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by JoElle Lee

Peel Treatment #1: Low-Grade Buffered Chemical Peel

  • Introduce client’s skin to a low-grade buffered 15 to 25% AHA or 5 to 20% BHA chemical peel.
  • Use a timer and leave the peel on 3-5 minutes. The peel should feel most intense in the first minute and then should start to subside right after that. You can also use a small fan to minimize the discomfort of the peel. Continue to check the peel while it is on to ensure there is no frosting or allergic reaction to the skin.
  • Record how intense the peel feels to the client. For example, on a scale of 1-5, five being the most intense, record the number level of peel intensity.
  • Remove peel and be sure to use calming agents and sunscreen post peel procedure.
  • If you are treating hyperpigmentation or melasma, start client on a hydroquinone-based product or natural lightening products.
  • Have client use lightening agent on whole face at night and whole face in the morning for 2 weeks.
  • Client returns in 2 weeks for next chemical peel.

 

Peel Treatment #2: Low-Grade Buffered Chemical Peel

  • Check with client to ensure there was no downtime or contraindications from the last chemical peel.
  • Introduce client’s skin to a low-grade buffered 15 to 25% AHA or 5 to 20% BHA chemical peel.
  • Use a timer and leave the peel on 3-5 minutes. The peel should feel most intense in the first minute and then should start to subside right after that. You can also use a small fan to minimize the discomfort of the peel. Continue to check the peel while it is on to ensure there is no frosting or allergic reaction to the skin.
  • Record how intense the peel feels to the client. For example, on a scale of 1-5, five being the most intense, record the number level of peel intensity.
  • Remove peel and be sure to use calming agents and sunscreen post peel procedure.
  • If you are treating hyperpigmentation or melasma, have client use lightening agent on whole face at night and spot treat on dark areas only, in the morning for 2 weeks.
  • Client returns in 2 weeks for next chemical peel.

 

Peel Treatment #3: Low-Grade Buffered Chemical Peel

  • Check with client to ensure there was no downtime or contraindications from the last chemical peel.
  • Introduce client’s skin to a low-grade buffered 25 to 30% AHA or 5 to 20% BHA chemical peel.
  • Use a timer and leave the peel on 3-5 minutes. The peel should feel most intense in the first minute and then should start to subside right after that. You can also use a small fan to minimize the discomfort of the peel. Continue to check the peel while it is on to ensure there is no frosting or allergic reaction to the skin.
  • Record how intense the peel feels to the client. For example, on a scale of 1-5, five being the most intense, record the number level of peel intensity.
  • Remove peel and be sure to use calming agents and sunscreen post peel procedure.
  • If treating PIHP or melasma, have the client continue to use the lightening agent on dark areas only, morning and night for 2 weeks.
  • Client returns in 2 weeks for next chemical peel.

 

Peel Treatment #4: Low-Grade Buffered Chemical Peel

  • Check with client to ensure there was no downtime or contraindications from the last chemical peel.
  • Introduce client’s skin to a low-grade buffered 25 to 30% AHA or 5 to 20% BHA chemical peel.
  • Use a timer and leave the peel on 3-5 minutes. The peel should feel most intense in the first minute and then should start to subside right after that. You can also use a small fan to minimize the discomfort of the peel. Continue to check the peel while it is on to ensure there is no frosting or allergic reaction to the skin.
  • Record how intense the peel feels to the client. For example, on a scale of 1-5, five being the most intense, record the number level of peel intensity.
  • Remove peel and be sure to use calming agents and sunscreen post peel procedure.
  • If treating PIHP or melasma, have the client continue to use the lightening agent on the dark areas only, morning and night for the next 2 weeks.
  • Client returns in 2 weeks for next chemical peel.

 

Peel Treatment #5: Low-Grade Buffered or Medical-Grade Chemical Peel

  • Check with client to ensure there was no downtime or contraindications from the last chemical peel.
  • Introduce client’s skin to a low-grade buffered or medical-grade (non-buffered) 25 to 30% AHA or 5 to 20% BHA chemical peel based on client’s last recorded skin intensity level number and sensitivity.
  • Use a timer and leave the peel on 3-5 minutes. The peel should feel most intense in the first minute and then should start to subside right after that. You can also use a small fan to minimize the discomfort of the peel. Continue to check the peel while it is on to ensure there is no frosting or allergic reaction to the skin.
  • Record how intense the peel feels to the client. For example, on a scale of 1-5, five being the most intense, record the number level of peel intensity.
  • Remove peel and be sure to use calming agents and sunscreen post peel procedure.
  • If treating PIHP or melasma, have the client continue to use the lightening agent. Only now, the client will use it on the dark areas only, at bedtime for the next 2 weeks.
  • Client returns in 2 weeks for next chemical peel.

 

Peel Treatment #6: Low-Grade Buffered or Medical-Grade Chemical Peel

  • Check with client to ensure there was no downtime or contraindications from the last chemical peel.
  • Introduce client’s skin to a low-grade buffered or medical-grade (non-buffered) 25 to 30% AHA or 5 to 20% BHA chemical peel based on client’s last recorded skin intensity level number and sensitivity.
  • Use a timer and leave the peel on 3-5 minutes. The peel should feel most intense in the first minute and then should start to subside right after that. You can also use a small fan to minimize the discomfort of the peel. Continue to check the peel while it is on to ensure there is no frosting or allergic reaction to the skin.
  • Record how intense the peel feels to the client. For example, on a scale of 1-5, five being the most intense, record the number level of peel intensity.
  • Remove peel and be sure to use calming agents and sunscreen post peel procedure.
  • If treating PIHP or Melasma, have the client continue to use the lightening agent on the dark areas only, at bedtime for the next 4-6 weeks or until they receive their first monthly maintenance program treatment.
  • Send client home with complete home care product regimen to maintain results.
  • After series of peels, client begins a monthly maintenance program and returns every 4-6 weeks for chemical peel treatments.

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