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PREPARATION FOR CHEMICAL PEELSS
Please follow the diagram below to prepare your skin for the Mediderma peels by Sesderma.
- The daily use of Sesderma skin care products before exfoliation prepares the skin, and will make it possible to obtain better peeling results and reduce the risk of complications. This is recommended, but not mandatory.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, some very soft peels may be advised: Ferulac classic, ArgiPeel, LactiPeel and GlicoPeel classic.
- Do not go to tanning salons in the two weeks before treatment. This practice should be discontinued due to the increased risk of skin cancer and premature ageing of the skin.
- It is recommended to avoid prolonged exposure to the sun, especially in the 10 days before treatment.
- It is recommended to delay the use of tretinoin, benzoyl peroxide, and products with a high percentage of AHAs and BHA for approximately 5 days before treatment. Consult your physician before temporarily discontinuing use of any medication.
- After receiving a Mediderma peel, you should not necessarily expect your skin to “peel.” Light flaking in some localised areas 3 to 5 days later and a mild redness for one to twelve hours are typical. It is not recommended to apply make-up on the day of treatment, to allow the skin to stabilise and rest during the night. However, make-up can be applied 2 to 4 hours after treatment, if desired.
- To minimise side effects and maximise results, use the post-peeling kit after the procedure for 3 to 7 days or until flaking goes away. This ensures that your skin calms and moisturises after treatments such as chemical peels, microdermabrasion or IPL.
- If the skin feels tight, apply Nomelan C cream, or Silkis ointment for drier skins as needed to moisturise.
- It is not recommended to apply other topical medications or products with AHAs until 7 days after the procedure, as they may cause irritation.
- It is recommended to delay the use of tretinoin or benzoyl peroxide up to 5-7 days after the procedure.
- Avoid direct sunlight and excessive heat. Use sunscreens with high SPF (ScreenSes 50 coloured cream, Repaskin 50 cream).
- Do not go to a tanning salon for at least two weeks after the procedure (cancer risk, premature ageing).
- Do not pinch the skin or pull off the flakes. This could cause hyperpigmentation and infection.
- Do not remove hair with electrolysis, laser, or depilatory creams for approximately 5 days.
• Dr. Gabriel Serrano Sanmiguel