- this includes Benzoyl Peroxide, Salicylic Acid, Alpha-Hydroxy Acid (AHA), Beta-Hydroxy Acid (BHA), Retinol, Vitamin C, and Alcohol-based toners.
- Avoid direct sunlight for 48 hours after your treatment & wear 50 SPF sunscreen thereafter to protect the skin.
- You may resume retinol products 7 days after your procedure.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for 24 hours after your treatment.
- Avoid hot tubs, saunas, and steam rooms for 1-week post-procedure.
- Use clean, disposable, breathable face masks for 72 hours after treatment.
- To reduce the risk of infection: please notify us immediately if you notice new onset of redness, warmth, or swelling; whitish to yellowish film on the treated area, with or without foul odor; fever greater than 100.3 degrees Fahrenheit.
We cannot stress enough how important it is to protect your investment at home to continue to improve your skin after treatment. Please enjoy 10% off all products on the day of treatment.