Below are important instructions and precautions that should be read prior to your procedure. If you have any questions please reach out to our office via text: (773)-832-5246 or phone: 773-276-1100. 

 

Aesthetic Services

_____________________________________________________________________

Brightening Peels and Vi Peels

Before Treatment:

  • Please be advised that you cannot be sunburned or excessively tan for this appointment. You should also not apply self-tanner for at least 1 week prior to treatment.
  • You need to temporarily discontinue the use of all retinoid products and melatonik 5 days prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Avoid waxing in the treatment area for 1 week prior
  • Treatment will not be performed if you have any rashes, inflammation, or skin irritation in the treatment area.
  • If possible, PLEASE REMOVE ANY MAKEUP PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE in the event we need to take pre-treatment VISIA photos.
  • Patients with a history of cold sores may be prescribed medication prior to treatment to prevent a flare. Please let us know if you have a history of cold sores in the area we are planning to treat so that we may call in a prescription.

After Treatment:

  • You will want to go home right after your appointment. The final layer of the peel will be left you your skin and you will be given instructions on when you should wash it off.
  • Your skin will be red for 2-7 days depending on the peel and level performed. You will also have dry, peeling skin for a week post-treatment. During this time, your skin may feel tight and itchy.
  • We ask that you not exercise and avoid swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas for 72-96 hours after the treatment.
  • Makeup is discouraged for as long as possible, ideally 1-2 days post-treatment.
  • You will be provided a skincare kit containing cleanser, moisturizers, and sunscreen at your treatment appointment. Your provider will advise you when you can return to your normal skincare routine.
  • You should protect your skin with at least SPF 30 and frequent reapplication in the weeks following your treatment.

  

DermaPeels, DermaSweep, Dermaplaning, Chemical Peels

Before Treatment:

  • Please be advised that you cannot be sunburned or excessively tan for this appointment. You should also not apply self-tanner for at least 1 week prior to treatment.
  • You need to temporarily discontinue the use of all retinoid products and melatonik 5 days prior to your scheduled appointment.
  • Avoid waxing in the treatment area for 1 week prior
  • Treatment will not be performed if you have any rashes, inflammation, or skin irritation in the treatment area.
  • If possible, PLEASE REMOVE ANY MAKEUP PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE in the event we need to take pre-treatment VISIA photos.
  • Patients with a history of cold sores may be prescribed medication prior to treatment to prevent a flare. Please let us know if you have a history of cold sores in the area we are planning to treat so that we may call in a prescription.

After Treatment:

  • Your skin may be red for a few hours, up to a day, and some patients may have flaky skin for a few days post-treatment.
  • We ask that you not exercise and avoid swimming pools, hot tubs and saunas for 24 hours after the treatment.
  • Refrain from using any exfoliating products or devices, including Clarisonic, glycolic acid, retinols for at least 5 days post-treatment.

 

 

As a practice, we will continue to follow the guidelines recommended by the CDC and IDPH to avoid transmission of the influenza (flu) virus and coronavirus.  Please inform us if you have any signs of a fever or cough and/or have recently traveled out of the country as we may need to reschedule your appointment.